Bots are good but content is better: lessons from the curious case of Mr Joshua Browder

Joshua Browder is a 19 year old Stanford University student described by his Wikipedia page, presumably contributed by himself, as ‘a British entrepreneur and public figure’. He is best known for having invented DoNotPay, a website sometimes described as a ‘chatbot’ or just ‘bot’ that allows motorists to contest parking tickets. Mr Browder is clearly … Continue reading Bots are good but content is better: lessons from the curious case of Mr Joshua Browder

Five Things We Learnt from #WiredJustice

#WiredJustice was a conference organised by Legal Aid Ontario to follow the annual meeting of Canada’s Association of Legal Aid Plans which was held at a resort north of Toronto last week. Its subject was the impact of technology on access to justice and legal aid. The audience was not large but the programme was … Continue reading Five Things We Learnt from #WiredJustice

Law, Technology and Legal Aid Administration

Legal aid administrations clearly have a role in the advance of technology and access to justice. At least in Canada, you generally have a freedom of movement which may seem somewhat constrained to you but is significantly behind the Legal Aid Agency in England. This has become a part of the Ministry of Justice. You … Continue reading Law, Technology and Legal Aid Administration