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Vital mission: Hackathon for military veterans seeks volunteers
Do you have computer coding skills, knowledge of veterans’ legal issues—or maybe just the desire to help America’s vets (and maybe win a cash prize)? Tech for Justice and the ABA Techshow are putting out a call for your support.

‘Visible Difference’ program series on advancing women of color in the law kicks off on May 18

Eighty-five percent of minority female attorneys in the U.S. will quit large firms within seven years of starting their practice. Why? According to the research and personal stories these women…

Hackathon winners’ app helps migrant workers locate aid
App to aid migrant workers wins 3rd Hackcess to Justice hackathon

After two days of brainstorming and collaboration in North Carolina’s capital city, lawyers, students and coders developed legal apps to aid farm workers, streamline legal aid cases and evaluate legal…

‘Sealed Windows’ has won the 2015 ABA Journal short story contest

Congratulations to retired lawyer Andy Greensfelder, the winner of the 2015 ABA Journal/Ross Prize for Legal Short Fiction.

Greensfelder, who hails from San Luis Obispo, California, was among 60 entrants…

‘The Secret of Magic’ awarded the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Deborah Johnson has been awarded the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for The Secret of Magic.

“We’re thrilled with this year’s selection,” said Allen Pusey, editor and publisher…

Georgetown’s Iron Tech competition grows in audience and interest

Georgetown University Law Center’s fourth annual “Iron Tech Lawyer Competition—Access to Justice Edition,” has grown a bit.

The event, held Wednesday, included small teams of students that developed apps…

Registration opens for legal tech conference sponsored by Georgetown Law and ABA Journal

There’s lots of talk about technology taking over the legal profession these days. But what exactly are those technologies? What technologies are lawyers actually using? And how are those technologies…

Winning app at Hackcess to Justice New Orleans helps clients preserve evidence

Ensuring that all Americans have sufficient access to justice has been one of the top priorities of the American Bar Association. One of the states with the largest gaps between…

Registration opens for Hackcess to Justice New Orleans

The ABA Journal and the Louisiana State Bar Association will be holding Louisiana’s first access-to-justice hackathon on March 21-22 in New Orleans. The event will bring together coders and legal…

Harper Lee, ABA Journal fiction prizes announced

John Grisham is a best-selling author who has seen many of his books become major Hollywood pictures. Jason Bailey is a first-time author who maintains a busy legal practice in…

‘Hackcess to Justice’ winners look to increase the reach of their apps

Award winners from the recent Hackcess to Justice legal hackathon are working hard to fulfill the main goal of the event: Improving access for all Americans…

Winning apps in ‘Hackcess to Justice’ help write wills, navigate disasters and calculate jail time

A disaster-relief mobile app that provides individuals with legal information, resources, and forms for assistance. An interactive tool that calculates whether a user is eligible for indigent legal services, as…

‘Hackcess to Justice’ teams will devise new tech to improve access to justice

As the ABA Annual Meeting gets underway in Boston, teams of law students, lawyers, and computer programmers will be gathering at nearby Suffolk University Law School to help solve a…

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