Innovation & Opportunity in Technology & the Law- The Virtual Clinic!

The changing nature of law and legal practice in a technology driven world is one that offers risks and opportunities.” 1 In this paper, I show how a virtual clinic is an opportunity to make innovative use of technology and assist with the provision of legal service. I outline the steps taken to develop a virtual clinic at Monash Law Clinic – Clayton (MLCC). Focusing on social justice, I show how the virtual clinic provides an opportunity for technological systems to assist clients to access justice. I show that the virtual clinic adds value to educating students about the technological advances occurring in legal practice.