The first “LegalTech Hackathon” event took place in the city of Valencia and proposes a space of challenges to be solved in a few minutes. In this case, there were 4 challenging firms, 5 teams, 32 participants, 7 different professional profiles, 3 coaches, 6 mentors and only 3 minutes to defend the conclusions of 12 hours of work.
The participants had to find a solution that would improve the relationship with the client and help to minimise the anxiety generated by the state of their case. “This often leads to a situation of lack of coordination between lawyer-client in the way they communicate, generating a feeling of inattention to the client and unnecessary stress for the lawyer, which, in the long run, prevents them from focusing on tasks that really add value,” explains Lucía Carrau, head of Innova.legal.
The winner of the challenge was the team formed by Cristina Martínez, Alejandro Penalba, Iván Jurado, Jordi Ros, Jorge Castañeda, Jorge Peña and Inés Costa, who had very different profiles. The group proposed a personal voice assistant and, thanks to this solution, the lawyer who cannot answer the phone can filter the information asked to the client through the assistant so that, in the event that it is very urgent, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) detects the keywords that allow to leave a notice of the urgency in the client’s diary.
Varona Legal & Numbers, Bonet & Rubio, ECIJA and Segarra Abogados Economistas, the four firms that challenged during the Hackathon LegalTech Valencia 2022, celebrated the success of an event from which nearly 250 ideas of great value have emerged, applying technology, talent and collaboration between law firms.
The event also featured round tables with various topics of interest to both entrepreneurs and professionals of the legal sector.