Category Archives: ODR

Online Dispute Resolution

A2J Tech in the US: #LSCITC Part I

Get to my age and you develop a pretty high intolerance level for conferences – online or off. You get more intolerant; more arrogant about what you think you know already; more easily bored; more demanding of content, presentation and presenters. But I  am a longtime fan of the Legal Services Corporation’s annual technology conference … Continue reading A2J Tech in the US: #LSCITC Part I

Regulation and Access to Justice: a new initiative

Regulation of legal practice is a major issue for access to justice in the United States and other jurisdictions that have followed its model.   In England in Wales, regulation is much looser but, nevertheless, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is working on its response to recommendations in a report from researchers at the University of … Continue reading Regulation and Access to Justice: a new initiative

Digital accessibility: ten top lessons from the latest research

The ability of people to access and use digital means of communication is, of course, vital to the development of law as a digital platform and the provision of access to justice. The territory of digital inclusion and exclusion can become the site of a rather staged battle between techno-philes and phobes. For example, Richard … Continue reading Digital accessibility: ten top lessons from the latest research

Justice, a Digital Platform, a Theory of Everything and the World Bank

The World Bank is a major international institution. It believes in promoting access to justice as integral to commercial success. The Bank proclaims the ‘critical role of justice for fostering a healthy business environment, enhancing growth, improving access to public services (particularly for the poor), curbing corruption and restraining the abuse of power.’ It has recently … Continue reading Justice, a Digital Platform, a Theory of Everything and the World Bank

You say ‘Expunction’, We say ‘Rehabilitation’: questions about going forward

‘Expungement’ or ‘expunction’ are not words in the UK lawyer’s lexicon. They describe the legal process, to use a definition provided by the Legal Services Corporation, ‘that seals or removes certain criminal records through court petition’. The equivalent for us in England and Wales would be the operation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. The … Continue reading You say ‘Expunction’, We say ‘Rehabilitation’: questions about going forward