Open Source Software for Legal

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation is to improve access to justice and make legal operations and regulatory compliance more efficient through the use of open source software

The Magic of Open Source Software

Since the rise of the Internet, there have been two revolutionary advances in computing that are shaping the creation and delivery of software today. The first is the development of open source software.

Leadership & Advisory Board

The Merlin Foundation is led by Executive Director, John Tredennick and CFO, Lew Visscher (both unpaid volunteers. We are in the process of determining staff needs as the organization grows).

Featured Open Source Projects

The mission of the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation is to promote and support open source projects that improve access to justice and make legal and regulatory compliance more efficient.

A Home for
Legal Open Source

The Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation strives to foster education about the benefits of open source software; provide a central platform for legal professionals to collaborate on open source development projects; and distribute open source software under free license to individuals and organizations around the world.

Our goal is to improve access to justice and to make legal and regulatory processes more efficient and effective through the use of open source software and secure cloud computing.

The Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation is a non-profit corporation recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt charitable and educational organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

“At its heart, open source is about collaboration. What makes it so powerful is that people can come together worldwide to develop and release free, fully featured software tailored to legal needs”
Mary Mack
CEO, EDRM

What’s Happening?

Docacon 2020

Attend Docacon 2020, a virtual conference for Docassemble Users and Developers Merlin Legal Foundation Advisory Board Member Jonathan Pyle will be leading Docacon 2020, an

UniCourt Influencer

Advisory Board Member Jonathan Pyle Talks About Access to Justice as a UniCourt Influencer Merlin Legal Foundation Advisory Board Member Jonathan Pyle was recently interviewed

AI Algorithm

Advisory Board Member Maura Grossman and Gordon Cormack Use Their AI Algorithm to Help the Canadian Government Track Coronavirus Research The Merlin Legal Open Source

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