19th, 24th and 31st March 2021
Legal Tech & Access to Justice
The pandemic is widening the justice gap, with a sharp increase in the problems that many people face at a time when it is harder to get legal support. It has exacerbated many justice issues for those in vulnerable groups and low-income communities who are hardest hit by job or rental insecurity, homelessness and eviction, cybercrime and reduced access to criminal justice systems – now more than ever there are more people needing access to legal advice and help with understanding their rights.
We would like to invite participants with a mix of skills (legal, technology, design, project management) to come and take part in our open source hack event on improving access to justice.
|How can advice calls be more efficiently logged, catalogued and shared? [Forms / Workflow] Sponsor: Luke Albarran, North Bristol Advice Centre|
|How can technology help asylum seekers and migrants to document evidence of abuse? [Language detection / multimedia / NLP/ app design] – Sponsor Maddie Harris, Humans For Rights|
|How can technology help victims of domestic violence and their support advisors to access legal aid? [Python / Docassemble / UI design] – sponsor Cathryn Blyth, Voices Charity|
|How can technology help to standardise advice and mentoring support given to refugees? [Python / Docassemble / App design] – sponsor Richard Thickpenny, ACH|
|How can volunteers who support people through court proceedings better capture interview feedback during client interviews? Sponsor: Jeremy Thompson, Support Through the Court|
|19th March (09:30-13:30)||Introduction and Targeted Training (Prototyping, DocAssemble etc)|
|24th March (09:30-13:30||Challenges and Team Formation|
|25-30 March||Offline Team Working with Mentoring|
|31st March (09:30-13:30)||Demonstration and Judging|
- £100 voucher for each member of the 1st placed team
- £25 voucher for each member of the 2nd placed team
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