Open Law is both an association and a community dedicated to bring innovation and openness into the legal sector. Our mission is to explore « unknown territory » in a forward-looking perspective and to act as an « innovation booster » through the implementation of short programs (six to twelve months). As a neutral and trusted facilitator, Open Law establishes a climate of dialogue in order to eliminate deadlocks, overcome resistance, decompartmentalize trades and demonstrate the potential of open innovation in legal field.
In accordance with our core philosophy inspired by Open Source projects, our actions necessarily result in share resources (datum, toolkit, standart, ontology, design brief, datesets, open-source code) in order to boost innovation and serve the development of a wide range of new product and/or services in the long run. Those values impact our governance process and the way our deliverables are built and issued. Every stakeholder in an Open Law project beforehand agree to comply with the Open Law Chart which resumes those principles.
Composed of private and public actors gathered by their will to transform law market, Open Law offers space for work and experimentation to all stakeholders involved in the Law fields willing to implement open and collaborative innovation. Common needs emerge from this gahtering and help us to design our roadmaps.
- Promote actions or stances in favor of openess and interoperability of legal data , collaborative innovation lying on those data, as well as research efforts about technologies fostering access to law and justice or helping legal practice.
- Build and drive a community of innovative lawyers and jurists which contribute to the construction of a long-term ecosystem acting as a catalyst for interprofessionalism and co-creation in legal sector.
- Develop digital juridical resources to support open data, open access, open content and open source movements.
- Providing a neutral environment conducive to dialogue, sharing, innovation and the development of new uses.
Governance rely on the strong involvement of our members in the design and implementation of our main policies (communication, development, community, external relations, etc).
The association ensure that actions led on her behalf remained in keeping with the openness and collaborative values we stand for.
Board members are playing a key role by setting strategic directions and take part to every major decisions about life and work of the association.
FELDMAN Amiel (for eJust)
SAINT-AUGUSTE Sumi (for ELS)
The Bureau consisted in :
Benjamin Jean as a Chairman
Guiraude Lame as Secretary general
Jean Gasnault as Treasurer
Melik Boudemagh as Vice-president in charge of Community
- Sumi Saint August (for ELS) as Vice-president in charge of Common goods
Monitoring of projects led by the association, selection and prioritization of future projects, assistance to project leaders.
Monitoring of membership policy, verification and validation of new applications.
Open Law's community
Ultimately, Open Law purpose is to serve a community involving in a collective dynamic of change in legal sector. Our action is an attempt to bring a common response to the main issue raised by the digital transformation in the area of law through the addition of creativity and expertise of a wide-range of actors (entrepreneurs, public sector agents, publishers, lawyers, journalists, students, documentalist, programmer)
Open and inclusive, this community of innovators enjoy the network and knock-on effects that are inherent in collective dynamic.