Category Archives: apps

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

Ontario’s new technology challenge

One of the recommendations of the Legal Education Foundation’s 2014 report on digital delivery for those on low incomes was that: ‘the Lord Chancellor and the Ministry of Justice should take a lead in the delivery of digital legal services by fostering and celebrating provision, for example through national annual awards’. Well, while we were … Continue reading Ontario’s new technology challenge