Accessing justice… from the cottage?Nicole Alywin
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
In August I get more of “Out of the Office” automatic email replies than any other month. I suspect (and am very envious of the fact) that many people have fled their offices, trading them in for lakes, canoes, cottages and long summer days on the beach. So in honour of this exodus, and as a reminder that not everyone has easy access to the people and services that administer justice, we’ve complied on our blog some of the most recent papers on A2J and technology for you to read on the dock. We’ve also included the links to some new (and often controversial) A2J initiatives that that are attempting to make access to justice easier, more efficient, and more widely available. Happy summer!
Read about it: A2J & Technology Papers
- Kimbro, Stephanie. “Using Technology to Unbundle in the Legal Services Community” (2013) Harv JL & Tech: Occasional Paper Series
- Cabral, James E. et al. “Using Technology to Enhance Access to Justice” (2012) 26:1 Harv JL & Tech 243
- Wolf, Michael J. “Collaborative Technology Improves Access to Justice” (2012) 15 NYUJ Legis & Pub Pol`y 759
- Wahab, Mohamed S. Abdel, Ethan Katsh & Daniel Rainey. Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice, A Treatise on Technology and Dispute Resolution (The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2011)
See it in action: Innovative A2J Online Initiatives
- JustAccess: Crowd funding for Justice
JustAccess is an online legal platform that seeks to raise money via the public to support litigants that can’t afford legal services.
- eQuibbly: Resolve Disputes Online Quickly and Fairly
eQuibbly is an online dispute resolution service that can be used to resolve disputes online. The site offers both free and paid options and provides both online mediation and arbitration.
Gripevine is a new forum for resolving consumer problems. The website allows users to share complaints with friends, followers and with company executives who have the power to resolve the complaint.
Interesting note: Gripevine contains at least one complaint against the Canadian Justice System: http://gripevine.com/business/law-society-upper-canada-20807752