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Access to justice: When public legal education meets tech

Technology can help claimants deal with their legal problems, writes Mary Marvel

26 June 2017

At Advicenow we are proud to be one of the organisations shortlisted for the 2017 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award for access to justice through IT. Our independent, not-for-profit website provides accurate user-friendly information, videos and tools on rights and the law, to help people manage their legal problems.

Advicenow is provided by the charity Law for Life: The Foundation for Public Legal Education, which works to increase access to justice by providing everyone with an awareness of their legal rights together with the confidence and skills to assert them.

The significant lack of legal capability among the general public, combined with the fact that LASPO has taken many civil and private family law cases out of scope for legal aid, means that these skills are increasingly important. Indeed, the latest figures from the National Audit Office found 80 per cent of all...

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