Category Archives: International Models

Dean Minnow’s Retirement From Harvard Law Deanship Reminds Us of Law Schools Importance to and Potential For Access to Justice

In a time of many transitions, we must note the news, sad for access to justice, that Dean Martha Minnow will be retiring, after eight years of very significant achievement, from the deanship of Harvard Law School. I suspect that … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Counsel, Access to Justice Generally, Incubators, International Cooperation, International Models, Non-Lawyer Practice, Outcome Measures, Personal, Simplification, Systematic Change, Transitions

How Not To Bring The Litigant Voice Into the Legal System

Richard Moorhead of University College London has a brilliant blog post here, on a recent attempt by the Solicitors Regulatory Association to impact the process of reforming (or not) the exam process for qualifying as a solicitor. (By the way, … Continue reading

Posted in International Models, Legal Ethics, Non-Lawyer Practice, Political Support

UK Supreme Court Might Be Able to Teach US Court a Lesson on Urgency of Protecting Legal Aid

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 19th, LSC and its friends will enjoy an invitation-only reception at the US Supreme Court following the LSC day at the White House, and to be addressed by Justice Kennedy, among others.  It is obviously a very … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Counsel, Discrimination, Immigration, International Models, Legal Aid, LSC, Supreme Court, White House

Study on Legal Service Providers in the UK Operating as Alternative Business Structures

In the UK, there is now a system in which lawyers and non-lawyers can co-own and can have outside investors in legal service providing organizations.  They are called ABS (Alternative Business Structures handbook here).  A recent research report on pricing … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Business Structures, International Models, Metrics, Research and Evalation

Meeting on ATJ and UN Development Goals in NY on Sept 24 Offers Opportunity to Engage Important Subject

As David Udell has been urging, it is long past time for US access to justice advocates to engage with the UN on Goal 16 of its Development Goals, dealing with access to justice, and with its potential implications.  As … Continue reading

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World Bank Working Toward Legal Aid Outcome Measures Including Impact on Poverty

This is news that might have a major long term impact.  As this blog by World Bank Senior Public Sector Specialist Paul Prettitore reports: JCLA [Jordanian CSO Justice Center for Legal Aid] and the World Bank are now designing a … Continue reading

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Roger Smith on Contrast Between British Columbia and UK Legal Aid Cuts Has Valuable Lessons

I want to draw your attention to a blog post by the UK’s wonderful Roger Smith contrasting the BC and UK approach to cutting, and response to cuts in, legal aid budgets.  His essential point is that the BC cuts, … Continue reading

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