In Praise of Video in a Legal Clinic

Jack Fleming Video conferencing is a readily available, inexpensive tool which can be used by legal clinics to increase efficiency and reach more clients. North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic located in Brampton, Ontario (near Toronto). Brampton is large city (the fourth largest in Ontario), growing at an explosive rate, … Continue reading In Praise of Video in a Legal Clinic

Technology and Access to Justice: a help or hindrance?

  This is an edited version of a presentation at the University of Ulster Legal Innovation Centre yesterday and is a summary of some of the positive and negative effects of technology on legal services.The point of this presentation is not to take the title as raising a binary choice: it is to explore the ways in … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: a help or hindrance?

Access to Justice and Tech: around the world in pictures and places

This is a guide to developments in the use of technology to increase access to justice told in pictures. The short message is that developments are happening around the world in a piecemeal fashion. Our world tour will be from A to A – Alaska to Auckland. Hold onto your hats: we are taking off. … Continue reading Access to Justice and Tech: around the world in pictures and places

Law, Access to Justice and Technology – Back to Basics

Forgive me, Lord, for I have sinned. I have been seduced by the promise of sophisticated applications, artificial intelligence, guided pathways and other advanced uses of an increasingly interactive internet. And, reviewing progress within a financially hard pressed legal services sector, I have paid insufficient attention to the basics: the installation of productivity tools and … Continue reading Law, Access to Justice and Technology – Back to Basics