Hackcess to Justice 2014 is an Access to Justice hackathon presented by the ABA Journal and partners

Technology has taken a firm hold in the legal industry. Every day legal professionals use technology-enabled tools for discovery, litigation support, document assembly and information needs. But the promise of technology has been fleeting when it comes to the access to justice arena. Last year the Legal Services Corporation produced a seminal report outlining five key ways that technology can expand access to justice, especially through computers and mobile devices. http://www.lsc.gov/media/press-releases/summit-report-outlines-new-ways-technology-can-expand-access...

We are challenging lawyers,  law students developers, coders and others interested in improving access to justice through technology to devise a technology-enabled solution to one of the five areas outlined in the LSC report at two-day, judged hackathon. 

 

 

 Prize money will be awarded to the top three hacks.

 

 

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Eligibility

  1. Anyone may enter, but in order to be eligible for a prize, participants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and have a valid social security number. 

Requirements

We are challenging teams to create a technology-enabled solution to one of the five access to justice issues as outlined in the LSC's technology report. 

Submissions can be anything that is technology-enabled: an app, a website, code, software, etc.

How to enter

Registration is open! To register, use the link on this page. If you don't have team yet, that's ok. You can always update your registration at the event. 

 

Judges

K. Krasnow Waterman

K. Krasnow Waterman
LawTechIntersect, LLC

Robert Ambrogi

Robert Ambrogi
Lawyer, media and technology professional

Glenn Rawdon

Glenn Rawdon
Program Counsel, Legal Services Corporation

Judging Criteria

  • Execution, Innovation and Impact
  • Overall Creativity and General Appeal