Women, Technology and Access to Justice: Join Us
Technology has, over time, increasingly been deployed in solving pressing human development challenges. There is a particular intersection between women, technology and access to justice.
Law firms and inhouse legal teams around the world are increasingly adopting the use of technology for tracking and managing clients’ cases and drafting basic contracts, like our Matter Manager and Contract Manager products. Courts have embraced the use of virtual meeting platforms for conducting case sessions. The nonprofit legal service providers are increasingly adopting technology that make their services more efficient and sustainable and improve access to justice.
The assumption is that technology provides access to justice for all. However the dynamics of power, privilege and systemic bias mean that women’s access to technology in itself is limited.
Therefore, innovations that are built on the basis of technology as an equalizer inherently carry a blind spot. Despite the increase in women’s access to technology, there are continuing barriers to women’s access to information, legal services and justice.
Register to be part of this exciting panel discussion where our Head of Business Development, Leah Molatseli, will be one of the esteemed panelist where this topic of women, technology and access to justice will be explored in detail. Legal Interact will be focusing on legal technology on the continent, and the role it plays in increasing access to justice particularly for women on the continent and the role tech and lawyers play in this.
Joining Leah as panelists, include:
- Rhoda Namboze – Director of Development, BarefootLaw, Uganda;
- Francisca Pretorius – Adviser and Head, Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform, Commonwealth Secretariat; and
- Tatiana Veress – Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Judge Anne Claire Williams and will explore the critical role of technological innovation by key actors in increasing access to justice for women.
How to Register
Follow this link to register to join this panel discussion on 17 October 2022 at 3pm SAST. You will find information regarding the relevant time zones to enable you to watch from anywhere in the world.