JTDL: Bias in VR court; Why good criminal justice data is hard to come by + New jobs


Thousands of geofence warrants appear to be missing from a California DOJ transparency database. (Markup)

A Texas district court is thrown into turmoil after a judge filed recusal notices in 138 cases thanks to the recent federal court data dump. (Wall Street Journal)

Australia ordered Clearview AI to delete all facial recognition data belonging to its citizens. (Buzzfeed)

The US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals says Riley doesn't apply to searches of parolees' phones. (TechDirt)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is going after shoddy practices in the background check industry. (CFPB)

Inside a controversial gunshot detection company. (BBC)

Racial bias and in-group bias in virtual reality courtrooms. (Journal of Law and Economics)

The Virginia Pre-Trial Data Project. (VDP)

Why good data and feedback loops in criminal justice are hard to come by. (Recidiviz)

Can you be wrongfully imprisoned over Zoom? Probably not, but this lawsuit got filed anyway. (Law.com)


National Center for State Courts is hosting a webinar on virtual hearings on Nov. 10. (NCSC)

Justice For All’s webinar on people-centered justice in Africa is Nov. 12. (JFA)

Jones Day’s Legal Innovation Agenda lecture is Nov. 17. (JD) (h/t Jerrold Soh)

Vanderbilt’s Summit on Law and Innovation is Dec. 3. (Vandy)

Jobs & Opportunities

A2J Tech is looking to fill dev and PM roles. (A2JT)

The ACLU NorCal needs a summer intern. (ACLU)

The Ada Lovelace Institute has multiple openings. (ALI)

The Alan Turing Institute has numerous openings. (ATI)

The Algorithmic Justice League has multiple openings. (AJL)

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

The Australian National University needs a “humanizing” AI researcher. (ANU)

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

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

California’s Office of the Public Defender needs a data researcher. (OPD)

[New] 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)

Code for America needs a data consultant. (CfA)

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

[New] Data & Society’s The Social Life of Algorithmic Harms event is accepting proposals. (DS)

Data & Society needs a director of research (DS)

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

The Day One Project has numerous openings. (D1P)

EngageMedia needs a digital rights program manager. (EM)

[New] Fast Forward’s accelerator is accepting applications. (FF) (h/t Summer Kennedy)

Free Press is looking for a policy counsel. (FP) (h/t Amy Martyn)

Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

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

Hack the Hood needs a director of curriculum and programs. (HtH)

Harvard’s Belfer Center is accepting tech and public purpose fellowship applications. (HBC)

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center needs an ED. (BKC)

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

IViR launched a science fiction and information law short story competition. (IViR) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

JustFix is hiring product and UX people. (JF) (h/t Pinky Chan)

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

[New] 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)

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

Notre Dame’s Tech Ethics Lab has a call out for projects. (ND)

Open Mic needs a deputy director. (OM) (h/t Michael Connor)

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

The Partnership on AI is hiring for multiple positions. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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)

Schmidt Futures needs a technical fellow. (SF)

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

Stand Together Ventures is looking for applicants for a new accelerator class. (STV)

Stanford CodeX needs a computable contracts engineer. (SC)

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

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)

UC Berkeley needs a staff attorney for its Technology & Public Policy Clinic. (UCB)

UCLA’s COVID Behind Bars project needs a data scientist. (UCLA) (h/t Hope Johnson)

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

University of Maryland needs a law and tech prof. (UMD) (h/t Matthew Stubenberg)

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

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

Uptrust needs a sales director. (UpT)

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