21 projects were submitted, coming from all around the world, but there were only 2 finalists: LawMate.in, from India, and Click&Report, from Brazil. The winner was Lawbot, from Nigeria. Lawbot is an online platform connecting users and lawyers and providing a meeting point for people that need legal aid but can't afford to pay for professional services, and lawyers willing to contribute. The platform applies an algorithm connecting both parties depending on the matter to be addressed. It makes a safe system which, as explained by Egbuna and Nnaemeka, the founders, 'guarantees non-disclosure between lawyer and client.' An idea they consider to be 'the Uber of the legal industry.'
The first edition of the Lawards focused on acknowledging innovative IT solutions that promote egalitarianism towards an easier access to the justice system for the most disadvantaged groups and communities around the world.