Congratulations To The Winners Of The Global Legal Hackathon!

The winners of the International Lawful Hackathon (photograph by David Lat).

Past Saturday, this young (or not so young) person went west, to attend the International Lawful Hackathon ultimate spherical and gala at Chelsea Piers. It was a great party, attended by a “who’s who” in the legal-technological innovation environment, offering a possibility to capture up with old close friends and to make new types — and to witness the future of legal tech.

First factors first: the winners of #GLH2018. The ultimate spherical marked the fruits of two earlier rounds of competitors, in which an estimated 5,000 individuals hacked away in 40 towns in 22 countries on 6 continents. The 14 finalists presented to a panel of distinguished judges from all-around the environment — primary law business adviser George Beaton (Australia), Michał Paprocki of ING Tech (Poland), Esther Dediashvili of FBC & Co. (Israel), Leo Elduayen of Koibanx (Argentina), and Wendy Callaghan of AIG (United States) — and in the end, 4 winners were being crowned:

Successful the personal sector class was Revealu, an application from Hungary that assists folks down load their individual details from online services suppliers under the European Union’s Normal Details Safety Regulation, and LexLucid, a team from Colorado that charges online consumer contracts.

In the public services class, Decoding Law, a software from Hong Kong that assists customers navigate statutory language, and RightsNOW Application, a voice-activated legal info software from New York, took prime honors.

I experienced the enjoyment of assembly the Decoding Law team, proper prior to they were being interviewed by Lawful Chat Community, and sitting down at supper with Max Paterson of RightsNOW (which also gained the Wolters Kluwer International Effect Award, so congrats to them for that as well). I uncovered myself deeply impressed by their enthusiasm and expertise, and having watched the 14 displays, I was not astonished to see them earn, together with LexLucid and Revealu. (In point, Revealu could possibly have been my most loved of the finalists — but that could possibly just be a perform of my immersion into the environment of GDPR proper now.)

All the GLH finalists been given invites to attend Over the Law’s upcoming Evolve Law Summit, having position at the Four Seasons in Chicago on May possibly 2, where they’ll have the possibility to link with traders, influencers, and fellow innovators. At the very least 3 finalists will be attending: LexLucid (congrats all over again), ANIKA of Australia, and Team Lemon of Nigeria. (If you’d like to be part of them at the EL Summit on May possibly 2, tickets are even now obtainable.)

What does the future hold for the International Lawful Hackathon? Offered the smashing good results of the inaugural GLH, it was no surprise to master, at the end of the evening, about designs for a next — an announcement that was satisfied with hearty applause from the hundreds of attendees, who converged upon New York from all-around the environment.

So mark your calendars! David Fisher — co-founder of the Hackathon and CEO of Integra Ledger, a primary blockchain organization in the legal space– shared these enjoyable specifics with me:

  • The date for #GLH2019 has been set: February 22-24, 2019.
  • The Hackathon is forming a international advisory board to enable to guide and expand the International Lawful Hackathon party and group. Make contact with the GLH if interested:
  • In response to inquiries from companies all-around the environment about participating the GLH for very similar functions, the GLH is making GLH Innovation Sprints as an offering for interested law societies, law companies, company legal departments, and law universities. Businesses can make the most of GLH expertise to instruct quick legal tech innovation and prototyping. Once more, arrive at out to GLH for a lot more specifics.

Congratulations the moment all over again to the International Lawful Hackathon’s winners, finalists, and organizers — particularly David Fisher and Aileen Schultz, who set jointly this large (and massively effective) endeavor in just five quick months. I’ll be next their future endeavors with wonderful curiosity in the months in advance — and hunting ahead to viewing some or all of them at #GLH2019.

International Lawful Hackathon [official website]
The Evolve Law Summit: Connecting Innovators With Traders And Influencers [Evolve Law]
International Lawful Hackathon Announces Four Winners [Artificial Lawyer]
International Lawful Hackathon announces winners [ABA Journal]


DBL square headshotDavid Lat is editor at substantial and founding editor of Over the Law, as well as the author of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel. He previously worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey a litigation affiliate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You can link with David on Twitter (@DavidLat), LinkedIn, and Fb, and you can arrive at him by electronic mail at

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