World’s Largest Legal Hackathon

Bringing the legal industry together with tech and innovation, world-wide, with one purpose:
Rapid development of solutions for improving the legal industry world-wide.

Finals Gala

May 4, 2019

Hosted By:


New York City

The Global Legal Hackathon is a non-profit organization that organizes law schools, law firms and in-house departments, legal technology companies, governments, and service providers to facilitate innovation in the legal industry - across the globe. It brings together the best thinkers, doers and practitioners in law in support of a unified vision: rapid development of solutions to improve the legal industry, world-wide.

2019 GLH Finalists

Teams will demonstrate their solutions live in front of a panel of international judges.
  • Location
    Project Description
  • Australia - Melbourne
    Cynapse is an end-to-end platform which transforms stakeholders’ interaction within a class action. Group members gain better access to justice by understanding their rights and prospects, lawyers gain insight into current or potential class actions, and experts fees are greatly reduced by assistive AI technology. Ultimately, we are addressing two key issues of disengagement and costs associate with class actions.
  • Brazil - Curitiba
    In order to facilitate access to justice, Rui is a three-in-one platform: First, Rui automatically generates formal complaints through a chatbot that can be used in ODRs or lawsuits. Second, Rui audits contracts and bills, seeking for undue charges and incorrect billing. Third, Rui provides a lawsuit tracker dashboard, which guides the consumer through all of his legal journey. Rui’s first target is the Brazil’s multi millionaire telecom industry, but it’s also scalable in others markets.
  • Brazil - Manaus
    A platform to solve consumer's problems. For the consumer: Educates consumers about their rights, indicates possible ways to solve them and help them pursue their rights quickly and easily. For the lawyer: It connects the lawyer with cases that match his specialty. For the judiciary: Reduces the number of cases that need legal proceedings. For companies: Reduces cost by resolving conflicts before they become lawsuits.
  • China - Wuan
    熊猫滚滚 (Panda Run)
    In this contest, we will complete an intelligent litigation case management system, including legal document writing, lawyer file management, lawyer workflow control and so on. The goal is to reduce 30% of lawyers' time spent on repetitive and supportive work, increase customer satisfaction and improve lawyers' well-being.
  • Germany - Berlin
    VIZ.LAW tackles legal information overload and improves the way we conduct legal information retrieval. Taking the idea of perceiving law (not only but especially case law) as “a seamless web” seriously, we put the focus on the visualization of legal citation networks. We want to exploit the full potential of visual information processing. So far the data used is taken from publicly available databases. The goal is to provide customers a way to supplement this data by private data collections.
  • Germany - Frankfurt
    82% of people experience difficulties to comprehend legal language in the letters they receive from the authorities. Solution: An app allowing to take a picture of the letter with OCR functionality, giving a quick summary of the most relevant information in "normal" language and suggesting next steps. Further functionality: contact information of the authorities and governmental consulting bodies, list of legal service providers, a range of templates relevant to the identified legal topic.
  • India - Delhi
    As a complaint redressal forum where, quite simply a user could go to the website, fill a form based on the kind of complaint they had (Insurance reimbursement related, banking sector, legal, finance, consumer-related) and a ticket would be generated for the same. The inbound team would work on addressing the complaint while the legal team would draft the documents required to submit to the consumer forum at a very economical cost making the entire process seamless for the client.
  • Italy - Milano
    The translation of a legal document is a time-consuming activity, subject to frequent errors. CLEVIUS is a tool which supports professionals operating in law firms, public administrations, and judicial offices in the translation process. Upon drafting of the contract, CLEVIUS suggests contextualized translations through a machine learning system. It is based on the DB of the European Courts,a legal glossary, the acquis communautaire, and last but not least, on the law firm’s archive of documents
  • Romania - Bucharest
    Legal Shapers
    Lawrelai is designed by Legal Shapers to be your first trusted legal travel advisor, easily accessible via Facebook’s Messenger App. Lawrelai’s uniqueness consists of its global coverage and of its free component of reliable and up-to-date legal information to most common occurrences while travelling abroad. In case of immediate need during your travel, Lawrelai offers personalized legal assistance based on a fee, through its verified local legal professionals.
  • USA - San Francisco
    OurTerms is a platform that helps to bring contracts to life by operationalizing and automating contract terms, removing the need to invest time and money into understanding the document, and presenting users with easy ways to take action.

2019 GROWL Finalists

Global Rise Of Women in LegalTech (“GROWL”) initiative support up-and-coming women leaders in legal innovation around the world. This award is given to women-led teams.Teams will demonstrate their solutions live in front of a panel of international judges.
  • Location
    Project Description
  • Hong Kong
    Access Our Community (AOC)
    Access Our Community is a Progressive Web Application that aggregates pro bono opportunities screened by legal services non-profits and pro bono clearing-houses into one platform enabling lawyers to easily and efficiently find and apply for pro bono cases. Real-time matching of cases will reduce administration time for the non-profits, lawyers and pro bono coordinators of law firms. This in turn will increase capacity for delivery of pro bono services and access to justice.
  • Poland - Warsaw
    InteliLex helps lawyers find the content they already created any time in the past within seconds by directly integrating with Microsoft Word and by using Machine Learning algorithms. InteliLex suggests relevant parts of text while a document, such as a contract, is being written.

2019 Global Sponsors


February 22 to 24, 2019

From February 22, 2019 to February 24, 2019, over 5,000 participants will participate in the Global Legal Hackathon. People will pitch ideas, form teams, and create technology-based legal solutions. At the end of the weekend, these teams will present their solutions to a judge panel. Ultimately, there will be one winning team at each location, where they will move on to the next round.

Virtual Semi-Finals

March 17, 2019

On March 17, 2019, first-round winners will submit their solutions as a video demonstration to the second-round judging panel.


Finalists Announced

March 25, 2019

On March 25, 2019, winners from the first round are announced. These finalists will move to the final round to present their winning idea.

GLH Gala and Finals

May 4, 2019

Round-two finalists will be invited to demonstrate their technological solutions to a live panel of judges. Location of the Gala will be New York City, NY.


Supporting Organizations