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

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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. https://doi.org/10.5130/ijrlp.i1.2017.4877
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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

ERA Journal ID200809
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorHart, Caroline
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Rural Law and Policy
Journal Citation1, pp. 1-21
Number of Pages21
Year2017
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISSN1839-745X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5130/ijrlp.i1.2017.4877
Web Address (URL)https://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/ijrlp/article/view/4877
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.

Keywordsregional and rural legal practice, legal profession, access to law and justice, use of technology for law and justice, rural lawyers, government use of technology
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480505. Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
480499. Law in context not elsewhere classified
480501. Access to justice
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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