Research and Evaluation: MylawBC under the microscope

Two documents produced for the Legal Services Society of British Columbia merit international attention. Both relate to evaluations of MyLawBC.com. One is an analysis by external consultants of the website. The other is a specific study by another consultant of outcomes and is intended as a broader  ‘investigation into developing an appropriate benchmark for guided … Continue reading Research and Evaluation: MylawBC under the microscope

Law Technology and Access to Justice: no killer app but much to think about 

This presentation attempts to set out where we are now in the application of technology to access to justice. I  want to explore a framework will help us to comprehend the different currents of development. If you would like the takeaway up front: there is no ‘killer app’; there are broad and uneven developments over … Continue reading Law Technology and Access to Justice: no killer app but much to think about 

Justice in the Digital State: a must read

Joe Tomlinson, who combines posts at the Public Law Project (PLP) and King’s College London, has done us a double favour. He has written Justice in the Digital State: assessing the next revolution in administrative justice, which takes forward thinking about the impact of the web on aspects of litigation funding, tribunal services and administrative justice. … Continue reading Justice in the Digital State: a must read

Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Justice: lighting a beacon

I worked for the Law Society of England and Wales in the dead days as it abdicated – pretty shamefully – its regulatory function. Since then, it has struggled to find a role as a combination of representative and public interest institution.  However, the publication this week of its paper on algorithms in the criminal … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Justice: lighting a beacon

Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice: Hitting the Wall

Two days ago, I attended The Artificial Intelligence in Legal Services summit to promote a Law Society report on algorithm use in the criminal justice system. The publication merits its own, later, post. The day, not without its problems, however, raised issues about Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice. Indulge me for a minute before we … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice: Hitting the Wall