Tony Joseph volunteers some general thoughts on how technology might improve legal services for people on low incomes – some of which are at odds with those expressed elsewhere in this blog but all of which give an interesting insight from someone outside of legal services. Using technology to serve legal aid is nothing new. A … Continue reading How Technology Can Help Legal Aid Services Run More Efficiently: a technologist’s view
The latest annual review for 2017-8 of developments in the digital delivery of legal services to people on low incomes has just been published by the Legal Education Foundation. Reading this is, of course, an essential for all in the field – just as much were the reports for the previous year , 2016 and … Continue reading Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes 2017-8: what you need to know.
A list of the top 30 Legal Tech blogs, in which this one was flatteringly rated 25th (though there actually seem to be only 27), raises some interesting issues. It was produced by US-based Feedspot which specialises in aggregating the best in various different fields of which law is just one. But, where can you … Continue reading Top Blogs: access to justice and technology
The legal aid cuts implemented by the Coalition Government in 2012 through the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASP)) were severe. Their prime aim was intended to ‘make significant savings to the cost of the scheme’. And they did – reducing expenditure by about a third. Now the Ministry of Justice … Continue reading The Legal Aid Review in England and Wales: Four Starters
Yesterday, London saw its second large law technology conference in six months, the British Legal Technology Forum (BLTF) 2018. This was, in some ways, very similar to the Legal Geek conference held in October. Both had attendances of over 1000; both took place in prestigious London venues (BLTF in the beautifully restored Thameside fish market, … Continue reading Second Big Law London Legal Tech conference