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Legal Hackathon Cologne 2023 (in DE)

Ebner Stolz Management Consultants, Holzmarkt 1, 50676 Köln

The Legal Hackathon is going into the next round - we are looking for new ideas that advance the digital legal ecosystem!

From September 8 to 10, 2023, thinkers, doers, and practitioners will come together in Cologne to work in interdisciplinary teams on the development of innovative legal tech solutions with a mixture of conceptualization and practical visualization.

Everyone has the goal of convincing the top-class jury of their own idea and winning material prizes totaling several thousand euros.

This year, five exciting challenges ranging from the digitalization of the judiciary to the use of AI in the legal market will once again serve as inspiration.


Use of AI in the legal workflow

AI language models have been the talk of the town, especially since the current ChatGPT hype. Develop a solution based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and AI technologies that simplifies the workflow of lawyers. The solution should, for example, help to automate internal processes in law firms and to optimize the exchange with clients as well as case processing. When developing the solution, you can focus on one or more concrete challenges in legal practice and also consider the ethical implications of AI technologies.

From Wolters Kluwer & Ebner Stolz.

Making justice transparent and understandable in the digital age

Information has never been more accessible or spread more quickly, thanks in part to digital media services and social networks. Nevertheless, court proceedings and processes within the judiciary are in many cases a "black box" for those involved. The Challenge is dedicated to the question of how transparency and comprehensibility of the judiciary can be maintained and increased in the digital age.

From Justice NRW.

Court proceedings and technical innovation

Court proceedings require a high level of communication and coordination even before the hearing. The involved parties express their views in writing, one after the other and therefore in a highly staggered manner. The court then forwards these statements to the other parties and gives them the opportunity to comment (legal hearing). In addition, the court coordinates dates and deadlines with the parties to prepare and conduct the oral hearing. This staggered procedure requires a considerable amount of time and effort. Is there a digital solution that simplifies and speeds up this process?

From the Federal Ministry of Justice.

Facilitating and improving studies or study conditions

Legal education is not a prime example of digitization. But applying for support services and funding opportunities often needs improvement as well. How can digital solutions make things easier for students here?

From Gateway Excellence Start-up Center and Legal Tech Lab Cologne.