Renee L. Danser is Associate Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships with the Access to Justice Lab. Ms. Danser obtained a Bachelor of Arts and her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated from the Institute for Court Management Fellows Program in May of 2013 where her project was awarded the Vice President’s Award of Merit for Applied Research.
Ms. Danser began her career as a court manager when she chaired the multidisciplinary committee to unify the family court in Pittsburgh under the best practice principles of “One Judge/One Family”. Thereafter Ms. Danser began oversight of self-represented litigant services. Ms. Danser then went on to oversee all court operations as the Court Administrator for the 43rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania before transitioning to advocacy as the Deputy Director of the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN). In that role she was responsible for connecting lawyers, judges, and allied professionals who are creating innovative and evidence-based solutions so that self-represented litigants have meaningful access to the courts and get the legal help they need.
Ms. Danser served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Court Management (NACM) as the Membership Services Committee Chair and on the Executive Board of Directors and chair of the Government Relations Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association. Ms. Danser was appointed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee and is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.