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
1 January Adobe Flash Player ‘laid to rest’, reports BBC. 3 January ‘As Uber parks its plans for robotaxis, experts admit the autonomous vehicle challenge is bigger than anticipated,’ reports Guardian. 4 January ‘Slack messaging service suffers global outage,’ says Guardian. 5 January Children’s Commissioner calls for broadband companies ‘to step up’ in terms of … Continue reading January 2021: what did I miss?
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
The coronavirus epidemic is precipitating some positive responses in the access to justice community around the world. Among them is the Document Assembly Line Project, a doubly innovative development in Massachusetts. It is using a novel collaborative approach to provide assistance for litigants in person (‘self represented litigants’) to file court forms electronically while courts … Continue reading The Document Line Assembly Project: breeding lilacs out of the dead land
What you need to read, know about or follow up in the world of access to justice and technology. 1 January: Veteran US commentator Bob Ambrogi launches the new year by identifying the top ten most significant legal tech developments of the last decade. He begins with ‘The Surge of the Startup” and ends with … Continue reading January 2020: That was the Month that Was