Welcome to The Justice Hack, a non-profit founded in 2018 with the mission to improve access-to-justice, one hack at a time.
In September 2018, we hosted our inaugural hackathon: a two-day event that brought people together to create technological solutions to access-to-justice issues in the area of family law. This year – on September 21 and 22 – we will host our second annual The Justice Hack, presented by Clio and hosted by KPMG, with support from the Law Foundation of British Columbia.
Our theme in 2019 will address the Everyday legal challenges of SMEs and startups.
We combine two concepts that are separately well known to two typically distinct groups:
- Hackathon: an event that brings together technically skilled and savvy participants to build a functioning prototype in a short amount of time
- A2J: access to justice (think: access to clean water, health care, education) is about making our judicial system available and accessible to all individuals, regardless of their geographic location or economic status
We are a small-but-mighty four-person organization committee. Brandon Hastings, our founder, is serving alongside Kassandra Linklater as past co-chair. Jordon Prokuda and Hayley Woodin are co-chairs for 2019.