I wrote this for the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers November 2018 issue: Blogging is a simple, cheap, efficient, effective way to publish and update time-sensitive information, particularly in constantly-changing fields such as the law. Blogging puts in your hands publishing power even greater than that which was the preserve of only large, established publishers with […]
In November’s Legal Web Watch I look at three recent developments with access to justice tech: HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s progress made over the last year with the court reform program, reviewed by Roger Smith who on his Law, Technology & Access to Justice blog; Joshua Browder, whose DoNotPay “robot lawyer”, initially developed to […]
Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or similar. The philosophy behind it is long established, but the term “open data” itself was more recently coined. It appeared for the first time in 1995, in a […]
Open law is the idea that public legal information should be freely available to everyone to access, use and republish. The current position in the UK differs completely as between legislation and case law. In the July issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers I consider the state of open law in the UK. As […]
In June’s Legal Web Watch I review two reports on the application of technology in delivering legal advice and assistance. Image: Detail from the cover of the the Current State of Automated Legal Advice Tools (ALATs) in Australia. The report is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licence.
I recently posted a review of What we learned in 2017 on Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Here are my bits from it and a few extracts from contributors. It has been apparent for some time that the biggest tech companies, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Twitter, have grown too large for our collective good. 2017 was […]
In January’s Internet Newsletter for Lawyers: Links are fundamental to the web; without them it would literally not exist. So, it is surprising that legal advice on linking usually starts by counselling the linker that they should first obtain permission. See, for example, Linking and Framing on Out-Law.com (admittedly, that was 2008) and Think before […]