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On December 3, 2014, DC Legal Hackers hosted our first ever Le Hackie Awards. Part holiday party, part awards show, the Le Hackie Awards celebrated the awesome folks and amazing achievements of the DC legal hacking community in 2014. In addition to recognizing our peers, it was great to bring together so many of the folks that have been active in DC Legal Hackers.

The great atmosphere of the Le Hackie Awards would not have been possible without the delicious local tacos from District Taco, the excellent music by DJ JAZDUX (check her out on SoundCloud immediately), and the beautiful space provided by The Loft at 600 F St. It also would not... Read More »

In April 2012, Phil Weiss and Warren Allen hosted the BLIP Legal Hackathon, an event that would prove foundational for the Legal Hackers community. At the event, the organizers defined a powerful mission statement:

“The goal is to morph and evolve the law on one hand to better serve technologists, enterprises and society, but also harness technology so that lawyers can better service their clients.”

Understood in this way, “Legal Hackers” is about more than simply using computers to improve the law; it is also about fundamentally shifting what it means to “think like a lawyer.” This mission has remained a guiding light for the growing Legal Hackers community from that moment through today.

Over the last two and half years, those who attended the 2012 BLIP Legal Hackathon have gone on to organize large thriving community groups of Legal Hackers. Since 2012, NY... Read More »