This is a lightly edited version of a presentation to an International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) webinar last week. It may be helpful to begin by making explicit the basis on which I am talking. You are getting the view of a UK lawyer from a not for profit sector background with a practical interest in … Continue reading Technology, Access to Justice and Covid 19: the Mustard Approach
Those involved in administering legal aid cannot help but notice that a legal tech revolution is spreading like an Australian bushfire through the legal profession. They must wonder whether they should get stuck in and, depending on their orientation, look for savings or opportunities to extend services. And if their own intellectual curiosity is not … Continue reading Ten Things Legal Aid Administrators Need to Know about A2JTech
This is an edited version of a presentation at the University of Ulster Legal Innovation Centre yesterday and is a summary of some of the positive and negative effects of technology on legal services.The point of this presentation is not to take the title as raising a binary choice: it is to explore the ways in … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: a help or hindrance?
The recently published Engine Room report has some helpful content on implementation of tech projects in an access to justice context. If you are involved in this field, you need it to read it yourself. This is a summary of seven lessons inspired by its content. The Engine Room analysis is mainly in quotes. Much … Continue reading Back to the Engine Room: Seven Lessons on Implementation
Jim Sandman, the President of the US Legal Services Corporation, told the opening session of its annual conference on technical issues that it was his best conference of the year. You could see that, as the head of an organisation once more facing a hostile presidency, this could well be true. In New Orleans for … Continue reading Technology in the Big Easy