The line between the role of the courts and the preliminary identification of causes of action ready for Online Dispute Resolution has been highlighted both in a speech by senior judge, Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, and also in a very practical way at an innovative hackathon held last weekend. Sir Terence … Continue reading We can see clearly now … Online Courts and Disruption
The Rechtwijzer was – and remains – an important project whose one-time global eminence and now demise merits a good deal of contemplation of the kind that Professor Maurits Barendrecht gave in a earlier post a couple of days ago. This was a development which, from its beginnings in 2007, set a new agenda for providers … Continue reading Classical Lessons from the Rechtwijzer: a conversation with Professor Barendrecht
Modria, the US company that teamed up with the Hague Institute for Internationalisation of Law to produce the innovative and interactive Rechtwijzer ODR platform, was taken over as of 30 May 2017 and subsumed with a much larger company, Tyler Technologies Inc. Modria was formed in 2011; headquartered in San Jose, California; and its ODR … Continue reading Team Rechtwijzer: the breakup continues
The origin of ‘triage’, which I always took to be division into three, turns out to be the French word for selection. So, in essence, triage can be separation into any number. It is, however, often taken to be three and, in medical terms, usually signifies in an emergency situation the dying, the surviving and … Continue reading Triage portals – three gets challenged by four
The failure of the Rechtwijzer, the symbol of what was to be the brave new world of mass digital legal services aimed at those on low incomes, raises a question about the future. Were the digital naysayers right? A recent post from veteran commentator and tireless compiler Delia Venables in her Internet Newsletter for Lawyers widens … Continue reading The Forward March of Digital Halted: or only checked?