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How can legal technology help maximise the impact of Pro Bono and provide access to justice? – University of Edinburgh

November 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hermione Hague (tech lawyer, consultant and course organiser for Legal Tech Elective on the Diploma at University of Edinburgh) is hosting a panel to discuss how legal technology help maximise the impact of pro bono and provide access to justice.  This event will showcase how legal technology can facilitate and enhance the running of a busy pro bono clinic, the University of Edinburgh’s Free Legal Advice Centre, and simulate the running of a law firm, for the benefit of pro bono clients and students alike.  We will look at the opportunities and challenges and how legal design thinking and legal technology can bring efficiencies and enable access to justice.  The event will feature demonstrations from leading legal tech providers (Gavel and Valla) to show how legal technology can flex the impact of pro bono and access to justice.  We will discuss the impact of AI and how this can effect change and empower professionals – and consider its limitations and ethical and professional considerations.  On the panel will be the University’s FLAC team, legal technologists and members of the profession.  Please come join in the discussion and find out how you can get involved.

About the host

Hermione Hague [external site] is a technology and privacy lawyer and has experience working in house at tech companies and the technology sector since 1999!  She was in house counsel at boo.com [external site], set up the mobile company Three and more recently has worked in the VR and fintech, telecoms and cryptocurrency sectors. This year, she is the course organiser responsible for the IP elective at the University of Edinburgh, which she has run for 7 years. She  also teaches and has run courses on the Information Technology LLM programme at the University of Edinburgh. She provides consultancy services via Vario, AndCo Law and Arbor Law. She was lead project manager for a nine month legal technology project for a CRM solution at McGrigors (now used by Pinsent Masons).

The one hour talk in the Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre will be followed by refreshments in the Moot Court Room, Old College, giving you a chance to speak with the panelists over tea and coffee.


November 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre
University of Edinburgh, South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL


University of Edinburgh Law School