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
Over the last couple of days, LegalGeek has held two conferences in London. Both were sell outs – 2000 at the general and 200 at the specialist gatherings. The main one was the third in an annual series with last year’s reported here. The subsidiary day was a new venture – orientated toward design. Both … Continue reading Lessons from Shoreditch: LegalGeek, the tin man and 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
How will artificial intelligence (AI) impact on the access to justice sector of the legal services market? Clearly, it will have a major effect on the commercial sector of law and the Law Society of England and Wales is but the latest professional body to provide what it calls a ‘horizon scanning’ view of its … Continue reading How will artificial intelligence impact on access to justice?
Yesterday, London saw its second large law technology conference in six months, the British Legal Technology Forum (BLTF) 2018. This was, in some ways, very similar to the Legal Geek conference held in October. Both had attendances of over 1000; both took place in prestigious London venues (BLTF in the beautifully restored Thameside fish market, … Continue reading Second Big Law London Legal Tech conference