The concept of ‘legal design’ is one of the most exciting products of the current period of technological innovation. It merits really serious examination because it seeks to put the user at the centre of any reform. Legal design has been a force for about a decade. Stanford University’s D. School and Legal Design Lab … Continue reading Is ‘User-Centred Legal Design’ a ‘game changer’ for access to justice?
The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HIiL) occupies a unique position in the access to justice field. It was once best known for its online dispute resolution package, the Rechtwijzer, which it developed with the Dutch Legal Aid Board and vigorously promoted to similar legal aid providers in developed countries. It then detached itself … Continue reading HIIL: from Palace to Laptop – the 2021 Innovating Justice Forum
HiiL (the Dutch institution best known for the innovative Rechtwijzer programme) held its 2019 innovating justice forum yesterday. This is the ninth in the series so there is a pretty well-honed machine that swings into operation. As ever, there was much that was impressive and at the heart of proceedings were a group of entrepreneurs … Continue reading Innovation and Justice in The Netherlands
Most talk of technology in the service of access to justice takes place in the context of countries with developed economies like the US, UK and Australia. Actually, as a matter of practice, much international talk is restricted further to anglophone countries where cross-communication is easier. But, there are increasing signs that there people and … Continue reading Technology, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment in Developing Countries