What we're about

Toronto Legal Hackers is part of the 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. We are a group of people from the Greater Toronto Area who self-organize events that bring people together to share experiences through local meetups, hackathons and workshops.

Legal Hackers Toronto spots issues and opportunities where technology can improve the practice of law and where, law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology. We enable video and live speakers to combine to spark deep discussion and connection in our local group.

We are explorers. We are doers. We are Legal Hackers.

Upcoming events (1)

CL+B (Computational Law & Blockchain Festival) T.O. Node 2019

CL+B (Computational Law & Blockchain Festival) T.O. Node 2019 Join us on the last full weekend of March to explore computational law, with a focus on the role of blockchain technologies. We will be joined by local experts, enthusiasts, and YOU! Legal professionals with an interest in technology, as well as technologists / hackers / product / UX people with an interest in making better law, are invited to join us for a weekend of hands-on legal innovation. Note: while legal professionals and technologists are likely to be most interested, the Festival welcomes enthusiasts of all ages, genders, backgrounds, skill levels, and disciplines, and the event is free to attend. Below are the three tracks in order of program: ONE: LEARN New to computational law or blockchain technology? Need a blockchain 101? Want to learn how to write a smart contract? Learn the basics from local experts at this years T.O. CL+B fest Node location. We’ll review the basics of some of these technologies to help frame your reference going into the hack track. TWO: HACK Are you a coder or designer? Do you have a good idea and aren't sure where or how to start? Take part in a hackathon challenge to build open-source computational law and blockchain-for-law uses cases, including smart legal contracts, “legislation as code,” or improved government service delivery. While the focus will be on the technologies learned about in the “learn track” you are free and welcome to work on anything during this time. Feel free to bring team members and invite others to participate. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a developer or super tech savvy. There are ways to outline use cases and get involved regardless of your technical skills. THREE: DISCUSS Now that you’ve learned a bit about blockchain and computational law, and had the opportunity to apply your knowledge (even just a little bit), we’re going to discuss it all! This will be your opportunity to raise your concerns about these technologies and further explore the implications. Presentations: we’ll kick off this session with hackathon participants sharing their ideas and the things they worked on during the hack track. SCHEDULE: Saturday: 12:00pm start - Intros, Shout Outs, Get Acquainted 12:15pm Begin Learn Track 2:00pm Coffee Break 2:15pm - 5:00pm Begin Hackathon Track (information, team formation, ideation and organization, begin hacking!) *While we will not be providing evening/overnight facilities, you and your team are more than welcome to continue hacking through to the next day. **It's very possible that we will go out for dinner / drinks informally Sunday: 11am start - Hackathon Continues 12:30pm - Lunch Break (if you want, but can keep working through if you wish) 1pm - 3pm - Hacking 3pm (15 minute break) 3:15pm - Team Presentations (only if you want to), 5-10 minutes each depending on number of teams 4:30pm-6:00pm - Discussion Track

Photos (85)

Find us also at