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Thursday, January 14 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Hackathons for Justice

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Hackathons, where tech savvy software designers, IT entrepreneurs and other partners gather for an intense weekend of competitive creativity to produce innovate new technology solutions, are enthusiastically forming in several states to partner with legal aid programs. A February 2014 Hackathon in Austin produced software solutions to reduce financial exploitation of vulnerable elders by legal guardians. A Hackathon in September in Albuquerque produced mobile phone-friendly software to guide domestic violence victims. More legal aid Hackathons are planned for 2016, maybe in a state near you! This session will explain the Texas and New Mexico events, including expert info from Tech for Justice, a project of the Internet Bar Organization, on how to effectively organize a Hackathon in ways that will build stronger long-term legal aid/tech community partnerships that will continue to innovate well beyond the event itself.

Speakers
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Jeffrey Aresty

President, Internet Bar Organization
Jeffrey M. Aresty is based in Houston, Texas, and is an international business and e-commerce lawyer who has led the non-profit Internet Bar Organization (IBO) since 2005. IBO’s mission is to promote and shape the emerging online justice community by using technology and the Rule of Law to promote human rights and alleviate poverty. As president of Internet Bar Organization (IBO), he has worked with the Texas Supreme Court, TX Office of Court... Read More →
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Jill Schachner Chanen

ABA Journal/American Bar Association, Assistant Managing Editor/Director of Events
Jill is the director of events and assistant managing editor for the ABA Journal magazine of the American Bar Association where she is responsible for developing content for magazine and developing programming. She has produced three hackathons for the Journal and participated in several more. Jill holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
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Randy Chapman

Director, Texas Legal Services Center
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Hannah Hubbard

Internetbar.org Institute, Inc., Director of Operations
Hannah Hubbard is Director of Operations of Internet Bar Organization. She oversees Internet Bar initiatives and organizational direction and directs the Tech for Justice initiative. Her background includes social psychology, solution design, community systems design, affiliate marketing, strategy, mass media theory, online systems design, online publishing, and research and writing in the areas of online dispute resolution, Cyberlaw, conflict... Read More →
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Ed Marks

Executive Director, New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc.
Ed Marks is Executive Director for New Mexico Legal Aid, a statewide LSC-funded program with 10 offices and 70 staff. Ed is also a member of the New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice. Between 2004 and 2011, Ed was Litigation Director for Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Ed also has been a national trainer and consultant for legal aid technology, and participated in LSC’s 2012 Summit on the Use of Technology to Enhance Access to Justice. Ed began... Read More →
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Vince Morris

Director, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership
Vince Morris is the director of the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership and provides national consulting services on an independent basis. He has presented on the topic of technology and justice to thousands of participants across the nation. Mr. Morris was recognized in 2012 by the ABA as one of 11 legal rebels in the nation. In 2014, Morris received the NLADA/ABA Innovations in Equal Justice Award honoring outstanding career contributions to... Read More →


Thursday January 14, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Executive Salon 5 - 3rd Flr 111 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

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