JTDL: Police drones enforce social distancing; #justicetech chat roulette + Virtual Events

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From the Community

Here’s how a court in Louisiana uses video conferencing during the shutdown. (NOLA) (Scott Schlegel)

Understanding the limitations of metadata when it is used for legal purposes. (Witness) (Raquel Vazqez)

Theory and Principle created #justicetech chat roulette. (TP) (Nicole Bradick)

Stanford released its CodeX conference as a series of podcasts and videos. (CodeX) (h/t Natalie Knowlton)

JustFix.nyc launched a new feature so tenants in New York City can make an emergency motion during court closures. (JF) (Georges Clement)


U.S. police use drones to enforce social distancing. (NYM)

Zoom bombing is a crime, warn prosecutors. (Ars) As well, the Feds are going after online Coronavirus scams. (Guardian)

A letter to Attorney General Barr says the PATTERN risk assessment shouldn’t be used to prioritize release of inmates in response to the pandemic. (CR)

Baltimore police hope those surveillance planes lower crime, but a judge blocked them from taking off. (NYT)

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it one thousand times: denim pattern matching is forensic science nonsense. (NYT)

Here’s a write up on what England and Wales’ first Skype trial was like. (LG)

The second wave of algorithmic accountability asks whether certain AI systems should be built at all. (LPE) Meanwhile, the EU’s tech czar says strict rules will build public trust in AI. (Bloomberg)

Here’s what digital rights during COVID-19 look like in the Balkans. (BIRD)

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[Virtual] Georgetown Law’s Irontech Lawyer student competition will be live streamed, April 17, 2020. (GULC)

The Empirical Research Workshop and Conference on Standardization is happening at Northwestern Law School, May 6-8, 2020. (NW)

The Partners for Justice conference is up in the air 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)

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office needs a data administrator. (SCDAO)

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)