‘Expungement’ or ‘expunction’ are not words in the UK lawyer’s lexicon. They describe the legal process, to use a definition provided by the Legal Services Corporation, ‘that seals or removes certain criminal records through court petition’. The equivalent for us in England and Wales would be the operation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. The … Continue reading You say ‘Expunction’, We say ‘Rehabilitation’: questions about going forward
1 January Adobe Flash Player ‘laid to rest’, reports BBC. 3 January ‘As Uber parks its plans for robotaxis, experts admit the autonomous vehicle challenge is bigger than anticipated,’ reports Guardian. 4 January ‘Slack messaging service suffers global outage,’ says Guardian. 5 January Children’s Commissioner calls for broadband companies ‘to step up’ in terms of … Continue reading January 2021: what did I miss?
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
Friday saw the final conference in Jimmy Vestbrick’s and LegalGeek’s hard working week. This was its offering on Law for Good. The fast-paced range of speakers – to which those attending all three days were, no doubt, becoming accustomed – provides an opportunity to review where we are now. So, let’s take their content and … Continue reading Law for Good: taking stock of A2JTech
Americans are emotionally attached to the notion of ‘rebels’. They want to see the tea floating in the harbour; the Harley-Davidson racing across the desert; Clint Eastwood taking an unconventional approach to law enforcement. The attraction may even account, more darkly, for Confederate nostalgia and President Trump support. The ABA Journal has just named its … Continue reading Your Rebel, My Pioneer: Technology, Access to Justice and the ABA