LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco, 15-17 August 2014: Links and resources

LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco is scheduled to be held August 15-17, 2014, in San Francisco, California, USA.

The event’s Website is at:

The Twitter hashtag for the event is #legaltechSW

The Twitter account for the event appears to be @LegalTech_SW

Click here for a storify of Twitter tweets and photos from the event.

The organizers of the event say (here and here) that coding and design work are scheduled to take place during the event.

Here is a description of the event, from the event’s Website:

The intersection of law and technology presents unique challenges and exciting opportunities for growth and creativity. Recent years have seen a surge of answers to law’s need for innovation, such as e-discovery tools, contract generation apps, virtual firms, and websites changing the way we research. Myriad possibilities remain to integrate tech into solutions for attorneys, clients, businesses, and the government. SF LegalTech Startup Weekend will bring together legal professionals, policy geeks, programmers, and designers to disrupt the legal services market and bring it into the 21st Century – one solution at a time.’

The challenges will address:

(1) Access to justice for consumers

(2) Development and implementation of legal tech tools

  • for other industries
  • for in-house counsel
  • for law firms
  • for document/knowledge management

(3) Open-sourcing the law

(4) Legal Education

  • for more informed citizenry
  • for law school curricula


SF LegalTech SW will:

(1) Leverage the knowledge of legal professionals and students to explore new directions for legal tech products, services, and resources.

(2) Foster positive relationships among Bay Area law schools and the local tech and legal communities.

(3) Provide the opportunity for people across industries to brainstorm, collaborate, design, and develop innovative products and services to address challenges facing the legal system. […]

Maria Zilberman has published an article about the event in The Recorder: Legal Hackathon Planners Want to Cure Industry’s ‘Pain Points’.

For more details, please see the event’s Website.

HT @rightbrainlaw

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