‘Legal Aid Is Only Part of the Answer’:  an interview with Amanda Finlay 

After a career in what is now the Ministry of Justice, Amanda Finlay CBE has been involved in a number of not for profit organisations concerned with access to justice and, in particular, the assistance of litigants in person (self-represented litigants). She is chair of the public legal education charity Law for Life. Her career … Continue reading ‘Legal Aid Is Only Part of the Answer’:  an interview with Amanda Finlay 

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

Public legal education, technology and democracy: Lisa Wintersteiger

Lisa Wintersteiger is chief executive of Law for Life, a UK public legal education charity that also runs  AdviceNow.  How did you get involved in the advice world? I cut my teeth very young. I was just 18 when I started work at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Darlington, County Durham. It was 1998. I … Continue reading Public legal education, technology and democracy: Lisa Wintersteiger

A Story of Diversity and Documents: Claudia Johnson

Claudia Johnson is Program Manager at Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Interactive What is your background? I have had a fun and interesting life. A lot of it was not by my design. My family left San Salvador because of the civil war.  By 1981, my father decided it was not safe. My parents decided it … Continue reading A Story of Diversity and Documents: Claudia Johnson

September 2020: what happened in technology and access to justice?

1 September Scottish government announces funds for technology in the service of debt advice: ‘More than £2.4 million will be distributed among a number of advice organisations to expand their services and invest in more effective methods to help individuals with problem debt. The investment will assist projects offering face to face advice using video … Continue reading September 2020: what happened in technology and access to justice?