Press Release – 04/30/18

FJTC secures approval from Florida Bar to offer CLE’s to Hackathon participants.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA April 30, 2018 – Florida Justice Technology Center (FJTC) has secured approval from the Florida Bar to offer CLE’s to participants of the Legal Aid Hackathon. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate for 13 CLE’s which can be used towards both the general and technology credit requirements established by the bar.

“We can assign you to a team if you don’t already have one and coding or programming knowledge is NOT required,” said Joseph Schieffer, Project Manager for FJTC and co-organizer of the event. “In fact, it takes a wide variety of skills and expertise to bring a good idea to life. So, we’re looking for programmers, yes, but also project managers, social workers, lawyers, and administrative personnel, too. Everyone is welcome!”A great way to get your CLE's... and no coding experience required. Click To Tweet

The Legal Aid Hackathon is a collaboration in the legal tech community to develop innovative solutions that improve access to justice. It is funded by a Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) from Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to Bay Area Legal Services and organized by FJTC and Urban Insight. This is the third Legal Aid Hackathon, and features support from legal aid partners around the country.

FJTC launched the official website earlier this month to coincide with registration opening. The hackathon is a virtual event on May 19th and 20th. Registration is free, and prizes will be awarded for the top two projects. You can learn more (and register) by visiting https://www.legalaidhackathon.org/.

About Florida Justice Technology Center
FJTC is an independent statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, devoted to increasing access to justice through the innovative use of technology.

Contact:
Joseph Schieffer
3122 Mahan Drive, Suite 801-202
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Email: joseph@floridajusticetechnologycenter.org