Category Archives: legal tech

Designing out discretion: self-executing laws and the Holy Grail

Can discretion be designed out of the legal system and automation encouraged? Would that be another possible ‘game changer’? Might law and its enforcement become more ‘self-executing’ – eliminating the need for expensive individualised assistance? If this could be done to any large extent, it would be of massive assistance to those affected. Their need for legal … Continue reading Designing out discretion: self-executing laws and the Holy Grail

September 2020: what happened in technology and access to justice?

1 September Scottish government announces funds for technology in the service of debt advice: ‘More than £2.4 million will be distributed among a number of advice organisations to expand their services and invest in more effective methods to help individuals with problem debt. The investment will assist projects offering face to face advice using video … Continue reading September 2020: what happened in technology and access to justice?

Technology and Legal Services: inspiration from successful bids to the US Legal Services Corporation?

The results are in for the latest round of funding by the US Legal Services Corporation for technical initiative grants. This is the biggest and longest established A2J tech funding programme in the world. So, it may be worth looking at the grants awarded for inspiration elsewhere. The grant programme is approved by the US … Continue reading Technology and Legal Services: inspiration from successful bids to the US Legal Services Corporation?