To unleash the talent and creativity of the world’s legal industry to collaboratively innovate solutions to the most pressing legal, regulatory, and civil society challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.” 2,700 participants from 225 organisations and 70 countries have submitted 170 projects. Twelve of the world’s twenty largest law firms are involved as are several of the world’s largest multinationals and banks as well as giant multidisciplinary professional service companies and consultancies. Click below to see the public gallery.
The second annual Global Legal Hackathon took place, February 22nd to 24th, with 6,000 participants in 46 cities all over the world, from Adelaide to San Francisco, spending 52 hours focusing on developing solutions for improving the legal industry. The event also had an extra focus on the lack of women in the legal tech world and launched the Global Rise of Women in LegalTech initiative (GROWL). This initiative was an integral part all through the event, aiming to support up-and-coming women leaders in legal innovation around the world.
The Global Legal Hackathon launched in early December of 2017, and within a mere two and a half months it raised global attention with host locations in 40 cities across 22 countries. February 23rd-25th over 70 organisations consisting of bar associations, legal tech and service companies, law firms, non-profits and universities gathered simultaneously to host and sponsor thousands of participants.