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
Frank Richardson, OpenTrial In a recent post, Roger Smith suggested ten ways in which technology can expand access to justice. But, from the point of view of an ethical enterprise that seeks to advance justice by harnessing modern technology, a further dimension can be added by looking at our experience in poorer countries. OpenTrial seeks … Continue reading More ways in which technology can be used to promote access to justice
The potential role of technology in the delivery of access to justice remains contested. All round the world, there are respected and established advice workers and lawyers who assert the primacy – sometimes the exclusivity – of face to face interaction with low income clients. But, let’s sidestep the big abstract battles and take the … Continue reading Ten Ways in which Technology can expand access to justice