Legal technology to enable access to justice is one of the main topics at ABA / NLADA Equal Justice Conference 2013, being held 8-11 May 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Twitter hashtag for the conference appears to be #ejcstl
The event is being held in conjunction with AT&T Mobile App Hackathon.
The top prize for best legal app is $5,000.
The Twitter account for the event is @LegalHackMiami
The Twitter hashtag for the event was #atthack
The event has a Facebook page.
Here is a partial description of the event, from the event’s eventbrite page:
This special Mobile App Hackathon focused on legal apps is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program in coordination with Legal Hackathon Miami, Lalchandani Simon PL, Pipeline, and New Frontier Nomads, that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. Our hackathon will introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools to help deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.
Legal Hackathon Miami (LHM) will bring together the brightest minds from law and technology to develop applications that benefit the legal profession. Technology in the legal sector has needlessly lagged behind other industries. The LHM was developed to change that by bringing together attorneys and developers to create the next generation of cutting edge legal software. Sponsored by national and local leaders in law and tech, the LHM will give development teams access to top attorneys to brainstorm concepts and ideas as they design these valuable applications.
We Supply: Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technical senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools.
You Bring: Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team focused mindset and/or team up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ via the #atthack hashtag. Whether you are a backend person and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer and only work with Illustrator, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your development skills are needed! [...]
The conference focuses ‘on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession and the law more broadly. The conference will bring together leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, investors and technologists that are experimenting and actively working to re-architect the future of the law. If you’re of a similar mind, we’d love to have you there.’
The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #futurelaw
The conference Chair was Tim Hwang.
The legal informatics-oriented panels at the conference include:
Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University and the ReInventLaw Lab will give the closing keynote address.
The conference is sponsored by CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.
Please see the comments to this post for additional resources related to the conference.
This post contains links to tweets and other resources from the 2013 Georgetown Iron Tech Lawyer Competition: Access to Justice Edition, held 17 April 2013 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, USA.
The event was organized by Professor Tanina Rostain and Adjunct Professor Roger V. Skalbeck, both of Georgetown University Law Center, as part of their practicum entitled Technology, Innovation and Legal Practice Practicum – Access to Justice.
Here is a description of the event, from the event Website:
Students in the [practicum] have heard from a range of experts on topics relating to law practice innovation enabled by technology. Students work in small teams for a legal service organization to develop a platform, application or automated system that increases access to justice and/or improves the effectiveness of legal representation. These organizations include civil rights organizations, direct service providers and government agencies. The students will be presenting their final projects in Georgetown Law’s “Iron Tech Lawyer Competition.” A panel of judges, made up of two Georgetown Law faculty members and two outside experts, will decide which is the best platform, program or expert system designed in the class.
The Twitter hashtag for the event was #IronTechLawyer
Video of the event will soon be available here, according to a notice on that page.
Neota Logic, a sponsor of the event, wrote a preliminary post about the event entitled less than one month until iron tech lawyer competition at georgetown law center.
For additional resources about the event, please see the comments to this post.
Here is a description of LawWithoutWalls:
LawWithoutWalls is a part-virtual, educational collaboratory created by Michele DeStefano and Michael Bossone at the University of Miami School of Law. It brings together a transdisciplinary group of people and institutions from around the world to engage on the burning issues facing the legal profession, collaboratively solve legal problems, and develop the skillsets needed to thrive in the new, global legal marketplace.
The 2013 Conposium presentations — during which “teams present their Projects of Worth (and prototypes) to a panel of judges” — included a number on new legal information or communication systems.
The Twitter hashtag for the event was #lwow2013
Twitter tweets from LexThink.1 2013 lightning talks about innovation in legal technology and law practice, held 3 April 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, are now archived in .csv format.
The Twitter hashtag for the event was #lexthink
The proposal submission deadline is 5 April 2013.
Talks will be chosen by a crowdsourced voting process.
Here are the proposal guidelines:
Talks must relate to some aspect of law + technology + innovation + entrepreneurship.
This is about big ideas—no sales pitches or product pushing.
Submit a talk pitch of 300 words or a link to a 30 second YouTube video by midnight April 5, 2013.
Voting opens after submission window is complete at http://www.ReInventLawLondon.com
One person, one vote—but feel free to encourage colleagues, friends, family and more to vote for your pitch!
Winners will have up to 10 minutes to speak, and will then respond to dynamic, real-time, audience-driven Q&A. [...]
For more details, please see the conference Website.
Several white papers from the 2012 Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice have been published as Occasional Papers by Harvard Journal of Law & Technology:
Tim Hwang tells us that registration is now open for CodeX FutureLaw 2013, “a conference focusing on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession and the law more broadly,” to be held 26 April 2013 at Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, USA.
Tim is Chair of the conference.
The legal informatics topics to be addressed during the conference sessions include:
- Legal Disruption: Why Now? Why Here? What Next?
- Computational Law and Contracts
- Designing Legal Data
- Open Source Legal Practice
For more details, please see the conference Website.
HT Tim Hwang