Understandably perhaps, news of the winners of the Legal Access Challenge in England and Wales made little headway against the blanket coverage of the coronavirus epidemic outside some of the specialist legal media. This is a pity. The challenge identified two ultimate winners – the FLOWS (Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors) project and the chatbot … Continue reading Two winners of Legal Access Challenge: signs of spring for legal tech and a2j?
The winners have been announced of the government-funded Legal Access Challenge run by NESTA (once the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). With more money forthcoming during the process, eight, rather than the originally conceived four, bids were successful and revealed a wide range of different approaches. … Continue reading The Legal Access Challenge: a judicial assessment
Legal Choices: ‘Putting you in the driving seat with your lawyer’ Legal Choices is a website jointly run by the statutory regulators of legal services in England and Wales. There are currently no fewer than eight of these, ranging from the more traditional – the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board – to the … Continue reading Legal Choices and Future Options
Proposals by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to upend the traditional organisation of legal education in England and Wales offer the opportunity for discussion of the importance of covering the impact of technology on the training of lawyers. The SRA intends to end the autonomy of law schools to pass students for both the academic … Continue reading Law Schools, Technology and Access to Justice
A paper from Thomson Reuters throws down a challenge, mainly directed at US law schools, as to how they should respond to the advances of technology in legal services. This is based on what might be described as a pretty ‘quick and dirty’ methodology: 30 interviews, six examples of good practice and a consequent eight … Continue reading Legal Education, the profession and technology: a publisher’s challenge