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a *remote* A2J job opportunity for law students!

by Cat Moon

If you're not already familiar with the innovative Access to Justice Technology Fellows program (@atjtechfellows) founded by Miguel Willis (@MiguelElCapiTon), please do check it out. He's a trail blazer in creating alternative paths for law students that lead to high impact learning opportunities at the intersection of technology and access to justice.

The program just announced this remote opportunity for a law student fellow to work with Amanda Brown's (@BDashAmBrow) Lagniappe Law Lab (@lagniappelawlab) in New Orleans, LA. As the COVID-19 pandemic crisis expands into the summer months, law students are seeking meaningful remote job opportunities. And this one is incredible. Please pass along! Go here for link to full description and to apply.

FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW: In this position, the ATJ Tech Fellow will support the improvement of and ProBono.Net/la, the development of statewide automated forms, and the advancement of the Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator project. Louisiana Law Help and Pro Bono Net are undergoing content and information architecture revisions to make them more user friendly and accessible to the public. The Fellow will support these projects by assisting in the restructuring and organization of content on the site. This includes migrating from an older ProBonoNet template to a refreshed version. Form Automation is also a key component of this Fellowship, and the Fellow will be tasked with supporting the design, development, testing, and release of statewide forms. Finally, the Fellow will be tapped to expedite the review of legal content for the Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator project. This includes coordinating with volunteer Subject Matter Expert reviewers and evaluating and improving content using plain language principles.
  • Review public-facing content for plain language and legal accuracy/completeness
  • Evaluate and improve organization of content on statewide public information sites
  • Assist in design selections for new Pro Bono Net site
  • Collect feedback from users and subject matter experts, and make recommendations to improve sites
  • Identify and prioritize statewide forms for automation
  • Draft and design automation workflows and user experience
  • Engage volunteer stakeholders to assess and improve beta versions of forms
  • Develop and execute user testing plans
  • Incorporate feedback from public and subject matter experts
  • Develop and execute launch plan and marketing campaigns
  • Desire to work with and understand vulnerable populations accessing civil legal aid services
  • Copyediting, proofreading, or academic journal experience Excellent legal research skills
  • Willingness to share thoughts and feedback on existing processes, and ability to pivot when a project requires change of direction Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to translate complex legal concepts into layman’s terms for the general public to understand
  • Knowledge of Google Suite products
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and project management techniques/software
  • Ability to set and meet goals in a timely manner
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people and stakeholders in multiple locations and organizations