Increase Accessibility To Justice In 48 Hours — Mission Completed

Valentin Pivovarov
Dec 13, 2018 · 6 min read
2Moldavian winners of Access to Justice Hackathon (Chisinau Legal Hackers)

Moldova

The Chisinau Legal Hackers Chapter was officially launched in May 2018 during the European Legal Hackers Summit and became the first Legal Hackers chapter in Moldova. The Access to Justice Hackathon gathered 43 participants, who created 10 teams. The winner was NewcJS — a personal data anonymization service for Moldovan Supreme Court decisions & a service that optimized the search engine for the Moldovan Supreme Court platform. The second place team was Judicial — a specialized mobile application for lawyers that communicated with the court to send and receive documents with legal significance, as well as a convenient organizer integrated with the calendar on your mobile device to remind users about scheduled sessions.

Belarus

The development of the IT industry plays a key role in the economy of Belarus. In the IT products and services segment, the government has introduced measures including the Hi-Tech Park, a special regulation for IT companies that was introduced in 2006 and applies throughout the country. Resident companies enjoy important government support: they are exempted from most taxes, including value-added tax and income tax. Further, employees of the resident companies enjoy a 30% reduction in personal income tax compared with other sectors of the economy. Despite a large number of IT specialists, the legal tech industry started in Belarus over the past few years. Despite this, the country has already begun to show good results for its efforts.

Winners and organizers of Access to Justice Hackathon in Belarus (Minsk Legal Hackers)

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s legal market is small and immature. The legal profession in Kazakhstan is divided into two types of lawyers: commercial lawyers who provide commercial legal services, and attorneys-at-law who are authorized to represent clients in the courts of Kazakhstan in civil cases. But technology development also has a big impact on the industry. Legal tech solutions have begun to gain traction. Kazakhstan also has more than 70 universities, producing thousands of engineers, mathematicians and IT specialists every year.

The participants of Access to Justice Hackathon in Almaty (Almaty Legal Hackers)

Ukraine

One of the most important parts of all hackathons is the collaboration between lawyers and IT specialists. Ukraine is a country with a huge number of lawyers and programmers. Annually, more than 22,000 lawyers and about 16,000–20,000 IT specialists graduate in Ukraine. There has been quite a mix of legal tech solutions that have appeared in Ukraine over the last four years. Some projects have been born at legal tech hackathons.

Ukrainian winners and organizers of Access to Justice Hackathon (Kyiv Legal Hackers)

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