Category Archives: guided pathways

Lawyers and Robots? conversation around the future of the legal industry

Lexis Nexis – like the American Bar Association, Law Society and the Legal Education Foundation – has had its go at surveying the future of legal services in the light of advances in technology. Being a publisher, it has gone about the exercise in a distinctive way. It has brought together reports of seven conversations … Continue reading Lawyers and Robots? conversation around the future of the legal industry

Victoria Legal Aid’s online triage tool: a small step with large implications

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) has released a prototype online tool – developed with Code for Australia – for the purposes of intake triage. In this first iteration, the subject coverage is fairly limited and the content fairly shallow.  The value of the project is more in its potential than its achievement. It demonstrates the first … Continue reading Victoria Legal Aid’s online triage tool: a small step with large implications

British Columbia on the frontier:  the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Solution Explorer takes a step forward

The Solution Explorer, developed as an opening component of the Civil Resolution Tribunal  (CRT) in British Columbia, merits examination by anyone interested in either online small claims resolution or online legal assistance. For those who like visuals, there is an animated guide, put up in December, on Youtube. For those who are comforted by the … Continue reading British Columbia on the frontier:  the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Solution Explorer takes a step forward

Robot lawyers: an Australian foray into automated document assembly for criminal cases

Robot Lawyers, developed by a defence lawyer firm, Doogue O’Brien George Defence Lawyers of Melbourne, indicates some of the possibilities of automated document assembly for assistance in some criminal cases. There is nothing particular innovative about a legal self-help system of this kind. For example, the American A2J author system has been doing this since … Continue reading Robot lawyers: an Australian foray into automated document assembly for criminal cases

Ontario Community Legal Clinics and A2J Guided Interviews

Erik Bornmann Since 2012, a partnership of 17 community legal clinics has used A2J Author software to develop online interactive tools. Called the Clinic Interview Partnership (“Clinic IP”), we have created 10 tools to increase the capacity of Ontario’s poverty law clinics. The tools, A2J Guided Interviews, help staff, students, community agencies, and clients with: … Continue reading Ontario Community Legal Clinics and A2J Guided Interviews