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Reinventing the Legal Industry: Airbnb Hosts San Francisco LegalTech Startup Weekend

Posted by William Byrnes on August 7, 2014

First legal vertical Startup Weekend to disrupt legal industry by creating actionable solutions to intractable problems

San Francisco, Calif – August 15, 2014 – Registration is ongoing for the first legal technology Startup eventvertical Startup Weekend, set to take place from August 15-17 at Airbnb HQ in San Francisco. The LegalTech Startup Weekend organizing team invites everyone passionate about law, design, policy, data analytics, information architecture and building elegant solutions to join this weekend of innovation.

Why legal technology?

This potential for meaningful impact – and profit – is also attracting investors to the legal tech space, with investments leaping to $458 million from $66 million in 2012. The average valuation of legal tech companies currently stands at $4.2 million, and analysts expect continued exponential growth.

The intersection of law and technology presents unique challenges and exciting opportunities for growth and creativity for developers, designers, and legal industry insiders. Recent years have seen a surge of answers to law’s need for innovation: e-discovery tools, contract generation apps, law practice management SaaS, virtual firms, and websites are beginning to radically change the way lawyers research, consult and provide legal services. A wide range of possibilities remain for new startups to join companies like LegalZoom and Clio in integrating tech into solutions for consumers, attorneys, businesses, and the government.

Sign up on Eventbrite & check us out on Twitter and Facebook.  For more information, email the organizing team at legalsf@startupweekend.org.

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