Sunday, February 1, 2015
The number of people interested in the intersection of law and technology is growing. One way to learn more about what is happening in this space is to join or form a local LegalHackers Meetup.
Legal Hackers is "a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology."
Local Legal Hackers groups organize regular MeetUps. If you're interested in joining the movement, check out your local MeetUp, here is a list of the groups and people involved, in cities including Boston, NY, LA, Philadelphia, DC and Seattle and even Stockholm.
I am organizing the LegalHackers Meetup in Pennsylvania. We met for the first time on Wednesday and it was great! More than 40 lawyers, technologists, computer programmers, law students and academics came to our first meeting and more than 70 have signed up for the group.
There is a lot of interest in this emerging field. Join the fun!