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Legal Aid society of Hawaii

Location: Honolulu, HI

Websitehttp://www.legalaidhawaii.org

About: The Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i (LASH) is a public interest, non-profit law firm dedicated to achieving fairness and justice through legal advocacy, outreach, and education for those in need. Established in 1950, Legal Aid has 10 offices statewide and over 100 staff members dedicated to achieving Legal Aid's vision of "Building a Just Society."

Fellowship Overview

The A2J Tech Fellow will be part of LASH's project team for the Legal Navigator platform, a collaborative project of the Microsoft Corporation, Pro Bono Net, and the Pew Charitable Trusts to develop statewide legal access portals that simplify the process of finding help online. The Fellow will work specifically on LASH's "Schema Project" with the Legal Design Lab at Stanford Law School to make finding legal help online easier. Finally, the Fellow will assist in developing legal informational content for the Legal Navigator in collaboration with the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and LASH’s summer law clerk program.

Fellows Duties

The 2019 A2J Tech Fellow will:

  1. Work specifically on LASH's “Schema Project” with the Legal Design Lab at Stanford Law School to make finding legal help online easier.

  2. Assist in developing legal informational content for the Legal Navigator in collaboration with the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and LASH’s summer law clerk program.

  3. Work with the LASH's Executive Director and Director of External Relations in the development of the Legal Navigator Project.

  4. Participate in the Hawaii Access to Justice Conference.

Competencies Include

  • Desire to work with and understand vulnerable communities in Hawaii

  • Understanding of resource limitations for non-profit legal service provider

  • Demonstrated successful use of technology in project setting or specific field

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with partners towards common goal

  • Background or advanced understanding of technology based applications.