Major news this week regarding the use of legal technology to enhance access to justice. The Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent nonprofit with over $6 billion in assets, announced that it is launching an initiative to focus on the use of technology to modernize the civil legal justice system, meet unmet legal needs, and make courts more efficient.

The announcement was music to my ears, particularly because it hit on many of the key points that I’ve seen as obstacles to innovation in the legal profession.

For my column this week at Above the Law, I break down the news and why I think it is significant: A Potentially Major Lifeline For Low-Income Legal Tech And A2J.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.