All posts by Roger Smith

A taxonomy for technology: ‘today we have naming of parts’ – an excellent Engine Room Report

The Open Society Justice Initiative and The Engine Room have done a brilliant job by respectively commissioning and writing Technology for Legal Empowerment: a global review. The authors have sought to list and categorise as much provision around the world as they could (the subject of this post). They also have useful observations on how … Continue reading A taxonomy for technology: ‘today we have naming of parts’ – an excellent Engine Room Report

Technology and Access to Justice: a snapshot from an Access to Justice in Technology Fellow

Sara Agate, MPH, JD Candidate 2019 The Access to Justice in Technology Fellowships  that began a few years ago were the brainchild of Miguel Willis. I was a member in the second cohort, 2018 Access to Justice Tech Fellows, which spanned across the USA in legal aid organisations and legal tech companies in varying projects from the super … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: a snapshot from an Access to Justice in Technology Fellow

Wales: access to justice, technology and charisma

The Welsh Government has established a Commission on Justice in Wales – among its aims being to ‘promote better outcomes in terms of access to justice’. The commission has proceeded rather slowly in Wales and attracted pretty well zero interest in London. This is unsurprising since the English have long had a problem with a … Continue reading Wales: access to justice, technology and charisma

Technology: not the complete solution but an important part of it

Jim Sandman, President of the US Legal Services Corporation, could not exist in England and Wales. Obviously, there is a distinction between the office and the man. Mr Sandman is personally more than welcome to visit any time he wishes. The point is that we have no equivalent of the Legal Services Corporation as a … Continue reading Technology: not the complete solution but an important part of it