The “Global Legal Hackathon” held the first round of its legal tech development competition from Feb. 23 to 25. Winning teams were chosen by local judges in over global 40 cities to go on to compete in the second round, which will narrow down teams to one per country.

At the local New York City hackathon event, which was held in the corporate headquarters of American Express, the focus was on using novel technology to expand access to legal information.