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Legal Aid society of Hawaii

Location: Honolulu, HI

Websitehttp://www.legalaidhawaii.org

About
Helping the people of Hawai‘i meet their legal needs since 1950. As the state’s oldest and largest non-profit, public interest law firm with offices statewide; Legal Aid helps ensure justice and fairness for all by providing civil legal aid to the most vulnerable in our society.

Fellowship Overview

The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii seeks a full-time, 10-week fellow to be part of the team responsible for LASH's LawHelp website. LASH has developed various resources that leverage the use of technology in order to better serve its clients and the public. From A2J online forms, legal information videos, to developing an online portal Legal Aid continues to seek innovative ways in using technology. The Fellow would take responsibility in developing a training program for pro bono attorneys volunteering at the court self-help center. The Fellow may 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 A2J forms. Finally, the Fellow will be asked to look at Legal Aid's current statewide intake system and determine where technology can help improve clients' experience.

Fellows Duties

1. Determine where technology can help improve Legal Aid's statewide intake system and develop an implementation plan
2. Integrate current Legal Aid technology resources for use in court self-help centers statewide. 
3. Develop training methods for pro bono attorneys using technology based platform. 

Competencies Include

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent legal research skills.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects and tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and able and work independently.
  • Creativity and willingness to take on challenging projects.