Have your say on how tech can change access to justice
Legal Geek, Nesta and Eagle Labs are creating a roundtable to discuss the future of technology and how it can tackle the access to justice challenge.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been awarded £700,000 from a government fund to facilitate improving access to justice using Artificial Intelligence (AI). To administer this fund, the SRA are working in partnership with Nesta, an “innovation foundation” working to address social issues using new initiatives.
Nesta run a Challenge Prize Centre; a competition which is open to anyone to pitch ideas for solutions to social problems. In 2019 the Challenge will look at access to justice issues and invite innovators to submit their ideas for increasing access to justice services. The winning innovation will be funded and developed.
Nesta are currently researching the access to justice sector in order to refine their Challenge criteria. To help facilitate this, on Tuesday 5th February, Legal Geek and Nesta will be hosting a roundtable event to discuss the union of technology and access to justice, and how to tackle the challenges this brings, particularly:
- Can technologies which are gaining increasing traction in commercial law serve to widen access to justice? How can this technology transfer be encouraged?
- What are the capacity, financing and other barriers to technology being deployed to widen access to justice and to scale up?
- What is the right balance to strike between allowing innovation and experimentation on the one hand, and managing potential harms on the other?
If you have thoughts and ideas about these issues, or more broadly around the use of technology in delivering access to justice services, please register for the event.