Understandably perhaps, news of the winners of the Legal Access Challenge in England and Wales made little headway against the blanket coverage of the coronavirus epidemic outside some of the specialist legal media. This is a pity. The challenge identified two ultimate winners – the FLOWS (Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors) project and the chatbot … Continue reading Two winners of Legal Access Challenge: signs of spring for legal tech and a2j?
Friday saw the final conference in Jimmy Vestbrick’s and LegalGeek’s hard working week. This was its offering on Law for Good. The fast-paced range of speakers – to which those attending all three days were, no doubt, becoming accustomed – provides an opportunity to review where we are now. So, let’s take their content and … Continue reading Law for Good: taking stock of A2JTech
The winners have been announced of the government-funded Legal Access Challenge run by NESTA (once the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). With more money forthcoming during the process, eight, rather than the originally conceived four, bids were successful and revealed a wide range of different approaches. … Continue reading The Legal Access Challenge: a judicial assessment
Two recent developments in London are significant both domestically and internationally. The first was the formal launch of the ‘Legal Access Challenge” by NESTA, once the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. This is part of the £700,000 ($882,000) project overseen by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The other is the creation of an … Continue reading Challenging Times
There is a lot of activity happening under the umbrella of artificial intelligence. In this country and in the field of access to justice, much of it is, however prospective – promised rather than realised. In the US, matters are further ahead and there are interesting developments like the Learned Hands gamification of problem classification … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice in the US and England and Wales.