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REElinquish Your Rights no Longer – Meet the Children’s Law Centre’s new Chatbot, REE Rights Responder
REE Rights Responder is a web-based chatbot designed to provide legal advice to young people in Northern Ireland.
The latest edition of ILTA’s Technology Talk series is an interactive Legal Design Thinking Workshop which will focus on digitising legal services without investing heavily in development resources. The workshop will be held on Monday, 27th April, at Shearman & Sterling, 9 Appold St, London.
Law for Life are organising a course that aims to help attendees deal with private landlords and local councils on issues of housing rights and homelessness, focusing in particular on issues that women face in securing and maintaining tenancies. The course is free of charge, and is aimed at grassroots and community groups who support women living in precarious housing situations.
The Centre for Justice Innovation is launching the findings of their report on the state of existing practice in youth courts. We have details of their launch event on 25th March from 1 pm in London and an overview of their report.
Published 21/02/2020 by Johnny Tan
A newly released platform draws on data to tackle homelessness in the UK. A similar tool for solving access to justice problems is welcomed.
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The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre and Doughty Street Chambers will be co-hosting a one-day training course on Social Rights in Europe: Advocacy and Litigation on Tuesday 10th March 2020. Led by international experts the sessions will cover the key international and regional mechanisms for social rights advocacy and litigation as well as comparative social rights advocacy work and experience.
LawWorks Cymru are organising a training session concerning employment law litigation. Delivered by George Pollitt, an experienced barrister and employment law specialist, this session is aimed at anyone giving advice to clients going to the Employment Tribunal. The event will be held on April 20, 18:00-20:00 in Cardiff.
LawWorks Cymru are organising a training session delivered by Citizens Advice trainers to enable attendees (frontline workers and anyone advising the public) to spot the signs of gambling-related harm and help people get the support they need. The event will be held on March 25, 13:00-16:00 in Cardiff.
Law, Technology and Access to Justice has published an article detailing the use and effect of chatbots. The article seeks to answer the question 'How hot are chatbots in serving access to justice' through useful definitions and examples of chatbots from across the sector.
The Law Society is calling on people passionate about access to justice to come together with technologists at a one day event to help identify and build solutions to the justice problems experience by the sector and our users. The hackathon is a free event that will take place on 25 February from 9:45am - 5:00pm at the Law Society on Chancery Lane.
Lex have created this great free legal letter builders service for those who have been made unfairly redundant. Through a series of YES/NO questions the service helps LIPs create their own legal letter to then send on to their employer.
Swansea University and Simmons Wavelength are collaborating to offer a free, two-day interactive sandbox to generate outline proposals for LegalTech. The event will be held from the 25th - 26th of January in the Computational Foundry on the Bay Campus of Swansea University.
Listen to Supreme Court President, Baroness Hale discuss the need to improve access to justice following cuts to legal aid in interview with the Law Society President Simon Davis.
Published 09/01/2020 by Professor Gráinne McKeever and Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson
Network members, Law and Social Justice Professor Gráinne McKeever and Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson from Ulster University, share some news about their project 'Understanding the support needs of Litigants in Person through Human Centred Design'.
Justice Week 2020, which will be held from Monday 24th to Friday 28th of February, aims to improve access to justice through a week of awareness, centreing public conversation on the importance of the rule of the law.
Collaboration: The UK Administrative Justice Institute are calling for contributions to their new blog series
Calling all academics; The UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) are calling for contributions to their new 'Emotions in Administrative Justice' series. Looking to explore and extend the growing research in this area, UKAJI have stated the purpose of this series is to link together administrative justice and the area of socio-legal scholarship known as 'law and emotion'.
Young Legal Aid Lawyers have published their new blog 'View from the Gravy Train' to dispel the idea that all lawyers, specifically legal aid lawyers, live immensely affluent lifestyles. They want to show the reality of tuition fee debt and low paid work, but they need your help - submit your experiences of working in legal aid today!
Transform Justice have published a 12 point plan of recommendations and suggestions to mend the UK's criminal justice system and help reduce crime.