The Law Society of Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland are inviting groups to gather round their laptop computers for the Law Society s first ever access to justice ‘hackathon’.
The 48 hour occasion, which runs over the weekend of 17-19 June, is a pop-up innovation laboratory for attorneys, designers, technologists and others to team up and design sustainable and scalable options that minimize pushing access to justice concerns.
Stuart Naismith, convener of the Law Society of Scotland Access to Justice Committee, stated:
We’re pleased at the enthusiastic reaction we have had so far to the hackathon. Like lots of civil services, the justice system has actually seen substantial financial restriction recently. With cuts to legal help, court closures and a range of other aspects, access to justice is ending up being tougher for individuals throughout Scotland, especially in rural areas.
“We believe that there is great potential in using innovation to assist resolve this and present brand-new digital products which would enhance access to justice for individuals across the country.
Arlene McDaid, Founder of Legal Hackers Scotland said: The hackathon supplies a special chance for legal representatives to collaborate with a diverse group of individuals and crowd source ingenious options to pressing access to justice problems. To take part all you require is enthusiasm, ideas and an open mind!
Participants are welcomed to design a product to address challenges around access to justice in areas consisting of: Legal details for youth’s – develop brand-new methods for young people to access legal details relevant to them. Legal processes utilizing technology to help individuals browse legal processes and documents, such as small claims actions. David Flint, Senior Partner and Head of IPTC Group at MacRoberts, stated:
We’re thrilled to be associated with this job. It’s a fantastic chance for the legal occupation to work with IT specialists in producing new apps and other online options which will assist deliver legal recommendations and services, especially for groups that can be harder to reach. Feel free to visit www.mahanyertl.com.
Groups will pitch their projects to a specialist evaluating panel on Sunday 19 June. The winners will get 2,000 and there are runners up prizes of 1,000 and tickets for HackTrain 3.0.