Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes: a half year report to December 2017

If you had to summarise global developments – albeit from a UK perspective – on how technology was being used to aid access to justice over the last half of 2017, what would you select as important? In a report for the Legal Education Foundation (which funds this site) I chose four themes: the general … Continue reading Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes: a half year report to December 2017

Rechtwijzer: why online supported dispute resolution is hard to implement 

Maurits Barendrecht (Hague Institute for Innovation of Law and Tilburg University) In March 2017, HiiL, Modria and the Raad voor Rechtsbijstand (the Dutch legal aid board) announced that their cooperation around the Rechtwijzer platform had ended. What happened to this ‘revolutionary’ online justice platform and what are the lessons? This is an edited version of … Continue reading Rechtwijzer: why online supported dispute resolution is hard to implement 

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s Justice Accelerator programme: success for a modern version of Dutch entrepreneurialism

There is not much that you can teach the Hague’s Institute for Innovation of Law ( HiiL) about marketing. It has just produced a glossy brochure in English on its work as a ‘Justice Accelerator’ over the last four years. This began with its Innovating Justice Awards in 2011 and transformed into the accelerator programme … Continue reading The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s Justice Accelerator programme: success for a modern version of Dutch entrepreneurialism

Online courts: enough with the tinkering

Mark Madden, Deputy Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia There is a growing interest in Australia on how design thinking and artificial intelligence can improve access to justice and close the ‘justice gap’ if attendance at a recent forum at RMIT University in Melbourne in early July 6 is anything to go … Continue reading Online courts: enough with the tinkering

ODR: the onward march as seen from The Hague

Well done the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL). It has published a stimulating report on the future of online dispute resolution (ODR) in the courts. This skilfully weaves a narrative argument with external contributions, many made at the ODR conference that HiiL held earlier this year. The report’s concern that external contractors … Continue reading ODR: the onward march as seen from The Hague