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
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
Katherine Alteneder is the Consulting Senior Strategic Adviser (effectively the CEO) of the Self-Represented Litigants Network in the United States. Its mission is to connect ‘lawyers, judges and allied professionals who are creating innovative and evidence-based solutions so that self-represented litigants have meaningful access to the courts and get the legal help they need.’ What … Continue reading Self-Represented Litigants and Judicial Accountability: Katherine Alteneder in Conversation
Talk to anyone around the world in every field of legal services. They will agree that Covid-19 has transformed the way in which they work and that technology has been crucial – just as it has in every other sector of the economy. Staff are working differently; services are being reconfigured; organisations are adapting with … Continue reading Covid 19, technology and the access to justice sector: the first phase – remote working