JTDL: Pandemic predictive policing; state supreme courts go online + Virtual Events

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From the Community

We can better help self-represented litigants by shifting the paradigm from lawyer to technologist. (Medium) (Joyce Raby)

The team at Cornell Legal Information Institute is compiling a list of judicial, legislative, and executive responses to the COVID-19 crisis. (LII) (Neli Karabelova)

There’s a growing database of COVID-19 related civil rights litigation in the U.S. (CRLC) (Margo Schlanger)


Here’s a look at how 30 countries’ are handling Coronavirus surveillance. (OneZero) There’s growing concern about the surveillance the Trump Administration proposed. (WaPo) In the long term, the increase of Coronavirus-related surveillance may be hard to roll back once this is all over. (Guardian)

Thirty three of 50 state supreme courts are holding hearings online. (FtC) Here are the reflections of one lawyer who argued a case in front of the Massachusetts high court online. (NLJ)

A new non-profit connects technologists with government agencies to help with COVID-19 response. (R50)

Predictive policing company PredPol now has a COVID-19 patrol feature. (PredPol)

I wrote about how ShotSpotter submitted itself to an independent privacy audit, a model that can improve other police surveillance tech. (ABAJournal)

Facial recognition software company, Clearview AI, which is used by law enforcement, had its source code exposed. (TechCrunch)

Here are some mechanisms that AI developers can use to support verifiable claims about their technology. (arXiv)

How data scraping helps improve criminal justice. (UBalt)

A judge in Florida reminds lawyers to wear shirts during Zoom hearings. 🏝️ (Bloomberg)

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The Partners for Justice conference is cancelled due to the pandemic. (PJC)

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

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

We Robot 2020 will take place at the University of Ottawa, but has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 for Sept., 2020. (UOttawa)

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)

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)

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

The Future of Privacy Forum is looking for a policy fellow. (FPF)

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)

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)

PEW is looking for a civil legal system modernization researcher. (PEW)

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

The Policing Project at NYULaw needs a legal director. (PP)

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)

The Stanford Center for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence wants to fill a number of roles. (HAI)

Swansea University School of Law is filling a number of legal tech and computational law teaching and technical jobs. (SU)

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)

Upturn is looking for summer fellows. (Upturn)

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