Date: 5/17/2018-5/18/2018
Location: White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St, Portland

Kickoff/Networking Event
Thursday, May 17, 5-8:30pm

Friday, May 18, 7:30am-8pm

Award Ceremony, Reception and Community Event
Friday, May 18, 5pm-8pm

White Stag Building
70 NW Couch St, Portland (map)

The MBA is partnering with the Technology Association of Oregon to host a hackathon focused on improving access to justice and services for self-represented litigants and the homeless.

What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is an event at which a large number of people meet to engage in a collaborative endeavor, splitting into teams and brainstorming new solutions to existing problems.

Collaborate and Take Action
This event will take place primarily on Friday, May 18, with an introductory kickoff/networking event on the evening of Thursday, May 17. The hackathon will focus on improving accessibility and efficiency for access to homeless shelters and support services, pro bono volunteerism, and the new courthouse. There will be four teams: (1) working with LASO to identify ways to harness technology to connect lawyers to pro bono opportunities; (2) partnering with Transition Projects, Inc. to brainstorm about how an app or website can make it easier for homeless and people in transition can find shelter beds, meals, and other support services; (3) working with a representative of the Multnomah County Courts to develop technology that helps self-represented litigants navigate the courthouse and legal system; and (4) partnering with a representative of the Multnomah County Courts to develop technology to assist those without limited or no financial resources in understanding where they need to be (and when) for court appearances, and assisting those individuals with transportation options and directions.

Participants Needed
If you are interested in participating on one of the teams, please send an email to hackathon@mbabar.org indicating your interest.

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors 
Paul S. Bovarnick and Judge Nan G. Waller
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Additional sponsor opportunities available - please see sponsor form for details.

For more information, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275 or hackathon@mbabar.org.

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