Category Archives: guided pathways

Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice: an idiot’s guide

Let’s be clear about the title. The writer is the idiot, not you. At least, it feels like that. The legal press is full of debate about the impact of AI on the practice of the law. Until recently, it seemed safe to assume that those concerned with legal services to those on low incomes … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice: an idiot’s guide

Solution explorer: how a guided pathway works

The BC Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) has produced an attractive cartoon to demonstrate how its ‘Solution Explorer’ will work. Its specific context relates to the ‘strata disputes'(disagreements over the common parts of a shared block of apartment) that the CRT will begin to resolve before moving onto small claims. But, ignore the specifics and the CRT … Continue reading Solution explorer: how a guided pathway works

MyLawBC: official launch

Sherry MacLennan, Legal Services Society, BC The Legal Services Society (LSS) launched MyLawBC, an online platform with an ODR twist, on May 29, 2016. LSS is British Columbia’s legal aid provider, and has a history of providing online self-help. When severe funding cuts in 2002 curtailed family service and eliminated civil legal aid, we filled … Continue reading MyLawBC: official launch

Guided Pathways: a practitioner’s approach

Alan Larkin Roger  Smith’s updated report, Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes, identifies Siaro as an emerging platform for family law.  The platform will be tested by a group of family law practitioners in the Summer of 2016.  The prototype for Siaro is a conditional logic questionnaire (or as Roger identifies … Continue reading Guided Pathways: a practitioner’s approach