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
Neota Logic has announced the launch of the Beta version of a new product in December. This is to be called Canvas and will deploy ‘AI-powered automation to digitize your expertise and deploy professional web applications in minutes’. The idea is that any amateur can produce their own professional-standard application. We know little about detail … Continue reading Neota Logic: The Promise of No Code Applications and the Pursuit of Fun
A conference in St Petersburg entitled ‘New Technology and the Law – a Human Rights perspective’ earlier this week provided an opportunity for a summary of the current state of the use of technology in relation to access to justice. The conference was organised by the UK-based lawyers organisation Citizens Watch International. Most of the discussion … Continue reading Access to Justice, Human Rights and Technology: from Russia with Love
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?