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.


The Global Legal Hackathon is the world’s largest legal technology innovation competition. In 2019, over 6,000 people participated across 46 cities in 24 countries. Over one weekend, ideas are formed and technology solutions are created to solve business of law and access to justice issues. Here, winning teams move on to future rounds, where they can present their solution to an international judging panel.

What to Expect?


March 06 to 08, 2020

From March 06, 2020 to March 08, 2020, 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 22, 2020

On March 22, 2020, first-round winners will submit their solutions as a video demonstration to the second-round judging panel.


GLH Final Round

May TBD, 2020

Round-two finalists will be invited to demonstrate their technological solutions to a live panel of judges. Location of the Gala will be London, UK.


#GLH2019 Final Round


The 2019 Finals Gala was held on Saturday, May 4th, in New York City and was hosted by leading international law firm White & Case. Twelve teams demonstrated their solutions live in front of an esteemed panel of international judges.
All of the teams presented phenomenal solutions, with three winners selected.

Uthority – Frankfurt, Germany

Winning Solution: 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.

Legal Shapers – Bucharest, Romania

Winning Solution: 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.

InteliLex – Warsaw, Poland

Winning Solution: 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.