Emerging Technologies and the Implications for Legal Service Delivery, Access to Justice and Public Administration: Paper Prepared for the Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers. London: Commonwealth Secretariat

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This paper examines the use of technologies that support, supplement or replace traditional methods of delivering legal services. It follows on from an earlier paper prepared for the Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers in 2017 on strengthening the rule of law through technology. It considers how technology has been used to deliver private legal services, enhance access to justice and promote efficiencies in public administration. It identifies the risk/benefits accompanying the diffusion of these technologies, and considers the legal and pragmatic constraints that may shape further developments in the field.
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  • legal technology
  • artificial intelligence
  • automated decision-making
  • access to justice
  • legal service delivery