JTDL: VCs assess justice tech; Attorney-prisoner emails get read + New Jobs


Former prisoners struggle to reenter society, especially when society moves online. (NBC)

When it comes to email, prisoners say attorney-client privilege has been erased. (NPR) Preserving incarcerated persons' attorney-client privilege in the 21st Century. (NACDL)

The Oregon State Court of Appeals ruled that the plain view exception does not apply to digital searches under the state’s constitution. (OCA) (h/t Logan Koepke)

A Michigan appeals court found law enforcement flying a drone over someone's property violates the Fourth Amendment. (TechDirt)

A company wants to sell cops a drone that can break windows and negotiate with suspects. (TechDirt) (h/t Rebecca Williams) Chula Vista, Calif. police got the OK to fly drones citywide. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

When the NYPD takes kids' phones, disconnecting a pandemic lifeline. (City)

Silicon Valley investors want to oust San Francisco's reformist DA. (Mother Jones)

Utah gave a $20 million contract to an AI surveillance firm that didn't have AI. (VICE)

Venture capital groups did a landscape analysis of the justice tech field. (Village Capital)

A new model of judicial leadership brings justice back within reach of the people. (IAALS)

Grasping justice gap data to enable people-centered justice. (NYU)

Policy recommendations for tech’s ethical use. (ABA Journal)

Policing software company Envisage acquired Guardian Tracking. (GovTech) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

Fiona Apple helped membership of a Maryland court watching group skyrocket. (DCist)

Police found a mafia fugitive through his YouTube cooking videos. (Washington Post)


[Virtual] Data Justice Lab is hosting a conference on civic participation in datafied society, May 20-21. (DJL)

[Virtual] Fast Forward Academy has numerous free classes taught by tech nonprofit leaders, multiple dates. (FFA) (h/t Summer Kennedy)

[Virtual] NYU’s Institute for Public Interest Technology is putting on a two-week conference for scholars, late June. (NYU)

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Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F)

The Africa Digital Policy Institute is accepting fellow applications. (ADPI)

[New] Center for Democracy and Technology has mulitple positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Center for Policing Equity needs a data analyst and full stack engineer. (CPE) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation is recruiting a new chair and board members. (CDEI) (h/t Sarah Darrall)

Charles Koch Institute is accepting applications for the emerging tech policy leaders program. (CKI)

[New] Data & Society needs a research analyst. (D+S)

Empact Solutions needs a youth justice data storyteller. (ES) (h/t Jason Melchi)

The European AI Fund needs a program officer. (EAIF)

Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit Court needs an senior info systems consultant. (F18) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Fast Forward Accelerator is accepting applications. (FFA) (h/t Summer Kennedy)

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

The Future Society has multiple openings. (FS)

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center needs a program Manager for AI policy practice. (BKC)

Harvard Law’s Cyberlaw Clinic is looking for a summer intern. (CC)

JustFix.nyc is looking to fill a marketing role. (JF)

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

[New] Kleros, an online dispute resolution platform, needs a blockchain and law researcher. (K) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

[New] North Carolina’s Indigent Defense Services needs a research associate. (IDS)

The Oklahoma Policy Institute needs a justice data analyst. (OPI)

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

Pennsylvania State University is looking for law, policy and engineering. (PSU) (h/t Sandra Allain)

[New] PEW needs an associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Joyce Raby)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a data scientist. (PDAO)

The Policing Project at NYU has multiple positions open. (PP)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

[New] Queen’s University Belfast needs a lecturer in law and innovation. (QUB) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

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

[New] Singapore’s Management University needs a research assistant. (SMU) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] Technical University of Munich is hiring an NLP researcher (PhD student or post doc). (TUM) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a client executive and a PM. (T&P)

[New] University of Arizona’s Innovation 4 Justice program has a post doc. (I4J) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

UC Berkeley’s Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Group has a public interest technology postdoc. (UCB) (h/t Zoe Kahn)

[New] University of Luxembourg is looking for a doctoral researcher in AI regulation. (UL) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

University of Utah School of Law is looking for a visiting professor focused on innovation and A2J. (UU)

University of Virginia is looking for an assistant professor in responsible data science. (UVA)

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

[New] Utrecht University needs a prof in law and technology. (UU) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions, including director of tech advancement. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Vreij Universiteit Brussels needs a lecturer in law and tech. (VUB) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)