Category Archives: Legal Aid Administrations

Rethinking Legal Aid: a lesson from Scotland

The Scottish Government has published an independent strategic review on legal aid. The truly truly shocking thing for an English reviewer is that it is the kind of document that is now impossible to conceive south of the border in England and Wales. The Scottish Government had the confidence to give the task to a … Continue reading Rethinking Legal Aid: a lesson from Scotland

Legal Aid and Technology: domestic and global leadership

Legal aid administrations come in all sorts of shapes and sizes – from the minimalist sub-departments of Ministries in New Zealand and England and Wales to the independent management role of the US Legal Services Corporation (LSC). But, whatever their role, they face a situation where technology is transforming legal services where, in the words … Continue reading Legal Aid and Technology: domestic and global leadership

Five Things We Learnt from #WiredJustice

#WiredJustice was a conference organised by Legal Aid Ontario to follow the annual meeting of Canada’s Association of Legal Aid Plans which was held at a resort north of Toronto last week. Its subject was the impact of technology on access to justice and legal aid. The audience was not large but the programme was … Continue reading Five Things We Learnt from #WiredJustice

Law, Technology and Legal Aid Administration

Legal aid administrations clearly have a role in the advance of technology and access to justice. At least in Canada, you generally have a freedom of movement which may seem somewhat constrained to you but is significantly behind the Legal Aid Agency in England. This has become a part of the Ministry of Justice. You … Continue reading Law, Technology and Legal Aid Administration