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Legal.Social is the Mastodon instance for legal debate.

The instance is run by @benny and @malteengeler, proudly presented by, the open legal database. We are legal professionals but everybody interested in debating legal policy and topics is welcome.

openJur e.V. is providing the technical infrastructure and we are maintaining this instance in our spare time. We do not - at any time - guarantee uptime or availability. Please make sure that you read our imprint as well as our terms of use and data processing policy.

Follow @hausrecht for updates on the instance. If you have any questions please contact us at

Legal.Social is currently invite-only.

This has nothing to do with restricted access or any kind of elitist attitude. We just want to make sure that we aren't overrun by bots and can adjust our servers to growing user numbers. Please also keep in mind that you can already dive into debates with users on this instance if you have an account anywhere in the Mastodon universum. It's called a federated social network for a reason. If you are interested in setting up an account on Legal.Social please write us at to ask for an invitation. And finally: Be patient as we won't be able to come back to your request immediately at all time.

The primary instance languages are German and English.

May the better argument win.

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