Michael W. Schachtman
Michael serves as the ATJ’s Self-Represented Litigation Counsel working with Louisiana’s network of Self Help Resource Centers (SHRCs). He is responsible for working with Louisiana civil district courts and other interested partners to develop, implement and coordinate administration of court-based Self Help Resource Centers for litigants without attorneys. He works closely with local court officials, bar leadership, legal service providers, pro bono organizations, universities and various other partners to assess needs and to help design services that will improve access to the justice system for financially disadvantaged and other self-represented litigants. Additionally, he works with the access to justice director on other projects as necessary. Michael joined the staff in April 2012.
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