All posts by Roger Smith

Crossing Ponds: Pushing Frontiers

The theme of international collaboration, opened up by LSC President Jim Sandman yesterday, continued in a session at the Corporation’s conference this morning. This was led by Australia’s Justice Connect (whose Brendan Lacota was physically present with Kate Fazio attending by video), Dave Nolette of British Columbia’s Justice Education Society (JES) and myself. All three of … Continue reading Crossing Ponds: Pushing Frontiers

Realising the potential of technology in A2J: US legal services chief suggests how

Jim Sandman is the President of the US Legal Services Corporation. He is a longtime supporter of the the use of technology in the service of access to justice.  His attendance and contribution have become fixtures at the annual technology conferences run by the corporation. The conference has grown and grown: this year’s has just under … Continue reading Realising the potential of technology in A2J: US legal services chief suggests how

Ten Things Legal Aid Administrators Need to Know about A2JTech

Those involved in administering legal aid cannot help but notice that a legal tech revolution is spreading like an Australian bushfire through the legal profession. They must wonder whether they should get stuck in and, depending on their orientation, look for savings or opportunities to extend services. And if their own intellectual curiosity is not … Continue reading Ten Things Legal Aid Administrators Need to Know about A2JTech

The Citizens Advice Service’s Strategic Framework: some answers and some questions

The Citizens Advice Service of England and Wales has set out its strategic framework until 2022. This kind of document is now pretty routinely produced by organisations in the public and not for profit sector. In the hands of government in particular, there is  often a struggle between a clarity of strategy and an opacity … Continue reading The Citizens Advice Service’s Strategic Framework: some answers and some questions

That was the Month that Was: December 2019

2 December   BC Civil Resolution Tribunal reports monthly figures with continued high satisfaction ratings – 84 per cent would recommend it to others. 3 December  Project Callisto, developed for sexual harassment campus university reporting, announces that it will be growing from 12 to 25 campuses in 2020. 7 December New York Times reports that … Continue reading That was the Month that Was: December 2019