Usable Court Systems
How could we build court systems that are more usable for the people who have filed suits — and who have to administer the services to these parties? There is no question our court systems are in crisis: overloaded, but incapable of delivering efficient or satisfactory outcomes.
Another branch of questions — How could we convert court filings and other legal documents into formats that could be easily processed into high quality databases? If we could establish this strong, reliable foundation of data in law — then there would be a rich set of applications that could be constructed on top of it.
I’m starting a series on lawyers who have figured out ways to integrate creativity & design into their professional life. Here is my first interview, with Jonathan Tobin, who heads up Counsel for Creators. He comes from a creative & design background, and has managed to bridge that into his legal practice. Would you describe
Here’s a short, unnarrated overview of legal tech tools from Legal Services NTAP that lawyers & others could use to organize their projects, do better research, work on the road, take notes, use visuals, create media, analyze data, and use all the tech they already have in better ways. 50 Tech Tips 2013 EJC from
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A small illustration of a truism that is floating around, in answer to the title question. Related posts: Iron Tech Law & Teaching Legal Design UNHCR, Refugees, & Tech Innovation New Generation of Tech for Access to Justice The Problem of Legal Tech & Access to Justice How can mobile tech be used to promote
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The Lawyerist published a review of a new app — JuryPad – for lawyers to help them manage the jury-selection process, proceed through voir dire, and pick a better jury. It also name-checks a few other apps for practicing trial lawyers, that also may be worth checking out (though all fairly pricey). TranscriptPad helps the
More wonderful insights into how citizens called to be jurors experience the court system in the UK — from the RED project, by the Design Council —read more, http://www.designcouncil.info/mt/RED/citizenship/. Related posts: Design Insights Re: Jurors Citizen as User, Design Research Touching the State What is User Experience Design? User experience design for law Judgepedia &
Great, rich, human insights into how citizens called to be jurors experience the court system in the UK — from the RED project, by the Design Council —read more, http://www.designcouncil.info/mt/RED/citizenship/. Related posts: Citizen as User, Design Research Juror’s User Experience, part 2 Touching the State Courthouse Design: Insights Online Mediation: Design Process notes Building a
Great, rich user insights about Citizenship and people’s relationships with the government, from the Red – Touching the State project http://www.designcouncil.info/mt/RED/citizenship/ Related posts: Touching the State Design Insights Re: Jurors Juror’s User Experience, part 2 What is User Experience Design? Ravel Law, visual legal research Thai citizen in US sues hosting company Netfirms.com over
RED was a UK initiative that was operational between 2004 and 2006. It was set up by the Design Council in the UK, to tackle public policy, social, and economic issues through design-driven innovation. Its themes included health, aging, energy, democracy, and — of interest to this project — Citizenship. They summarize their initiative as
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