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White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

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  • Thursday
    May 17 2018
    Access to Justice Hackathon: Improving access to justice through technology

    The MBA is partnering with the Technology Association of Oregon to host a hackathon focused on improving access to justice and services for self-represented litigants and the homeless.

    WHAT IS A HACKATHON? A hackathon is an event at which a large number of people meet to engage in a collaborative endeavor, splitting into teams and brainstorming new solutions to existing problems.

    COLLABORATE AND TAKE ACTION: This is a 2 day event. Will we kick off the event on Thursday May 17th with an introduction to the problems being worked on, networking, and team building. Friday May 18th, teams will work on the solutions to the problems before presenting their solution to a panel of legal and technical judges.

    The hackathon will focus on improving accessibility and efficiency for access to homeless shelters and support services, pro bono volunteerism, and the new courthouse. There will be four problems teams can choose to work on:

    1. Working with LASO to identify ways to harness technology to connect lawyers to pro bono opportunities;
    2. Partnering with Transition Projects, Inc. to brainstorm about how an app or website can make it easier for homeless and people in transition can find shelter beds, meals, and other support services;
    3. Working with a representative of the Multnomah County Courts to develop technology that helps self-represented litigants navigate the courthouse and legal system;
    4. Partnering with a representative of the Multnomah County Courts to develop technology to assist those without limited or no financial resources in understanding where they need to be (and when) for court appearances, and assisting those individuals with transportation options and directions.

    WHO CAN ATTEND: This event is open to the general public! If you work in legal, are a developer, are a designer, work with the homeless population or have a desire to help, this event is for you! Know someone who is? Share this event with them. Space is limited, so register today.

    REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE/ASK QUESTIONS: Register to attend for free. Please send an email to [email protected] to RSVP

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: Thank you to event sponsors Barran Liebman and University of Oregon. Additional sponsor opportunities available - please see sponsor form for details.

    For more information, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275 or [email protected].

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