JTDL: What a Skype trial is like; electronic monitoring & the pandemic + Resources

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From the Community

Here’s Coronavirus guidance for the criminal and immigration justice system. (Vera) (Steffani Maxwell)

The Brennan Center is tracking the official policy responses of federal, immigration, and state courts. (BC) (h/t Malia Brink) Here’s all the state court changes across the country. (NCSC) (Steve Grumm)

Here are a list of resources for those helping self-represented litigants. (SRLN) (Katherine Alteneder, Eddie Gonzalez)

Legal Hackers hosts a repository of open educational resources. (LH) (Phil Weiss)

Here are resources for students grappling with online classes. (VLS) (Cat Moon)

For law profs looking for guest speakers, CALI has a growing list. (CALI) (John Meyer)

For those that need legal help, ABA’s Free Legal Answers is running in most states. (ABA) (William Jones)

Lessons learned from a Skype trial. (Twitter) (h/t Joyce Raby)

Suffolk Law’s LITLab set up a Doc Assembly Line to make mobile-friendly, online court forms. (LIT) (David Colarusso)

If you are a legal innovator type looking to help out, there’s an organizing effort underway. (VLS) (Cat Moon)

The need for legal services is going to increase, here’s how to run a remote pro bono program. (Paladin) (Kristen Sonday)

How to be a boss in a virtual work environment. (Medium) (Joyce Raby)

Here are some pointers if you are new to working from home. (Medium) (Natalie Knowlton)

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub has $15,000 for technologists with a plan to mitigate the pandemic, deadline is today. (Aspen) (Betsy Cooper, David Alban Hidalgo)


Here is a state-by-state analysis of how criminal justice systems are reacting to the pandemic. (MP)

The federal COVID-19 relief bill will expand remote court hearings. (Law360) The Legal Services Corporation will receive $50 million from the bill. (LSC)

The U.S. Justice Department filed its first enforcement action for COVID-19 fraud, it was a website claiming to have a vaccine. (DOJ)

The Centers for Disease Control released COVID-19 guidelines for prisons. (CDC)

Right-to-Repair comes to the pandemic as pressure mounts on ventilator companies that refuse to release repair instructions. (vice) (h/t Nathan Proctor) There is a crowdsourced effort to collect repair information about hospital equipment. (iFixit)

Taiwan uses electronic monitoring to track citizens during the outbreak. (Reuters) This is also happening in Israel, Italy, and South Korea. (NYT) Efficacy is what matters when it comes to location surveillance to counter COVID-19. (Lawfare)

Facial recognition companies see the Coronavirus as a business opportunity. (OZ)

In a never ending search and seizure challenge to the warrantless use of cell site simulators in Maryland, the U.S. Fourth Circuit wants more information. (4Cir)

North Dakota’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments via video conference. (NDC)

Legal software company Clio put together $1 million to help the legal community navigate the crisis. (Clio)

Are your remote work apps spying on you? (OZ)

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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)

Berkeley Technology Law Journal opened its 2020 writing competition. (Cal)

The California Court Digital Service needs a short term web analytics lead. (CCDS)

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

Duke Law is looking for an ethical tech clinical director. (Duke)

The Free Law Project is looking for a developer. (FLP)

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)

The Lab at D.C. in the mayor’s office is looking for a grad intern. (Lab)

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)