Tag Archives: Legal services

Access to justice and interactive digital provision

One of the most promising developments in online advice provision is the gradual exploration of the interactive possibilities of the internet. A number of advice websites – such as Victoria Legal Aid’s Legal Checker– now incorporate elements of Q and As to narrow down relevant areas of information which are then given in familiar linear … Continue reading Access to justice and interactive digital provision

Project Callisto: innovation, technology and justice

Project Callisto is a US ‘non-profit organization that develops technology to combat sexual assault and harassment.’ Its founder and CEO is Jessica Ladd. On the back of a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, she has received a wave of recent publicity, rolling across the Atlantic as far as UK Guardian newspaper – albeit once in … Continue reading Project Callisto: innovation, technology and justice

From Stormy Daniels to Stephen Hawking: crowdfunding takes off

Stormy Daniels does it. She uses digitally based crowdfunding for her trailblazing litigation ‘to speak honestly and openly to the American people about my relationship with now President Donald Trump and the intimidation and tactics used against me’. She is even willing to pay back the $130,000 she was paid for her silence: as at … Continue reading From Stormy Daniels to Stephen Hawking: crowdfunding takes off

The Legal Aid Review in England and Wales: Four Starters

The legal aid cuts implemented by the Coalition Government in 2012 through the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASP)) were severe. Their prime aim was intended to ‘make significant savings to the cost of the scheme’.  And they did – reducing expenditure by about a third. Now the Ministry of Justice … Continue reading The Legal Aid Review in England and Wales: Four Starters