01 March 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The past year has seen law firms race to utilise or expand on the use of technology that’s been readily available for years. Thoughts are now turning to how technology can play a further role in supporting the provision of legal services across Wales – in particular, access to justice for the most vulnerable.
Law firms in Wales are as diverse as their clients, and their needs and location. To create an inclusive and accessible legal system in Wales, it takes money, resources and time as well as motivation and the solutions.
Justice Week 2021
As well as being St David’s Day, the 1 March is the start of Justice Week 2021, and we’re delighted to collaborate with the Legal Innovation Lab Wales, part of Swansea University, to offer an online event that will reflect on one of the specific objectives of Justice Week to ‘identify and secure support for actions which could improve justice‘.
What to expect
Further details on what this event will cover will be announced very soon, but in essence, attendees will hear:
- An overview of the issues in Wales
- The role of the Legal Innovation Lab Wales in terms of a response to these challenges
- How the legal sector in Wales can collaborate to effect change
- Stefano Barazza, Academic Lead, Legal Innovation Lab Wales
- Professor Richard Owen, Swansea University Law Clinic
- Fran Targett OBE, Vice Chair of the WCVA Board – the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales
- Gemma Morgan, Lecturer in Criminology, Swansea University
- Karen Taylor, RCT Citizens Advice
Who should attend?
Anyone in or working with the legal sector in Wales, including law students.
Speakers TBA shortly.
This event is hosted for free and online, via Zoom. Useful event access information can be found below.
In collaboration with:
Legal News Wales St David’s Day Celebration 2021
This event is being hosted as part of our two-day St David’s Day 2021 celebration of the legal sector in Wales – a series of free, online events which take place on Friday 26 February and Monday 1 March. Click here to view all our events and book your place.
Our special St David’s Day events focus on business resilience, sustainability and diversity in the legal profession in Wales, building on the Justice Commission for Wales 2020 report recommendations to ensure Wales has a thriving and sustained legal sector to cater for the needs of the communities they serve.
Opening event – Celebrating the legal sector in Wales
The Counsel General for Wales, President of The Law Society, David Greene and Vice-Chair of the Law Society Wales Committee, Mark Davies, will join our Editor Emma Waddingham for the opening event on Friday 26 February, from 9:30am.
We will send you the password within 24 hours of the event. You will receive the event link upon booking but please look out for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org containing the password.
To join the session via the Zoom video conferencing platform, you just need to click on the link we send you around 3 minutes before the session time. You can do this from a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop, but the best functionality and quality of connection is achieved with a laptop or desktop computer, I would advise only using a mobile as a last resort. Zoom is free to use but if you are using it on a mobile phone without connection to wireless internet your mobile service provider may charge you.
When you click on the link you will need to accept pop ups and insert your name and to choose audio by computer if given that choice. When entering your name please enter the name by which you would like us to call you during the session.
When you join the session you will find yourself placed in a waiting room. Please don’t panic, we’ll let you in at the publicised event time.
You will then find yourself on mute. Please remain muted until the host opens the Q&A session. This is to ensure the recording isn’t disrupted. Thank you!
We record all sessions if suitable for sharing – so that as many people as possible can view the event afterwards. You can turn your camera off if you’d prefer to do so. We aim to crop any Q&A sessions out to retain anonymity and confidentiality – or, if appropriate to do so, upload the audio version of the Q&A only.
It’s very quick and easy to join the session and when you do, your camera image will automatically show to myself and the rest of the group and we will be able to hear what you say and any sounds around you. You should see and hear us too. You may communicate by typing things to the whole group and by speaking and you can click on prompts to invite us to go more quickly or more slowly.
If you have any technical difficulties on the day, please text the Editor, Emma Waddingham, on 07769203856.