How Technology Supports Access To Justice

The access to justice movement is focused on bridging lawyers and legal services to an unmet need from legal consumers. 

In simpler terms: There’s plenty more legal work to be had; the question is how to make it viable for attorneys or legal services to take it on.

There are a lot of potential solutions. But the best ones utilize technology.

So, in this episode of the Non-Eventcast, I talk to David Colarusso, of Suffolk University Law School, about the intersection between legal tech and A2J (access to justice). 

But, first — we discuss David’s approach to DIY Zoom backgrounds, which must be seen (ahem: heard) to be believed (2:30). David then offers a definition for access to justice (4:12), before discussing some solutions that have been tried to bridge the access to justice gap (11:39). David next addresses the use of document assembly (13:15) and efiling (16:19) in the service of access to justice. Finally, we talk over natural language processing (19:50).

If you’re interested in how technology supports access to justice initiatives, make this podcast your first stop.


Jared Correia, a consultant and legal technology expert, is the host of the Non-Eventcast, the featured podcast of the Above the Law Non-Event for Tech-Perplexed Lawyers. 

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