2024 June Justice and Innovation Group

Open to anyone with an interest, JIG is a space for people who use innovation and technology to increase access to justice to exchange knowledge and ideas, find out about other developments and current activities, troubleshoot challenges, and seek partnership opportunities.

The June meeting of the Justice and Innovation Group will be held on Thursday 6 June from 10-11:30am where we’ll be discussing everyone’s favourite buzzword – AI.

We can see from research coming from the frontline that people in need are frequently turning to open access AI systems to help them answer their questions and find the right support. At the same time we’re seeing huge investment in LegalTech to streamline processes and make law firms more efficient. The session will explore how can we learn from these examples to support our own work and help more people in need.

We are thrilled to be joined by some amazing speakers, including an introductory presentation from Uwais Iqbal at Simplexico to orient our discussion around the potential of AI us in the legal sector.

Dr. Natalie Byrom will be discussing findings from her report Where Has My Justice Gone?, commissioned by The Nuffield Foundation, which explores the increasing use of AI by those in need of legal advice, and the challenges and risks around the potential benefits this offers.

The session will then explore how AI tools are being developed for marginalised communities experiencing legal needs, and we’ll here from Paul McKeown at Northumbria University and Paul Massey from Tabled on a number of AI powered access to justice tools in development.

Finally we’ll be joined by Mark Pearce from Wyser, and Stuart Pearson from Citizens Advice Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford who will be discussing the benefits and challenges of implementing AI efficiency solutions at the frontline.

As always, we are quite keen to hear from our community about what they’re interested in, questions they have, or insights and updates they’d like to bring to the table. Please do reach out to Emmeline Endresen, our Senior Partnerships Officer, at emmeline@atjf.org.uk with anything that you’d like us to address at this or a future session.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!