Martin Barnes LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group), with the support of Deloitte UK, is developing a new online pro bono service to improve access to justice through technology. In an example of international co-operation, it is doing this through a product developed in the United States. The service, complementing existing services and sources of … Continue reading Solicitors pro bono charity in Anglo-American collaboration
This is the first of a series of interviews with people active in the field of the digital delivery of legal services to poor people. I am the CEO of Lasa. The name reflects our history. It did stand for London Advice Services Alliance but we have now moved on. We are a national organisation best … Continue reading Activists Speaking 1: Terry’s Story – Terry Stokes of rightsnet
Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) is one of the foremost legal triage sites for low income users in the US, and thereby the world. Its website has been praised already as ‘the best in the country’ by the Legal Services Corporation’s David Bonebrake. Now the organisation has come up with an idea for both improving … Continue reading Illinois Goes Wiki: Edit Now – going forward, looking backward
Justice Connect (JC), which recently released its Dear Landlord app assisting tenants, has now taken a step forward on a wider product: the online intake tool that is part of its wider Gateway Project. Someone at JC clearly has learned the art of the deal. Dear Landlord was a collaboration with Neota Logic and the … Continue reading Justice Connect: Gateway to a new digital world?
Family law is specific to each jurisdiction but there are common elements. In most countries, divorce operates under the supervision of the courts and, thus, amounts to the largest single source of civil court claims after debt. Canada deals with around 70,000 divorces a year. England and Wales has over 106,000; Australia around 48,000 and … Continue reading Access to Justice in Family Matters: seven ways that technology might help