JTDL: Telework grants for legal aid; stopping gun violence from a computer + New Jobs

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From the Community

The Legal Services Corp. has a teleworking grant for legal aid providers. (LSC) (Nadia Elguindy)

Here’s a collection of state-by-state eviction moratoria. (Docs) (Steve Grumm)

Figure out if lawyers are “essential services” in your state. (Clio) (Joshua Lennon)

Remote work is an opportunity to create a more compassionate office culture. (Medium) (Joyce Raby)

Here’s how to improve your home’s—now your office’s—digital security. (SP) (Shauna Dillavou)


The US District Court for DC ruled that researchers and journalists can’t be held criminally liable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when their otherwise legal actions breach a consumer-facing website’s terms of service. (USDC)

There is a new website collecting news and updates on remote courts from around the world. (RCW) Here’s how the federal courts are responding to the pandemic. (Bloomberg) The pandemic is a wake up call for court reform. (LD) (h/t Molly McDonough)

Baltimore Ceasefire works to end community gun violence through their computers. (Trace) (h/t Stephen Babcock)

The Bureau of Prisons is releasing more people using an algorithm, which may favor white prisoners. (MP) (h/t Marc Canellas)

Increased surveillance used to track the Coronavirus has privacy advocates unsure how to react. (BF) Here’s what happened when Poland rolled out its tracking app. (Politico) Human rights advocates say apps like these can exist and respect individual rights. (Amnesty)

In the UK, police and nurses are fighting online misinformation. (Telegraph)

The crew at Suffolk Law received attention for their court form digitization work. (Globe)

[Podcast] Josh Browder talks about DoNotPay, his “robot lawyer” app. (a16z)

Baltimore signs off on police surveillance planes. (AP) (h/t Andrew Ferguson)

[Podcast] The future of courts is data, evaluation, and online. (APP)

How to make use of metadata when investigating human rights abuses. (Witness) (h/t Raquel Vazquez Llorente)

Criminals are using Cash App to scam people. (Quartz)

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LITCon at Suffolk Law School has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Suffolk)

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

The Partners for Justice conference will be held in Baltimore on May 14, 2020. (PJC)

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 Foundation needs 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)

Philadelphia Courts need a resaerch assistant. (Phila)

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 director 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)