JTDL: Abortion & digital evidence; Privacy gift guide + New jobs

Editor’s Note

‘Tis the season for the newsletter to take a break. I’m grateful for everyone who has been reading and sending in postings to share this year. We will be back in your inbox January 10. Happy Holidays!



I gave a keynote talk at Africa Legal Innovation Week about my recent work on Justice-as-a-Platform. (ALIW) This research, which pre-published two weeks ago, has also started receiving welcome feedback. (Law, Tech, & Access to Justice)

Crime prediction software promised to be free of biases, instead it perpetuates them. (Markup)

If abortion becomes illegal in the US, there’s a whole trail of digital evidence. (Guardian)

How courts embraced tech, met the pandemic challenge, and revolutionized their operations. (PEW)

“If everybody’s White, there can’t be any racial bias”: The disappearance of Hispanic drivers from traffic records. (ProPublica)

“Science and technology now sit in the center of every policy and social issue.” (Issues in Science & Tech) The Biden Administration is looking into the intersection of privacy and civil rights. (Axios)

A US district court ruled that a lack of “temporal limitations can result in an exceptionally expansive search” of cellphones. (US Courts)

The UK released an algorithmic transparency standard. (Gov.UK) (h/t Reilly Martin)

Privacy asymmetries: Access to data in criminal defense investigations. (SSRN)

Sky-high email and phone costs keep prisoners from sharing their stories. (Appeal) AI surveillance takes US prisons by storm. (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Police watchdog calls for full access to body cam footage, the NYPD declines. (Pro Publica)

WhatsApp and iMessage are vulnerable to law enforcement searches. (Rolling Stone)

Prisoners will have their cases reviewed for potential wrongful convictions over hair analysis (CPR News)

$4.3M in grants to 36 legal services programs underscore the role of tech in driving access to justice. (LawSites)

Increasing access to justice with design, multidisciplinary collaboration, and digital innovation. (Churchill Trust) (h/t Andrea Perry-Peterson)

A fix-it job for government tech. (New York Times)

What a datafied worldview means for human rights. (Open Global Rights)

Make sure privacy is included in your holiday gift shopping. (Mozilla)


Vanderbilt’s Summit on Law and Innovation is Jan. 28. (Vandy)

Jobs & Opportunities

American Legal Media needs a legal tech reporter. (ALM)

Boundless has numerous openings. (B) (h/t Chase Hertel)

Bryter needs a legal solutions engineer. (B) (h/t Adam Ziegler)

California’s Committee on Revision of the Penal Code needs a staff attorney that’s good with data. (CRPC) (h/t Tom Nosewicz)

Carnegie Mellon University needs a director of executive education for public policy and engineering. (CMU)

Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple open positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

[New] The Civil Beat Law Center needs a staff attorney. (CBLC) (h/t Brian Black)

Code for America needs a data consultant. (CfA)

Color of Change needs devs and PMs. (CoC) (h/t Archana Ahlawat)

Data & Society needs a director of research (DS)

Disability Archives Lab has a call for abstracts regarding intersections of disability and information studies. (DAL)

[New] Duke Law School’s Bloch Judicial Institute needs a director. (BJI) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Duke Law School’s Wilson Center for Science and Justice needs a policy director. (WCSJ)

The Day One Project has numerous openings. (D1P)

[New] The Electronic Frontier Foundation needs a media relations director. (EFF)

[New] The Federal Public Defender Sentencing Resource Counsel needs a data analyst. (PDSRC)

Georgetown Law needs a teaching fellow for its Communications & Technology Law Clinic. (GU)

Georgetown Law needs an ED for its Institute for Tech Law and Policy. (GU)

Harvard’s Library Innovation Lab needs a dev. (LIL)

JustFix is hiring for multiple roles. (JF) (h/t Pinky Chan)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

The Law Society of Ontario’s regulatory sandbox is taking applications. (LSO) (h/t Will Morrison)

The Legal Aid Society of New York needs a digital forensics examiner. (NYLAS) (h/t Jerome Greco)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

The National Public Defense conference on virtual courts is looking for proposals. (NPD)

The National Institute of Justice has a call for proposals for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system. (NIJ) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

NYU’s Technology Law and Policy Clinic needs a clinical teaching fellow. (NYU)

[New] Northeastern University needs a information justice prof. (NEU)

Paladin has multiple openings. (P) (h/t Felicity Conrad)

Pathfinders for Justice announced the Young Justice Leaders initiative. (PfJ)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a dev. (PDAO)

The Philly city government needs a cloud engineer to support open data teams, including with the DA. (CoP) (h/t Dan Lopez)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

The Social Science Research Council has two year grants for those studying about social justice and tech. (SSRC) (h/t Kristen Sonday)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Stanford CodeX is looking for fellows. (SC)

Stanford CodeX needs a computable contracts engineer. (SC)

Surveillance Technology Oversight Project has legal and policy openings. (STOP)

[New] Tech Congress is accepting applications for its Congressional Innovation Scholars Program. (TC)

Texas A&M needs a dev for a public defense data portal project. (TAM)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a PM. (T&P)

University of Georgia’s State of the South access to justice conference is accepting proposals. (GSU)

The University of San Francisco needs a data ethics fellow. (USF)

Upsolve, the bankruptcy platform, is hiring for multiple roles. (UpS)

[New] Vera needs an innovation senior associate. (Vera)

Yale’s Internet Society Project is accepting applications for its fellowship. (ISP)

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