Have a problem that legal tech hackers could solve?
The ABA Journal and Suffolk University Law School are hosting a "hackathon" in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting on Aug. 7-12, 2014 in Boston.
No formal theme has been selected, but there's a general consensus that the project should further access to justice efforts in some way.
“I’m thrilled that Suffolk is hosting this event. It is a great way for Suffolk to contribute to access to justice and showcase our work in legal technology and innovation,” said Suffolk Law Professor Andrew Perlman, who is the director of the Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation.
During the hackathon, lawyers and law students will work alongside developers and graphic designers in teams. Each team will work to plan and develop a web application or mobile app over the course of the hackathon. At the end of the hackathon, a panel of experts will rate each of the teams' work, and a winning team will be chosen.
At this stage, Suffolk Law and the ABA Journal are soliciting ideas for problems that the teams can work to resolve with a tech solution as part of the hackathon. If you have a problem you think we should tackle, or a data set that we can work with, share your ideas here.