Technology has certainly got the attention of the private profession around the world. Four reports on the future of legal services in specific jurisdictions, all covering the impact of innovation and technology, have been published since last August by from law societies and their equivalents covering Singapore, the United States, England and Wales and New … Continue reading Technology and lawyers in private practice: hearing the drumbeats
The failure of the Rechtwijzer, the symbol of what was to be the brave new world of mass digital legal services aimed at those on low incomes, raises a question about the future. Were the digital naysayers right? A recent post from veteran commentator and tireless compiler Delia Venables in her Internet Newsletter for Lawyers widens … Continue reading The Forward March of Digital Halted: or only checked?
The Law Society of New South Wales has added its contribution to studies of what is coming to legal services with The Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (flip). This followed a commission inquiry inspired by the American Bar Association’s equivalent. It has given rise to a report which is comparable – though … Continue reading The Future of Law: New South Wales weighs in
Rachael Mpashi-Marx, Director of Just:, recounts a frustrating experience with the Ministry of Justice for England and Wales which illustrates the wider issue, very likely relevant to the demise of the Retchtwijzer in The Netherlands, of conflicting cultures between innovators and government departments. Perhaps we were naive to take them at their word, or maybe we are just … Continue reading A Social Enterprise, A Ministry of Justice and A Failed Attempt at Innovation