We are thrilled you will be joining us at the first ever Legal Hackers Congress.  The Congress is a retreat for leaders in the civic hacking and legal hacking communities.  And we are so excited to see you there!

If you haven’t yet, definitely consider proposing a presentation or workshop.  We’ll let you know when you’re scheduled!


When: 7 PM on April 24, 2015, to 3 PM on April 26, 2015

Where: SPACE, 444 N. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

What: a weekend of workshops, demos, panels, and presentations for community leaders


April 24, 2015

7 PM (at SPACE): Opening Reception and Panel–

“How to Hack Your Law Firm: Legal Practice 2.0”

Irina Matveeva – NexLP

Jonathan Pasky – OpenLegal

Stephen Nazaran – PageVault

Jay Hull – Davis Wright Termaine LLP

Amani Smathers – SeyfarthLean Consulting

Aileen Tan – kCura

Reception to follow


April 25, 2015

Legal Hacking & Legal Education

9 AM (at SPACE): Breakfast and Kickoff (Phil Weiss)

9:30 AM: MSU Law Program (Dan Linna)

10 AM: Disruptive Innovation & The Future of Legal Education (Michele Pistone)

10:30 AM: Cross-Border Legal Hacking (Jonathan Askin, Kanan Dhru, Dirk Henderickx, Robert Gullander, Sander van Voorst, Daniel Santiago Acevedo, Mauricio París)

11:30 AM: Vanderbilt Law School Program on Law and Innovation (Larry Bridgesmith)

Legal Hacking In the House!

12 PM: Follow the Law, Break the Mold: Lessons from Etsy’s First Lawyer (Sarah Feingold)

1 PM: Lunch!

2 PM: Legal Hacking Your In-House Counsel (David Pashman, Warren Allen, Tariq Badat)

Coding for Better Lawmaking

2:30 PM: Best DC Legal Hacks of 2014 (Rebecca Williams)

3 PM: Civic Hacking in Chicago

Building the Community

3:30 PM: Growing the Legal Hackers Community (Dan Lear, Aria Safar, Lauren Mack)

5 PM: Break for…

7 PM: Evening Outing at Millennium Park


April 26, 2015

Legal Hacking in Practice

9 AM (at SPACE): Breakfast!

10 AM: Agile! (John Grant)

11 AM: Bankruptcy Law for the Masses (Ngoc Nguyen)

11:30 AM: Lawyer to Coder (Tom Brooke)

12 PM: HP Big Data in Legal Hacking Applications (Martin Zerbib)

1 PM: Lunch!

2 PM: Parting words and thoughts

The 1st Legal Hackers Congress is only possible with the help of a few great companies that recognize the potential of this community:

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