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Current consultations

Name: The Levy: funding legal services oversight regulation
Who: Legal Services Board
Closing date: 29 September
In brief: Recommends that the LSB’s costs should be apportioned among regulators according to the number of authorised persons they regulate, and the Office for Legal Complaints’ costs be apportioned according to the number of complaints each group of authorised persons generate. See story here.
More detail:Click here for the full paper.

What: Legal Practice Course: policy on accreditation of prior learning
Who: Solicitors Regulation Authority
Closing date: 21 October
In brief: Proposals to allow exemptions from the legal practice course in specific circumstances.
More detail: SRA website here.

Legal Futures Blog

Woebots and robots

Nadia chatbot

The chances are that you may not be entirely sure what a bot or a chatbot is. So, the news that, “starting today, DoNotPay is opening up so that anyone can create legal bots for free (with no technical knowledge)” may be a bit opaque. But bots have their devotees. The picture is of Nadia, an Australian bot being developed to give information on disability benefits with the voice of Cate Blanchett. The editor of Chatbots Magazine (OK, no neutral source) is pretty clear about their future. He writes articles with titles like ‘How bots will completely kill websites and mobile apps’. Joshua Browder, the creator of the DoNotPay parking ticket challenger, is behind what he hopes will be this major expansion of legal bots.

July 21st, 2017