Past Meetup

#LegalHack Tools: Legal Tech Demo Night!

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7- 7:45 snacks and mixing.

@ ~7:45, see a variety of legal technology tools demoed:

• eRegulations (http://www.consumerfinance.gov/eregulations/1005) (by CFPB (http://www.consumerfinance.gov/)) [Ux-friendly interactive online regs]

eRegulations is a web-based application that makes regulations easy to find, read and understand. It is a work in progress by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (http://consumerfinance.gov/). eRegulations automatically parses Federal Register notices and compiles them into complete versions of the regulation being modified. Amongst other features, it provides internal citations, inline interpretations; alternative versions of the regulations and lets users compare two different versions of the regulation. A number of these things, to our knowledge, haven’t really been done before (we’re super excited).

• Scout (https://scout.sunlightfoundation.com/) (by Sunlight Foundation (http://sunlightfoundation.com/)) [free legislative alerts]

Scout is a rapid notification service allows anyone to create customized email or text alerts on actions Congress takes on an issue or a specific bill. It also makes it easy to search federal regulations and track bills in all 50 states (a first). The website tracks a variety of sources including the Congressional Record, THOMAS, the Federal Register and Sunlight’s Open States to create legislative news searches about issues a person, company or nonprofit cares about.

• & Citations! ... by DC Legal Hackers' organizer Alan deLevie. Walverine, etc.

• Fastcase (http://www.fastcase.com/) [smart legal research]

Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and smarter and more powerful searching, sorting, and visualization tools at your fingertips.

• Vzvenyach, Inc. (https://github.com/vzvenyach)

• Madison (http://opengovfoundation.org/the-madison-project/) (by the Open Gov Foundation (http://opengovfoundation.org/)) [legal annotation]

Madison is a government policy co-creation platform that opens up laws and legislation previously off-limits to individuals and the Internet community. Launched to battle the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), it has since been used to power citizen participation in official government documents in the United States Congress. With Madison you can access the law as it’s being written, leave comments, annotate specific content, and interact with other civic-minded participants. Madison brings the law-making process straight to you, and gives you a say in your government’s decisions.

• Georgetown Law's “Legal Expert Systems in Neota Logic” (via student Stan Adams)

• Logik (http://logikcull.com/) [e-discovery]

Logikcull is your fully automated Early Case Assessment machine. And no steps are skipped to get you your data, faster. This means you don’t have to worry about whether or not your searches are complete or if you’ll be able to make your production deadline on time. Using the ECA search filters in your Logikcull project will make your ECA lightening fast. And you can do ECA from wherever you are on whatever device you have (phone, tablet, laptop). With Logikcull, your ECA couldn’t be any earlier.

+ you project?

Impromptu presentations on projects are welcome!