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Legal services of Northern virginia

Location: Fairfax, Virginia


About: Legal Services of Northern Virginia was established in 1980 and for the past 37 years has been providing legal services in Northern Virginia. Our mission is to promote justice for a better community by providing civil legal assistance to those facing the loss of a critical need.

Fellowship Overview

Legal Services of Northern Virginia seeks a full-time 10-week fellow to be part of LSNV’s technology team that will develop and implement guided interviews for the intake unit and for the attorney advice line. The fellow will collaborate with project staff on creating guided intake scripts and decision-tree analysis with the goal of eliminating the need to use various paper matrices to determine case priorities, case acceptance, and scheduling of cases with attorneys. In addition, the fellow will support project staff on creating a pre-check intake model which will use SMS functionalities to pre-screen or pre-check applicants for services.

Fellows Duties

The Fellow will assist the Managing Attorney of Intake in developing the intake and advice line structure of the guided interview system as well as the texting for intake project. The Fellow’s duties will include: content development, conducting research, drafting scripts, editing information and testing the system. The Fellow will help to achieve the objectives of the project by helping project staff to create systems that will enhance the program’s effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of legal services.

Competencies Include

  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission of Legal Services of Northern Virginia

  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • The ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts

  • Prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments

  • Familiarity with technology/Microsoft Products

  • Creativity and willingness to take on challenging projects