Event kickoff March 21 @ 8:00 a.m. at Loyola Law School; Submissions due March 22 @ 4:00 p.m.; Judging begins at 4:30 p.m.

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Presented by the ABA Journal and the Louisiana State Bar Association, #HackcesstoJusticeNOLA is your opportunity to use your legal, entrepreneurial, coding and other skills to help Louisiana’s legal aid community by creating a technology-enabled solution for the numerous challenges faced by citizens who cannot afford a lawyer and the lawyers trying to serve them.

These legal aid organizations and their lawyers want your help to improve the delivery of legal aid services to Louisiana’s population by, generally, making information about who they serve and the kind of services they provide more available to the public and, more specifically, helping them use their limited resources more efficiently while serving the unique needs of their clients.

Representatives from legal aid organizations throughout Louisiana will be on site to discuss the unique issues that they and their clients face and the types of solutions they seek.

Or, if you have your own idea to help legal aid lawyers better use their limited resources and more effectively serve their clients, bring it to life at #HackcesstoJusticeNola.

Register now!


Anyone may enter, but in order to be eligible for a prize, participants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and have a valid social security number. 



We are challenging individuals and  teams to create a technology-enabled solution to meet the unique needs of Louisiana's legal aid community. 

Submissions can be anything that is technology-enabled: an app, a website, code, software, etc.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,000 in prizes

Monetary prizes to the top hacks (3)

Prizes awarded to the top three hacks

A Week of Consulting from 52businesses

We're thrilled to announce that New Orlean's very own 52businesses is going to provide a week of consulting services to the winner of Hackcess to Justice Louisiana!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Registration is open. To register, use the link on this poage. If you don't have a team yet, that's ok. You can always update your registration later. 




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Glenn Rawdon

Glenn Rawdon
Program Counsel, Legal Services Corporation

Mark Cunningham

Mark Cunningham
Partner, Jones Walker, LLP and President-Elect of Louisana State Bar Association

Monte Mollere

Monte Mollere
Access to Justice Director, Louisiana State Bar Association

Nadine Ramsey

Nadine Ramsey
New Orleans City Councilmember, District B

Abid Hussain

Abid Hussain
Hussain Law LLC

Judging Criteria

  • Execution
  • Innovation
  • Impact
  • Overall Creativity and General Appeal

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