All posts by Roger Smith

LegalDesignGeek: doing it ourselves

Yesterday was day two of the three day LegalGeek London conference extravaganza. This was the Legal Design day. The venue was different; the numbers smaller; the style more participative; the energy as apparent; the subject as interesting and the value as great. LegalGeek have done us well. The day was crisply organised. We began with … Continue reading LegalDesignGeek: doing it ourselves

The Law Society: Lawyers, Technology and St Paul

OK. I fess up. Last month, I ghosted a memo which commended the report of the Law Society of England and Wales on Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law. However, I said that ‘the next report should aim for a more clearly defined audience. The key question seems to be this. What … Continue reading The Law Society: Lawyers, Technology and St Paul

A taxonomy for A2J Services: ‘Today we take Manhattan’

This piece addresses the following question: what are the separate components of any system or structure of assistance designed to provide access to justice which might help in categorising technological innovation? Access to justice is generally a rather slippery term. Indeed, it has probably become so popular particularly because of its potential fudge between a … Continue reading A taxonomy for A2J Services: ‘Today we take Manhattan’

Tenancies and Chatbots in Chicago and Scotland

Chatbots have an obvious potential in the delivery of legal information. You ask a question and the bot, given varying degrees of  identity, answers. One of the latest entrants in the access to justice field is Rentervention. It is a joint project of three organisations: Illinois Legal Aid Online, an imaginative user of technology, the Lawyers … Continue reading Tenancies and Chatbots in Chicago and Scotland