G3ict, an advocacy initiative created by the United Nations to support digital inclusivity, submitted a paper this week on improving access to justice for persons with disabilities through technology. The paper included eight recommendations for courts and justice systems around the world to leverage technology to better serve persons with disabilities. The paper quoted Theory and Principle CEO Nicole Bradick:
Nicole Bradick, CEO of the legal technology development firm Theory and Principle asserts in an interview with Legal Tech News (February 5, 2018) that technology needs to play a more prominent role in promoting greater access to justice. She states, “The legal community has been at this mission for a while now, and the latest numbers indicate that 86 percent of civil legal issues facing low-income Americans receive no meaningful legal help. And that’s just civil issues. Technology has the obvious advantage of scaling knowledge and information to people who need it.” G3ict believes persons with disabilities can be among the greatest beneficiaries of the effective and inclusive use of technology in justice systems.
This paper will be submitted to and discussed by the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva this week.