Why should I attend?
Technologists and business-people:
come together with some of the best and brightest minds in British Columbia’s justice system
learn about the challenges facing justice in British Columbia
work with justice system experts to refine and create a prototype that addresses challenges in justice
help make change through in justice-technology
have a good time
build something cool
Justice system actors:
see first-hand how technologists and business-people would design and redesign the justice system
help introduce justice-sector challenges to British Columbia’s technologists
meet other justice sector leaders who care about access to justice and related services
see what can be done in 24 hours
experience a paradigm shift
Create a working prototype
The goal: create a working prototype that will improve the way British Columbians resolve (or avoid) disputes. Bonus points for apps that create data for further study.
Subject: ideas aimed at improving the way any type of dispute in British Columbia can be resolved (or avoided) are welcome. Justice Hack 2018 is "family law encouraged." If you don't have an idea but would like to participate, we are providing background materials aimed at family law dispute resolution. The goal is to make dispute resolution, or avoidance, more efficient or organized, and provide users with a better overall experience.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 : 10:00am to late
Sunday, September 30, 2018 : 10:00am to 3:00pm
// Judging and Prizes
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Main event at SFU VentureLabs in Vancouver. Remote hubs TBA, but most likely in Victoria and Kamloops.
WHAT ARE THE JUDGING CRITERIA?
Teams will be judged on the scope, complexity, impact, and relevance of their solution. Bonus points for a great pitch, and for building-in data-collection to allow data-driven decision-making. We will send you the a link to the (pro forma) judging criteria, along with the number of points assigned to each category.
All you have to do is sign up to our email list »
WHY FAMILY LAW?
In 2013, the Canadian Forum for Civil Justice called for “systematic and cultural changes to the way we resolve family conflicts.” It found that while “Canadian family law is highly evolved and comprehensive,” how the law is applied is increasingly complex, unaffordable and inaccessible.” Crucially, it found that without access to the right mechanisms, the rules themselves limited value.
WHERE CAN I GET SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION TO HELP MY TEAM PLAN?
Sign up to our email list, and we'll send you information on trends in solutions for child support, spousal support, parenting, property division, and other relief.
Who's in a team?
Teams of 3-5 people, with at least one technologist (Hacker), one designer (Hipster), and one business-type (Hustler).
Teams may optionally recruit one justice-sector expert, but all teams will also receive coaching, Q&A opportunities, and feedback from justice-sector mentors throughout the event.
Please feel free to register solo, and we will do our best to match you with a team. If you register solo and cannot find a team before the event starts, you will receive a full refund.