Global epidemics make cross-national comparisons of public policy easier. At its most brutal, the relative body count invites a comparative analysis of public health policy. The legal system of each jurisdiction has had to respond to what are essentially identical problems. So, you can learn quite a lot from attempts to account for the impact … Continue reading COVID 19 and Legal Aid: the benefits of Anglo-American comparison
The British state is not having a great pandemic. For example, there are, confusingly, five tests for four levels of alert to be determined by a Joint Biosecurity Centre which seems yet to exist. A blanket quarantine period has been imposed on all entrants to the country, even those (like most of the world) with … Continue reading Technology and Innovation: the strange case of the missing Ministry
What you need to read, know about or follow up in the world of access to justice and technology. 1 January: Veteran US commentator Bob Ambrogi launches the new year by identifying the top ten most significant legal tech developments of the last decade. He begins with ‘The Surge of the Startup” and ends with … Continue reading January 2020: That was the Month that Was
The last session that I attended at the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology Conference last week was entitled ‘Chatbots are so hot’. It covered presentations on ATJ Bot on Tennessee’s Help4TN website, coloured blue and also Chicago’s Rentervention bot, coloured red as above and previously covered in an earlier post. For a review of global progress … Continue reading How Hot are Chatbots?
The theme of international collaboration, opened up by LSC President Jim Sandman yesterday, continued in a session at the Corporation’s conference this morning. This was led by Australia’s Justice Connect (whose Brendan Lacota was physically present with Kate Fazio attending by video), Dave Nolette of British Columbia’s Justice Education Society (JES) and myself. All three of … Continue reading Crossing Ponds: Pushing Frontiers