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Poverty, Technology and Government:  Justice and legal assistance for people on low incomes in the 2020s

Covid 19 provides a fitting closure to the 2010s, effectively the opening decade in the development of technology to serve access to justice. And May 2021 will mark five years of this blog. So, this seems a good time for reflection. But, rather than looking backwards, let’s look forward to what the next decade will bring.  Below is the synopsis … Continue reading Poverty, Technology and Government:  Justice and legal assistance for people on low incomes in the 2020s

Court Modernisation: what was the point again?

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?

The US, technology and access to civil justice: the top ten lessons for a passing Brit

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

Technology, Access to Justice and Covid 19: the Mustard Approach

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

Self-Represented Litigants and Judicial Accountability: Katherine Alteneder in Conversation

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