Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

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

Activist Lawyers, Virtual Conferences and Setting a High Bar

The Law Centres Network (LCN) for England and Wales is spending this afternoon wrapping up its four day virtual conference on the theme of ‘activist lawyers’. There is just the final afternoon session; the Christmas Karaoke; the participative murder mysteries; the presentation of lifetime achievement awards and the ruminations of law centres’ favourite ex-minister Willy … Continue reading Activist Lawyers, Virtual Conferences and Setting a High Bar

Richard Susskind, Harvard Law School and Remote Courts:  The Lamborghini and the Brits

Harvard Law School has clearly cottoned on to the value of Richard Susskind. Earlier this year, they gave him a virtual book launch for Online Courts and the Future of Justice. And apparently got a world wide audience of over 1,000. On Friday, its Center on the Legal Profession had him back again to front … Continue reading Richard Susskind, Harvard Law School and Remote Courts:  The Lamborghini and the Brits

An Australian Initiative Tested by Essex Vegetables

JusticeConnect is a feisty Australian legal NGO that has come up with a number of interesting technological innovations in the access to justice field. This month, it has announced a Not-for-Profit Rules Tool which, for both personal and professional reasons, has got me rather excited. This is because I mix an interest in technology with … Continue reading An Australian Initiative Tested by Essex Vegetables

COVID 19 and Legal Aid: the benefits of Anglo-American comparison

Global epidemics make cross-national comparisons of public policy easier. At its most brutal, the relative body count invites a comparative analysis of public health policy. The legal system of each jurisdiction has had to respond to what are essentially identical problems. So, you can learn quite a lot from attempts to account for the impact … Continue reading COVID 19 and Legal Aid: the benefits of Anglo-American comparison