What is missing the most in the legal hackathon movement is not enthusiastic younger people who are in the early stages of their careers. What is missing the most is the participation of older experienced lawyers, technologists and practice managers.
Don’t underestimate the contribution you can make if you have worked in law firms, in-house or in any aspect of the legal system for years or decades. You know the problems that exist. You know the minefields that need to be navigated to turn ideas into successful initiatives. Here is your chance to come together with an inter-generational group as a mentor or participant in a legal hackathon.
On the weekend of 23-25 February 2018, there will be groups coming together in Sydney and Melbourne as part of the first Global Legal Hackathon.
Despite legal hackathons becoming more prevalent, the demand for participation is as high as ever. The organiser of the Sydney group, Erika Ly, who is NSW President of The Legal Forecast, told Legal Practice Intelligence that in the first week of putting out a call for participants, more than 60 people signed up.
Legal Hackathons bring people together to find new solutions to persistent problems that exist with access to justice, law firm operations, legal education, in-house legal departments and the justice system generally.
The Global Legal Hackathon needs mentors. This could be a more powerful contribution than pro-bono hours and there is even the possibility of being involved in a money-making legaltech venture.
For the Sydney group, email your questions and mentorship enquiries to [email protected] with an expression of interest and your name and number.
When: 23 February 2018, Friday sign-in (4pm) and Kickoff (5pm). Saturday and Sunday (9am-8pm)
To register as a participant:
UNSW Sydney, sponsored by the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation in partnership with UNSW Grand Challenges.
Brought to you by, The Legal Forecast in association with 23Legal
To learn more: https://globallegalhackathon.com
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