Twelve teams from global locations ranging from Australia to China, from Bucharest to Brazil, and from India to San Francisco, have been named as finalists in the second annual Global Legal Hackathon. The teams have been invited to compete in the hackathon’s final found May 4 in New York City.

The first round took place over the weekend of Feb. 22-24, when over 6,000 individuals formed hundreds of teams in 46 host cities spread across 24 countries. They worked through the weekend to develop innovative, technology solutions to legal industry challenges. At the conclusion of the weekend, a panel of local legal industry leaders in each city served as judges to select the winners that would represent each city or country in the global semi-final round.

Winners of that round were allowed to continue development of their technology over the next several weeks. They then submitted their projects via video to a global panel of judges drawn from 13 countries.

Projects submitted in this semi-final round covered a variety of use cases, each categorized as “Progressing the Business of Law” or “Facilitating Access of Justice.” Examples of the video pitches of teams selected for the finals in New York City:

At the final round gala on May 4, the 12 finalists will make their final pitches, and a panel of international legal industry leaders will select two global winners from each of the private benefit and public benefit categories. Additionally, in honor of the launch of the GROWL Initiative (Global Rise of Women in LegalTech) at this year’s hackathon, one outstanding, women-led team will receive the inaugural GROWL Award.

The hackathon was founded and is organized by Integra Ledger, a blockchain for the legal industry.

The 12 finalists are:

Australia – Melbourne Cynapse Streamline class action lawsuits for group members.
Brazil – Curitiba RUI Platform that automatically drafts and tracks complaints.
Brazil – Manaus YouSolve Informs consumers of their rights and resolves problems with companies.
China – Wuan 熊猫滚滚 (Panda Run) An intelligent litigation case management system where it reduces lawyer work on repetitive tasks.
Germany – Berlin

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Improving legal information retrieval through visualization of legal citation networks.
Germany – Frankfurt Uthority Taking a picture of a document and quickly understanding the legal terms.
Hong Kong Access Our Community (AOC) Platform to connect lawyers with pro-bono work.
India – Delhi E-Barristers An automatic complaint form against for consumers against regulated organizations.
Italy – Milan CLEVIUS An automatic document translation platform.
Poland – Warsaw InteliLex Using machine learning to assist lawyers in creating documents.
Romania – Bucharest Legal Shapers An international legal assistant platform while traveling.
USA – San Francisco OurTerms Platform to automate contract terms.

More details on the hackathon can be found at https://globallegalhackathon.com/.

The final round gala is open to the public, and a limited number of tickets can be purchased here: http://glh2019gala.eventbrite.com.