What we're about

Legal Hackers launched in August of 2012. Since then, it has grown to a community of legal tech innovators in more than 40 cities around the world, including 22 international cities and now...HOUSTON!

Houston Legal Hackers will meet monthly to share ideas, explore innovations in legal tech, and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through social/networking activities, hackathons, and workshops, we will identify ways of using technology to improve law, legal practice, and policy.

If you work in law or technology or just have an interest in learning about the potential of technology to transform the practice of law, join us.

If you are a law student who wants exposure to innovations in legal tech, join us.

If you wish to build your digital literacy and play an active role in shaping the legal landscape of the future, join us.

We are explorers, makers, doers, creators, designers, coders, developers, innovators, and hackers. We will embrace emerging technology and work to understand its applications to the practice of law. We will join with others to address limitations in the justice system. We will close the justice gap while striving to provide open and equal access to the law.

Learn more at legalhackers.org, follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/HTXLegalHackers), and join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1850735431880520/)!

Sponsored by: http://Internetbar.org Institute

Upcoming events (5+)

Global Legal Hackathon

The Cannon

Take part - in the largest Legal Hackathon in the world! Join us for the Global Legal Hackathon: Houston on Feb. 22 - 24, 2019 at The Cannon (we're meeting REMOTELY on Slack on Friday, and on Sat/Sun we meet at the Cannon). Are you a lawyer, developer, IT professional, entrepreneur, legal professional, legal service provider, or a student? Sign up now for the Global Legal Hackathon , participation and registration is completely free. Only sign ups/registration recognized are the ones on the official sign up website link below. The Houston Global Legal Hackathon is about finding solutions for the legal industry. Teams will compete against one another, to build a solution that fits one of our two requirements; progressing the business of law or facilitating access to justice. This is a real hackathon. It is expected that teams will build working applications, proofs of concept, or prototypes, as well as presentation materials to explain, pitch, and present the application. Teams can consist entirely of participants from one organization or can include participants from many organizations. Please fully review our rules and guidelines for more information here - https://attendeehelp.globallegalhackathon.com/article/95-rules-and-guidlines View full event schedule here - https://glh.hivebrite.com/events/13567?tab=schedule At the end of the hackathon, teams will presents to a panel of judges and judges will choose a winner. Hosted by: Internetbar.org Institute **The official sign up is at: https://glh.hivebrite.com/events/13567

Blockchain for Entrepreneurs

Houston Community College - Eastside Campus

MIT Technology Review predicts 2019 will be the year the blockchain finally goes mainstream. The publication notes that the technology could soon revamp the realms of banking, healthcare, supply management, and even entertainment, making it "more useful" than ever before, and so popular that it becomes "boring." How is your small business (or startup endeavor) ready? Prior to the 2019 Computational Law & Blockchain Festival, and in coordination with Internetbar.org Institute, and the HCC Center for Entrepreneurship- Southeast team, we present: 1. Blockchain 101: What is it, and why it's important to understand it? 2. The benefits and opportunities for small businesses (non-tech included) 3. Examples of how it's currently used by entrepreneurs Join us during your lunch break, in a discussion on how blockchain technology can help many entrepreneurs here in Houston! FREE lunch is provided to registered eventbrite participants! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-technology-for-entrepreneurs-tickets-56939644008

2019 Computational Law & Blockchain Festival

Station Houston

The 2nd annual Computational Law & Blockchain Festival will bring together coders, designers, lawyers, policymakers, researchers, and students to co-create the future of law, legal practice, and policymaking. In the spirit of decentralization, the entire event will be hosted by independent, self-organized nodes around the world. This global initiative will be a push to create and implement computational law (e.g., programmable contracts) and legal blockchain use cases. We will achieve this through a combination of educational sessions, hackathons, and policy discussions. Join us so you can LEARN, HACK, and DISCUSS: LEARN: New to computational law or blockchain technologies? Learn the basics from local and global experts at our educational sessions and workshops. HACK: Are you a coder or designer? Take part in our Global Challenge, a distributed, 24-hour hackathon that challenges participants to build open-source solutions. Partner challenges will also be available. DISCUSS: Join lawyers, policymakers, technologists, academics, and enthusiasts for our Global Symposium, a distributed policy hack to discuss core policy issues related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with the goal of contributing to a free and open global survey of those issues. The Festival welcomes enthusiasts of all ages, genders, backgrounds, skill levels, and disciplines, and will be free to attend and participate. #clbfest2018 • What to bring Enthusiasm, questions, and crazy ideas • Important to know Interested in volunteering, speaking, running a workshop, partnering, or sponsoring? Message the organizer to secure your spot!

Legal Hackers Demo Night

Station Houston

Houston Legal Hackers meets monthly to share ideas, explore innovations in legal tech, and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through social/networking activities, hackathons, demo nights, and workshops, we will identify ways of using technology to improve law, legal practice, and policy. We invite you to submit an app, platform, project, process, or prototype to present in front of like-minded people. To secure a spot, message us at [masked] with 1) Project Description 2) Short Bio 3) Presentation, demo, or website link. Once you've been approved, your project will be listed on the event page. Schedule: 6:00-6:30 Pizza, Drinks, and Networking 6:30-7:30 Presentations and Discussion • What to bring Business cards & inquisitive minds ------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Internetbar.org Institute **Please only RSVP if you plan on attending. Three no-shows will result in removal from the group.

Past events (22)

Legal Hackers Holiday Party

Tejas Grill and Sports Bar

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