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
Talk to anyone around the world in every field of legal services. They will agree that Covid-19 has transformed the way in which they work and that technology has been crucial – just as it has in every other sector of the economy. Staff are working differently; services are being reconfigured; organisations are adapting with … Continue reading Covid 19, technology and the access to justice sector: the first phase – remote working
We are all dealing with the unprecedented shock of Covid 19. We are doing that, in most jurisdictions, while being physically isolated. This is not a good time and it will not end soon. The impact of the pandemic will get worse, for us both collectively and individually. One saving grace is, however, that we … Continue reading Covid 19: We Are Not Alone
This presentation attempts to set out where we are now in the application of technology to access to justice. I want to explore a framework will help us to comprehend the different currents of development. If you would like the takeaway up front: there is no ‘killer app’; there are broad and uneven developments over … Continue reading Law Technology and Access to Justice: no killer app but much to think about
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?