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
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
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
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?