Come join us.
mix and mingle with legal hackers.
Music City Legal Hackers members and guests gather 8 — 10 times a year to explore ideas and issues relevant to the legal hacker movement.
Recent topics include the use of Augmented Intelligence and other technologies to transform the way e-discovery and other legal services are performed and delivered; and an introduction to Design Thinking as a tool set for embarking upon a legal hackathon.
add some tools to your hacking toolbox.
Leading up to the inaugural Music City Legal Hackathon, we hosted a Blockchain Bootcamp for Law.
Experts from across the US gathered to share information and insight into distributed ledger (blockchain) technology, and how the technology may transform both how lawyers work and the work they do for clients.
We have other bootcamps in the works. Interested in shaping content with us? Join us for an upcoming meeting, where we'll use design thinking tools to brainstorm and create our bootcamp schedule.
hack real solutions to real problems.
The inaugural Music City Legal Hackathon was held on April 7 and 8, 2017 and the theme was LEGAL + TECH = ACCESS TO JUSTICE.
We partnered with the awesome folks at Code for Nashville to bring together a diverse group of legal service providers, technologists, policy makers, academics, students, and clients — all committed to creating actionable solutions to pressing legal needs of the Nashville community.
More than 50+ participants came together to create solutions for five legal non-profit stakeholders in Tennessee, all of whom received $1,000 towards building out the tech solutions started at the Hackathon!
Who are the hackers?
Meet the Music City Legal Hackers steering committee.
Larry Bridgesmith, JD
As adjunct professor of law, Larry coordinates Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation. With more than 30 years of legal project management and practice experience, he's a driving force for adoption of lean and agile in the legal profession. Larry is also the mastermind behind Music City Legal Hackers. He's a primary point of contact for all of the group's activities.
J.B. Ruhl, JD
Vanderbilt Law School
J.B. is a professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School and directs the Program on Law & Innovation. As the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law and Co-director, Energy, Environment and Land Use Program at VLS, J.B. pursues innovation in the delivery of legal services in many arenas.
Cat Moon, MA JD
Legal Technologist + Designer | email@example.com
Cat, a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, brings 19+ years of legal/project management and design thinking experience to her role as COO of a legal tech startup. She teaches legal design at Vanderbilt Law School, is webmaster for Music City Legal Hackers, and serves on the steering committee for Music City Legal Hackers events.
Legal Wonderwoman | firstname.lastname@example.org
After receiving her paralegal certification in 2002, Lori Gonzalez worked in several firms in various roles, including practice management software training and coordination. She went on to co-found Rayna Corp and works tirelessly to serve others through Music City Legal Hackers and other non-profit endeavors. Lori serves on the Steering Committee for Music City Legal Hackers events.
Thoughts, musings, news, and ruminations by legal hackers.
Links of interest to legal hackers.
In no particular order.