But if you live in some parts of Michigan, you might be able to go to court without actually going. A growing number of courts have adopted a software program called Matterhorn, which enables individuals to resolve a handful of legal issues online, at any time, even the middle of the night. Ohio has started using the technology, and other states are looking into it as well. … [Read more...] about Michigan program allows people to resolve legal issues online
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The seat has been vacant since January, the end of incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger’s term. State election officials ordered a new election after hearing evidence of absentee ballot fraud in February. Ten Republicans, one Democrat, one Libertarian and one candidate from the Green Party are running. … [Read more...] about Legal issues have dogged some 9th District candidates; one even sued a president
So, a lot of questions and doubts surround the use of Aadhaar number. In this backdrop, the haphazard manner in which the Aadhaar data is used for authentication in giving mobile connections is a matter of serious concern. The authorities must act to spread awareness about the regulations and to ensure compliance with them. By reposing trust in the state, many citizens have furnished their vital personal information, including biometric information, and when the state is acting as a custodian of biometric and demographic information of crores of Indian citizens, it must act with extra care and caution to ensure that the regulations framed by it are complied with, both in letter and spirit, without any fail; especially so, when such information is passing into the hands of private entities. … [Read more...] about Use Of Aadhaar To Get Mobile SIM Connections: Legal Issues Involved
On the question of inequality in the administration of justice, Justice P.N. Bhagwati, speaking through the Legal Aid Committee in 1971 had famously observed, “Legal aid means providing an arrangement in the society so that the mission of administration of justice becomes easily accessible and is not out of reach of those who have to resort to it for enforcement… the poor and illiterate should be able to approach the courts, and their ignorance and poverty should not be an impediment in the way of their obtaining justice from the courts. Legal aid should be available to the poor and illiterate, who don’t have access to courts. One need not be a litigant to seek aid by means of legal aid.” While Justice Bhagwati hailed legal aid as “equal justice in action”, Justice Krishna Iyer considered it a catalyst which would enable the aggrieved masses to re-assert State’s responsibility. An important report of the Expert Committee on Legal Aid in 1973 … [Read more...] about Access To Legal Aid In India : An Unfulfilled Promise ?
Law firms too have begun to look at imbibing efficiency into their businesses in a bid to change the culture of the firms and the way their lawyers think about the work and clients. In the UK, the legal profession is said to have reached a tipping point. Lawyers have taken to developing their own technology (such as Artificial Intelligence) with the realization that becoming efficient does not mean “commoditising their services”. Despite unpredictable market conditions, UK law firms seem to be thriving. According to the Law Society Gazette, for the top four UK-founded Magic Circle firms, there has been an average increase in turnover by 3.9 per cent, Notably, some of this success is being attributed to adoption of technology by lawyers. In US, with the traditional law firm business model coming under stress, the legal industry is responding with developing knowledge management systems and finding ways to outline workflows and processes. Responding to the emerging future of … [Read more...] about Technology & Innovation: Trends Transforming The Legal Industry