Posts Tagged: ICT4D

Krontiris on Mobile Justice

Kate Krontiris of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the MIT Sloan School of Management — and a member of our community — has released two new posts on the topic of “mobile justice”: Mobile Justice in 500 Words, and On the Many Manifestations of “Mobile Justice,” on her tumblr. In the first post, Ms…. Read more »

McDonald on mLegal: Mobile Legal Technology for Developing Nations

Sean Martin McDonald, Esq., of Frontline SMS and Frontline SMS: Legal, has published The Case for mLegal, Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, 6(1), 41-62 (2011), doi: 10.1162/INOV_a_00057. (Click here for an open access version of the article.) Here is a summary: While there are a number of obstacles [facing citizens of developing countries] to accessing legal… Read more »

New on Slaw.ca: Indian Kanoon: Sushant Sinha on Innovation and Free Law in India

Dr. Sushant Sinha‘s free access to law service for India, Indian Kanoon, is the subject of my new, in-depth article on Slaw.ca, the Canadian legal blog. The article provides a great deal of detailed information about Indian Kanoon, including information on technology and open source, users and usage, business models and sustainability, partnerships, product differentiation,… Read more »

New Research on Sites that Publish Legal Information for Free on the Web

Isabelle Moncion of the Chair in Legal Information of the University of Montreal, and Lexum, has posted Building Sustainable LIIs – or Free Access to Law as Seen Through the Eyes of a Newbie, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Ms. Moncion describes… Read more »

Iyengar on Free Access to Law in India

Prashant Iyengar of Alternative Law Forum and the Center for Internet and Society, has posted the abstract of his 2010 report on free access to law in India, entitled Free Access to Law: Is It Here to Stay? India, Country Report (July 2010), on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Sometime in early 2008, Sushant Sinha,… Read more »

Sinha on Indian Kanoon, Free Legal Search Engine: The Genesis and the Legal Thirst

Dr. Sushant Sinha of Yahoo! India has posted Indian Kanoon: The Genesis and the Legal Thirst, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Dr. Sinha describes the origins and development of Indian Kanoon, the free legal search engine for India, for which Dr. Sinha… Read more »

Legal Information Institute of India Launches in Delhi

On 9 March 2011, The Legal Information Institute of India (LIIofIndia) officially launches in Delhi, India. According to the LII of India Website, subsequent launches are scheduled to occur “in Hyderabad on 11 March, Bangalore on 23 March, and Kolkota on 8 April.” Professor Dr. V.C. Vivekanandan of Nalsar Law University is Director of LII… Read more »

Yates & Shapiro, Establishing a Sustainable Legal Information System in a Developing Country: A Practical Guide

Professor Dr. Kenneth A. Yates of University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and Charles E. Shapiro have published Establishing a Sustainable Legal Information System in a Developing Country: A Practical Guide, Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, v. 42, article no. 8 (2010). Here is the abstract: In this paper, a… Read more »

New, Free Open Access to Law Site for India: Legal Information Institute of India

The Legal Information Institute of India: LIIofIndia is now available. Here’s a description from Teresa Miguel of the Yale Law School Library. According to Miguel, LIIofIndia provides free access to full text of primary and secondary legal resources, and: has 50 databases, including over 300,000 decisions from 37 Courts and Tribunals, Indian national legislation from… Read more »