October 30, 2017

CUA Law Pro Bono Coordinator Aoife Delargy recently organized a Coding Justice Event. Delargy is an active member of the National Pro Bono Week Committee for the Washington Council of Lawyers (WLC), and each year the committee plans events across the city for National Pro Bono Week (Oct. 22-28).

Coding Justice Event

In 2016, Delargy organized the WLC's Hacky Hour event in which legal technologists shared ways technology has assisted with access to justice issues. Following the success of last year's event, Delargy co-organized "Coding Justice" with Michael Lukens of Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition and in partnership with DC Legal Hackers.

The event presented two problems that could be "hacked" by technology: fraudulent process of service aka "sewer service" and youth homelessness. Attendees, which included tech savvy individuals and attorneys working in the issue areas, formed two teams to discuss how the problems could be solved.

There will be a follow up event entitled "Coding Justice Part II" on November 4, 2017 at Georgetown Law. Students interested in coding or law and technology should consider attending this event. 

For additional information about the Pro Bono Program click here.