Bob Ambrogi, media and tech lawyer and editor of LawSites, poses a valid question in the wake of the first round of pitching in the Global Legal Hackathon this weekend.
The winners in the first round of pitching have now been announced. Here's the full list.
On the first pitching round in Sweden, the teams and the winning project.
The official Slack group for the Global Legal Hackathon saw a stream of photos and updates on progress from New York, Singapore, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Montréal, Florianópolis, Berlin, Alexandria, Tel Aviv, Ukraine, London, Johannesburg and other corners of the world Saturday, as did the #GlobalLegalHack and #GLH2018 Twitter hashtags.
The Global Legal Hackathon is underway. Developers, privacy professionals, court administrators, former judges, students, entrepreneurs and of course lawyers teamed up at Synch in central Stockholm friday afternoon. Legal design, parking tickets, GDPR class actions, immigration and access to justice, translation of legal information and compliance were some of the themes thrown around as the funneling process began.
The Global Legal Hackathon will take place on 23-25 February 2018. Richard and Fredrik talk to organisers Aileen Schultz and David A. Fisher about their expectations.
The Swedish event will be hosted by Synch, and the participants will be judged by among others Fredrik Svärd of Legaltech.se.
Organisers Aileen Schultz and David A. Fisher expect around 10 000 participants from six continents, and 20 or more actual legal tech companies being launched after the event. There is no entry fee, and you do not need to have a team or an idea to participate. Local winners will go on to compete in New York in April.
David Fisher is the founder and CEO of Integra Ledger, a permissioned blockchain for the legal industry, Aileen Schultz is the director of network intelligence. Together they are co-hosting the Global Legal Hackathon.
For more information and registration, click here.
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