Editor's Note

Access-to-Justice Hackathon: Call for ideas


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The ABA Journal and Suffolk University Law School are planning to host a “hackathon” in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting this Aug. 7-12 in Boston.

There’s been no formal theme selected. But there’s a general consensus that the project should further access-to-justice efforts in some way.

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, the participants and our panel of experts will rate each of the teams’ work, and a winning team will be chosen.

At this stage, we’re 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, please take this quick survey here and share your ideas.

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