Tag Archives: access to justice

Bridging the Gap: A2J Tech and the US – #LSCITC Part 3

Coverage of two projects complete this series of articles on the Legal Services Corporation’s recent technology conference. They both focus on assistance for people with legal problems but without legal representation. One relates to the provision of dedicated advice and assistance terminals, ‘legal kiosks’, and the other on helping the unrepresented through the process of … Continue reading Bridging the Gap: A2J Tech and the US – #LSCITC Part 3

A2J Tech in the US: #LSCITC Part I

Get to my age and you develop a pretty high intolerance level for conferences – online or off. You get more intolerant; more arrogant about what you think you know already; more easily bored; more demanding of content, presentation and presenters. But I  am a longtime fan of the Legal Services Corporation’s annual technology conference … Continue reading A2J Tech in the US: #LSCITC Part I

Justice, a Digital Platform, a Theory of Everything and the World Bank

The World Bank is a major international institution. It believes in promoting access to justice as integral to commercial success. The Bank proclaims the ‘critical role of justice for fostering a healthy business environment, enhancing growth, improving access to public services (particularly for the poor), curbing corruption and restraining the abuse of power.’ It has recently … Continue reading Justice, a Digital Platform, a Theory of Everything and the World Bank

The Circle of Virtuous Communication

At the end of the second day of the Berlin Conference on Technology, Innovation and Access to Justice, just before we went home, co-organiser Siddarth de Souza got us to play with the lego box. The task was to demonstrate something about the future of the discussion we had just had. This allows you to … Continue reading The Circle of Virtuous Communication

A Universal Basic Income, Technology and Access to Justice

The notion of a ‘universal basic income’ (UBI) is one of the ideas which is floating around Silicon Valley.  It gets this explanation in Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s The Second Machine Age: ‘the government [would] distribute an equal amount of money to everyone in the country each year, without doing any means of testing or other … Continue reading A Universal Basic Income, Technology and Access to Justice