All posts by Roger Smith

Discerning Patterns and Moving Beyond the Random: Unbundling 2.0

Much innovative use of technology in the service of access to justice has proved pretty random. There are a number of reasons from this – many of them related to low levels of funding and relatively small institutional players. No doubt, much development will continue in this way, probably more so as the access to … Continue reading Discerning Patterns and Moving Beyond the Random: Unbundling 2.0

Court Digitalisation: Who Benefits?

No one would actually want to spend time reading the Ministry of Justice’s recent response to a consultation on raising court fees – particularly if you are living out of the affected jurisdiction. Still less would you recommend anyone to peruse the accompanying four impact assessments and the Welsh translation. You get the gist if … Continue reading Court Digitalisation: Who Benefits?

‘Do It Yourself’ does not mean ‘Fire and Forget’: more lessons on document self assembly

London-based public legal education NGO, Law for Life  provides another lesson in document self assembly to follow the two previous posts. Its self assembly tool has led to a successful threat of strategic judicial review litigation against a government department. This provides a good example of how the routine can evolve into the strategic and … Continue reading ‘Do It Yourself’ does not mean ‘Fire and Forget’: more lessons on document self assembly

Driving Forward from Document Self Assembly

Something remarkable happened after publication of the last post on July 13th on automated document self-assembly. This was based on examination of a a self-assembly letter drafted by LawHelpInteractive for Montana Legal Services Association. Google Analytics reported that around over 400 people consulted the site that day, the overwhelming majority within an hour of publication. … Continue reading Driving Forward from Document Self Assembly