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Social Justice Hackathon Recap

Feb
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At this Demo Day, the winning three teams will present their solutions and the progress they've made since the hackathon!

Hackathon sponsors, community partners and members of the Mayor's Office and Legal Counsel will be in attendance. We will begin our program with Opening Remarks from the event organizers and a recap of the Social Justice Hackathon. Following this portion, each of the three hackathon project winners report back on and demonstrate advances in their social justice tech innovations.

The top three teams were, that are presenting at the Demo Day:

  • Paid It!  - A mobile app for clients facing eviction due to lack of evidence to present in legal cases
  • Social Justice League  - A mobile-responsive webpage for volunteer lawyers to send self-help resources to clients
  • Court Whisperer  - A mobile app enabling people to fill out court forms by speaking and producing a properly formatted court document

For more information (including videos of the hackathon presentations), check out: socialjusticehackathon.com  (ssjh.co )

WHEN

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Bertha Landes Room, Seattle City Hall - 600 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98104 - View Map

What is the Social Justice Hack a Thon?


Two students, with support from Seattle University School of Law’s Access to Justice Institute and led by Diana Singleton, put together a two-day hackathon focused specifically on addressing the legal needs of the poor. Last November, Daniel Sandoval (University of Washington, HCDE - Alum.) and Miguel Willis (Seattle University, School of Law - 2L) partnered with community organizations, such as the King County Bar Association and Columbia Legal Services, as well as lawyers and law faculty with deep expertise on access to justice issues, to ensure that solutions developed met real needs that the poor experience.