The ability of people to access and use digital means of communication is, of course, vital to the development of law as a digital platform and the provision of access to justice. The territory of digital inclusion and exclusion can become the site of a rather staged battle between techno-philes and phobes. For example, Richard … Continue reading Digital accessibility: ten top lessons from the latest research
The World Bank is a major international institution. It believes in promoting access to justice as integral to commercial success. The Bank proclaims the ‘critical role of justice for fostering a healthy business environment, enhancing growth, improving access to public services (particularly for the poor), curbing corruption and restraining the abuse of power.’ It has recently … Continue reading Justice, a Digital Platform, a Theory of Everything and the World Bank
‘Expungement’ or ‘expunction’ are not words in the UK lawyer’s lexicon. They describe the legal process, to use a definition provided by the Legal Services Corporation, ‘that seals or removes certain criminal records through court petition’. The equivalent for us in England and Wales would be the operation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. The … Continue reading You say ‘Expunction’, We say ‘Rehabilitation’: questions about going forward
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.
Here in London, national pro bono week – celebrating its twentieth anniversary – is drawing to a close. Yesterday saw a discussion headed ‘Technology and Pro Bono: domestic and global perspectives’. This had a range of domestic speakers (full disclosure: including myself) and contributors abroad including Els Enenche from Nigeria and Cat Moon from the … Continue reading Pro Bono and Tech