Artificial intelligence poised to close justice gap

The national legal aid body within Australia is exploring new technology that helps clients solve disputes without the need for a lawyer. National Legal Aid, in conjunction with RMIT University, has hosted a forum with the creators of a Dutch technology platform that helps clients solve disputes online – a service NLA believes could put legal services in reach of millions of Australians. The Rechtwijzer technology – which is in use in the UK, Canada and the Netherlands – allows parties to start a resolution process, enter a negotiation, work through areas of dispute and then formulate an agreement. Bevan Warner from National Legal Aid told Lawyers Weekly the technology, which currently focuses on family law, could minimise the need for unnecessary legal representation on a range of straightforward disputes and claims. “It…


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