Tag Archives: Innovation

Technology and the Delivery of Family Law

Family law: distinct but similar  The delivery of family law has a number of particular characteristics. it is a major area of court activity and legal practice in almost all jurisdictions – reflecting the social prevalence of family problems. In 2020, there were just over 100,000 divorces granted in England and Wales. Throw in partners, … Continue reading Technology and the Delivery of Family Law

Poverty, Technology and Government:  Justice and legal assistance for people on low incomes in the 2020s

Covid 19 provides a fitting closure to the 2010s, effectively the opening decade in the development of technology to serve access to justice. And May 2021 will mark five years of this blog. So, this seems a good time for reflection. But, rather than looking backwards, let’s look forward to what the next decade will bring.  Below is the synopsis … Continue reading Poverty, Technology and Government:  Justice and legal assistance for people on low incomes in the 2020s

Covid 19, technology and access to justice – Part 2 – changes to the service model

The first response of access to justice organisations to Covid 19 was to accommodate to the immediate closure of offices and the internal demands of the remote working of staff. That was covered in a previous post. This one covers the potential long-term effect of Covid 19 if it creates a ‘new normal’ where organisations begin … Continue reading Covid 19, technology and access to justice – Part 2 – changes to the service model

Technology tactical and strategic in the service of access to justice

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

Poor People and Legal Tech: a short overview of where we are now

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