Online Justice Journeys
25 February 2015
Over the past couple of months, a number of early adopters have started to organise their divorce plan on the renewed Rechtwijzer. This yields extremely useful feedback to improve this minimum viable product.
11 December 2014
Roger Smith published a new report in which he provides an initial review of the Rechtwijzer 2.0 application that we developed for the Dutch Legal Aid Board, and currently configuring for the Legal Services Society in British Columbia. It is encouraging to have such a distinguished access to justice researcher qualify it as “the cutting edge in delivery of legal services on the internet”.
24 September 2014
Last week, my colleague Henk Jan Scholten and I visited the Legal Services Society (LSS) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This place has been described to me as the ‘Silicon Valley for the justice sector’, especially when it comes to public legal information applications.
15 July 2014
The legal services market is highly inefficient, if not dysfunctional. Existing rules are keeping it that way. New insights into how this market works and the innovation potential that comes with the IT revolution are poised to change this. The first movers are taking their positions. It is difficult to imagine that things will stay as they are much longer.
These were some of the points that were discussed during HiiL’s Open Lab Session on Monday, July 7 with Gillian Hadfield. The audience included most of the key decision makers on legal innovation in The Netherlands.
01 July 2014
The field of ODR has matured. That much became clear during the ODR 2014 conference in San Francisco and Palo Alto last week. The line up included names like Mitch Kapor, Charley Moore (founder and CEO of Rocket Lawyer), Kent Walker (General Counsel of Google), Jim Silkenat (President of the ABA), Geoff Brigham (General Counsel of Wikimedia) and many more. Topics they covered ranged from reputation and trust issues for businesses to IP and privacy issues and the use of IT in government. Indeed, the term ODR is linked to a broad range of topics.
24 March 2013
In the run up to a Trend Report on the Future of Courts due to appear later this year, HiiL is organisation a series of work sessions in our Justice Innovation Lab. In a new blog to support the Challenges for courts session, we investigate the most urgent challenges reported by court leaders, whom we met during projects and with whom we worked in seminars held in Singapore, San José (Costa Rica), Addis Abeba, Tunis and The Hague.