Category Archives: digital information

Public legal education, technology and democracy: Lisa Wintersteiger

Lisa Wintersteiger is chief executive of Law for Life, a UK public legal education charity that also runs  AdviceNow.  How did you get involved in the advice world? I cut my teeth very young. I was just 18 when I started work at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Darlington, County Durham. It was 1998. I … Continue reading Public legal education, technology and democracy: Lisa Wintersteiger

Community Outreach in a digital world: the People’s Law School responds to Covid 19

If you can stand on the same street corner long enough, then things that go around tend to come around again. The wonderfully named People’s Law School in British Columbia began with the enthusiasm of law students to democratise law in the early 1970s. It lead the world in public legal education sufficiently to star … Continue reading Community Outreach in a digital world: the People’s Law School responds to Covid 19

Advising Advisers – Supplementing the Book: Ask CPAG

Ask CPAG is a ‘new subscription-access digital services platform for advisers to navigate the [UK] social security system’. In November 2017, its development was boosted by a large grant (£186,000 or $237,000) from the Legal Education Foundation (funders of this website). This was to put CPAG’s Welfare Rights Bulletin online; to develop digital versions of … Continue reading Advising Advisers – Supplementing the Book: Ask CPAG

Global lessons from the Department of Work and Pensions: joy in heaven for a repentant sinner?

Yesterday, an English family lawyer organisation sent out a press release. You might have missed it. Resolution reported: ‘The Department of Work and Pensions) has announced that the Help and Support for Separated Families … mark scheme and the Sorting out Separation (SOS) website have been discontinued.’ You certainly might have missed the implications. The … Continue reading Global lessons from the Department of Work and Pensions: joy in heaven for a repentant sinner?

Research and Evaluation: MylawBC under the microscope

Two documents produced for the Legal Services Society of British Columbia merit international attention. Both relate to evaluations of MyLawBC.com. One is an analysis by external consultants of the website. The other is a specific study by another consultant of outcomes and is intended as a broader  ‘investigation into developing an appropriate benchmark for guided … Continue reading Research and Evaluation: MylawBC under the microscope