At least four of the recently announced beneficiaries of the latest round of the LexisNexis Tech Accelerator programme could legitimately argue that they are addressing access to justice issues. They cover the translation of natural language questions into more clearly defined legal issues for referral (Civvis); self-help litigation (Courtroom5); the reporting of sexual harassment (JDoe); … Continue reading The LexisNexis Tech Accelerator and Access to Justice
Quinten Steenhuis MADE is a wizard-like online interview developed by me at Greater Boston Legal Services that helps tenants who are being evicted. It can be completed on a smartphone or desktop computer completely without the help of a lawyer. It covers 300 questions and it educates tenants about their rights, helps tenants file paperwork, … Continue reading MADE in Boston; replicable around the world?
Today, the Legal Action Group in London launches MyPay.London, dealing with five employment issues ranging from unpaid wages to holiday pay. This provides a good opportunity to consider it alongside a more established US not for profit site designed to help users with the bankruptcy process, upsolve.org. The common point of both is that they … Continue reading Two Interactive Self Help Programmes in London and New York