If you are interested in “hacking” the legal industry, I would like to highly recommend the meetup “Legal Hacking for Beginners: How to become a Legal Hacker” in Berlin on October 10 2016. The event will start at 19:00 PM. Talks will start around 19:30.
The meetup includes 4 speakers which are a mixture of veterans and new comers in the legal tech scene. All of them have at least one current legal tech project they are actively working on.
The agenda looks promising:
Law & AI
“Understanding Legalese – Semantic Text Analysis based on Formal Language Models”
by Kristall from cbase
Kristall is a legal tech native, studying both law whilst working as a legal tech software developer on formal language analysis. His groundbreaking software allows businesses and law firms alike to heavily automate labor-intensive processes around text analysis.
Digital Legal Practice
“From digital waste to digital gold – Tapping New Revenue Streams as a Digital-First Law Firm”
by Florian Daniel
Florian Daniel is a Berlin-based lawyer specialized in IP, IT, Media and Competition Law. With his law firm “multimediarechtler” he follows a digital-first strategy, transforming the meaning of legal practice today. Based on a heavily software-automated process, his law firm can handle huge case loads, which enables them to create completely new revenue-streams for a boutique-sized law firm.
Access to Justice
“Fighting with equal weapons – Enabling Internet Users to defend themselves against Germany’s Cease-And-Desist Industrial Complex”
by Beata-Konstanze Hubrig and Dirk Engling aka erdgeist
Beata-Konstanze Hubrig is a lawyer fighting for the rights of users in a digital reality. Dirk Engling is a freelance software engineer, contributor to a variety of open source projects, and spokes person for the German hacker’s association Chaos Computer Club. Together, Beata and Dirk have built a free-to-use service for German internet users to fight the country’s unique copyright-enforcement industry.