Public legal education, technology and democracy: Lisa Wintersteiger

Lisa Wintersteiger is chief executive of Law for Life, a UK public legal education charity that also runs  AdviceNow.  How did you get involved in the advice world? I cut my teeth very young. I was just 18 when I started work at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Darlington, County Durham. It was 1998. I … Continue reading Public legal education, technology and democracy: Lisa Wintersteiger

A Story of Diversity and Documents: Claudia Johnson

Claudia Johnson is Program Manager at Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Interactive What is your background? I have had a fun and interesting life. A lot of it was not by my design. My family left San Salvador because of the civil war.  By 1981, my father decided it was not safe. My parents decided it … Continue reading A Story of Diversity and Documents: Claudia Johnson

September 2020: what happened in technology and access to justice?

1 September Scottish government announces funds for technology in the service of debt advice: ‘More than £2.4 million will be distributed among a number of advice organisations to expand their services and invest in more effective methods to help individuals with problem debt. The investment will assist projects offering face to face advice using video … Continue reading September 2020: what happened in technology and access to justice?

University House and its legal advice portal

University House is one of the longest established legal advice agencies in London. It was established in 1941 in the centre of London’s East End as part of the University Settlement movement which brought middle class students into working class areas to provide assistance and support.  The Legal Advice Centre began part-time, originally to advise … Continue reading University House and its legal advice portal

Technology and Access to Justice: how to cut the cake

Let’s return to an issue raised at the turn of last year. Professor Gabriel Teninbaum of Suffolk University’s Law School asked on twitter for a ‘taxonomy of legal tech’. He got a number of replies. My favourite was ‘I started one … , then I realised it was a never-ending task and gave up’.  After … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: how to cut the cake