‘Expungement’ or ‘expunction’ are not words in the UK lawyer’s lexicon. They describe the legal process, to use a definition provided by the Legal Services Corporation, ‘that seals or removes certain criminal records through court petition’. The equivalent for us in England and Wales would be the operation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. The … Continue reading You say ‘Expunction’, We say ‘Rehabilitation’: questions about going forward
Looking at the application of tech to access to justice requires split vision. On the one hand, you need to be sensitive to the incremental improvements possible to existing procedures. On the other, you need an eye on how tech is developing more widely in society and, therefore, how it will affect the societal context … Continue reading The Importance of Being, Sophia.
Here in London, national pro bono week – celebrating its twentieth anniversary – is drawing to a close. Yesterday saw a discussion headed ‘Technology and Pro Bono: domestic and global perspectives’. This had a range of domestic speakers (full disclosure: including myself) and contributors abroad including Els Enenche from Nigeria and Cat Moon from the … Continue reading Pro Bono and Tech
Zoom (other brand names may apply) has come to dominate many of our lives during the Covid disruption. Many organisations and businesses are now grappling with the difficult issue of the future optimum mix between the virtual and the real in their internal organisation. The delivery of legal services raises much the same issues. Video … Continue reading Zoom: doom, gloom or boon?
Adventurous Canadian legal management software company Clio is extending its reach into the global legal aid market – with typical brio. The firm already has a deal with the Law Society of England and Wales for a specifically tailored product. It has garnered approval – proclaims its website – from 66 Bar Associations and equivalents … Continue reading Game On in Legal Aid Case Management