The Business Case for Pro Bono
Interview with Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE, Managing Director of Scott-Moncrieff; former President of the Law Society and Chair of Trustees at The Jeanie Project
The Jeanie Project sat down with Chair of Trustees and Founder & Managing Director of highly successful Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Solicitors, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE to find out more about leveraging technology for the effective delivery of legal services.
Interview with the Head of Justice at the Law Society, Richard Miller
To mark the start of Pro Bono week 2018, we talked to Richard Miller to find out more about the importance of pro bono legal advice and his new role with the Project.
National Pro Bono Week, 22 – 26 October 2018
The Jeanie Project is busy planning for this years National Pro Bono Week, taking place across the country from 22 – 26 October 2018. More information to come!
New Project Officer recruited
We’re delighted to welcome Judith Houston to The Jeanie Project team. Judith, an LPC student and future trainee with Mills & Reeve, will be taking up the role of Project Officer part time and play a key role in on boarding community groups.
Thank you to everyone who donated, supported and promoted our crowdfunding campaign in which we raised £9,675. These funds will enable us to work with community groups over the coming months to put everything through its paces, ready for our launch early in 2019.
Sadiq Khan backs crowdfunding campaign, The Times
The mayor of London and former Law Society President, Sadiq Khan, has backed a campaign to raise money required for pilot aiming to boost free legal services to disadvantaged people.
Ex-Society president spearheads scheme to provide ‘virtual’ help to vulnerable, The Law Society Gazette
Virtual assistants could help food banks and community groups ensure poor and vulnerable people can access the law as part of a new project spearheaded by senior figures in the legal profession.
Riverview gifts its AI to charity to help City lawyers do more pro bono, The Lawyer
KIM technology will speed up triage and referral to pro bono lawyers by enabling efficient collection of client information
AI platform to help food banks and MPs refer legal problems to lawyers, Legal Futures
An artificial intelligence (AI) platform designed for businesses is to help staff at food banks and MPs’ surgeries refer legal enquiries from members of the public to lawyers.
Jeanie – out of the Bottle, Law, Technology & Access to Justice
A technologically advanced ‘knowledge platform’, crowdfunding, pro bono legal services, a new not for profit charity and the engagement of grassroots community organisations make a tempting package.
The Jeanie Project shortlisted for a prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award
The Jeanie Project was shortlisted for the 2018 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards. The LALY Awards, organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, celebrate the work of publicly funded lawyers and projects and initiatives which enable access to justice.
We were delighted to be shortlisted for the ‘Access to justice through I.T.’ award, which is sponsored by The Legal Education Foundation and offer our congratulations to the winner, Case Ratio.