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Callout to legal sector: join a global hackathon to tackle Covid-19 problems

A global hackathon supported by the Financial Times is inviting organisations and individuals in the legal sector to develop solutions to problems created by the coronavirus pandemic.

The FT Innovative Lawyers reports have over the past 15 years recognised innovators from across the global legal sector for their skills in solving complex problems for business and society. Now we are asking these innovators to help tackle some of the urgent challenges posed by Covid-19. The deadline to register as a participant or to suggest a challenge is April 26.

Organised by Global Legal Hackathon (GLH), and supported by FT Innovative Lawyers, the hackathon will take place online from April 27 to May 17. It will bring together legal professionals, software developers, designers and businesspeople to develop solutions to problems identified by organisations, governments, and individuals.

Organisations of any type are invited to submit challenges, which can relate to their business, industry, staff, clients, communities, their country, or the world. Participants in the hackathon will then form teams to address challenges which might range from the online functioning of courts to helping migrant workers caught in lockdown limbo.

The overall objective is to harness the collective capability, energy and innovation of the world’s legal industry to support communities, governments and industries during this global emergency.

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