Using Web-based Legal Decision Support Systems to Improve Access to Justice

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Zeleznikow, John (2002) Using Web-based Legal Decision Support Systems to Improve Access to Justice. Information and Communications Technology Law, 11 (1). pp. 15-33. ISSN 1360-0834

Abstract

There are an increasing number of litigants who are forced to represent themselves in court. This causes havoc in the judicial system and raises issues of access to justice. We believe that important support for unrepresented litigants can be provided by the construction of web-based legal decision support systems. We discuss tools we have constructed for building web-based legal decision support systems and give examples from the domains of Family Law and eligibility for legal aid. We also illustrate how such decision support tools can help litigants negotiate their disputes.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2364
Official URL http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/docume...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Keywords ResPubID12220, decision support systems, judicial process
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