Illinois Goes Wiki: Edit Now – going forward, looking backward

Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) is one of the foremost legal triage sites for low income users in the US, and thereby the world. Its website has been praised already as ‘the best in the country’ by the Legal Services Corporation’s David Bonebrake. Now the organisation has come up with an idea for both improving … Continue reading Illinois Goes Wiki: Edit Now – going forward, looking backward

In Praise of Video in a Legal Clinic

Jack Fleming Video conferencing is a readily available, inexpensive tool which can be used by legal clinics to increase efficiency and reach more clients. North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic located in Brampton, Ontario (near Toronto). Brampton is large city (the fourth largest in Ontario), growing at an explosive rate, … Continue reading In Praise of Video in a Legal Clinic

Poor People and Legal Tech: a short overview of where we are now

There can be no doubt of legal tech’s impaction the legal commercial market. Over 4,000 attended the latest ILTACON US conference and more than 2,000 the London LegalGeek equivalent. One estimate of the current US spend on legal tech is $1.5bn on software alone: another states ‘Some estimates value the market size at as much as $400 billion’. … Continue reading Poor People and Legal Tech: a short overview of where we are now

Justice Connect: Gateway to a new digital world?

Justice Connect (JC), which recently released its Dear Landlord app assisting tenants, has now taken a step forward on a wider product: the online intake tool that is part of its wider Gateway Project. Someone at JC clearly has learned the art of the deal. Dear Landlord was a collaboration with Neota Logic and the … Continue reading Justice Connect: Gateway to a new digital world?

Online Dispute Resolution, Tribunals and Measurement of Success

The modernisation programme for England and Wales affects not only courts but also tribunals. Sir Ernest Ryder, the Senior Tribunal President, gave a recent speech summarising progress. He put down some important markers for how both the absorption of the tribunals within the court administration, undertaken as the result of legislation in 2007, and the … Continue reading Online Dispute Resolution, Tribunals and Measurement of Success