Category Archives: advice

Legal Choices and Future Options

Legal Choices: ‘Putting you in the driving seat with your lawyer’ Legal Choices is a website jointly run by the statutory regulators of legal services in England and Wales. There are currently no fewer than eight of these, ranging from the more traditional – the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board – to the … Continue reading Legal Choices and Future Options

Access to justice and interactive digital provision

One of the most promising developments in online advice provision is the gradual exploration of the interactive possibilities of the internet. A number of advice websites – such as Victoria Legal Aid’s Legal Checker– now incorporate elements of Q and As to narrow down relevant areas of information which are then given in familiar linear … Continue reading Access to justice and interactive digital provision

Online portals and general sources of information, advice and referral

Many jurisdictions have a lead site or sites which provides some combination of information, assistance and referral. The balance between the three functions differs which makes comparison difficult – but not impossible. This, however, is the direction in which we should go. It is notable that the last year has been characterised less by any … Continue reading Online portals and general sources of information, advice and referral

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