Law Centre (NI) AGM and seminar 2014
You are warmly invited to Law Centre (NI) AGM and seminar on Friday 21 November in Groundwork NI. The theme is the future of advice in the digital age.
The keynote speaker is Pr Roger Smith OBE, former Director of Legal Action Group and Justice, co-author of Face to face legal advice services and their alternatives: global lessons from the digital revolution.
The event will run from 10am to 1.15pm, and will be followed by a light lunch.
Please let Ann know if you have any dietary or other requirements.
Groundwork NI is at 63-75 Duncairn Gardens. You can get directions here.
For a twitter conversation: #LCNI2014
Law Centre (NI) on twitter: @LawCentreNI
Roger Smith is an expert in legal aid and access to justice. He is about to publish Digital Delivery and Legal Services to People on Low Incomes, a report on advice in the digital age.
He said: 'The internet is revolutionising communication. We need to see how we can use it to improve legal services to those on low incomes. Around the world, examples of enormous creativity are emerging: the two most advanced jurisdictions are as diverse as The Netherlands and British Columbia in Canada. NGOs like the Law Centre - which has a tremendous record of work in Northern Ireland - have a real opportunity to be at the cutting edge of innovation if they can get access to the necessary resources. And, crucially, they can also provide the individualised help that some people will always need when IT systems go wrong or people cannot use them. We need to learn all the lessons that we can from what others have done.'
Roger Smith online: www.rogersmith.info
on Twitter: @rogerjgsmith