All posts by Roger Smith

The US partners with Australia: Will matching platforms enable further growth of pro bono legal services?  

Mary Ho As innovation in legal technology transforms legal service delivery, pro bono legal clearinghouses aim to use technology to streamline the match-making of lawyers with pro bono opportunities.  To this end, PILnet (Public Interest Law Network, an international NGO headquartered in New York City) and Justice Connect (an Australian non-profit organisation) announced a partnership … Continue reading The US partners with Australia: Will matching platforms enable further growth of pro bono legal services?  

Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and the Law: a judicial review

There are certain conventions to be followed by any UK Supreme Court justice. Indeed, any senior judge in any jurisdiction might find them handy. The more potentially controversial your content, the more you need an anodyne title and a comprehensive knowledge of Greek classical philosophers. So, wishing to make observations a fortnight ago on algorithmic, … Continue reading Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and the Law: a judicial review

If you read one thing on algorithmic justice, read this from the University of Montreal

Let me begin with an admission which is also an implied tribute. The issues arising from the use of algorithms in government decision-making had passed me by until a Legal Services Corporation conference last January. There, Professor Virginia Eubanks gave a presentation squeezed among others in a session on her book ‘Automating inequality’. Since then, … Continue reading If you read one thing on algorithmic justice, read this from the University of Montreal

Queensland’s community legal centres tell it like it is: technology in Australia’s sunshine state

Two Australian academics have done us a favour. Stebin Sam of Griffith University and Ashley Pearson of the University of the Sunshine Coast have published a paper recording the views on the use of technology of ten people involved in the state’s community legal centres (CLCs). The broad picture is that the Queensland’s 33 CLCs … Continue reading Queensland’s community legal centres tell it like it is: technology in Australia’s sunshine state

Neota Logic: The Promise of No Code Applications and the Pursuit of Fun

Neota Logic has announced the launch of the Beta version of a new product in December. This is to be called Canvas and will deploy ‘AI-powered automation to digitize your expertise and deploy professional web applications in minutes’. The idea is that any amateur can produce their own professional-standard application. We know little about detail … Continue reading Neota Logic: The Promise of No Code Applications and the Pursuit of Fun