What we're about
We’re a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through regular local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.
There are currently over 60 Legal Hackers chapters around the world, with over 8,000 Legal Hackers, across 5 continents - and if you're in the SF Bay Area, this chapter is yours!
Or rather, we'd like you to make it yours: The SF Bay Area is a globally unique hub of technologists, tech-policy advocates, and tech-forward lawyers, so please get involved, propose themes, events, talks, discussions, projects — as well as issues around blockchain, we’re considering gathering around privacy, drone law, net neutrality, democracy and propaganda technology, post-nation-state hacking …
For the longest time, we’ve been forced to live our lives under the yoke of legal systems and structures created, sometimes hundreds of years ago, by distant, unaccountable others, to fit the whims and needs of the powerful few. Today, we have the power and agency to shape and create systems and structures to meet the needs of all of us, in more open, transparent, participatory ways.
So if any of the above appeals to you, please join in!
We're a completely volunteer-run movement, so if you know anyone who's keen to participate, here or anywhere else around the world, we can also plug them into another local chapter! And if there's anything you’d like to arrange under this banner, let us know and we'd be delighted to co-organize!