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
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?
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
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
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