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Bridging the Gap: A2J Tech and the US – #LSCITC Part 3

Coverage of two projects complete this series of articles on the Legal Services Corporation’s recent technology conference. They both focus on assistance for people with legal problems but without legal representation. One relates to the provision of dedicated advice and assistance terminals, ‘legal kiosks’, and the other on helping the unrepresented through the process of … Continue reading Bridging the Gap: A2J Tech and the US – #LSCITC Part 3

A2J Tech and the US: Part 2

The roundup of latest US developments in A2J tech continues this week with the second half of the Legal Services Corporation ITC conference. This is my selection of take aways from yesterday. These are to be added to last week’s and the sessions later today (to be written up next week). They are presented as … Continue reading A2J Tech and the US: Part 2

A2J Tech in the US: #LSCITC Part I

Get to my age and you develop a pretty high intolerance level for conferences – online or off. You get more intolerant; more arrogant about what you think you know already; more easily bored; more demanding of content, presentation and presenters. But I  am a longtime fan of the Legal Services Corporation’s annual technology conference … Continue reading A2J Tech in the US: #LSCITC Part I

Regulation and Access to Justice: a new initiative

Regulation of legal practice is a major issue for access to justice in the United States and other jurisdictions that have followed its model.   In England in Wales, regulation is much looser but, nevertheless, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is working on its response to recommendations in a report from researchers at the University of … Continue reading Regulation and Access to Justice: a new initiative

Digital accessibility: ten top lessons from the latest research

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