Hiring: Counsel for Innovation & Technology
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Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
Counsel for Innovation & Technology
The Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois is a not-for-profit foundation and the largest funder of legal aid programs based in the state. In 2016, the Lawyers Trust Fund (“LTF”) will distribute over $11 million in grants. In addition to providing operating support for legal aid programs, LTF invests in strategic initiatives to make the legal aid system more accessible, more efficient, and more effective.
The Lawyers Trust Fund is hiring a Counsel for Innovation & Technology. This new position offers a unique opportunity for someone interested in using technology and innovative delivery strategies to improve legal aid and increase access to justice.
The ideal candidate:
Has a deep and demonstrated interest in how law, technology, design, and delivery systems affect the accessibility, availability, and quality of legal services;
Has a strong interest in trends that are shaping the future of the legal profession;
Has a strong commitment to legal aid, access-to-justice issues, and/or other efforts to improve the lives of low-income individuals and communities;
Is a bold, creative thinker;
Is a good listener and a good talker;
Is comfortable meeting people and building networks;
Can synthesize complex issues in clear prose;
Has a flexible, collaborative work style and a sense of humor.
The position requires a law degree. Preference will be given to individuals whose law school experience included academic and/or clinical work in the areas of technology, design, or delivery systems related to legal aid and access to justice. Strong preference will be given to individuals who have also worked on these issues in a professional capacity, either before or after law school.
The Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois is a not-for-profit foundation created in 1983 by The Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Under Illinois Supreme Court rules, LTF administers Illinois’ Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) program. LTF provides grants to 35 – 40 not-for-profit legal aid organizations each year.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses the qualifications listed above. Cover letters should be addressed to LTF Executive Director Mark Marquardt and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 20, 2016.