Category Archives: legal aid

‘Legal Aid Is Only Part of the Answer’:  an interview with Amanda Finlay 

After a career in what is now the Ministry of Justice, Amanda Finlay CBE has been involved in a number of not for profit organisations concerned with access to justice and, in particular, the assistance of litigants in person (self-represented litigants). She is chair of the public legal education charity Law for Life. Her career … Continue reading ‘Legal Aid Is Only Part of the Answer’:  an interview with Amanda Finlay 

The Legal Profession and Legal Services after Covid 19: an access to justice perspective

We need to consider the impact of Covid 19 on the legal profession and the delivery of legal services. And in this, just as in the physical transmission of the disease, the underlying weakness of the body politic will play a major part. For us as individuals, this is not a good time to suffer … Continue reading The Legal Profession and Legal Services after Covid 19: an access to justice perspective

Ten Things Legal Aid Administrators Need to Know about A2JTech

Those involved in administering legal aid cannot help but notice that a legal tech revolution is spreading like an Australian bushfire through the legal profession. They must wonder whether they should get stuck in and, depending on their orientation, look for savings or opportunities to extend services. And if their own intellectual curiosity is not … Continue reading Ten Things Legal Aid Administrators Need to Know about A2JTech

Language, technology and meaning at the Ministry of Justice

In the modern way, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) for England and Wales runs a number of blogs. This is generally a good thing; it allows a personal element to otherwise corporate communication; it means that staff can discuss their work informally to a general public. A recent post on the MOJ digital and technology … Continue reading Language, technology and meaning at the Ministry of Justice