Tag Archives: internet legal advice

Online portals and general sources of information, advice and referral

Many jurisdictions have a lead site or sites which provides some combination of information, assistance and referral. The balance between the three functions differs which makes comparison difficult – but not impossible. This, however, is the direction in which we should go. It is notable that the last year has been characterised less by any … Continue reading Online portals and general sources of information, advice and referral

Another country; another way

The US Legal Services Corporation is promoting a blog which tracks progress on one of its key technology projects – access to justice portals for two contrasting states, Hawaii and Alaska, which will hopefully serve as a model for others. The project is a partnership with Pro Bono Net (which is what you expect: a … Continue reading Another country; another way

Technology and access to justice: a consultation

This post is different. No aspiration here for a polished pearl of perspicacity on a topical issue of the moment. This takes you into a work in progress and offers an opportunity to comment on a task which has proved particularly, and rather surprisingly, difficult. The aim is to produce a framework for analysing technology … Continue reading Technology and access to justice: a consultation

Ten Ways in which Technology can expand access  to justice

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

Goodbye, Rechtwijzer: hello, Justice42

The Dutch Rechtwijzer, the poster child of the internet revolution in legal advice and online dispute resolution, has proved financially unsustainable. The three-year collaboration between the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HIIL), the Dutch Legal Aid Board and the US firm Modria will be dissolved by July. From the ashes will arise Justice42 … Continue reading Goodbye, Rechtwijzer: hello, Justice42