Better justice? or shambolic justice?: governments' use of information technology for access to law and justice, and the impact on regional and rural legal practitioners

Hart, Caroline (2017) Better justice? or shambolic justice?: governments' use of information technology for access to law and justice, and the impact on regional and rural legal practitioners. International Journal of Rural Law and Policy, 1. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1839-745X

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a study on whether government use of information technology potentially compromises access to law and justice by Queensland regional and rural (RR) legal practitioners. The paper describes current approaches to the use of information technology by state and federal governments, and provides an insight into the challenges and opportunities identified by individual RR legal practitioners, policy-makers and the judiciary on the use of such technology. The paper makes recommendations to promote increased access to law and justice for RR legal practitioners when using government information technology.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2017 Caroline Hart. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 00:53
Last Modified: 09 May 2018 01:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: regional and rural legal practice, legal profession, access to law and justice, use of technology for law and justice, rural lawyers, government use of technology
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180102 Access to Justice
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940405 Law Reform
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940406 Legal Processes
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940401 Civil Justice
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31919

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