Category Archives: apps

The Legal Access Challenge: a judicial assessment

The winners have been announced of the government-funded Legal Access Challenge run by NESTA (once the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). With more money forthcoming during the process, eight, rather than the originally conceived four, bids were successful and revealed a wide range of different approaches. … Continue reading The Legal Access Challenge: a judicial assessment

Access to Justice and Technology: Innovation in Reporting

Assistance and encouragement to report issues provides an interesting field of innovation in access to justice and technology. The issues can cover virtually anything. Just by way of example of the possibilities, no less than three of the list of seven African semi-finalists in the HiiL Justice Accelerator 2017 Challenge related to reporting, all from … Continue reading Access to Justice and Technology: Innovation in Reporting

Something is going on: the rise and rise of the hackathon and competitive pitch

The Canadian Bar Association Conference in Ottawa earlier this month began with a competitive pitch by five legal start-ups. It was described by The Financial Post as ‘big, brash and loud’. For the record, it was won by a document review system called Beagle. However, more important than the winner may be the process. The … Continue reading Something is going on: the rise and rise of the hackathon and competitive pitch

I can see clearly now: Victoria Legal Aid’s exemplary app evaluation

Roger Smith Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) has done us all a favour in publishing a ‘warts and all’ analysis of a tech project which did not work. The report is an honest appraisal of a project to develop an app which cost just under $50,000 and proved a dud. So rare is such transparency that … Continue reading I can see clearly now: Victoria Legal Aid’s exemplary app evaluation