Here are the projects worked on or presented at the event, from the Submissions page:
- disastr: “Mobile disaster legal assistance at your fingertips”
- Divorce Decoded: “Divorce Made Simple: Your Guide to Massachusetts Divorce”
- Due Processor: “Interactive tool for Massachusetts indigence and sentencing calculations”
- Legal Apptitude: “Determine whether self-representation is the right option for you”
- PaperHealth: “A quick way to create HealthCare Proxy and Living Wills”
- ReEntry App: “Helping ReEntrants and Reducing Recidivism” [video of presentation]
Video of LSC president James Sandman’s opening presentation is at: https://suensemble.suffolk.edu/Watch/Hd39PyAj
Here is a description of the event, from the event’s Website:
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. […]
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. […]
The judges for the event were:
A new post at ABA Journal describes the event and lists the winning projects: Victor Li: Winning apps in ‘Hackcess to Justice’ help write wills, navigate disasters and calculate jail time.
For more details, please see the event Website.
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