Category Archives: external contributor

Rechtwijzer: why online supported dispute resolution is hard to implement 

Maurits Barendrecht (Hague Institute for Innovation of Law and Tilburg University) In March 2017, HiiL, Modria and the Raad voor Rechtsbijstand (the Dutch legal aid board) announced that their cooperation around the Rechtwijzer platform had ended. What happened to this ‘revolutionary’ online justice platform and what are the lessons? This is an edited version of … Continue reading Rechtwijzer: why online supported dispute resolution is hard to implement 

Digital and Simulation in the Teaching of Law : Emerging from the Shadows

Paul Maharg, Professor Australian National University College of Law and Director of PEARL (Profession, Education and Regulation in Law) In a recent post on this blog Gina Alexandris outlines the approaches taken by Ryerson University in its Legal Practice Program.  It is an ambitious program, based on simulation methods of learning, teaching and assessment, and … Continue reading Digital and Simulation in the Teaching of Law : Emerging from the Shadows

Navigation, Information Architecture and the new IllinoisLegalAid.org: the house that users built

Teri Ross, Illinois Legal Aid Online Two years ago, my employer – Illinois Legal Aid Online or ILAO – embarked on a journey to transform its products and services. ILAO’s mission is to increase access to justice through the innovative use of technology. At the time, ILAO hosted five separate websites (and two mobile apps) … Continue reading Navigation, Information Architecture and the new IllinoisLegalAid.org: the house that users built

Developing virtual advocacy

Liz Fenton, Strategic Service Development Manager, SeAp Support Empower Advocacy Promote (SeAp) provides face-to-face independent advocacy across the South of England. We are contracted by Local Authorities to provide advocacy that is required by law, e.g. relating to the Mental Capacity Act, the Mental Health Act, the Care Act and NHS Complaints.  We also have a … Continue reading Developing virtual advocacy

Online courts: enough with the tinkering

Mark Madden, Deputy Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia There is a growing interest in Australia on how design thinking and artificial intelligence can improve access to justice and close the ‘justice gap’ if attendance at a recent forum at RMIT University in Melbourne in early July 6 is anything to go … Continue reading Online courts: enough with the tinkering