Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

Is ‘User-Centred Legal Design’ a ‘game changer’ for access to justice? 

The concept of ‘legal design’ is one of the most exciting products of the current period of technological innovation. It merits really serious examination because it seeks to put the user at the centre of any reform.  Legal design has been a force for about a decade.  Stanford University’s D. School and Legal Design Lab … Continue reading Is ‘User-Centred Legal Design’ a ‘game changer’ for access to justice? 

Poverty, Technology and Government:  Justice and legal assistance for people on low incomes in the 2020s

Covid 19 provides a fitting closure to the 2010s, effectively the opening decade in the development of technology to serve access to justice. And May 2021 will mark five years of this blog. So, this seems a good time for reflection. But, rather than looking backwards, let’s look forward to what the next decade will bring.  Below is the synopsis … Continue reading Poverty, Technology and Government:  Justice and legal assistance for people on low incomes in the 2020s

January 2021: what did I miss?

1 January  Adobe Flash Player ‘laid to rest’, reports BBC. 3 January ‘As Uber parks its plans for robotaxis, experts admit the autonomous vehicle challenge is bigger than anticipated,’ reports Guardian. 4 January ‘Slack messaging service suffers global outage,’ says Guardian. 5 January Children’s Commissioner calls for broadband companies ‘to step up’ in terms of … Continue reading January 2021: what did I miss?

Signposts from New Zealand

New Zealand and the United Kingdom have historically had close ties of economy and politics. These were closer, of course, before the UK turned its face to Europe and shafted the Kiwi agricultural economy in the 1970s. But, now we may grow back together again as small island nations outside the major trading blocs. Whatever … Continue reading Signposts from New Zealand

From Africa Legal Innovation Week to the end of Adobe Flash: the stories of December 2020

1 December Africa Legal Innovation Week 2020 kicks off with opening of a four day virtual conference from Nairobi. ABA Journal publishes article by Danielle Braff on ‘What law firms and legal organisations should consider before creating their own apps’. All sensible advice on mission clarity and finance for both profit and not for profit … Continue reading From Africa Legal Innovation Week to the end of Adobe Flash: the stories of December 2020