Tag Archives: Legal Services Corporation

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

ORBIT: not just a chewing gum

An integrated online referral and booking system is not exactly the most sexy use of technology in the access to justice field. But, Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) claims that its new system, ORBIT, halves the time previously taken and extends the service provided by VLA and  the community legal centres which are now using it. … Continue reading ORBIT: not just a chewing gum

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

LSC Conference Day Two: the pace continues

The second day of the Legal Services Conference Innovations in Technology conference in New Orleans continues its unremitting pace. Nothing really has changed as compared with yesterday – the speakers are as good, the topics as interesting and varied. But there is a general issue reflected in the one plenary session of the day which … Continue reading LSC Conference Day Two: the pace continues

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