Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

Technology and Access to Justice: a snapshot from an Access to Justice in Technology Fellow

Sara Agate, MPH, JD Candidate 2019 The Access to Justice in Technology Fellowships  that began a few years ago were the brainchild of Miguel Willis. I was a member in the second cohort, 2018 Access to Justice Tech Fellows, which spanned across the USA in legal aid organisations and legal tech companies in varying projects from the super … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: a snapshot from an Access to Justice in Technology Fellow

Legal empowerment – dodging the bullet but spreading the fire

Stay in the same place long enough and what goes around, comes around. Thus it was that ‘legal empowerment’ as a goal of legal services has emerged again almost as if no one else remembered the 1970s. It was then a big issue among UK law centres (and no, doubt, others) split on whether the point … Continue reading Legal empowerment – dodging the bullet but spreading the fire

Online Dispute Resolution in the Justice System: ten points on not ‘paving the cow path’

Shannon Salter is the chair of British Columbia’s Cvil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). As interest in the tribunal grows, she clearly spends more and more of  her time on the road satisfying growing international interest. And, if you are interested in online tribunals then you should go online and watch her Sir Brian Neill lecture given … Continue reading Online Dispute Resolution in the Justice System: ten points on not ‘paving the cow path’

Technology and Leadership: the Civil Justice Council forum on access to justice

The Methodist Central Hall in London was, in some ways, rather an appropriate venue for the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to hold its 7th national forum on access to justice on Friday. I was brought up a generic non-conformist. The Methodists seemed uncertain – even to a teenage member – whether they were heirs to … Continue reading Technology and Leadership: the Civil Justice Council forum on access to justice

ODR in the courts: in prison the one time it could have been the champion of the world

Remember that old song of Bob Dylan’s about Hurricane Carter? It contains the lines – ‘the authorities … put  him in a prison cell the one time he could a-been The Champion of the world.’  They have intermittently resonated around my head for over 40 years. The words came back as I walked down to St Paul’s … Continue reading ODR in the courts: in prison the one time it could have been the champion of the world