Zooming-in on legal advice

In this post I envisage how legal advice could be presented using an interface which literally allows the user to zoom in and out. Detailed advice is provided when zoomed-in, and zooming-out reveals the bigger picture. I suggest the zoom interface may be a more intuitive way for a user to navigate legal advice than traditional solutions, such as using memos with executive summaries and detailed appendices, or hyperlinking.

An exercise in Legal Design

This post explores the Legal Design Sprint process. It follows the development of what became a low-tech tech, practical solution to communicate legal rights to someone who has been arrested by the police. I highlight the benefits of the Design Sprint process, in particular the gains from user feedback and iteration and of operating in a multi-disciplinary team. I also suggest that there are limits to addressing long-standing access to justice problems in a ‘sprint’ environment.

Information revealed in litigation and its effect on Decision Analysis

Decision analysis is a useful tool for a litigator to communicate process and risk, assess how much a case is ‘worth’, and provide a robust justification for settlement offers or acceptance. However the accuracy of the analysis is only as good as the information about the merits of a case available to the litigator at […]

Book Reviews: Tech-Sceptics on Legal-Tech

A review of sceptical books about tech, through the lens of legal-tech In “To Save Everything, Click Here”, Evgeny Morozov takes aim at “Internet Centrism” and “Solutionism”, two ideas which had infatuated our tech-loving culture in the last few decades. He is a brash, sceptical rabble-rouser, and makes for an entertaining and eye opening read. […]