Programme

The Forum programme is structured around three elements of our approach: data + innovation + transformation.

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  • February 5

    Working Sessions

  • There will be 3 rounds of parallel working sessions hosted by different organisations. They will give you the possibility to interact, work, learn and network in a smaller setting, in discovering how can we scale justice innovations to reach SDG16.3 The order of the sessions will be made public later.

  • The United Nations estimates that 4 billion people worldwide live outside the protection of the law. These people can be driven from their land, intimidated by violence, and excluded from society. This session is about community paralegals – sometimes called barefoot lawyers – who demystify law and empower people to advocate for themselves.

  • Positive Justice Behavior Data: using technology to design real-time justice monitoring systems, and help justice-tech innovators deploy rapid-prototypes of their justice innovations faster, cheaper, more safely and more ethically. All while attracting funders more effectively, and helping their founders better measure their investment impact.
    Data

  • New ways of working are needed to use the possibilities of law and the abilities of the people to increase access of law for citizens. By engaging different stakeholders and involving citizens to explore new perspectives and using an incremental ask-think-test process the impact and rate of innovation are increased. In this session you will learn about process of legal design thinking, how to use the different principles and get an explanation of four different cases. Together we will take a first step in legal design thinking by developing a new concept for SCG 16.3 with the help of one of our Legal Concepting templates.
    Transformation

  • Innovation is often not without risk. What could go wrong when developing and implementing innovative solutions? During this session, we will discuss possible harms resulting from innovation and ways to mitigate these risks. Join us to talk about what keeps you up at night, and how you can make sure to go to bed calmly nonetheless.
    Innovation

  • Digital Justice is not just about how technology can chance the work that lawyers and judges do daily, is about culture change and a united work between all the involved areas. Brazil now has one of the most digitalized justices in the world, our lawyers and judges work online all the time, the people of Brazil can access on a real time all the processes that are open to public, needing only a computer or smartphone and connection to internet. We understood already that technology will bring – and it’s bringing nowadays – access to justice. But what makes the justice field embrace the technology and let this change happens? Softplan, with its 26 years of experience in the justice field in Brazil, learned that technology is very important, but nothing happens without the people. We must change the mindset of the people before we put a computer in front of a magistrate. The acceptance that the change is needed is more important than changing itself, because of we understand and accept that this is the only way justice can really be accessed by all the people, than we will make everything that we can to make this work. That’s what we are going to talk about: which areas we need to change first?; how can we change the culture of a field that is there for hundreds of years and is very formal?; How Brazil did that 10 years ago and what are de challenges today?; How this culture change helps to scale justice innovation?

  • "Big ideas from unlikely partnerships - Why cross pollination of ideas is the best form of collaboration" - the ethos of Legal Hackers.
    We love to bring people together from all walks of life and get them talking together about how to solve problems. There's been some great examples of cross pollination and how it works - Henry Ford was inspired to create the conveyor belt production line after a visit to a meat packing plant; Netflix leveraged the postal industry after frustration with late fines.
    Come join our mini hackathon!
    Innovation

  • Today's justice challenges demand transformative solutions and new forms of public and private finance. This session will explore innovations in financing mechanisms to scale up legal empowerment efforts in different contexts. Participants will discuss the role of both public and private sector actors, partnership models, and tools and approaches to make progress on persistent justice challenges facing communities.

  • After working hard on making justice innovation scale, it is time for some well deserved drinks and networking. ARAG has been so kind to sponsor the drinks.
    Where
    Restaurant Humanity Hub

  • February 6

    Innovating Justice Forum

  • State the problem: what is needed for scale? - 10 min. talks by experts on:
    - Why do we need it?
    - What is it?
    - What makes it?
    Data
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Get on the front-row seat of the best justice innovations from across the globe. Through the #JustInnovate18 Challenge, we selected startups with compelling ideas and a grounded promise of social impact. Find out about justice innovation trends that have dominated the legal tech scene worldwide.
    Innovation

  • Data is everywhere. We can collect it, study it, summarize it. But how do we make it actionable? This session explores how we move from numbers to impact.
    Data

  • Scaling challenge: What is needed for startups to reach thousands or even millions of citizens?
    Join and design with us their growth.

    With 2 cases:
    Barefootlaw from Uganda - scaling to rural areas with IVR
    Patentbot from Ukraine - scaling with the blockchain
    Innovation

  • Many innovations aim at processes that create understanding and agreements. These innovations struggle to get implemented at scale. Together we answer the question: What is needed to make this transformation happen?
    Transformation

  • Get on the front-row seat of the best justice innovations from across the globe. Through the #JustInnovate18 Challenge, we selected startups with compelling ideas and a grounded promise of social impact. Find out about justice innovation trends that have dominated the legal tech scene worldwide.
    Innovation
    Where
    Auditorium

  • The Justice Leaders will reflect on the day. How can we scale justice innovations and reach SDG16.3?
    Transformation
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Since the launch of the #JustInnovate18 Challenge, over 400 start-ups have applied to take part. The best innovations from around the world have pitched their ideas on how access to justice can be improved. Based on four criteria in mind: impact, sustainability, scalability and team, who will come up as the best of the best?
    Innovation
    Where
    Auditorium