All posts by Roger Smith

How will artificial intelligence impact on access to justice?

How will artificial intelligence (AI) impact on the access to justice sector of the legal services market? Clearly, it will have a major effect on the commercial sector of law and the Law Society of England and Wales is but the latest professional body to provide what it calls a ‘horizon scanning’ view of its … Continue reading How will artificial intelligence impact on access to justice?

Just Technology: a somewhat overdue rational approach to justice policy.

The Centre for Justice Innovation (established in 2011) is a newish kid on the justice policy block. It is ‘an initiative’ of a US not for profit, the Center for Court Innovation. Its director, Phil Bowen, is a former Treasury civil servant/Michael Gove adviser and co-author of what the UK centre hopes will be a … Continue reading Just Technology: a somewhat overdue rational approach to justice policy.

Technology and a low-income rural population: a Canadian legal clinic’s experience

Melinda Rees This article is about the use of video-conferencing technology to permit cost-effective service to a low-income, rural population. It is not a discussion about the technology itself – the focus is on how a community legal clinic learned to use a simple tool to reach its low-income clients.  The Peterborough Community Legal Centre … Continue reading Technology and a low-income rural population: a Canadian legal clinic’s experience

Legal Choices and Future Options

Legal Choices: ‘Putting you in the driving seat with your lawyer’ Legal Choices is a website jointly run by the statutory regulators of legal services in England and Wales. There are currently no fewer than eight of these, ranging from the more traditional – the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board – to the … Continue reading Legal Choices and Future Options