Activists Speaking 4: Kate’s Story – Kate Fazio of Justice Connect

I am head of innovation and engagement at Justice Connect (JC) in Melbourne, Victoria. I have been with JC for six years. Previously, I was a corporate lawyer at a large law firm. I studied law and communications at university. I always had a strong interest in social justice, but I thought that starting my … Continue reading Activists Speaking 4: Kate’s Story – Kate Fazio of Justice Connect

Crossing Ponds: Pushing Frontiers

The theme of international collaboration, opened up by LSC President Jim Sandman yesterday, continued in a session at the Corporation’s conference this morning. This was led by Australia’s Justice Connect (whose Brendan Lacota was physically present with Kate Fazio attending by video), Dave Nolette of British Columbia’s Justice Education Society (JES) and myself. All three of … Continue reading Crossing Ponds: Pushing Frontiers

Justice Connect and PILnet: a note

Kate Fazio JusticeConnect and PILnet are partnering, as Mary Ho has reported, to support the global pro bono ecosystem. Our global pro bono project aims to leverage PILnet’s extensive network and Justice Connect’s award-winning Australian pro bono platform to extend the benefits of the Australian project around the world. The project will deliver efficiency gains … Continue reading Justice Connect and PILnet: a note

Research and Evaluation: MylawBC under the microscope

Two documents produced for the Legal Services Society of British Columbia merit international attention. Both relate to evaluations of MyLawBC.com. One is an analysis by external consultants of the website. The other is a specific study by another consultant of outcomes and is intended as a broader  ‘investigation into developing an appropriate benchmark for guided … Continue reading Research and Evaluation: MylawBC under the microscope

Australia’s JusticeConnect establishes its global credentials

With the formal launch of its Gateway pro bono portal, Australia’s JusticeConnect establishes itself as a world-leader in access to justice digital innovation. For those working in the same field, it becomes, depending on their orientation (and, let it be admitted, possibly gender), either a major source of inspiration or the one to beat. It … Continue reading Australia’s JusticeConnect establishes its global credentials