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Can we build a system for analysing judicial decisions at scale?

Past Project

December 2020



Brainbox collaborated with Openlaw NZ to build an open source research tool for analysing case law at scale. In the process, we outlined a superior system of judicial publishing that would increase access to judicial decisions.

To our knowledge, this report is the first to outline how judicial publishing works in New Zealand at a technological level.

Brainbox engaged in meetings with a range of stakeholders in the legal system, including members of the judiciary.

We argue that there is inequitable access to judgments as primary legal materials through a few multinational companies and call for change.

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