Category Archives: innovation

US conference justifies wider focus

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the US federal legal aid funder, has successfully – on the basis of its first day – revamped its annual technology conference to give it a wider focus. In past years, this has been based around the Technology Initiative Grant Program on which it spends around 1 per cent of … Continue reading US conference justifies wider focus

ABA Center for Innovation: a new kid on the block struggling for space?

The ABA Center for Innovation, formed in 2016 as the result of report by the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, published its first annual report just before Christmas. This showcases its programs. The center is reticent – that is to say silent – on the size of its budget. And the ABA … Continue reading ABA Center for Innovation: a new kid on the block struggling for space?

HIIL, the Justice Accelerator and its Annual Innovation Conference: thoughtful development in action

There is little than you can teach The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) about innovation, promotion and presentation. For that reason, the form of its annual innovation conference was unsurprising. Among the more conventional sessions, we were entertained, at times, by dance and video. In the breaks, you could also spend time in … Continue reading HIIL, the Justice Accelerator and its Annual Innovation Conference: thoughtful development in action

The Open Economy and its Enemies

Samsung has sponsored a document extolling the ‘Open Economy’. The message is that the digital revolution has so changed the world that ‘for businesses and governments to thrive … they will need to completely rethink the meaning of work in the 21st century and who does it.’ By 2020,  the ‘building blocks for a new economic … Continue reading The Open Economy and its Enemies

The Future of Law: New South Wales weighs in

The Law Society of New South Wales has added its contribution to studies of what is coming to legal services with The Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (flip). This followed a commission inquiry inspired by the American Bar Association’s equivalent. It has given rise to a report which is comparable – though … Continue reading The Future of Law: New South Wales weighs in