Category Archives: funding

From Stormy Daniels to Stephen Hawking: crowdfunding takes off

Stormy Daniels does it. She uses digitally based crowdfunding for her trailblazing litigation ‘to speak honestly and openly to the American people about my relationship with now President Donald Trump and the intimidation and tactics used against me’. She is even willing to pay back the $130,000 she was paid for her silence: as at … Continue reading From Stormy Daniels to Stephen Hawking: crowdfunding takes off

Legal Self Help Should Swipe Right on Google: John Mayer extends the discussion

John Mayer originally posted this contribution on January 25, 2018 on the CALI Spotlight blog and it is reproduced with permission. In it, John takes up the argument advanced earlier. He is, reasonably enough concerned with the specific position in the US but the issue of co-operation with commercial interests – and particularly one of the Big Four … Continue reading Legal Self Help Should Swipe Right on Google: John Mayer extends the discussion

Cate Blanchett voices ground-breaking advice avatar

Few legal aid agencies could think of hiring an Oscar-winning actress to provide the voice of an  avatar to answer online questions from the public. Still fewer could link the actress with a successful artificial intelligence expert who is himself an Oscar-winner. However, this option has been open to Australia’s National Disability Insurance Agency. It … Continue reading Cate Blanchett voices ground-breaking advice avatar

Ontario’s new technology challenge

One of the recommendations of the Legal Education Foundation’s 2014 report on digital delivery for those on low incomes was that: ‘the Lord Chancellor and the Ministry of Justice should take a lead in the delivery of digital legal services by fostering and celebrating provision, for example through national annual awards’. Well, while we were … Continue reading Ontario’s new technology challenge