Synch will host the Global Legal Hackathon on February 23-25 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Global Legal Hackathon engages law firms, legal tech companies, law schools and governments internationally to bring together legal innovators. The goal is to support rapid development of solutions to improve the legal industry worldwide.
The hackathon is open to legal, technology and business professionals: lawyers, law students, software developers, UX designers, entrepreneurs, project managers, business developers, and everyone passionate about legal tech.
Every participant will be part of a team who will decide on their development project. The chosen solution will aim at solving a particular problem within one of the two threads: (i) progressing the business of law, or (ii) facilitating access to justice. All participants will jointly own their solutions and any associated intellectual property, unless the parties agree otherwise, except for any third-party intellectual property used in the project.
The event will be concluded with the teams’ presentations, after which the judging panel will select the winner who will proceed to the global round. The judging panel will comprise legal tech experts from different domains of the legal profession.
- Bringing the Global Legal Hackathon to Sweden is very important to us. The event will facilitate the integration of and innovation within the Swedish diverse LegalTech community. The exchange and synergy of views, collaborative ideation and project building fueled by the creativity of great teams will enable making brilliant ideas a reality, says Jim Runsten, CEO and founder of Synch.
- This is the first time the Global Legal Hackathon will take place, and we are excited to be part of this initiative. We at Synch have always been active in exploring and applying new technology. The recent expansion of our Digital Services business unit with two lawyers-developers has strengthened our technical expertise and therefore will provide added value to the participants of the hackathon, says Magnus Sundqvist, Head of Digital Services at Synch.
You don't need a startup, and idea or a team to participate - just show up. Participation is free of charge.
Fredrik Svärd, founder of Legaltech.se, will participate as judge in the Swedish installment of the hackathon. Legaltech.se and ArtificialLawyer will also record a special episode of our podcast I, Lawyer with organisers of the hackathon as guests prior to the event.
Register for the Global Legal Hackathon here.
Read more about the event here.
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