In most cases, the legal system is frequented by those most in need in our society. And it’s not the easiest system to engage with: cases are seen in person, lawyers are not incentivised to change and the mechanisms of the system have become frozen in time.
It is easy and common to talk in the justice space about solving problems with more money…more courts, more large-scale digital solutions. But money is not the issue here. The real issue is focusing on building a service for those who need it. Helping people avoid going to court when they shouldn’t is a societal good. It avoids unnecessary costs.
Access to justice is about making the legal system as simple and easy to navigate as possible. Whether they are a layperson or a regular court attendee, the court system needs to find a way to justly provide for each person’s level of understanding, level of access to information, physical location and their ability to engage with the legal process.
Many citizens find themselves facing the legal system when they are most vulnerable. Often they do not have the resources, including money and information, to comfortably engage with the system.Court administration has an unwieldy enormous amount of unnecessary paperwork and procedure in small cases.
Being unable to access to justice might be due to a number of reasons; poverty, social exclusion, discrimination, even living in remote communities. By seeking efficiency, accessibility and equity, we aim to protect those disadvantaged, to promote social inclusion and to provide people with the skills and material to help themselves.
We are interested in people who share our values.
We believe a better system can be envisioned.
Not only do we transform companies, we involve ourselves in the industry to gain insight into what change needs to happen.
We do the hard yards of research to inform ourselves about how the justice sector approaches innovation. After seeking the insight of industry experts, we compiled our work into a Report on Justice. You can request a copy here.
We align and partner with organisations that share our commitment to innovation.
Our Co-Founder Simon Goodrich is a Fellow at the Sir Zelman Cowan Centre at Victoria University, supporting innovation in the justice space and our Design Strategist Eloise Burge is a Research Associate at the Australian Centre for Innovative Justice.
We work to transform the justice system for good, by incorporating service design strategies to make change last. We partnered with the Neighbourhood Justice Centre and raised funds from the Victorian Public Sector Innovation fund to transform the court management system.
We want our justice systems to be reflective of the systems that people need and want: to be transparent, user-focused and simple.
We have worked with organisations who wanted to implement justice and accessibility.