You asked for it, and we listened –

The main legal innovation event in Israel returns for 2019 and You’re Invited!

Israel Legal Hackathon

February 21-22, 2019 | Tel Aviv-Yafo

And the winners of Israel Legal Hackathon 2019 are:

Team "Legal Force” (Yonatan RonskiYanay TevetYonatan AdomiBen YohayGil Chen and Shai Shulman), who developed an improved solution for contract review and an internal negotiation system for in-house lawyers. 

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More than 100 people participated in Israel Legal Hackathon 2019, hosted by Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co in collaboration with Tech&Law Israel.

 

Here's a complete photo album of the main legal innovation event of the year in Israel - Feel free to tag yourselves.

Thank you to our supporting organizations, judges, mentors and all participants for coming! See you next year 😊

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About The Organizers

The

Event

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co (FBC & Co) in collaboration with Tech&Law Israel are proud to host Israel Legal Hackathon for the second time, which will be held in Tel-Aviv  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 Israel’s 1st Legal Hackathon in Tel Aviv, hosted by FBC & Co, in collaboration with Tech&Law Israel, and has signaled a new chapter in Israel’s legal tech sector.

 

As the country’s first legal hackathon, it has been featured on the main legal and financial news sources in Israel. 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.

Some of the leading technology and legal experts were among hackathon judges and mentors. Israel’s Ministry of Justice joined the local hackathon as one of the main supporting organizations, with a designated public benefit panel, which granted a special award to the best solution in the public sector.

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FBC & Co and Tech&Law Israel hosting Israel Legal Hackathon as part of the Global Legal Hackathon for the second time!

Date

February 21-22

2019

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Nine 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 Israel’s 1st Legal Hackathon, and hope that the developed solutions will continue their paths toward implementing successful legal innovations in Israel and beyond.

 

It’s safe to say that Israel Legal Hackathon will continue to be the main legal innovation event in Israel in 2019, creating a one-of-a-kind opportunity to combine the tremendous experience and entrepreneurship of the local hi-tech community and the leading legal minds in the country, and developing innovative legal solutions to further improve the legal service delivery in Israel.

 

The inaugural Global Legal Hackathon had a tremendous influence on the local legal scene, and has helped in positioning Israel on the global legal innovation map, and we hope this initiative will continue to open doors for Israel's legal tech sector.

 

Finally, Israel known throughout the world as both the "Startup Nation" and the "Land of Lawyers" thanks to its vibrant and innovative technological ecosystem and the highest number of lawyers per capita in the world, is participating in a global legal innovation initiative of this magnitude!

 

The legal industry is in the midst of profound transformation, and the Israel Legal Hackathon is an opportunity for everybody in the industry, no matter how seasoned or junior, tech-savvy or novice, to roll up their sleeves and join with co-workers, clients, law firms, technology companies, startup entrepreneurs and academics to fully immerse themselves in the cutting edge of legal technology innovation.

 

You're invited to participate in Israel Legal Hackathon and be part of the World's Largest Legal Hackathon! Stay tuned for more details to follow.

 
 

FBC & Co is a premier full service law firm, repeatedly ranked by international and domestic indices among Israel’s leading law firms. With over 250 legal professionals, FBC & Co has been at the forefront of legal innovation in Israel, and is regarded pioneer in the field of knowledge management in the Israeli legal arena, aiming to promote a culture of innovation in the organization along with embracing innovative legal technology. FBC & Co has one of Israel’s leading and longest-standing hi-tech practices, advising domestic and international clients in all matters and aspects relating to the hi-tech and technology space. Hosting Israel's 1st Legal Hackathon as part of #GLH2018 and joining the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium as the first law firm representing Israel is a true testament to FBC & Co’s commitment to bringing innovation into Israel’s legal industry.

 

FBC & Co is proud to have represented Israel in the inaugural Global Legal Hackathon final round, with the Firm’s Legal Knowledge Manager and Head of Legal Technology Implementation, Adv. Esther Dediashvili, selected to serve as a judge on the final Global Judging Panel at the #GLH2018 Finals in New York, alongside world-renowned legal and technology experts. Adv. Esther Dediashvili, who organized Israel's 1st Legal Hackathon on behalf of FBC & Co and served as a judge on the main judges' panel in the first round of #GLH2018, was also granted with the honor of announcing the top six runner-up teams of #GLH2018 Finals.

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was launched three years ago, as Israel’s first legaltech community. The aim is simple – to harness the power of the Startup Nation – into the legaltech sphere, and bring Israeli innovation to this fascinating sector.

Tech&Law assists Israeli legaltech startups, manages a healthy ever-growing legaltech community, and introduces legaltech products to the local market.

The community is buzzing – after two conferences (one of them an international one held in Tel-Aviv), and for the last year, Tech&Law is the Israeli ambassador to ELTA (European Legal Tech Association).

Hackathon

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.

You need Legal Hackathon for

Creating

Innovation

Technology

Access to leading technological platforms

Meal

During the hackathon we will provide drinks and food

Team

Create your own or join existing

Idea

Prototype / Test

The fascinating process of creating innovation

Networking with legal tech-inthusiasts and experts

Opportunity to be globally publicized about your innovative solutions for the legal industry.

The winners get prizes

Opportunity to participate in the global winners awards Gala and Finals in New York City on May 4, 2019, as well as legal representation by the lucrative hi-tech practice of FBC & Co (*), Israel's premier full service law firm, and ability to attract investment in projects.

(*) Subject to terms to be agreed with FBC & Co.

Additional special prizes will be announced at the hackathon.

 
 
 
Timeline
Teams can develop solutions that fit into either of these two streams
Hacking Streams

Private Benefit:

The Business & Practice of Law

Public Benefit:

Good government, Legal Systems & A2J

(Access to Justice)

Need help with an idea for a legal problem? Get inspired by examples of

101 Problem Statements: Challenges & Opportunities for the Legal Sector

The hackathon is technology agnostic. Feel free to build your technological solutions in any of these fields:

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Go ahead, get your hands dirty, and transform legal bodies world-wide...
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Legal hackathon is for

Join like-minded individuals
Startup Entrepreneurs
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Software Developers, Designers,
Product Managers,
Project Managers, Marketing & Business Development
Legal Professionals
Students
 

Program

February 21st 2019 (Thursday)
February 22st 2019 (Friday)
 

Mentors & Experts

Legal & Business of Law Experts
Esther Dediashvili
Esther Dediashvili

Legal Knowledge Manager and Head of Legal Technology Implementation at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co Organizer of Israel Legal Hackathon Israel's Ambassador of the Global Rise of Women in LegalTech (GROWL) Initiative http://www.fbclawyers.com/logistic/esther-dediashvili-adv/

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Zemer Blondheim
Zemer Blondheim

Head of Policy and Strategy Division Israeli Ministry of Justice http://www.justice.gov.il/En/Pages/default.aspx

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Maisa Zoubi
Maisa Zoubi

Knowledge and Information Management (KIM), Division for Policy Planning and Strategy.. Israeli Ministry of Justice http://www.justice.gov.il/En/Pages/default.aspx

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Orly Fridman Marton
Orly Fridman Marton

Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs Microsoft Israel https://www.microsoft.com/he-il

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Ben Haklai
Ben Haklai

Legal Commercial Lead Microsoft Israel https://www.microsoft.com/he-il

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FBC & Co

Israeli Ministry of Justice

Israeli Ministry of Justice

Microsoft Israel

Microsoft Israel

Oz Benamram
Oz Benamram

Chief Knowledge Officer, New York White & Case LLP https://www.whitecase.com/people/oz-benamram

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Ron Belkine
Ron Belkine

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Leadcom Integrated Solutions (L.I.S.) Ltd., a telecommunications infrastructure company operating in more than 25 countries, part of the Tech Mahindra Group (India). Leadcom Integrated Solutions (L.I.S.) Ltd. http://www.leadcom-is.com/about/company-profile/

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Ayelet Sela, Dr.
Ayelet Sela, Dr.

Assistant professor (lecturer) Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law https://law.biu.ac.il/en/node/4001

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Israel Fischer
Israel Fischer

Co-Founder Otica.ai, a platform for sharing professional communities http://otica.ai/

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Karni Chagal-Feferkorn, Esq.
Karni Chagal-Feferkorn, Esq.

Partner at a Lexidale, consulting firm specializing in comparative research on law and regulation, conducted by researchers from all over the world Lexidale https://lexidale.com/

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White & Case LLP

Leadcom Integrated Solutions (L.I.S.) Ltd.

Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law

Otica.ai

Lexidale

Arad-Ophir Ltd

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Zioni Pillersdorf Phillip Advocates

FBC & Co

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Einat Gabay
Einat Gabay

Business Development Manager LexisNexis, Information Specialist, Lecturer in legal business and due diligence information Arad-Ophir Ltd – Information Specialists https://www.arad-ophir.co.il/content.asp?id=100244&title=English&langid=1

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Lior Ostashinsky
Lior Ostashinsky

Co-Founder and CEO of ICANFLY, an insurtech startup in the travel space, corporate & securities attorney licensed both in New York and in Israel ICANFLY https://icanfly.co/about-us

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Ohad Phillip
Ohad Phillip

Partner Zioni Pillersdorf Phillip Advocates https://www.zplaw.co.il/team

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Amit Dat
Amit Dat

Attorney, Partner, Head of IP and Cyber & IT practices in the Corporate Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co http://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/amit-dat/

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Zohar Liss
Zohar Liss

Attorney, Partner in the Corporate Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co http://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/zohar-liss/

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FBC & Co

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Yael Riemer
Yael Riemer

Attorney, Partner in the Litigation Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co http://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/yael-riemer/

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Asaf Gabay
Asaf Gabay

Attorney, Partner in the Corporate Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co http://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/asaf-gabay/

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Etti (Friedman Charash) Dolev
Etti (Friedman Charash) Dolev

Attorney, Partner in the Real Estate Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co https://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/etti-dolev/

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Sharona Haim Pour - Abramovich
Sharona Haim Pour - Abramovich

Attorney, Partner in the Real Estate Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co https://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/sharona-haim-pour-abramovich/

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Shmulik Fried
Shmulik Fried

Attorney, senior associate in the Corporate Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co http://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/shmulik-fried/

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FBC & Co

FBC & Co

FBC & Co

FBC & Co

FBC & Co

FBC & Co

FBC & Co

FBC & Co

Omri Rachum-Twaig
Omri Rachum-Twaig

Attorney, IP, IT and Cyber associate in the Corporate Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co http://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/omri-rachum-twaig/

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Yasmin Rubin
Yasmin Rubin

Attorney, associate in the Litigation Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co https://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/yasmin-rubin/

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Nir Forer
Nir Forer

Attorney, associate in the Real Estate Department, Winner of Israel's 1st Legal Hackathon Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co https://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/2244/

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Yotam Kleiman
Yotam Kleiman

Attorney, associate in the Corporate Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co https://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/yotam-kleiman/

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Kobi Barkan
Kobi Barkan

Attorney, associate in the Corporate Department Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co http://www.fbclawyers.com/lawyer/kobi-barkan/

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Israeli Ministry of Justice

Reut Ofek
Reut Ofek

Legal and Technology Referant Israeli Ministry of Justice

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Judges

Main Judges Panel
Esther Dediashvili
Esther Dediashvili

Legal Knowledge Manager and Head of Legal Technology Implementation at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co Organizer of Israel Legal Hackathon Israel's Ambassador of the Global Rise of Women in LegalTech (GROWL) Initiative http://www.fbclawyers.com/logistic/esther-dediashvili-adv/

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Ben Haklai
Ben Haklai

Legal Commercial Lead Microsoft Israel https://www.microsoft.com/he-il

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Ilan Admon
Ilan Admon

CTO and co-founder LawGeex, pioneers of Contract Review Automation https://www.lawgeex.com/aboutus/

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Keren Beer
Keren Beer

Head of Legal - Israel Google https://about.google/intl/en_il/

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Avichay Nissenbaum
Avichay Nissenbaum

General Partner & Co-founder. lool Ventures, venture capital firm investing in early stage startups www.lool.vc/team

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FBC & Co

Microsoft Israel

lool Ventures

LawGeex

Google

Designated Public Benefit Judges Panel – The Ministry of Justice
Emi Palmor
Emi Palmor

Director General Israeli Ministry of Justice https://www.gov.il/en/departments/people/ministry_of_justice_director_general

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Eldad Canetti
Eldad Canetti

The Department's Deputy Director General Israeli Ministry of Justice http://www.justice.gov.il/En/Pages/default.aspx

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Zemer Blondheim
Zemer Blondheim

Head of Policy and Strategy Division Israeli Ministry of Justice https://www.justice.gov.il/En/Pages/default.aspx

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Guy Eitingon
Guy Eitingon

Chief Digital Officer Israeli Ministry of Justice https://www.gov.il/en/Departments/digital_israel

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Israeli Ministry of Justice

Israeli Ministry of Justice

Israeli Ministry of Justice

Israeli Ministry of Justice

Designated Academic Judges Panel
Michael Birnhack
Michael Birnhack

Associate Dean for Research, and a Professor of Law, Director of the S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property in memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg, and the Director of the Parasol Foundation International LL.M Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law https://en-law.tau.ac.il/profile/birnhack

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Dov Greenbaum
Dov Greenbaum

Professor of Law & Director of The Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies IDC Herzliya https://www.idc.ac.il/en/specialprograms/zm/pages/home.aspx

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Aviv Gaon
Aviv Gaon

Doctoral Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, an IP Osgoode Center for Intellectual Property and Technology Fellow, and a 2019-2020 Fellow at The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Osgoode Hall Law School www.osgoode.yorku.ca/students/aviv-gaon/

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Tel Aviv University

IDC Herzliya

Osgoode Hall Law School

Designated Women in LegalTech Judges Panel
Esther Dediashvili
Esther Dediashvili

Legal Knowledge Manager and Head of Legal Technology Implementation at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co Organizer of Israel Legal Hackathon Israel's Ambassador of the Global Rise of Women in LegalTech (GROWL) Initiative http://www.fbclawyers.com/logistic/esther-dediashvili-adv/

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Oshrat Mor-Barak
Oshrat Mor-Barak

Legal Advisor Headquarters for the National Digital Israel Initiative, Ministry of Social Equality. https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/People/oshrat_mor_barak

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Anna Lifshits-Agmon
Anna Lifshits-Agmon

Campus CTO Digital Israel Bureau https://www.campus.gov.il/about

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Yifat Turbiner
Yifat Turbiner

PhD candidate and lecturer, Department of Business Administration, Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management. Ben Gurion University of the Negev http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/fom/Pages/default.aspx

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Digital Israel Bureau

FBC & Co

National Digital Israel Initiative

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

 
 
Technology, Entrepreneurship & Business Experts

PwC Israel

PwC Israel

Guy Eitingon
Guy Eitingon

Chief Digital Officer Israeli Ministry of Justice https://www.gov.il/en/Departments/digital_israel

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Udi Even Ezra
Udi Even Ezra

Startup Development Manager Microsoft Israel https://www.microsoft.com/he-il

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Matan Loren
Matan Loren

Senior Manager, Head of Digital Forensic Investigations, eDiscovery & Analytics PwC Israel https://www.pwc.com/il/en.html

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Sagiv Boulkin
Sagiv Boulkin

Subject-Matter Expert (SME), Digital Forensic Investigations & eDiscovery PwC Israel https://www.pwc.com/il/en.html

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Tony Saigh
Tony Saigh

VP Value Creation lool Ventures, venture capital firm investing in early stage startups https://lool.vc/team/

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Microsoft Israel

Israeli Ministry of Justice

lool Ventures

Max Marine
Max Marine

Associate lool Ventures, venture capital firm investing in early stage startups https://lool.vc/team/

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Gil Rosenblum
Gil Rosenblum

Head of Data at LawGeex, pioneers of Contract Review Automation LawGeex https://www.lawgeex.com/

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Michal Bell
Michal Bell

Head of Product at LawGeex, pioneers of Contract Review Automation LawGeex https://www.lawgeex.com/

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Inbal Baumer
Inbal Baumer

Founder and CEO of LegalUp, a platform that helps lawyers to seamlessly create customized legal document based on their own content LegalUp https://legalup.me

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Guy Uziel
Guy Uziel

Co-founder and CTO of Litigate, a machine learning expert and a Ph.D. candidate Litigate www.litigate.ai

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lool Ventures

LawGeex

Litigate

LegalUp

LawGeex

KPMG Israel

Rhodium

FBC & Co

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Ido Ron
Ido Ron

Head of Digital & Intelligent Automation KPMG Israel https://home.kpmg.com/il/en/home.html

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Yaron Kniajer
Yaron Kniajer

Managing Director Rhodium, invests in early-stage ventures in Israel, New York, and Silicon Valley https://www.rhodium.co.il/

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Idan Sivan
Idan Sivan

CIO Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co https://www.fbclawyers.com/logistic/idan-sivan/

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Yifat Turbiner
Yifat Turbiner

PhD candidate and lecturer, Department of Business Administration, Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management Ben Gurion University of the Negev http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/fom/Pages/default.aspx

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Eyal Ben-Avi
Eyal Ben-Avi

CPA, LLM, MBA Founder & managing partner EBA & Co. Regulatory & Forensic expert

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EBA & Co

Hagai Zachor
Hagai Zachor

Manager, Head of Blockchain, Strategy & Operations Deloitte Israel https://www2.deloitte.com/il/en/profiles/hagai_zahor.html

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Or Bakai
Or Bakai

Head of Legal Tech Department at Robus https://techlaw.co.il/en/

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Hila Aharony
Hila Aharony

Co-founder and CEO of YouR Right A Reg-tech/Legal tech start up, helping employers and employees to minimize paycheck errors. http://www.righty.io/

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Deloitte Israel

Tech & Law

YouR Right

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Is Food & Drinks provided during the hackathon?


During the hackathon we will provide drinks and food.




Is it possible to stay overnight?


Yes.




Do I need to have proficiency in the legal field and/or programming skills to participate?


No, it is not obligatory. Projects can be created without legal proficiency or programming skills. Mentors and other experts will provide guidance during the hackathon.




Is it possible to a person without a team to participate in the hackathon?


Yes, it is possible. However, we recommend you to find a team.




Can I join a team prior to the hackathon?


Teams can form prior to the event, or at the event kick-off.




What do I have to bring to the hackathon?


Laptops and chargers are necessary.





 
 

Press

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Contact Us

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Esther Dediashvili, Adv.

Legal Knowledge Manager and Head of Legal Technology Implementation

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Zohar Fisher
Founder at Robus Legal Marketing. Co-Founder at LawFlex.
Founder at Tech&Law