Hello Divorce, Hello New Practice Model

Hello Divorce is a trailblazing online family law service. it is the brainchild of family law practitioner Erin Levine. Based in California, it operates in two other states with plans for more but readers might want to consult this site not actually to get a divorce but to be inspired by the underlying business model. … Continue reading Hello Divorce, Hello New Practice Model

US Legal Navigator Portal Project: a further step forward

The US Legal Services Corporation is now ‘ready to announce’ its ‘Legal Navigator’ project ‘to the world’, according to a presentation to the Self Represented Litigants Network by senior LSC executive Glenn Rawdon. This rather underestimates previous coverage of the project. The LSC has, as Mr Rawdon also said, been working on this for some … Continue reading US Legal Navigator Portal Project: a further step forward

Charting the Pandemic

Citizens Advice of England and Wales has given the most comprehensive picture of people’s need for legal assistance during the pandemic anywhere in the world in its ‘Life Through Lockdown’ report. It contains an invaluable snapshot of the time – ‘More than half of the people who came to us for help between September and … Continue reading Charting the Pandemic

Legal Empowerment, Technology and Access to Justice

This is the fourth assessment of an issue to be covered in a prospective analysis of current developments and likely trends in access to justice and technology. You are encouraged to comment by email or twitter. Technology has brought new prominence to – and new opportunities for – an old idea: legal empowerment. The Engine Room defined … Continue reading Legal Empowerment, Technology and Access to Justice

Remote working and access to justice 

In the 2010s, before the pandemic struck, a capacity to provide legal services remotely was seen as somewhat exotic and heralding the arrival of new entity, the ‘virtual lawyer’. ‘”Virtual law firms” are redefining how legal practices operate and the services they offer,’ announced publishers Wolters Kluwer in a blog published in a pre-Covid January 2019. Most … Continue reading Remote working and access to justice