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Legal Self Help Should Swipe Right on Google: John Mayer extends the discussion

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

Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes: a half year report to December 2017

If you had to summarise global developments – albeit from a UK perspective – on how technology was being used to aid access to justice over the last half of 2017, what would you select as important? In a report for the Legal Education Foundation (which funds this site) I chose four themes: the general … Continue reading Digital Delivery of Legal Services to People on Low Incomes: a half year report to December 2017

Sleeping with Google: what might that mean?

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?

Avvo, Modria and HotDocs: are the big fish taking over and does it matter?

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?

US conference justifies wider focus

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the US federal legal aid funder, has successfully – on the basis of its first day – revamped its annual technology conference to give it a wider focus. In past years, this has been based around the Technology Initiative Grant Program on which it spends around 1 per cent of … Continue reading US conference justifies wider focus