Category Archives: advice

Project Callisto: innovation, technology and justice

Project Callisto is a US ‘non-profit organization that develops technology to combat sexual assault and harassment.’ Its founder and CEO is Jessica Ladd. On the back of a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, she has received a wave of recent publicity, rolling across the Atlantic as far as UK Guardian newspaper – albeit once in … Continue reading Project Callisto: innovation, technology and justice

Another country; another way

The US Legal Services Corporation is promoting a blog which tracks progress on one of its key technology projects – access to justice portals for two contrasting states, Hawaii and Alaska, which will hopefully serve as a model for others. The project is a partnership with Pro Bono Net (which is what you expect: a … Continue reading Another country; another way

The potential of automated document assembly: the case of disability benefits

England and Wales has two national general advice agencies operating digitally, Citizens Advice and AdviceNow, as well as a number of bodies like the Child Poverty Action Group. which in their specialist fields cover some of the same ground. To those of a bureaucratic or frame of mind, this might be an invitation to rationalisation. … Continue reading The potential of automated document assembly: the case of disability benefits

Video boosts the radio star: the possibilities of Skype in delivering legal advice

Video provides one way to leverage limited legal services’ resources. Two English projects, both funded by the Legal Education Foundation (the LEF, which also provides resources for this website), indicate the possibilities – particularly when used as a way of maximising pro bono assistance. They follow an earlier very similar use of video which has … Continue reading Video boosts the radio star: the possibilities of Skype in delivering legal advice

Nadia Falters: teetering technology in the service of access to justice.

Uncertainty swirls about what might have been the world’s most imaginative use of artificial intelligence to deliver information and advice to members of the public. Nadia is a programme developed by the Australian Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to answer questions on a new national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) with the voice of actress Cate Blanchett … Continue reading Nadia Falters: teetering technology in the service of access to justice.