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?
A technologically advanced ‘knowledge platform’, crowdfunding, pro bono legal services, a new not for profit charity and the engagement of grassroots community organisations make a tempting package. And this is exactly what is promised by the Jeanie Project in a pilot project designed to test ‘a system which puts supportive people (in local charities and … Continue reading Jeanie – out of the Bottle
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.
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: ‘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