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

Ulster University’s Legal Innovation Centre: a new initiative opens for business

The UK’s first Legal Innovation Centre, on the model of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford in the US, was officially opened in Belfast on Tuesday night. An audience of over 200 assembled to welcome its opening at Ulster University.  The centre is a collaboration between the Schools of Law and Computing and Intelligent Systems, … Continue reading Ulster University’s Legal Innovation Centre: a new initiative opens for business

Disruptive Innovation: the Christensen thesis hits the Law Schools and Legal Services

A report from the Christensen  Institute for Disruptive Innovation (by Michele Pistone and Micheal Horn) warns that Law Schools in the US are ‘in crisis’ and doomed unless they must respond positively to the ‘disruption of the traditional model for the provision of legal services’. This applies ideas derived from the work of Professor Clayton Christensen about disruptive … Continue reading Disruptive Innovation: the Christensen thesis hits the Law Schools and Legal Services

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

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s Justice Accelerator programme: success for a modern version of Dutch entrepreneurialism

There is not much that you can teach the Hague’s Institute for Innovation of Law ( HiiL) about marketing. It has just produced a glossy brochure in English on its work as a ‘Justice Accelerator’ over the last four years. This began with its Innovating Justice Awards in 2011 and transformed into the accelerator programme … Continue reading The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s Justice Accelerator programme: success for a modern version of Dutch entrepreneurialism