The potential role of technology in the delivery of access to justice remains contested. All round the world, there are respected and established advice workers and lawyers who assert the primacy – sometimes the exclusivity – of face to face interaction with low income clients. But, let’s sidestep the big abstract battles and take the … Continue reading Ten Ways in which Technology can expand access to justice
LexisNexis, the international legal technology company and publisher, provided one of the most interesting contributions to the Civil Justice Council’s December forum in London from its committee on litigants in person. Senior executives Christian Fleck and James Harper presented what the former called the ‘foundation for a ten year vision’ of the impact that the … Continue reading LexisNexis extends a hand
John Mayer originally posted this contribution on January 25, 2018 on the CALI Spotlight blog and it is reproduced with permission. In it, John takes up the argument advanced earlier. He is, reasonably enough concerned with the specific position in the US but the issue of co-operation with commercial interests – and particularly one of the Big Four … Continue reading Legal Self Help Should Swipe Right on Google: John Mayer extends the discussion
The phrase ‘Let’s sleep with Google’ – as reported in a recent interview with John Mayer – has a certain resonance. There seems value in exploring what insights it might offer. And that depends on its meaning or, better, meanings – of which there might be a number. ‘Sleeping with Google’ in this context might … Continue reading Sleeping with Google: what might that mean?
Three companies important to the use of technology in access to justice have been absorbed within large commercial conglomerates in the last few months. This has not affected the continued growth of small legal start ups. For the time being, they continue to pro-literate: Stanford University’s CodeX website currently has a curated US list of … Continue reading Avvo, Modria and HotDocs: are the big fish taking over and does it matter?