Online Courts Hackathon

In a new joint initiative from SCL, Legal Geek and the Judiciary of England and Wales, there is to be a Hackathon on 1 and 2 July devoted to online courts and digital justice.

With the ground-shattering innovations surrounding online courts and digital justice around the corner, SCL, Legal Geek and the Judiciary of England and Wales are taking a lead in encouraging input into the design of online courts from lawyers, court users, law students, and technologists.

A first step in an ongoing journey is to be a Hackathon to be held on 1 and 2 July – a 24-hour session where teams will be encouraged to come up with designs, solutions, systems, and technologies for online courts. Participants will be invited to design various tools to support online courts – for example, tools to help litigants structure their legal arguments, organise their documents and negotiate settlements without advisers, as well as systems that will promote ‘open justice’ and machine learning solutions that will help analyse all the data generated by the online courts.

Professor Richard Susskind OBE, President of SCL and one of the online courts pioneers said: ‘Online courts are likely to be the most significant development in our court system since the nineteenth century, enabling far greater and affordable access to justice. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the design of online courts’.

All the details about the event and how you can apply to take part, as a team or individual, can be found in the events section of this site https://www.scl.org/events/482-online-courts-hackathon-saturday-1st-sunday-2nd-july-2017-london or on the Online Courts Hackathon website

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