Tag Archives: British Columbia

Outreach by Zoom: the experience of the People’s Law School of BC

A number of access to justice organisations are experimenting with the use of video programmes, like Zoom, to replace traditional outreach work impeded by the pandemic. This was, for example, a topic raised by a speaker from Sheffield Law Centre in the December Law Centre Network conference. But the world leader in this field must … Continue reading Outreach by Zoom: the experience of the People’s Law School of BC

Clio, Practice Management and Venture Capitalism: size may matter

In the competitive – not to say testosterone-laced – world of legal tech, size generally matters. No surprise then that much of the initial coverage of a massive US$250m investment in the Canadian cloud-based case management provider Clio focused on its sheer extent. It was, proudly announced by a slew of Canadian sources from the website … Continue reading Clio, Practice Management and Venture Capitalism: size may matter

Inching towards Interactivity: MylawBC v Citizens Advice

The common features of family breakdown around the world allow transnational comparison of advice provision. So, as examples of two different approaches, let’s put the national citizens advice site for England and Wales against MyLawBC. The latter is a survivor of the Rechtwijzer demise originally developed by the Legal Services Society of British Columbia (LSS) … Continue reading Inching towards Interactivity: MylawBC v Citizens Advice

Small Claims: exploring solutions

The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) in Canada’s British Columbia gets global coverage as the first operational online formal small claims jurisdiction. And, indeed, from 1 June 2017, the tribunal has had small claims jurisdiction over most matters to a value of $CAN5,000 (£3044). However, in some ways, the most interesting aspect of the tribunal is … Continue reading Small Claims: exploring solutions

Legal Aid and Technology: domestic and global leadership

Legal aid administrations come in all sorts of shapes and sizes – from the minimalist sub-departments of Ministries in New Zealand and England and Wales to the independent management role of the US Legal Services Corporation (LSC). But, whatever their role, they face a situation where technology is transforming legal services where, in the words … Continue reading Legal Aid and Technology: domestic and global leadership