We at The Engine Room - an international nonprofit that helps organisations like yours to make the most of data and technology - are working with the Open Society Justice Initiative on an exciting new research project. And we want your help!
We want to know how organisations are using technology to:
give the public information about their rights and legal processes
connect people with legal advice from paralegals and lawyers
give legal services directly to the public (through creating documents, helping resolve disputes and more)
We’re looking worldwide to find initiatives. Do you know any projects like the ones listed above? Add them to this spreadsheet or mention them in the comments below.
What we’re interested in:
Everything from SMS and USSD systems that give people legal information when they need it, to online dispute resolution systems or smartphone apps that collect evidence that can be used in court. The readme in the spreadsheet explains how you can add information.
What we’re doing next:
We’ll be looking in-depth at a small number of initiatives to identify things that could help others working on similar projects, and will be be publishing findings towards the end of the year. If you’d like to talk more, message me here or email email@example.com. Thanks!