15 Dec 2020

Bringing the justice system into the 21st century

From Nine To Noon, 9:38 am on 15 December 2020
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Photo: Malte Baumann, Unsplash

A legal researcher at the intersection of law, policy and technology has developed a tool to access legal information digitally.  Courts and tribunals in New Zealand explain their decision-making through written decisions, or judgements, and currently people researching the law, or bringing new cases have to pay to get a hard copy or a pdf of these judgements.  Strategic director at research and consultancy hub Brainbox Tom Barraclough tells Kathryn Ryan  legal judgements are a valuable source of data, which should be prepared and made available digitally. His team has developed a digital system, funded by the NZ Law Foundation, which interested parties can access for preparing, distributing and analysing case law.


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