Technology’s role in access to justice makes a fertile topic for an academic conference. Certainly, that is the lesson from ‘The Future of Law: Technology, Innovation and Access to Justice’ organised jointly by the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The topic encourages a nice mixture of an international approach, … Continue reading Technology tactical and strategic in the service of access to justice
There can be no doubt of legal tech’s impaction the legal commercial market. Over 4,000 attended the latest ILTACON US conference and more than 2,000 the London LegalGeek equivalent. One estimate of the current US spend on legal tech is $1.5bn on software alone: another states ‘Some estimates value the market size at as much as $400 billion’. … Continue reading Poor People and Legal Tech: a short overview of where we are now
Legal Choices: ‘Putting you in the driving seat with your lawyer’ Legal Choices is a website jointly run by the statutory regulators of legal services in England and Wales. There are currently no fewer than eight of these, ranging from the more traditional – the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board – to the … Continue reading Legal Choices and Future Options
Tony Joseph volunteers some general thoughts on how technology might improve legal services for people on low incomes – some of which are at odds with those expressed elsewhere in this blog but all of which give an interesting insight from someone outside of legal services. Using technology to serve legal aid is nothing new. A … Continue reading How Technology Can Help Legal Aid Services Run More Efficiently: a technologist’s view
The latest annual review for 2017-8 of developments in the digital delivery of legal services to people on low incomes has just been published by the Legal Education Foundation. Reading this is, of course, an essential for all in the field – just as much were the reports for the previous year , 2016 and … Continue reading Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes 2017-8: what you need to know.