ALA has been confirmed as a host for the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon, February 22–24.

The Global Legal 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 about the event here:

As a host, ALA 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 locations could have dozens of professionals coming together during this event.

Host Sites

Chicago Host Site
Cohosting with iManage
540 W. Madison St.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60661

New York Host Site
Cohosting with Microsoft, Orrick, Wolters Kluwe, ILTA and Integra
Friday: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 51 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019
Saturday and Sunday: Microsoft, 11 Time Square, New York, NY 10036

How to Follow Along

2018 Global Legal Hackathon

ALA was a host in 2018 as well, but it also fielded a team of legal management practitioners, technology experts, legal entrepreneurs and others looking to make a difference. ALA focused 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. Find out how our team did by reading this Legal Management article.