What is LEGAL HACKATHON ?
It is a marathon of legal innovation ran through the intensive and cohesive work of lawyers-
enthusiasts, IT-specialists, mentors and all those who work at the intersection of law and
technologies. Bringing the legal industry together with tech and innovation, world-wide, with
one purpose: Rapid Development of solutions for improving the legal industry world-wide. The
Global Legal Hackathon is a non-profit organization that brings together law schools, law firms
and in-house departments, legal technology companies, governments, and service providers to
innovation in the legal industry – across the globe. It brings together the best thinkers, doers and
practitioners in law in support of a unified vision.
About the Event
Ardent Legal (Advocates & Solicitors) in collaboration with Spaklin are proud to host India
Legal Hackathon for the second time, which will be held in National Capital Region of India
during February 21 and 22, 2019 as part of the Global Legal Hackathon , the largest legal
hackathon in history that will take place in cities and countries all over the world, bringing the
legal industry together with tech and innovation, world-wide, with one purpose: rapid
development of solutions for improving the legal industry world-wide.
The inaugural Global Legal Hackathon launched in February 2018 and has since grown to
become one of the largest legal innovation initiatives around the world. In 2018, organizations
from over 40 cities in 22 countries across 6 continents hosted the first Global Legal Hackathon.
There were over 5,000 participants. Major law firms and software companies were involved.
Fourteen teams made it to #GLH2018 Finals in New York City, where four teams won major
prizes and were globally acknowledged for their innovative solutions for the legal industry.
The worldwide hackathon kicked off with India‟s 1st Legal Hackathon in Tel the National
Capital Region of India, hosted by Ardent Legal (Advocates & Solicitors), in collaboration with
Spaklin, and has signaled a new chapter in India‟s legal tech sector. As the country‟s first legal
hackathon, it has been featured on the main legal and financial news sources in India. We were
also excited about the fact that Israel’s reputation as a world-renowned hub of innovation
attracted much interest in the local hackathon on a global level. Nearly 100 people participated in
the event, including contestants and mentors, who worked to create solutions to problems in the
local legal industry. They had support from local technology vendors who provided
technological platforms for the participants to build and develop their prototypes.
Two groups of lawyers and technologists presented their innovative solutions at the hackathon,
with the aim to overcome legal challenges both in the private and public sectors. We are proud of
the movement that was started with India‟s 1st Legal Hackathon, and hope that the developed
solutions will continue their paths toward implementing successful legal innovations in India and
*The winners gets to go and compete in New York, USA.*
Teams can develop solutions that fit into either of these two streams ~Hacking Streams
The Business &Practice of Law
Legal & Access to Justice
• February 22, 2019
o 11am: Sign in and Registration
o 1pm: Kick-Off and Team Formation
♣ If someone wants people to join their team, they can pitch a 60-second idea to all of the
attendees. Here is an example of how a pitch works: Sixty Second Pitch
o 3pm: Hacking Begins!
(Mentors / Volunteers available to assist)
• February 23, 2019
o 8am-9pm: Full Day of Hacking
(Mentors / Volunteers available to assist)
• February 24, 2019
o 8am: Hacking
o 3pm: Presentations are due to host organizers (though teams can continue to work on their
solutions until presentations begin)
o 4pm: Pitching to Judging Panel
♣ Team pitches are limited to five minutes sharp!
o 11:59pm: Deadline for Judges to submit the winning team/s to Global Organizer
Who can take part?
Software Developers, Designers, Product Managers, Project Managers, Marketing &
About the Organizers
Ardent Legal (Advocates & Solicitors)
Ardent Legal is a conglomeration offering a full service practice to its clients in all spheres of
law. Lawyers of the Firm present a proper blend of legal proficiency and commercial insight
required in providing legal and transactional support services. The Firm has its principal office at
New Delhi and has a Pan-India presence. The Firm’s practice is aimed at rendering well-
conceived advice and strategies founded on legal, commercial and human realities that are
receptive to the clients’ needs. Professionals in the Firm are well experienced and competent in
providing legal advice as well as in dealing with litigation at all levels and in all major fields of
law. Lawyers of the Firm come from different backgrounds, bringing together a wealth of legal,
business and cultural experiences. The Firm also has access to a large pool of consultants in
various specialized fields.
The Firm enjoys working relationships and professional tie ups with several international law
firms and consultants. Ardent Legal strives to be at the forefront of legal innovation in India and
is regarded pioneer in the field of knowledge management in the India Legal arena, aiming to
promote a culture of innovation in the organization along with embracing innovative legal
technology. Ardent Legal aims to be one of India‟s leading and longest-standing hi-tech
practices, advising domestic and international clients in all matters and aspects relating to the
corporate and information technology space. Hosting India‟s 1st Legal Hackathon as part of
#GLH2018 and joining the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium as the first law firm
representing India is a true testament to Ardent Legal‟s commitment to bringing innovation into
India‟s legal industry.
Sparklin is a human-focused digital design agency initiated in July 2013, with an understanding
that creative and fresh approach to design can be used to enhance the user experience,
irrespective of the platform or the medium, creating the maximum impact possible worldwide.
Sparklin doesn’t hope to re-invent the wheel; we just figured out how to make the wheel spin
faster. We wish to use innovative and functional design, a powerful tool to engage and hold
We specialize in creating an identity synonymous with how your customers know you. Why they
believe you are better, why they should bother to knock on your door and why they should keep
coming back to you. Logos and Brand Identity that signify your identity and embody trust.
We understand that the online world is unique – that digital customers judge reliability not only
by evaluating the visual design and copyrighting, but through the interactions. The UX and UI
we design are built keeping user experience and engaging story-telling in mind to enhance an
existing brand identity, or launch a new one. We are equal parts designers, marketers,
wordsmiths and tech heads. Each with a varied expertise coming together to maximize the
business benefits of our clients and impact of their product offerings. We offer design details that
simplify the user experience, enhance functionality, resulting in products that delight.
We are creators and innovators at heart, using design to find solutions for one and all,
worldwide. We live with a passion for creating beautifully hand-crafted, yet wonderfully
functional product presence. When you approach us for a design solution, we bring our passion
to the table.
About the Knowledge Partner
Amity Law School, Noida is one of the leading institutions in the field of law. It was established
as a philanthropic initiative of our Hon‟ble Founder Ashok K. Chauhan. Amity Law School,
Noida has been given the best emerging Law school award by SILF and MILAT along with the
„Promising Law School‟ award by Legal Desire. Society of Indian Law Firms- Menon Institute
of Legal Advocacy Training also conferred – South Asia Legal Education Institutional
Excellence Award on “School of Law, Amity Group of Universities” on 1st September, 2018. It
is the dream of our Founder President Sir to make it a world-class educational institute in India
It offers various opportunities for education, research and capacity building. Amity Law School,
Noida offers five year and three years Under Graduate Law programs and masters in six
specializations along with the PhD program. Amity Law School aims to impart high-quality
professional education in a vibrant academic ambience with distinguished faculty and resource
persons from the industry.
The program develops the general skills and core competencies essential for legal education.
Students are encouraged to have a multifaceted persona by getting involved in various
extracurricular activities. Students are provided a platform where they can flourish their potential
to the fullest. The school offers an extraordinary campus in which students, faculties and staffs
work together. Amity Law School is continuously striving for excellence and it will become an
epitome in future years to remain as „SECOND TO NONE‟.