Facebook. Google. Microsoft. These are a few of the tech-savvy giants that regularly host hackathons—intense brainstorming sessions designed to solve pain points and enhance the client experience. Thanks to deliberate “hacks” and “hackers,” companies like Facebook have delivered the “like,” “safety” and “donation” buttons over the years to improve the user experience. Thanks also to organized events like Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon, new ideas such as Alexa Shop Assist have hatched. Even some in the legal tech industry have caught on, evidenced by the inaugural Global Legal Hackathon in 2018, dedicated to the “rapid development of solutions for improving the legal industry, worldwide.”

Technology aside, could hackathons impact the business of law and improve client experience?

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