Melinda Rees This article is about the use of video-conferencing technology to permit cost-effective service to a low-income, rural population. It is not a discussion about the technology itself – the focus is on how a community legal clinic learned to use a simple tool to reach its low-income clients. The Peterborough Community Legal Centre … Continue reading Technology and a low-income rural population: a Canadian legal clinic’s experience
Uncertainty swirls about what might have been the world’s most imaginative use of artificial intelligence to deliver information and advice to members of the public. Nadia is a programme developed by the Australian Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to answer questions on a new national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) with the voice of actress Cate Blanchett … Continue reading Nadia Falters: teetering technology in the service of access to justice.
The International Access to Justice Online Forum has been like ‘pinball with flashing lights and ringing bells’ said a reflective Lynne Haultain, executive director of Victoria Law Foundation that organised it jointly with the University of California Civil Justice Research Initiative. The videos of discussion over three days have recently gone online. We need to … Continue reading Pinball, International Conferences and Access to Justice
Looking at the application of tech to access to justice requires split vision. On the one hand, you need to be sensitive to the incremental improvements possible to existing procedures. On the other, you need an eye on how tech is developing more widely in society and, therefore, how it will affect the societal context … Continue reading The Importance of Being, Sophia.
Adventurous Canadian legal management software company Clio is extending its reach into the global legal aid market – with typical brio. The firm already has a deal with the Law Society of England and Wales for a specifically tailored product. It has garnered approval – proclaims its website – from 66 Bar Associations and equivalents … Continue reading Game On in Legal Aid Case Management