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 Dutch Rechtwijzer, the poster child of the internet revolution in legal advice and online dispute resolution, has proved financially unsustainable. The three-year collaboration between the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HIIL), the Dutch Legal Aid Board and the US firm Modria will be dissolved by July. From the ashes will arise Justice42 … Continue reading Goodbye, Rechtwijzer: hello, Justice42
A paper from Thomson Reuters throws down a challenge, mainly directed at US law schools, as to how they should respond to the advances of technology in legal services. This is based on what might be described as a pretty ‘quick and dirty’ methodology: 30 interviews, six examples of good practice and a consequent eight … Continue reading Legal Education, the profession and technology: a publisher’s challenge
Back in London from the ABA LegalTech conference, it is spring. The Inns of Court (The picture is Lincoln’s Inn taken this afternoon) look as beautiful as they have done over the centuries – as if little might have changed. But, as the ABA ’s presence in a Chicago – famous for its rather more … Continue reading The stirring of the start ups: from Chicago to London
Insiders liked last week’s ABA TechShow. Veteran US commentator Bob Ambrogi was fulsome in his praise of the way that the schedule had been refreshed by a rule that no one who had spoken in the last five years spoke again this year. I have no idea how it compared with previous years but it … Continue reading The top ten practical tech lessons: a view from Chicago