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?
1 April People’s Law School in British Columbia gets praise on Twitter for exemplary lay out of answers to common legal questions raised by Covid 19. It demonstrates nice use of Q and A; drop down information; and individual stories. The best presentation of this type anywhere in the world? Gemma Bryne of Citizens Advice … Continue reading That was the Month that Was: April 2020
We are all dealing with the unprecedented shock of Covid 19. We are doing that, in most jurisdictions, while being physically isolated. This is not a good time and it will not end soon. The impact of the pandemic will get worse, for us both collectively and individually. One saving grace is, however, that we … Continue reading Covid 19: We Are Not Alone
Kate Fazio This is an initial note on how Justice Connect has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the first of what will be a series of articles on agencies’ response around the world intended to inform and inspire people engaged in the same processes but in different jurisdictions. At Justice Connect, as the impacts of COVID-19 … Continue reading Response to Covid 19: Justice Connect in Australia
The theme of international collaboration, opened up by LSC President Jim Sandman yesterday, continued in a session at the Corporation’s conference this morning. This was led by Australia’s Justice Connect (whose Brendan Lacota was physically present with Kate Fazio attending by video), Dave Nolette of British Columbia’s Justice Education Society (JES) and myself. All three of … Continue reading Crossing Ponds: Pushing Frontiers