On Thursday last week, the doyen of US legal tech commentators, Bob Ambrogi, assembled a panel from some of his country’s heaviest hitting commercial law firms. The title of his LawNext:Live broadcast was ‘The Innovation Advantage – Driving Client Value in the Midst of COVID-19’. So, we had representatives of Shearman and Stirling (Meredith Williams-Range), … Continue reading What can #BigLaw tell #LittleLaw: lessons from Law Next Live
1 April People’s Law School in British Columbia gets praise on Twitter for exemplary lay out of answers to common legal questions raised by Covid 19. It demonstrates nice use of Q and A; drop down information; and individual stories. The best presentation of this type anywhere in the world? Gemma Bryne of Citizens Advice … Continue reading That was the Month that Was: April 2020
There are some benefits to the current global lockdown. One of them was manifest last Friday. You could watch Georgetown Law’s Iron Tech Lawyer competition in real time from (primarily) Washington DC. The winning entry presented from Hong Kong; the three judges were dispersed throughout the US; and an honourable mention went to Melbourne. The … Continue reading Inspiration and Iron Tech: Georgetown’s competition goes global
Understandably perhaps, news of the winners of the Legal Access Challenge in England and Wales made little headway against the blanket coverage of the coronavirus epidemic outside some of the specialist legal media. This is a pity. The challenge identified two ultimate winners – the FLOWS (Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors) project and the chatbot … Continue reading Two winners of Legal Access Challenge: signs of spring for legal tech and a2j?
March 2020 is the month that we will all remember for Covid 19. It is sobering to recall that, like the First World War, the fatal time appeared to start so relatively uneventfully. Here are a personal selection of the events of the month that are relevant to those involved in access to justice. 2 … Continue reading What a Month that Was: March 2020