• #LegalHack the Census

    U. Group

    The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. Recently, Department of Commerce v. New York found that the secretary of the Department of Commerce did not violate the enumeration clause or the Census Act in deciding to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire, but the district court was warranted in remanding the case back to the agency where the evidence tells a story that does not match the secretary’s explanation for his decision. (SCOTUSblog) Separately Census 2020 promises to be the most modern Census to date. Looking forward what can we expect for modernizing the Census and future Census case law. Join us to legal hack the Census! DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than 120 legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the world: legalhackers.org A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. Schedule: 6:30-7:00 Pizza, Drinks, and Networking 7:00-7:15 Introductions and Announcements 7:15-8:30 Panel David Brown, Principle Economist Center for Economic Studies U.S. Census Bureau Jae June J. Lee, Policy Assistant at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative

  • #LegalHack Facial Recognition Technology

    U. Group

    DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than 120 legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the world: legalhackers.org A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. At Tuesday June 11th's meetup we will discuss how facial recognition technology is currently used (and abused) by governments and legislation that is being introduced to regulate or ban its use, including the recent Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance passed in San Francisco, which is the first U.S. law to prohibit government use of facial recognition technology. Schedule: 6:30-7:00 Pizza, Drinks, and Networking 7:00-7:15 Introductions and Announcements 7:15-8:30 Panelist/Q&A with - Mr. David Gunning - DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) - Suzanne Ito - Strategic Communications Director @ ACLU - and others.

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  • #LegalHack Congress' Office of Technology Assessment

    DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than 120 legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the world: legalhackers.org A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. At Tuesday's May 14th meetup we will discuss Congress' Office of Technology Assessment. The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) was an office of the United States Congress from 1972 to 1995 that may be coming back soon. OTA's purpose was to provide Congressional members and committees with objective and authoritative analysis of the complex scientific and technical issues of the late 20th century, i.e. technology assessment. It was a leader in practicing and encouraging delivery of public services in innovative and inexpensive ways, including early involvement in the distribution of government documents through electronic publishing. We will discuss what a rebooted Congressional Office of Technology Assessment might look like after hearing from experts in the field. Speakers: • Alla Goldman Seiffert, Director of Cloud Policy and Counsel, Internet Association • Daniel Schuman, Policy Director, Demand Progress • Zach Graves, Head of Policy, Lincoln Network Schedule: 6:30-7:00 Pizza, Drinks, and Networking 7:00-7:15 Introductions and Announcements 7:15-8:30 Panel and Discussion

  • DC Open Government Summit #SunshineWeek2019

    American Bar Association

    This is cross-posted from the D.C. Open Government Coalition. PLEASE RSVP HERE BY MARCH 7TH: https://www.dcogc.org/content/dc-open-government-summit-march-12 The D.C. Open Government Coalition is delighted to invite you to this year’s eighth annual Sunshine Week Summit on the evening of Tuesday, March 12, 2019. We’re excited to bring together D.C. residents interested in transparency and accountability to discuss strategies for increasing access to meetings, programs, and information in the District. Join us on March 12th at 6:30 for food, drinks, and lively discussions about our open government activities and priorities for the year. You’ll hear from Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Judiciary Committee; a panel of DC teachers who are leading the movement for access to records in charter schools; and a panel of ANC Commissioners who will discuss the importance of using DC F OIA to uncover information valuable to their decision-making, as well as best practices for making ANC meetings more transparent and accessible.

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  • #LegalHack Re-entry

    CHIEF

    DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than 120 legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the world: legalhackers.org A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. Schedule: 6:30-7:00 Pizza, Drinks, and Networking 7:00-7:15 Introductions and Announcements 7:15-8:30 Speaker Panel and Discussion - Omid Ghaffari - Lawyer Omid started his legal career as a Certified Legal Intern at the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, where he learned a great deal about the difficulties of re-entry and the impact that a lack of community support and resources had on recidivism rates. Upon moving into private practice, he worked on automating expungement resources while also spending a majority of his personal time working with an online community of ex-cons, helping them collate and share their tips for successful re-entry among the newly released. - Chiquisha Robinson, Esq. - Manager of the Prisoner&Reentry Legal Services program in The D.C. Public Defender Services' Community Defender Division. (CDD) Chiquisha responds to the legal and social services needs of incarcerated, newly released, and other individuals with D.C. criminal records, assisting them with successful community reentry and reintegration. Further, she serves as the Public Defender Services (PDS) liaison to individuals convicted of District of Columbia Code offenses who are serving sentences in the D.C. Department of Corrections, Central Treatment Facility, and Federal Bureau of Prisons, by providing information and legal advocacy to assist these individuals, monitor their conditions of confinement, and assist them on parole and other release-related matters. Chiquisha also provides trainings to PDS, the CJA bar, and the D.C. community. - Christopher McNeal - Community Outreach Specialist for Mayor's Office on Returning Citizens (MORCA)

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  • Le Hackies 5 (Legal Hacking Awards and Party)

    It's that time again! Let's celebrate the best legal hacking of 2018! The Le Hackie Awards is DC Legal Hackers' annual event to celebrate the incredible achievements of the legal hacking community in the Washington DC area. DC Legal Hackers is taking over CHIEF for food, entertainment, and celebration. Arrive early to network with lawyers and technologists over drinks, tasty bites, and DJ JAZ DÜX spinning. For more information: https://lehackies5.splashthat.com/ Please RSVP here for entry. Spots are limited. Check out our past winners: dclegalhackers.org/lehackies Want to sponsor? Nominate a winner? Get in touch: @DCLegalHackers, [masked], [masked]

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  • DC Legal Hackers Networking Event

    CHIEF

    DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than 120 legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the world: legalhackers.org A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. Schedule: 6:30-7:00 Pizza, Drinks, and Networking 7:00-7:15 Introductions and Announcements 7:15-8:30 TBD Presentations

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  • #LegalHack Scooters (& the Shared Micro Mobility Revolution)

    DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than 120 legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the world: legalhackers.org A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. Schedule: 6:00-7:00 Pizza, Drinks, and Networking 7:00-7:15 Introductions and Announcements 7:15-8:30 TBD Presentations

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  • DC Pro Bono Week 2018: Coding Justice

    Dechert LLP

    Coding Justice is a DC Pro Bono Week collaboration event between social-justice nonprofits and the tech world, in partnership with Washington Council of Lawyers, DC Legal Hackers, The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and Dechert LLP. Members of the legal community will join tech-savvy volunteers to explore tech solutions to legal problems. This year, we’ll discuss the issues surrounding re-entry and then consider how to solve them using technology. We are looking for volunteers from both the legal community and the tech world: lawyers from all sectors are welcome. In particular, we’re looking for tech volunteers with computer science or civic hacking experience in the following areas: Design thinking Data management Technology solutions Technical design A light dinner will be provided to nourish our creative problem solving. Participants in the event will help brainstorm and prototype the content design of information meant to help formerly incarcerated people transition back into their communities. IMPORTANT: Please RSVP using this link https://wclawyers.wildapricot.org/event-3050288 (and not right here on the Meetup page).

  • #LegalHack Online Dispute Resolution

    CHIEF

    DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than twenty legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the country. A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. Schedule: 6:30-7:15 Pizza, Drinks, and Networking 7:15-7:30 Introductions and Announcements 7:30-8:30 Presentations - Daniel Rainey, Association for Conflict Resolution - more TBD

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