Since its first London conference in 2016, Legal Geek’s annual gatherings (paused only for Covid) have provided an uptodate view of the state of the legal tech industry. Over the last two days, an audience of around 2000 has heard close to two dozen overt ‘Product Pitches’ supplemented by about the same of a more … Continue reading We are all the same underneath: Legal Geek annual London conference
It began with a lunch. ‘Rog,’ said my companion. ‘You have been around the block on technology and access to justice a few times. You have worked for funders. You have made your fair share of grant applications. You know the field. Tell funders what they should be looking for and applicants what they should … Continue reading Technology and access to justice: top ten tips for funders and grantees
‘In the face of rising levels of unmet legal need, we design and deliver high impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice.’ The Australian organisation, Justice Connect, may not have a snappy statement of purpose but it has one that sets out an ambitious stall. And the organisation’s track record … Continue reading Designing and Delivering High Impact Interventions: the experience of Justice Connect
Joshua Browder is a provocative, thoughtful and successful entrepreneur. His DoNotPay empire , describing itself as ‘the world’s first robot lawyer’, expands by the day. And he has now in his own words ‘finally published my writing on the future of the legal system’. Mr Browder was raised in Britain but did not get where … Continue reading Law as Code: a legal system shaped by software – a response
It is a sobering thought. But, many countries of the world may have passed the moment of ‘Peak Justice’. That is the time when the greatest proportion of their population had access to sufficient information, advice and assistance to identify and resolve their legal problems. Throw in the waves of new poor likely to be … Continue reading Will Technology advance access to justice? It depends. And not on the technology.