ABA JusticeHack Miami 2018

We attracted over 100 diverse lawyers, community and industry leaders, students, experts from law enforcement and legal communities, designer and technologists.  CIC Miami served as the venue and Venture Cafe Miami served as the host.

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sponsors & participating supporters

Business of Innovation, Law, and Technology @ UM Law | Venture Cafe Miami | U Innovation | Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. I CIC Miami 

Community Co-Sponsors

ABA Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice | Black Tech Week | FIU Office of Engagement | Miami Dade Police Department | City of Miami | Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association | UM Law HOPE | Idea Center @ MDC | Miami Dade Office of the Public Defender | ACLU of Greater Miami | Carribbean Bar Association | Bushido Labs | Digital Grass Innovation & Technology | Corpion Law | Refresh Miami | Legal Services of Greater Miami | Law Without Walls | Venture Law Project 


winning projects

An esteemed team of expert judges evaluate concepts or apps on four main criteria:  user experience, innovation, impact, and feasibility—as well as collaboration and scale.

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Freeze is a virtual gaming app that immerses users in the real-life, high-stakes scenarios that cops face every day. By living out the reality of crime fighting through the eyes of the cops, gamers begin to GET it. Freeze is subliminally building trust through experience, and with that knowledge and perspective, keeping people alive.

Team Members: Jessica Sinkfield, Tiffany Pittman, Tom Buchanan, Carlos J. Martinez, Dana Carter, Danielia Olivas, Clifford Cayard, Robert McGrath, Alex Breakstone, Sam Abbassi, Joyce Williams, Fiorenza Herrera, Juvensen Jules, Rachel Streitfeld, Natalie Yosipovitch

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E.I is a SAAS platform and application that uses facial recognition software to provide first responders access to people’s emergency information to resolve their issue.

Team Members: Matteo Cappelleti, Terrance Cribbs-Lorrant, Princess Saunders, Erol Stewart, Alvaro Serna, Ed Gonzalez, Dexter Dixon, Diana Marie Lee, Kelly Yuen

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BadgeWatch is an application and portal that engenders accountability, transparency, insurance and fairness for law enforcement officers and the community by using real time feedback loops and a two-way officer evaluation system.

Team Members: JR Latortue, Candelario Saldana, Officer Hayes, Officer Normil, Jaafar Mothafer, Joshua Truppman, Maria Rodriguez, Riva Ryan


Michelle Mason,  Sr. Associate Dean, Florida International University School of Law

Sergeant Andres Juliao, Miami Dade Police Department

Derrick Pearson, Co-Founder, Black Tech Week

Dominick Ard’is, Entrepreneur in Residence, Domi Station

Monique D. Hayes, Esq., Partner, Goldstein & McClintock

Riyaad Seecharan, CEO, Tesser Health

Nelly Farra, Founder and Angel Investor, NMFarra + Co