Looking at the application of tech to access to justice requires split vision. On the one hand, you need to be sensitive to the incremental improvements possible to existing procedures. On the other, you need an eye on how tech is developing more widely in society and, therefore, how it will affect the societal context … Continue reading The Importance of Being, Sophia.
Adventurous Canadian legal management software company Clio is extending its reach into the global legal aid market – with typical brio. The firm already has a deal with the Law Society of England and Wales for a specifically tailored product. It has garnered approval – proclaims its website – from 66 Bar Associations and equivalents … Continue reading Game On in Legal Aid Case Management
Much innovative use of technology in the service of access to justice has proved pretty random. There are a number of reasons from this – many of them related to low levels of funding and relatively small institutional players. No doubt, much development will continue in this way, probably more so as the access to … Continue reading Discerning Patterns and Moving Beyond the Random: Unbundling 2.0
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
In the 2010s, before the pandemic struck, a capacity to provide legal services remotely was seen as somewhat exotic and heralding the arrival of new entity, the ‘virtual lawyer’. ‘”Virtual law firms” are redefining how legal practices operate and the services they offer,’ announced publishers Wolters Kluwer in a blog published in a pre-Covid January 2019. Most … Continue reading Remote working and access to justice