Big Sky Thinking in Big Sky Country – the future of automated document assembly

Few readers will be assiduous followers of legal developments in access to justice within the US state of Montana. So the chances are that most missed a recent story. On 7 July, Montana Legal Services tweeted about assistance for former tenants needing help in get return of their security deposit. This included a link to … Continue reading Big Sky Thinking in Big Sky Country – the future of automated document assembly

From Sydney with Love: technology and the international

Last month over 100 people from over 30 countries  met virtually to discuss the state of legal aid globally. Sessions covered a variety of topics including health-justice partnerships, holistic services (very popular), crime, young persons, quality assurance, the impact of Covid, and the services available in the host jurisdiction of New South Wales. Logistically, the … Continue reading From Sydney with Love: technology and the international

Designing and Delivering High Impact Interventions: the experience of Justice Connect

‘In the face of rising levels of unmet legal need, we design and deliver high impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice.’ The Australian organisation, Justice Connect, may not have a snappy statement of purpose but it has one that sets out an ambitious stall. And the organisation’s track record … Continue reading Designing and Delivering High Impact Interventions: the experience of Justice Connect

Law as Code: a legal system shaped by software – a response

Joshua Browder is a provocative, thoughtful and successful entrepreneur. His DoNotPay empire , describing itself as ‘the world’s first robot lawyer’, expands by the day. And he has now in his own words ‘finally published my writing on the future of the legal system’. Mr Browder was raised in Britain but did not get where … Continue reading Law as Code: a legal system shaped by software – a response

From Nomadland to Amazon and on to technology project funding

Have you seen Nomadland yet? Or read the book by Jessica Bruder on which it is based? You should. And for a variety of reasons. Nomadland covers a new US economic and cultural phenomenon – older migrant workers facing the vulnerability of poverty and old age with startling resilience in Recreational Vehicles progressing through stunning … Continue reading From Nomadland to Amazon and on to technology project funding