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Reimagining Justice

Aug 18, 2020

Each Reimagining Justice episode covers issues at the intersection of law, social justice and innovation. You will enjoy it if you are someone who hopes to improve people’s experience of the law through new ways of thinking and doing.

Welcome to episode 40 where the tables have been turned, the interviewer is Walkley award winning journalist The Wandering journo Nance Haxton and the guest is me!

After years at the ABC, and a stint as Griffith university’s journalist in residence, Nance is now a freelance podcast producer with podcasts including “Streets of Your Town”, Remarkable Tales and The Gender Card (link to her website in the show notes).

The core topic of this episode is the Churchill Trust fellowship research I undertook from December last year to February this year when I met global leaders in justice innovation just before Covid19 changed the world.

I outline what a Churchill fellowship is exactly, why I applied, the process involved and the reasons I was a successful recipient. I share some of my personal and professional motivations for the research choices, where I went and who I met.

There were some challenges along the way and it was a feat of organisation to be travelling every 3 or 4 days, preparing for meetings and synthesising all the information, and this challenge has continued since returning home and writing the report.

Having said that, there were many highlights and I share those, as well as the key factors for success of the outstanding projects I experienced firsthand.

The report from the research will be available soon. It is broken into 8 themes (which I set out in this episode) across 3 key areas -

  • Information about projects having the most impact;
  • Practical strategies for duplicating that success; and
  • Key recommendations for moving the conversation about justice innovation forward in Australia, which are likely to be controversial to some.

Nance ensured I didn’t escape providing my definition of legal innovation and my goals for the future, and drawing on her extensive experience as a journalist, we covered the very important topic of the impact of Covid19 now and into the future.

You will want to tune in if you are curious about how human centred design can improve systems and processes, best use cases for digital innovation, why multidisciplinary collaboration is important and how legal education can equip all of us to deal with future challenges.

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