Legal Aid Hackathon 2019

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If you are a programmer, law student, graphic designer or just generally interested in developing apps please join us for this year's Legal Aid Hackathon. People will be broken off in teams which will then compete to build the best app. See the latest in access to justice technology as teams present their hackathon projects in 5-minute lightning talks! Chatbots, eviction apps, open-source tools, browser extensions, virtual clinics, legal issue heatmaps, and more!

Virtual Hackathon May 18-19, 2019 Registration is now open!


"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed participating in the Hackathon.  As a tech-newbie, I was a little intimidated by the whole thing at first, but by the actual weekend, I was having a great time and learned so much.  What I liked best was seeing how creatively technology could be used to respond to unmet legal needs and working with advocates and programmers around the country. I am now a Hackathon fan!"

- Jessica Rae, Florida Law Help, Florida Justice Technology Center

The Legal Aid Hackathon Projects Last Year:

1. Browser Extension for Court Operators to Share Their Projects

This is a browser plugin that help court operators report and share their projects.

2. Reminders and guided steps for required check-ins with case worker

This is a suggestion for an app that would assist caseworkers who are working with parents in open dependency cases.

3. Docassemble Template Builder in MSWord

This is a project to build a Microsoft Word addon that makes it easier to edit Docassemble templates.

4. Multi-Jurisdiction Legal Elements for Eviction

This is a proposal to create a library of common legal elements for evictions that are consistent across jurisdictions to make it easier to make digital tools that can be quickly modified to fit local laws.

5. Ethics & Privacy Best Practices

This is a presentation that outlines some ideas on how to create a set of best practices for dealing with client data in way that is ethical and protects their privacy.

6. Eviction Fighter Chatbot

This Chatbot helps someone who has been evicted determine if it was legal and what steps they should take to have the best chance of protecting their home.

7. Chatbot for Youth Aging out of Foster Care

This is a tool designed to help youth aging out of healthcare find resources that are available to them.

8. Drupal Chatbot Integration Module

This was creating an outline for a drupal module that would make it easy to put a DialogueFlow chat bot in your site.

9. Drupal 8 Distribution for Legal Aid Organizations

For more information check follow the website: LEGALAIDHACKATHON.ORG

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