Interested in Being an ATJ Tech Fellows Partner Organization?
Summer fellowship positions support a diverse set of future advocates. Our program educates fellows about the changing landscape of legal service delivery; equipping fellows with the technological competencies and practical skills to address the complex issues that plague our justice system.
Our fellows benefit from the opportunity to learn alongside some of the most talented and innovative leaders and organizations in legal services. These experiences influences our fellows to critically assess how innovation in the justice system can and is being used to address legal accessibility issues Over time, our program will produce a sustainable ecosystem of legal innovators specifically trained to make our civil justice system more accessible.
We partner with a diverse range of organizations, including civil legal aid organizations, non-3profit legal services programs, access to justice commissions, bar associations, and more.
What Is Your Contribution?
To ensure a high-quality experience for both Fellows and hosts, we ask host organizations to provide:
- A defined project or set of projects that use technology in innovative ways to deliver legal services. (please, no ad-hoc projects or sporadic undefined projects)
- A full-time workload (40 hours per week) for the Fellow for ten weeks
- Designated on-site work space for the Fellow; Fellows should not work remotely
- A dedicated supervisor who can meet with and provide feedback to the Fellow regularly throughout the summer (e.g., weekly)
- Opportunities to gain exposure to and skills legal services - or advocacy-related work
- Opportunities to gain exposure to the organization’s priorities and build networks within the organization (e.g., attending staff meetings, participating in key meetings and events, interacting with staff at all levels)
How Do You Get Exceptional Summer Talent Through Our Network?
Click here for the host application. If you have any questions please contact Miguel Willis, Program Director at Miguel@atjtechfellows.org
Consider Hosting A Fellow
Are you seeking support in your organization for a technology project or to provide extra capacity for your team to achieve your goals? Host a Summer Fellow!
Host organizations provide Fellows with opportunities to contribute to meaningful work and create space for professional growth and development. By hosting a Fellow, you are contributing to the development of a future legal innovator and to the profession by accelerating the pace of future innovations in our justice system to gradually reduce those barriers standing in the way of equal access to justice for all.
Who Are Fellows?
Fellows are a diverse group of emerging legal innovators with varied backgrounds, life experiences and skill sets. The ATJ Tech Fellows Program has a strong commitment to supporting the leadership of communities historically underrepresented in the legal profession.
What Kinds of Projects Do Fellows Work On?
A Fellow will work in Honolulu this summer with The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii where they will help develop training programs for pro bono attorneys volunteering at the Honolulu's court self-help center. The Fellow will also be tasked with developing technology projects to better assist clients at the court self-help centers such as integrating the use of videos and automated legal forms.
Do Hosts Need to Provide Compensation for Fellows?
No. The ATJ Tech Fellows Program provides a $4,000 stipend to our fellows over the summer. However, some Host organizations have contributed anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000 for the summer fellow. Our collective ability to decrease barriers for participation allows us to find the highest quality, most diverse talent for your organization.