Registration opens for Hackcess to Justice New Orleans
The ABA Journal and the Louisiana State Bar Association will be holding Louisiana’s first access-to-justice hackathon on March 21-22 in New Orleans. The event will bring together coders and legal advocates to produce mobile apps or other solutions to common problems faced by people attempting to navigate the justice system.
Hackcess to Justice New Orleans will take place at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and representatives from legal aid organizations will be in attendance to discuss the needs of their clients. The goal for the participants will be to create a technology-enabled solution for the numerous challenges faced by citizens who cannot afford a lawyer and the lawyers trying to serve them.
The first Hackcess to Justice event was held in conjunction with the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. The winner of that event, attorney William Palin, received a $1,500 prize for his iOS app PaperHealth. PaperHealth helps users create living wills and health care proxies, and emails them to designated hospitals and health care providers.
For more information on Hackcess to Justice New Orleans, including a fuller description of the rules and a link to the site where you can register to participate, click here.