ALA has been confirmed as a host site for the Global Legal Hackathon, Feb. 23-25. 

The Hackathon engages law schools, law firms, in-house legal departments, legal technology companies, governments and service providers to rapidly develop solutions to improve the global legal industry. You can find more information on the event here:

As a host, ALA’s headquarters will serve as an incubator for legal industry thought leaders developing technologies, software and development tools to advance the business of law.  These solutions can be ones that help improve the business and practice of law (private benefit) or ones that support good government initiatives, legal systems or access to justice. Our host location could have up to 100 professionals coming together during this event. 

In addition to hosting, ALA will field a Global Legal Hackathon team of legal management practitioners, technology experts, legal entrepreneurs and others looking to make a difference. ALA’s plan is to focus its hackathon efforts on developing practical applications, tools and resources leveraging the Uniform Process Based Management System (UPBMS). The UPBMS is ALA’s comprehensive system of codes — a taxonomy — that encompasses the wide variety of processes needed to support the practice of law. While we are continuing to refine the code set, we are also looking to create specific applications and toolkits to help the industry adopt and implement the code set.  That is the focus of our hackathon team’s work. You can find out more about the UPBMS here:

Ways to Be Involved in the Global Legal Hackathon

Join Team ALA!

We are reaching out to our business partners to participate and would welcome your involvement on our team.

Be a part of the Judges Panel

Host locations recruit a panel of 3-5 judges, that are representative of a wide set of stakeholders. As a business partner, you are experts in identifying the challenges in our industry, and the solutions to overcome them.


Interested individuals can contact, by February 16 at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time for more information.