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Today our little community got an article in the New York Times. It covers our general goals of using technology to bring legal aid to as many people as possible and features Angela Tripp, Claudia Johnson, and Matthew Stubenberg. You can read the full article by following this link.
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These have been posted for a little while on LSC's Vimeo account but they haven't been getting the attention they deserve so allow me to reshare them, videos from Rapid fire Tecg from the TIG conference.
There is some really good information packed into each of these 400 second talks. I think my favorite was A/B Testing but at seven minutes a piece they are all worth checking out.
Harvard Law School seeks to hire an Access to Justice/Technology Fellow to lead initiatives within our clinical programs that use technology innovations to increase access to justice. Using Harvard Law School’s 18 in-house clinics and 11 student practice organizations as laboratories for experimentation and innovation, the Fellow will collaborate with clinical faculty, instructors, and students to develop, test, and implement technology solutions that increase access to justice. This is a newly created position that the Fellow will play a role in defining.
Candidates must possess a J.D. or equivalent and have significant technical knowledge, familiarity with technical projects, and project management experience; expertise in the role of technology in the legal profession and in the delivery of legal services; and a demonstrated commitment to pro bono and public interest work. Applications must be submitted via Harvard University’s Human Resources website. Applicants should apply for the position designated as Access to Justice / Technology Fellow, Harvard Law School (ID # 39420BR); a description is attached.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates who would bring diversity to our university and clinical programs are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a video that everyone involved in writing materials for the public needs to read, While many of us understand the general need for producing clear, understandable materials for the public exactly we often struggle in putting the theory into practice. In this webinar Maria Mindlin from Transcend outlines the problem and then provides concrete steps on how to make your materials more accessable.
Below are some slides and a survey you can take to improve our webinars.
Here is a very cool looking opening for someone who has an eye for picking projects with potential. If you are looking for something interesting shoot them a resume, and if you prefer this in PDF form you can find that here.
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.