Tag Archives: Self represented litigants

‘Do It Yourself’ does not mean ‘Fire and Forget’: more lessons on document self assembly

London-based public legal education NGO, Law for Life  provides another lesson in document self assembly to follow the two previous posts. Its self assembly tool has led to a successful threat of strategic judicial review litigation against a government department. This provides a good example of how the routine can evolve into the strategic and … Continue reading ‘Do It Yourself’ does not mean ‘Fire and Forget’: more lessons on document self assembly

Big Sky Thinking in Big Sky Country – the future of automated document assembly

Few readers will be assiduous followers of legal developments in access to justice within the US state of Montana. So the chances are that most missed a recent story. On 7 July, Montana Legal Services tweeted about assistance for former tenants needing help in get return of their security deposit. This included a link to … Continue reading Big Sky Thinking in Big Sky Country – the future of automated document assembly

Designing and Delivering High Impact Interventions: the experience of Justice Connect

‘In the face of rising levels of unmet legal need, we design and deliver high impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice.’ The Australian organisation, Justice Connect, may not have a snappy statement of purpose but it has one that sets out an ambitious stall. And the organisation’s track record … Continue reading Designing and Delivering High Impact Interventions: the experience of Justice Connect

Hello Divorce, Hello New Practice Model

Hello Divorce is a trailblazing online family law service. it is the brainchild of family law practitioner Erin Levine. Based in California, it operates in two other states with plans for more but readers might want to consult this site not actually to get a divorce but to be inspired by the underlying business model. … Continue reading Hello Divorce, Hello New Practice Model

Charting the Pandemic

Citizens Advice of England and Wales has given the most comprehensive picture of people’s need for legal assistance during the pandemic anywhere in the world in its ‘Life Through Lockdown’ report. It contains an invaluable snapshot of the time – ‘More than half of the people who came to us for help between September and … Continue reading Charting the Pandemic