Video of 2017 Legal Hackers Int’l Summit


When: 7 PM on August 4, 2017, to 2 PM on August 6, 2017

Where: Made in NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Nearest Subways: F (York Street), 2/3 (Clark Street), A/C (High Street)


The weekend will include a fascinating array of keynotes, panels, workshops, demos, and cultural activities from leaders of the legal hacking, legal technology and civic innovation communities. Here are just a few of our amazing speakers (more to come!):

Keynotes from:

Presentations, panels, and workshops from:

Ho ShinCharlie KwalwasserCharlie Kwalwasser

Want to be a presenter or have an idea for a compelling session? We would love to hear your pitch! Submit your proposal here and we will let you know about scheduling.


Friday August 4, 2017

7-9pm – Welcome Reception (61 Local, Brooklyn, NY)

Saturday August 5, 2017

9:30am – Breakfast & Coffee

9:45am – Welcoming Remarks

  • Phil Weiss, Director, Legal Hackers
  • Jameson Dempsey, Director, Legal Hackers

10:00am – Morning Keynote

  • Jim Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation

10:40am – Morning Presentations

  • Measuring Legal Innovation, Dan Linna, Chicago Legal Hackers
  • Legal Hackers Chapter Case Studies:
    • Legal Hacking in Nigeria, Olumba Chukwemeka Benjamin, Imo Legal Hackers
    • Legal Hacking in the Middle East, Suzanna Kalendzhian, Dubai Legal Hackers
    • Legal Hacking in Singapore, SG Legal Hackers*
    • Legal Hacking in Ukraine, Dmitry Foremnyi, Helen Locaychuk, Kyiv Legal Hackers
  • Hacking Human Trafficking, Rob Spectre, Brooklyn Hacker
  • Legal Hacking for Grenfell, Arlene McDaid, Legal Hackers Scotland

*by video

12pm – Lunch

12:30pm – Lunchtime Keynote & Sunday Previews

  • Keynote: Cori Zarek, Senior Tech Policy Fellow, Mozilla, former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer
  • Sunday workshop previews

1pm – Early-Afternoon Presentations

  • Panel, The Gray Area: Where Government Transparency Meets Individual Privacy
    • Rebecca Williams, DC Legal Hackers
    • Chris Wong, NYU GovLab
    • Rashida Richardson, NYCLU
    • Dominic Mauro, Civic Hacker (DoITT by day)
  • Teaching Hacking for Access to Justice, Jose Torres, Colombia Legal Hackers 
  • Lexorium: Improving Innovation Skills for Law Students, Denis Ivanov, Kyiv Legal Hackers
  • Five Things I Learned Launching a Legal Tech Startup, Amy Wan, LA Legal Hackers
  • Common Form: Disco-Era Technology for Better Contracts Today, Kyle Mitchell, Common Form
  • IBM Watson Workshop, Remko de Knikker, IBM

3:30pm – Break

3:40pm – Late-Afternoon Presentations

  • Cannonball, Sarah Feingold, Vroom
  • Hacking Law Firm Culture, Scott Allan, Toronto Legal Hackers
  • Holacracy for Law Firms, Dima Gadomsky, Kyiv Legal Hackers
  • Panel, Tech Policy: The General Counsel’s Perspective
    • Adam Greenberg, Warby Parker
    • Charles Kwalwasser, Bark & Co
    • Ho Shin, Yext
    • Sarah Feingold, Vroom
  • Panel, Blockchain Year in Review
    • Noah Thorp, SF Legal Hackers
    • Dazza Greenwood, MIT Media Lab
    • Nina Kilbride, Monax
    • Houman Shadab,
    • Pat Berarducci, Consensys
    • Reuben Bramanathan, Coinbase

6pm – End of Presentations

7pm – Organizers & Speakers Dinner (Location TBA)

Sunday August 6, 2017

9:30am – Coffee and Welcome

10am – Morning Workshops

  • Using Network Theory to Improve Legal Systems, Aileen Schultz, Toronto Legal Hackers
  • Design Thinking Workshop, Cat Moon and Franklin Graves, Music City Legal Hackers
  • Demystifying Data Science Workshop, James Miller, Federal Communications Commission
  • Technology for Social Justice: Field Scan Workshop, Georgia Bullen, Open Technology Institute

12:30pm – Legal Hackers Forward-Looking Presentations

  • Legal Hackers, the Global Legal Technology Laboratory, and Law School Collaborations, Jonathan Askin, Brooklyn Law School
  • Accelerating Legal Hackers, Phil Weiss, New York Legal Hackers
  • Taking Legal Hackers to the Next Level, Dan Lear, Seattle Legal Hackers

1:30pm – Lunch & Closing Remarks

2pm – Cultural Activities in NYC


Important Notes:

  • Weather: New York in the summer is hot and humid. Check the weather here.
  • Getting Around: Taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts are plentiful, but the subway is always cheaper. Note that subways schedules are variable on the weekend due to construction.
  • Attire: Summit attire is smart casual/jeans/etc.
  • Power Converters: Here are a few options.
  • Wi-Fi/SIMs: The summit will have wi-fi. Let us know if you need options for SIMs.

Many thanks to our Summit organizing committee: Tom Brooke, Caroline Calomme, Jameson Dempsey, Dan Lear, Phil Weiss, James Miller, Jonathan Askin, Bryan Wilson, Aileen Schultz, Mark Potkewitz


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