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Technology and Access to Justice: a help or hindrance?

  This is an edited version of a presentation at the University of Ulster Legal Innovation Centre yesterday and is a summary of some of the positive and negative effects of technology on legal services.The point of this presentation is not to take the title as raising a binary choice: it is to explore the ways in … Continue reading Technology and Access to Justice: a help or hindrance?

Back to the Engine Room: Seven Lessons on Implementation

The recently published Engine Room report has some helpful content on implementation of tech projects in an access to justice context. If you are involved in this field, you need it to read it yourself. This is a summary of seven lessons inspired by its content. The Engine Room analysis is mainly in quotes. Much … Continue reading Back to the Engine Room: Seven Lessons on Implementation

ODR in the courts: surveying the field

An impressive range of jurisdictions were assembled by the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) for its ‘First International Forum on Online Courts’. There were 10 formal speakers (and that included one on the whole of the United States) in the first of its two days. They … Continue reading ODR in the courts: surveying the field

The Circle of Virtuous Communication

At the end of the second day of the Berlin Conference on Technology, Innovation and Access to Justice, just before we went home, co-organiser Siddarth de Souza got us to play with the lego box. The task was to demonstrate something about the future of the discussion we had just had. This allows you to … Continue reading The Circle of Virtuous Communication

Technology tactical and strategic in the service of access to justice

Technology’s role in access to justice makes a fertile topic for an academic conference. Certainly, that is the lesson from  ‘The Future of Law: Technology, Innovation and Access to Justice’ organised jointly by the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The topic encourages a nice mixture of an international approach, … Continue reading Technology tactical and strategic in the service of access to justice