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Friday, May 30
 

9:00am

Preview: Document Authentication for The Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (Date/Time is Tentative)
Full description coming soon...

[Unreviewed draft: Dave Zvenyach convenes this session on an open source document authentication project to meet requirements of the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (UELMA).  UELMA enables state jurisdictions to treat the laws they provide as open data formats as the official legal record.  This means the jurisdiction can promulgate official and legally binding data comprising it's statutes and regulations, for example, using html, xml or json formats and REST accessible programming interfaces.    

Joined by Michel Timmons and Terry Morrow, two national leaders on UELMA, participants will engage in an overview of this important uniform law, discussing issues and options for widescale adoption.] 


Session collaboration and landing page: http://legalhackathon.org/blog/lightweight-document-authentication-enabling-open-data-as-the-official-legal-record/ 


Friday May 30, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

3:00pm

Preview Session With Legal Hackathon Speakers
Preview of the MIT Legal Hackathon.

Speakers
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio


Friday May 30, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org
 
Thursday, June 12
 

10:00am

Preview: Social & Cloud Media as Records and Evidence for Business, Lawsuits, and Investigations

This session will is based on a series of video segments and related background readings produced for the MIT Legal Hackathon and soon to be released at LegalHackathon.org.  Participants can review the materials before the session starts so as to use the live, collaborative tools for purposes of discussion and collaboration.  

Social networks, like Facebook and Twitter -- as well as other cloud computing services -- are the focus of many official investigations, including those conducted by corporate HR departments and by state and local governments. The networks are bursting with evidence relevant to disputes, lawsuits, tax audits, regulatory compliance and many other inquiries. But intrusive investigations into these networks raise practical, privacy, and confidentiality issues. In this presentation, you will learn the details of and lessons from recent cases, involving such diverse topic areas as regulatory inquiries, police investigations, employment disputes and intellectual property lawsuits. You will learn the risks that any kind of investigator faces in social/cloud media, as well as methods to manage that risk. Mr. Wright will share tips for evidence collection so it is more likely to be accepted and believed as evidence in court or in other official proceedings.  Ben will draw lessons about ethics applicable to all modern professionals.

The participants will be enjoy participatory dialog in live, interactive engagement format with the materials and each other. 

Moderators
NS

Nader Salass

http://nadersalass.com/

Speakers

Thursday June 12, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

10:00am

Preview: Virtualizing Legal Documents
Description coming soon...

Speakers
JH

James Hazard

Founder, CommonAccord


Thursday June 12, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

10:00am

Preview: What is UMA and how do I use it?
Coming soon...

Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio

Speakers

Thursday June 12, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

10:00am

Preview: Markets and Ecosystems Governance Session
This is a preview of the how to, what to and why to of markets and ecosystems governance.  placeholder text!

Speakers

Thursday June 12, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

10:00am

Preview: Controlling and Exercising Data Rights Track
Details coming soon... several sessions expected in this track...


Thursday June 12, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

1:30pm

Day 1 Unconference Self-Organizing: Session Leaders Sound Off and Participants Select Sessions
The main thrust of this session is for each person or group proposing a session to quickly announce the final title and description of the discussion or project and for participants to select the sessions they will engage in.  It is planned that 2-4pm Eastern on Thursday and Friday and substantially all of Saturday and Sunday will be allocated for online collaboration in working sessions and project teamwork on developing projects to win one or more of the design challenges.  

This session will also provide an optional demo and tutorial of the MIT Legal Hackathon collaboration tools and a continuous online Q&A period. 

More information about this online unconference method is published under the Program top menu tab of the event blog: LegalHackathon.org.  More detailed guidance on proposing, announcing and selecting sessions is being iteratively revised and refined on the event blog in the days leading up to the Hackathon. 



Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio
NS

Nader Salass

http://nadersalass.com/

Thursday June 12, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

2:00pm

Day 1 Small Group Collaboration Sessions
The main thrust of this session is for each person or group proposing a session to quickly announce the final title and description of the discussion or project and for participants to select the sessions they will engage in.  It is planned that 2-4pm Eastern on Thursday and Friday and substantially all of Saturday and Sunday will be allocated for online collaboration in working sessions and project teamwork on developing projects to win one or more of the design challenges.  

This session will also provide an optional demo and tutorial of the MIT Legal Hackathon collaboration tools and a continuous online Q&A period. 

More information about this online unconference method is published under the Program top menu tab of the event blog: LegalHackathon.org.  More detailed guidance on proposing, announcing and selecting sessions is being iteratively revised and refined on the event blog in the days leading up to the Hackathon. 



Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio
NS

Nader Salass

http://nadersalass.com/

Thursday June 12, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

2:30pm

Data Analytics and Uniform Law

To visit the collaboration page for the session click below: Event Site Page for This Session

Speakers
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio


Thursday June 12, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

4:30pm

Day 1 Roundup and Announcements
Review and Report Outs for the major happenings of the first day. Announcements and preview of activities of the next day.

Speakers
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio


Thursday June 12, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

5:00pm

Casetext Challenge Announced
The official launch of the Casetext Challenge begins with this session.  Casetext team members will set forth the project's goals, process and schedule, and answer any questions attendees have about the project specifically or Casetext generally.



Speakers
avatar for Pablo Arredondo

Pablo Arredondo

VP, Legal Research, Casetext
JH

Jake Heller

CEO, Casetext


Thursday June 12, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org
 
Friday, June 13
 

11:30am

Liberating Your Laws for the Internet

Update: Live session feed here: http://legalhackathon.org/?p=242 The law is the most important data set in your town, city or state.  Yet it is often the hardest information to find, access and use on the Internet.  Whether you are a developer, a lawyer or a government worker, the frustrations with today's paper-based legal information are endless.  Worse, the problems start with the entire outmoded, disjointed system of producing legal information in America.

The civic software developers at The OpenGov Foundation are solving these problems with open source software, liberating America's laws from inaccessible, closed data formats into ridiculously useful "decoded" open data with user-friendly websites and powerful tools on top.  To date, San Francisco, Virginia, Maryland, Chicago, Philly and more have been transformed to decoded law cities and states.

Access them all here: http://AmericaDecoded.org/.

Part software development and data science, part grassroots organizing and straight-up politicking, OpenGov Executive Director Seamus Kraft will share the secrets of how to liberate the laws where you live, and where the America Decoded project is going next.

Key Links
1. America's "Decoded Law" Library & Resource Hub - http://americadecoded.org/
2. [VIDEO] "Decoded Law 101": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Bzi6PaK78
3. [VIDEO] Top DC City Attorney on Why We Need Decoded Laws & Legislation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JKO70wdfb8
4. State Decoded Open Source Project on Github: https://github.com/statedecoded


Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio

Speakers
SK

Seamus Kraft

I am a walking Swiss Army knife Onward and upward.


Friday June 13, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

12:00pm

Keynote: Hacking the Law
To participate or for more information, see the session page for this event, at:
http://legalhackathon.org/blog/hacking-the-law/ 

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Askin

Jonathan Askin

Professor, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio
SK

Seamus Kraft

I am a walking Swiss Army knife Onward and upward.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell

Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco
Supervisor Mark Farrell represents District 2, which includes the Presidio, Marina, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Anza Vista, Laurel Heights, Jordan Park, the Lake Street corridor, Sea Cliff and parts of Russian Hill.Supervisor Farrell currently serves as: Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, as a Member of the Transportation Authority, as a Member of the Transportation Authority’s Plans and Programs Committee, as a... Read More →
BL

Brad Lander

http://bradlander.com/


Friday June 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

1:30pm

Day 2. Unconference Plenary: Session Leaders Sound Off and Participants Select Sessions
The main thrust of this session is for each person or group proposing a session to quickly announce the final title and description of the discussion or project and for participants to select the sessions they will engage in.  It is planned that 2-4pm Eastern on Thursday and Friday and substantially all of Saturday and Sunday will be allocated for online collaboration in working sessions and project teamwork on developing projects to win one or more of the design challenges.  

This session will also provide an optional demo and tutorial of the MIT Legal Hackathon collaboration tools and a continuous online Q&A period. 

More information about this online unconference method is published under the Program top menu tab of the event blog: LegalHackathon.org.  More detailed guidance on proposing, announcing and selecting sessions is being iteratively revised and refined on the event blog in the days leading up to the Hackathon. 



Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio
NS

Nader Salass

http://nadersalass.com/

Friday June 13, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

2:00pm

Crowdsourcing Effective Legal Language (Timing Tentative)

Legal language is everywhere.  It can be found in statutes, regulations, contracts, and even terms and conditions.  Typically, legal language is drafted to have particular meanings in specific situations, but unintended ambiguities or poor drafting can produce unexpected interpretations.  The goal of this session is to create a two-step crowdsourcing platform for the drafting of more effective legal language.

The winning team will create a platform that: (1) enables a crowd to draft competing versions of legal language after being told what the legal language is supposed to mean in specific situations, and (2) enables a second crowd to interpret the competing versions of the legal language in the context of the predetermined situations.  The most effective legal language will be interpreted by the second crowd in the way that the drafters in the first crowd intended.  For example, if the first crowd is tasked with creating legal language that produces outcome X in situation A, outcome Y in situation B, and outcome Z in situation C, the most effectively drafted legal language will be interpreted by the second crowd to produce those outcomes most reliably.  The winning team will produce the best process for this two-step crowdsourcing of effective legal language.

An initial session will review the basic challenges of legal language drafting and interpretation and introduce the idea of intentional ambiguity.  Subsequent hacking sessions will involve teams competing to develop the best two-step legal language crowdsourcing process.  Teams will have two weeks to develop their process.

 


Moderators
GT

Gabe Teninbaum

Professor of Legal Writing, Suffolk University Law School
I'm a professor at Suffolk Law, where I teach courses on legal writing/analysis/research, legal technology, and negotiation.

Speakers
AP

Andrew Perlman

Professor and Director, Institute on Law Practice Technology & Innovation, Suffolk University Law School


Friday June 13, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

2:00pm

What is Effective Legal Language? (Time to be Determined)
This session will describe the fundamental methods employed by those who draft and interpret law.  This includes statutory, regulatory and policy rules in a public context as well as instruments like contracts, licences and investment vehicles.  It is intended to introduce the hack "Crowdsourcing Effective Legal Language."

Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio
NS

Nader Salass

http://nadersalass.com/
GT

Gabe Teninbaum

Professor of Legal Writing, Suffolk University Law School
I'm a professor at Suffolk Law, where I teach courses on legal writing/analysis/research, legal technology, and negotiation.

Speakers
AP

Andrew Perlman

Professor and Director, Institute on Law Practice Technology & Innovation, Suffolk University Law School


Friday June 13, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

2:00pm

Hacking-the-law-collaborative-session with Ben Kallos and Brad Lander
See: http://legalhackathon.org/blog/hacking-the-law-collaborative-session/

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Askin

Jonathan Askin

Professor, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio
SK

Seamus Kraft

I am a walking Swiss Army knife Onward and upward.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

4:30pm

Day 2 Roundup and Announcements (Times Approximate)
Review and Report Outs for the major happenings of the second day.  More sessions are anticipated and therefore this session is expected to require longer than the first day roundup.  Announcements and preview of Saturday and Sunday activities.

Speakers

Friday June 13, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org
 
Saturday, June 14
 

9:30am

Day 3 Unconference Self Organizing Plenary and Collaboration Sessions (TBD)
http://legalhackathon.org/blog/day-3-openning-plenary/
The weekend online unconference process will be decided based upon the event flow to date and the expressed interests of participants.  It is possible that a continuous and staggered session flow will be used, leveraging the DIY process for proposing and selecting sessions. 

The main thrust of this session is for each person or group proposing a session to quickly announce the final title and description of the discussion or project and for participants to select the sessions they will engage in.  It is planned that 2-4pm Eastern on Thursday and Friday and substantially all of Saturday and Sunday will be allocated for online collaboration in working sessions and project teamwork on developing projects to win one or more of the design challenges.  

This session will also provide an optional demo and tutorial of the MIT Legal Hackathon collaboration tools and a continuous online Q&A period. 

More information about this online unconference method is published under the Program top menu tab of the event blog: LegalHackathon.org.  More detailed guidance on proposing, announcing and selecting sessions is being iteratively revised and refined on the event blog in the days leading up to the Hackathon. 



Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio
NS

Nader Salass

http://nadersalass.com/

Saturday June 14, 2014 9:30am - 4:00pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

10:00am

Open Data Control For Consent: Project Presentations & Summer Hack Project Disucssion
Session1
  • Open Notice & Clear Button
    • Summer Hack Project
      • what would an Open Notice Registry Look Like? 
        • registry of third parties to which data is shared with and the policies and precedents for them
        • Standard format for listing third party relationships
      • Consent Receipts sending data about third party sharing relationships
      • tools for third party sharing
  • Intro: A series of events where we digg into the depend of open data controls using consent

The Video & Hackpad for this Session can be found here: 

http://legalhackathon.org/open-data-control/ 

Type on the hackpad to get involved, as questions, post information.  (see below)

Here is the link to join the google hangout
https://plus.google.com/events/c6p9m10j439n8ge3ju6v9moq8os

If you would like to be invited in let me know (mark.lizar@gmail.com) or @smarthart on skype

In this session we will talk about/capture research/classify projects in this space and setup the July Hackathon, disuss a Civic Action Campaign with Open Notice. 
- Present The Open Notice Project for My Data Control Campaign
- Mary Presenation
- Mark Presenation
- Dazza Clear Button Presentation
- (other guest presentations) 

Next steps

Find all the information @  http://legalhackathon.org/open-data-control/

Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio

Speakers
MH

Mary Hodder

Open Notice: Privacy and Consent Usability Expert
ML

Mark Lizar

From LinkedIn: An entrepreneur and advocate for personal information control on and off the Internet. Involved in various projects from Smart Spaces, Smart Digital Branding and developing Identity Trust in mobile marketing. | | Co-Founder of the Open Notice Initiative, speak, teach, manage and collaborate on privacy, security, open data, and identity management. I most enjoy hacking away at the development and integration of the personal into... Read More →


Saturday June 14, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

11:00am

July Hack Discussion: Hack Projects & The Consent Ecosystem & Road Map:

Hackathon Session 2 

  • Consent Ecosystem & Road Map: 
    • July Hackathon Themes
      • Open Notice Registry for use with clear button and Conset Receipt

The Video & Hackpad for this Session can be found here: 

http://legalhackathon.org/open-data-control/ 

Type on the hackpad to get involved, as questions, post information.  (see below)

Hosted by Mark Lizar, this session will be physically centered at:

This Session on consent ecosystem: thinking about pre, during and post consent:
- coming up for ideas for the hackathin in July,  maybe a withdraw consent hack? If you have a lexicon tor project that covers, (or is related to personal data control) we are also hunting for these to add to a directory of projects. 

If you have a terminology or a project you would like to share, we would love to hear about them,  please email it to hello@opennoitce.org or bring it along to and share the terms in person.
the Meetup page for the London  


Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio

Speakers
ML

Mark Lizar

From LinkedIn: An entrepreneur and advocate for personal information control on and off the Internet. Involved in various projects from Smart Spaces, Smart Digital Branding and developing Identity Trust in mobile marketing. | | Co-Founder of the Open Notice Initiative, speak, teach, manage and collaborate on privacy, security, open data, and identity management. I most enjoy hacking away at the development and integration of the personal into... Read More →


Saturday June 14, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org

5:00pm

Day 3 Roundup and Announcements (Estimate: 5pm Eastern)
Review and Report Outs for the major happenings of the third day. Announcements and preview of the plan for the next session conducted by Jonathan Askin and Dazza Greenwood live from NYC Monday, June 16th, 2014.

Speakers
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio


Saturday June 14, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org
 
Sunday, June 15
 

9:30am

Day 4 Ongoing Unconference Self Organizing Plenary and Collaboration Sessions
Updated Description:

Sunday will be reserved for open and unmoderated hacking time.  Participants are invited to continue working with other participants and teams at will and to share ideas via a dedicated LegalHackathon.Hackpad.com note.  Deeper updates are invites via a report at the FAQ page using the input form.  Watch LeglHackathon.org and your email for notice of a full wrap up of the content and activities of this novel online Legal Hackathon event.  


Original Description of Plenary:

The weekend online unconference process will be decided based upon the event flow to date and the expressed interests of participants.  It is possible that a continuous and staggered session flow will be used, leveraging the DIY process for proposing and selecting sessions. 

The main thrust of this session is for each person or group proposing a session to quickly announce the final title and description of the discussion or project and for participants to select the sessions they will engage in.  It is planned that 2-4pm Eastern on Thursday and Friday and substantially all of Saturday and Sunday will be allocated for online collaboration in working sessions and project teamwork on developing projects to win one or more of the design challenges.  

This session will also provide an optional demo and tutorial of the MIT Legal Hackathon collaboration tools and a continuous online Q&A period. 

More information about this online unconference method is published under the Program top menu tab of the event blog: LegalHackathon.org.  More detailed guidance on proposing, announcing and selecting sessions is being iteratively revised and refined on the event blog in the days leading up to the Hackathon. 

Original Description of Wrap Up:

Report Outs for the major happenings of the final day and overall wrapup. 

Guidance on next steps for project teams competing on a challenge and a look ahead at the June, July and August Online Legal Hackathon events around the world.  

Thanks to sponsors and special recognitions to active participants. 

"The Changing of the Tags" ceremonial transition of live event pages to archive status.  

Adjournment of the MIT Legal Hackathon.



Sunday June 15, 2014 9:30am - 4:15pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org
 
Saturday, July 12
 

9:00am

Data Control Hack 2014

Moderators
avatar for Dazza  Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

MIT Media Lab and CIVICS.com
Hi everybody! My bio (in need of updating) is at CIVICS.com/bio

Speakers
ML

Mark Lizar

From LinkedIn: An entrepreneur and advocate for personal information control on and off the Internet. Involved in various projects from Smart Spaces, Smart Digital Branding and developing Identity Trust in mobile marketing. | | Co-Founder of the Open Notice Initiative, speak, teach, manage and collaborate on privacy, security, open data, and identity management. I most enjoy hacking away at the development and integration of the personal into... Read More →


Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - Sunday July 13, 2014 11:30pm
Event Venue http://legalhackathon.org