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Now’s the time for Romania’s legal sector to be as innovative as its IT sector, say Bucharest law firms

Hristescu & Partners and Bulboaca & Asociatii are hosting a Global Legal Hackathon event in the capital to bring Romania’s tech savvy to the legal sector

Romania has increasingly become a destination for tech companies and start-ups worldwide. But how does Romania’s legal sector fare when it comes to implementing innovation? Hristescu & Partners and Bulboaca & Asociatii are hosting a Global Legal Hackathon event in Bucharest to help fuel similar innovation in the legal sector with a particular focus on improving efficiency among law firms.

As Andrew MacDowell of the Financial Times reports, the Eastern European country “has been a favoured IT outsourcing destination for many years, with competitive advantages including its domestic market of 20m, one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies, and young graduates with good language skills.” MacDowell also cites the former communist country’s “legacy of excellence in science, mathematics, and technical education,” which has helped propel innovation among domestic companies.

Now it’s time for Romania’s legal sector to embrace the same kind of tech and innovation, say organizers of the upcoming Global Legal Hackathon event in Bucharest. We spoke to Madalina Hagima Hristescu, managing partner at Hristescu & Partners, about legal tech in Romania and what she hopes to see at the hackathon on February 23–25, 2018.

Hristescu & Partners Managing Partner Madalina Hagima Hristescu discusses legal tech in Romania and what she hopes to see at the hackathon on February 23–25, 2018

Can you tell me a little bit about the hosting firms — Hristescu and Bulboaca — and some of the innovation they hope to adopt?

Hristescu & Partners and Bulboaca & Asociatii are two well-known Romanian law firms that are determined to embrace change, welcome challenge and support innovation. We both consider this hackathon a great opportunity to foster valuable business ideas and technological capabilities, not only within an educational scope, but also with the expressed intention of encouraging innovation that will help improve efficiency in the firm.

We are also honoured to contribute to our country’s development through innovation, as Romania’s potential to grow is tremendous, and we firmly believe that we must do what we can to encourage this transformation.

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ZF – Peste 120 de persoane din România, înscrise în competiţia Global Legal Hackathon

Peste 120 de persoane din România, înscrise în competiţia Global Legal Hackathon

21 Feb, 00:05 Autor: Ioana Nita

Peste 120 de persoane din România, înscrise în competiţia Global Legal Hackathon

Global Legal Hackathon, cel mai mare hackathon pe teme juridice din lume, a reuşit să atragă peste 120 de persoane din România care vor participa la competiţia organizată concomitent în zilele de 23-25 februarie în peste 40 de oraşe din peste 27 de ţări de pe 6 continente.

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WEEKENDUL ĂSTA POȚI LUA PARTE LA GLOBAL LEGAL HACKATHON

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Ai visat ca ideile tale să schimbe lumea? La finalul săptămânii chiar ai putea reuși asta în sincron cu alții ca tine răspândiți în 27 de țări în cel mai mare hackathon pe teme juridice.

Un hackathon este un eveniment în care mai mulți programatori și persoane din domenii care au legătura cu tema propusă participă la dezvoltarea de soluții software într-un timp scurt. Este o super experiență la finalul căreia ți-ai testat cunoștințele, înveți lucruri noi și poți da soluții care mai departe să schimbe lumea. Puțin câte puțin.

Competiția Global Legal Hackathon, care se va desfășura în zilele de 23-25 februarie concomitent în peste 40 de orașe din peste 27 de țări de pe 6 continente, aliniază echipe formate din de programatori, specialiști în științe juridice și antreprenori cu scopul de a găsi soluții tehnologice inovatoare la cele mai presante probleme de ordin juridic din zilele noastre.

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Cel mai mare hackathon pe teme juridice va avea loc simultan în peste 40 de orașe

Competiția Global Legal Hackathon, care se va desfășura în zilele de 23-25 februarie concomitent în peste 40 de orașe din peste 27 de țări de pe 6 continente, aliniază echipe formate din de programatori, specialiști în științe juridice și antreprenori cu scopul de a găsi soluții tehnologice inovatoare la cele mai presante probleme de ordin juridic din zilele noastre.

România intră și ea în cel mai mare hackathon pe teme juridice. Casa de avocatură Hristescu & Partners și Casa de avocatură Bulboacă și Asociații aduc în România evenimentul la finalul acestei săptămâni.

Ediția Global Legal Hackathon din București se va desfășura la TechHub și va aduna la start peste 10 echipe mixte, care își vor prezenta soluțiile în fața unui juriu din care vor face parte antreprenori și profesioniști de calibru din economia românească.

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LegeStart – Indaco – Participă Gratuit La Primul Hackathon Juridic Din România – Global Legal Hackathon 2018!

Participă gratuit la primul hackathon juridic din România – Global Legal Hackathon 2018!

Global Legal Hackathon – cel mai mare hackathon juridic din istorie – va avea loc pentru prima dată şi în Romania în weekend-ul 23-25 februarie 2018, la TechHub Bucureşti. Gazdele evenimentului – Societatea civilă de avocaţi Hristescu&Partners şi SCA Bulboacă şi Asociaţii, alături de Indaco Systems, în calitate de partener, invită specialiştii şi antreprenorii din domeniile IT şi juridic, studenţii şi oamenii pasionaţi de inovaţie, să se înscrie gratuit la hackathon-ul în cadrul căruia descoperim soluţiii tehnologice la probleme de ordin juridic, capabile să îmbunătăţească dezvoltarea mediului de afaceri.

source: https://legestart.ro/participa-gratuit-la-primul-hackathon-juridic-din-romania-global-legal-hackathon-2018/

evenimente.juridice.ro – Global Legal Hackathon Bucuresti 23-25 februarie 2018

Hristescu & Asociatii si Bulboaca & Asociatii organizeaza primul hackathon juridic la nivel international 

Global Legal Hackathon

Bucuresti, TechHub

23-25 februarie 2018

Despre eveniment
Weekend-ul 23-25 februarie din acest an este destinat, in lumea juridica internationala, inovatiei. Alaturi de alte importante mari orase de pe 6 continente, Bucurestiul, in calitate de host al Global Legal Hackathon, este incepand din acest an in randul metropolelor care gazduiesc cea mai mare miscare de mobilizare de forte ale profesionistilor din domeniul legal, IT si antreprenoriat.

Asadar, in cele trei zile, pasionatii de inovatie isi unesc cunostintele, experienta dar si ideile inovatoare cu scopul de a lucra impreuna la crearea de solutii tehnologice, pornind de la o problema de ordin juridic care intereseaza fie sectorul privat, fie pe cel public. Scopul este ca, pana la finalul zilei de 25 februarie, echipele formate sa reuseasca sa conceapa un prototip/o formula de solutie software capabila sa inoveze si sa aduca raspunsuri tehnologice in domeniului juridic.

Evenimentul se va desfasura simultan in 50 de orase, din 27 de tari, iar decernarea premiilor va avea loc in cadrul galei internationale organizate la New York, in 21 aprilie 2018.

Cine poate participa?
Invitatia de participare este deschisa programatorilor, designerilor UI/UX,  specialistilor pasionati de dezvoltare software/blockchains, avocatilor, consilierilor juridici, magistratilor, antreprenorilor, companiilor de IT, studentilor/facultatilor de drept/tehnice, asociatiilor profesionale din domeniul IT si/sau juridic, precum si oricaror profesionisti motivati de nou si care au viziuni “altfel” in domeniul legal tech.

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source: https://evenimente.juridice.ro/2018/01/global-legal-hackathon-23-25-februarie-2018-bucuresti.html

techhub.com – The First Global Legal Hackathon in Romania

The First Global Legal Hackathon in Romania

February 23 @ 7:00 pm – February 25 @ 8:30 pm UTC+0

Are you interested in bringing tech innovation to legal problems? Then this hackathon is for you! RSVP here to save your spot on February 23, starting 7:00 PM!

 

About the event

The Global Legal Hackathon hackathon looks for Romania’s best and brightest developers, legal industry professionals, entrepreneurs and tech-savvies that want to drive innovation in the legal field. If you know or have ideas about how to solve various legal problems through technology, then join the World’s Largest Legal Hackathon taking place on 23 – 25 of February at TechHub Bucharest!

Bring your friends, form teams and turn your vision into a product!

The winning team will go to New York to present its vision in front of global experts and top companies!

Global Legal Hackathon is the largest worldwide legal hackathon in history taking place on 6 CONTINENTS | 25+ COUNTRIES | 50+ CITIES! Romania is proudly part of this worldwide 1st edition!

Who can join?

  • Software developers
  • Legal specialists
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Tech-savvies & problem-solvers

What’s in it for you?

  • 51+ hours of brainstorming with like-minded professionals
  • Mentoring from industry experts
  • The opportunity to turn your idea into a prototype
  • The chance to present your vision at the Global Awards Ceremony in New York, on 21st of April

source: https://www.techhub.com/event/first-global-legal-hackathon-romania/

Introducing the World’s Largest Legal Hackathon

On February 23-25, 2018, Integra Ledger is set up to host the first ever Global Hackathon, the world’s largest legal hackathon with over 10,000 participants spanning six continents. In this report from On the Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to David Fisher and Aileen Schultz, the co-founders of the hackathon, about where the idea for the event came from and what the event will look like. They also explain what a hackathon is and why they are valuable to the legal industry.

David Fisher is the founder and CEO of Integra Ledger, a permissioned blockchain for the global legal industry. He is also a co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon.

Aileen Schultz is the director of network intelligence at Integra Ledger. She is also a co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon.

source: https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2018/01/introducing-the-worlds-largest-legal-hackathon/

World’s Largest Legal Hackathon On Track to Meet its Goal

The plan to stage the world’s largest legal hackathon, with over 10,000 participants, looks on track to achieve its goal if not exceed it, say the organisers. With five weeks to go before the 23-25 February event, the first ever Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) has attracted attention from a wide range of firms, tech companies and academic institutions around the globe.

Artificial Lawyer first announced the ambitious event 4 December 2017, and the GLH organisers, David Fisher, founder of Integra Ledger, and Aileen Schultz, quickly received interest from parties from many countries, with many more venues for the world’s biggest hackathon still in final discussion.

The multiple teams will all have one aim: to build something great using legal technology. And Fisher says that he hopes the event will cause such an impact that it ‘will shift the ‘tectonic plates’ of the legal industry’.

The project will take place simultaneously in multiple countries and cities all over the world and ‘will bring together stakeholders in the legal technology industry in an intense 51-hour sprint of legal tech education, creativity, and invention’.

Fisher added that he hopes that the total participants involved can beat the world record set by NASA for a global hackathon.

‘The largest known hackathon in any industry was organized by NASA, with approximately 14,000 participants. That’s nice company to have. That’s to say the only larger hackathon was hosted by one of the most innovative organisations in history, in one of the most cutting edge scientific industries – space!’ Fisher added.

A list of those joining in so far shows an incredible range. Below is just a sample of those already signed up:

  • First, some of the global tech and legal publishing companies: Thomson Reuters, Wolters KluwerMicrosoft and IBM are going to play a role.
  • There are teams taking part so far in 42 cities confirmed around the world, across 6 continents, with the expectation of hitting 60 cities in the next week. Several cities are also acting as ‘super hubs’ with several events taking place there, for example New York; Berlin, Germany; as well as Warsaw, Poland are in this position.
  • A range of law firms are also signing up, with US firm Orrick one of the largest to join in so far. And in Israel Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co in collaboration with Tech&Law Israel are to host the first legal hackathon in Israel, which will be held in Tel-Aviv.
  • The GLH has also attracted a wide range of law schools, not-for-profits and Bar organisations.
  • The project is also helping to drive legal innovation interest in markets that are just beginning their journey through this sector. For example, in Dubai an AI-based data protection platform called Kormoon, and a legal advice platform for the Middle East called Legal Advice Middle East, have formed a partnership to bring the Global Legal Hackathon to the UAE.

And, let’s now hear from some of the participants:

IBM, Cognitive Legal, Brian Kuhn and Shawnna Hoffman: ‘IBM has been extremely excited about the Global Legal Hackathon since it was first proposed. With the incredible advances in AI in the legal industry, now joined by blockchain technologies emerging even more quickly, there is nothing more important than engaging innovators across every aspect of the legal landscape, worldwide. IBM is very proud to be involved with the GHL on a global scale.’

Orrick, Mitch Zuklie, Chairman and CEO: ‘Law is at a tipping point in terms of innovation. Clients are demanding it and changes in technology and the workforce are enabling it. Crowdsourcing solutions globally is essential, and the Global Legal Hackathon, with its focus on both public and private sector solutions, is a shining example. We are very excited to see what comes out of it.’

Suffolk University Law School, USA, Professor Gabe Teninbaum, Director of the Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology: ‘Suffolk Law has been deeply committed to legal innovation and technology for many years. For example, we launched the nation’s first legal tech concentration for law students years ago, and recently launched a first-of-its-kind online legal tech certificate for legal professionals [and] we’re excited and pleased to support the Global Legal Hackathon as it brings the entire world of legal innovation and technology together for one weekend. Suffolk will proudly be hosting a local venue of the event in Boston.’

HM&Partners, Madalina Hagima, Bucharest, Romania: ‘We are excited to be part of such an ambitious and forward thinking global movement and honored to represent Romania right from its first edition!’

Wardynski, Poland, Krzysztof Wojdyło, Partner and Head of New Technologies Practice: ‘We believe that lawyers should increase their interest in new technologies…we were thrilled to accept the proposal to host the Warsaw edition of the Global Legal Hackathon. As co-organisers of the hackathon we will strive first and foremost to provide a meaningful contribution on substantive issues.’

Finally, some words from two of the many legal tech companies involved, starting naturally with Integra Ledger.

‘When we had the idea for the Global Legal Hackathon back in November, our vision was to connect the entire world of legal innovators in new ways. It was about discovery and community. We wanted to invite leaders and organizations that in some cases weren’t previously known in typical global legal innovation circles. And we wanted to invite all stakeholders, without regard to organization, country, or technology. We have been amazed and gratified with the overwhelming response.’

And, vLex, in partnership with Compass / vLex Canada, says that they are ‘thrilled to announce that they will be supporting the Global Legal Hackathon and the effort to spur ‘rapid development of solutions for improving the legal industry world-wide’ by offering a version of its advanced AI platform Iceberg, to event participants, which is a cloud-based Artificial Intelligence platform that allows users to create custom legal knowledge and analytics solutions.’

So, there it is. However many people eventually take part it looks like a lot of good will come from the GLH by bringing together participants from around the world, sharing knowledge and ideas, and most importantly of all inspiring people to believe they can change the legal world for good by leveraging technology. Artificial Lawyer will keep you posted as GLH grows and grows.

Note: if you would like to join in there is still time, with around five weeks to go. Details can be gained from Aileen Schultz, aileen@globallegalhackathon.com, please drop her a line.

source: https://www.artificiallawyer.com/2018/01/23/worlds-largest-legal-hackathon-on-track-to-meet-its-goal/