Halton Community Legal Services in partnership with a group of regional intermediaries recently implemented a web-based Legal Health Check Up (LHC) tool. The online survey has boosted clinic intake numbers by 1/3 since its release by helping users identify legal problems and directing them to the clinic. This report, produced by Ab Currie in partnership with the Canadian Forum for Civil Justice (CFCJ) further explains the project.
Michael Erdle has this post situating Ontario’s expanding use of ODR in a broader context.
The Chicago Tribune has a story on how the ABA is using technology to make legal services more accessible.
At the Open Law Lab blog, Margaret Hagan has an idea for an open source legal software hub, as well as posts on the concept of care in legal service delivery, and a research project on how people use the internet for legal services.
Law Times story discusses the implications of online dispute resolution in Ontario, in light of the recent Susskind report in the UK.
BC’s Legal Services Society blog has a FAQ post about their new online service, MyLawBC.
Open Law Lab has a post on whether standardized legal warning icons could increase access to legal information.