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Legal Services of north florida

Location: Tallahassee, Florida


About: Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF) is one of seven legal services organizations in Florida funded primarily by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC is a private, not-for-profit Corporation created by an Act of Congress to ensure low-income people have equal access to the courts nationwide.

Fellowship Overview

LSNF seeks a full-time, 10-week legal technology Fellow to develop a new e-learning platform, that includes an interactive and web-based tools to encourage knowledge retention and engagement. Project partners will increase the number and depth of training events offered, encourage a deeper level of engagement by advocates, and, ultimately, improve the quality of representation and outcomes for clients. This streamlined approach will also reduce the time advocates spend refreshing "knowledge learned" at training events using improved retention tools, allowing for quicker responses to client needs and, at the same time, freeing up more time to provide assistance to more low-income and vulnerable people in our communities. Finally, through the training incubator, quality trainers will be given tools to be better trainers for adult learners, and a model to continue passing those tools to other advocates in perpetuity.

Fellows Duties

The fellow would assist LSNF and project partners in various stages of 1) evaluating e-learning platforms, best practices, and lessons learned from other projects, including supporting vendor selection; 2) organizing the database of existing technology training tools and the evaluation/report of the successes and quality of those tools; and 3) developing the protocols for the training incubator component. These duties would assist the four project partners by ensuring a complete review of existing training technology while bringing a new perspective and vision for the purchase and/or development of other technology tools to enhance and improve statewide training.

Competencies Include

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent legal research skills

  • Strong knowledge of web-based legal information and intake systems

  • Familiarity with the legal needs of low-income Floridians, and a strong commitment to working on these issues

  • Ability to work effectively with our clients and partner agencies

  • Strong independent work skills

  • Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment