JTDL: Palantir to track COVID; LA boots PredPol + New Jobs

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From the Community

The pandemic will change how courts administer justice. (AtL) (Molly McDonough)

Bankruptcy courts need universal efiling. (Law360) (Rohan Pavuluri)

How one court built a chatbot to track probationers during the pandemic. (LawSites) (Scott Schlegel)

How legal aid can use data to solve “upstream” problems. (Medium) (Joyce Raby)


The U.S. gave a Coronavirus tracking contract to Palantir. (Gizmodo) [Podcast] Is contact tracing a privacy threat? (Lawfare) If it wasn’t true before, all of this tracking calls for a Digital Bill of Rights. (Foreign Policy)

In Connecticut, police are testing a drone to detect people with fevers. (NBC)

A new data project tracks COVID-19 conditions in jails. (UCLA) (h/t Andy Davies)

Prisons attempt to track Coronavirus-related keywords said during inmate phone calls. (Intercept)

The Los Angeles Police Department ended its contract with predictive policing company PredPol . (LAT)

The U.S. Supreme Court might be ready to finally take its first, big Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case. (Reason)

Public defenders say there’s little technology can do to help them during the pandemic. (Marshall Project)

U.S. judge blocks Twitter's bid to reveal government surveillance requests. (Reuters)

Algorithms are being used to ration care unequally. (Appeal) [Video] You can’t automate fairness. (BKC)

With oral arguments moving online, it’s harder to read the justices. (Bloomberg)

Couples in New York can now get married via video conference. (Slashdot)

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[Virtual] The Law and Society Association conference is May 28-31, 2020 and will now be held virtually due to the outbreak. (LSA)

[Virtual] Docacon, a conference that teaches docassemble, is June 26 at the Stetson University College of Law in Tampa. (Doca)

[Stay tuned] We Robot 2020 may not take place at the University of Ottawa. (UOttawa)

[Still on] The Seventh National Convening on Research and Data at the American Society of Criminology in D.C. is looking for panelists. The event is Nov. 18-21. (ASC)

Jobs & Opportunities

AI Now Institute has numerous openings. (AI Now)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub is looking for a deputy director and a program coordinator. (Aspen) (h/t Betsy Cooper)

ATJ Tech Fellows Program is looking for fellows and partner organizations. (ATJ)

Berkeley Law's Technology & Public Policy Clinic is looking for a clinical teaching fellow. (Cal)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

Code for America is looking for a senior consulting engineer for its “Clear My Record” expungement project. (CfA) (h/t Matt Bernius)

The FBI needs a software engineer. (FBI)

The Ford Foundation needs a project director for its Public Interest Technology Initiative. (Ford) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy reopened its student writing competition, deadline is May 31. (GULC)

Good Call, a legal support tech non-profit, needs a volunteer to help compile an online resource center. (GC)

The Harvard Berkman Klein Center is looking for a fellow to research online take-down notices. (BKC)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

The Justice System Journal has a call out for papers on the empirical research into indigent defense, deadline is May 15. (JSJ)

Lagniappe Law Lab is looking for an access-to-justice tech fellow. (LLL)

Measures for Justice has numerous open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem needs a data analyst. (NDSH)

Neota Logic, an expert systems platform, is looking for a university and non-profit relationships director, plus other roles. (Neota)

New York Legal Aid Society needs a data quality analyst for their cop accountability project. (NYLAS) (h/t Cynthia Conti-Cook)

City of Oakland needs a data scientist for its police performance project. (Oak)

Paladin, a pro bono platform, is looking for an account manager. (Paladin)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

Pro Bono Net has numerous openings in New York for project management and other roles. (PBN)

Quest for Justice is looking for a front end developer and marketing director. (Q4J) (Disclosure: I work for Q4J.)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking to fill multiple roles. (Recidiviz)

Texas Southern University’s Center for Justice Research is looking for a research analyst. (TSU)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a back-end dev. (T&P)

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, has a number of positions open. (Thorn)

UCLA’s Covid-19 Behind Bars Data Project is looking for project research fellows. (UCLA) (h/t Jeff Kelly)

Upturn is looking for summer fellows. (Upturn)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)