The star of a recent conference on the court modernisation programme from the Westminster Legal Policy Forum was Yvonne Gallagher, the National Audit Office’s (NAO) digital transformation officer. She was announced as going to say ‘from her point of view, it’s all about money’. The NAO has, indeed, hammered the programme and its sponsoring department … Continue reading Court Modernisation: what was the point again?
What are the top ten themes in the ongoing development of technology in access to justice to be gleaned from last week’s Legal Services Corporation conference? This is my selection. They are unavoidably coloured by the prejudices and experience of a Brit. The full nuance of the local may well not have been appreciated. Anyway, … Continue reading The US, technology and access to civil justice: the top ten lessons for a passing Brit
A unifying thread for the second day of the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology conference might be ‘process’. A word of caution here. A fellow delegate tweeted about yesterday’s piece on the first day. This, he said, ’gave me a look at an entirely different conference from the one that I’m attending’. He did … Continue reading Process, scientific methodology and the empirical approach: Day Two of the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology conference
Harvard Law School has clearly cottoned on to the value of Richard Susskind. Earlier this year, they gave him a virtual book launch for Online Courts and the Future of Justice. And apparently got a world wide audience of over 1,000. On Friday, its Center on the Legal Profession had him back again to front … Continue reading Richard Susskind, Harvard Law School and Remote Courts: The Lamborghini and the Brits
Covid 19 is causing disruption to courts around the globe. There has been a rush to go online. The House of Commons Justice Committee held a hearing this morning to establish the consequences. For us, there are, it would seem at least three. First, time should be up on articulations of national exceptionalism by domestic … Continue reading ‘Justice must not trump efficiency’: Remote Courts, Covid 19 and the Justice Committee