Category Archives: legal aid

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

Legal aid, technology and the roads to revival

Earlier this week, the Government of British Columbia announced the publication of a report entitled Roads to Revival on legal aid. It was undertaken by Jamie Maclaren QC, a practising lawyer involved in pro bono and student legal advice programs. This makes BC the latest jurisdiction in a long line to provide an analysis of … Continue reading Legal aid, technology and the roads to revival