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Northwest Justice Project

Location: Seattle, WA


About: NJP's mission is: To secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities. As a dynamic statewide law firm, NJP pursues its mission through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms. NJP has 125 attorneys/19 offices.

Fellowship Overview

The fellow will work with two NJP projects during the summer of 2019; NTAP (National Technology Assistance Project) and the Washington Forms project. The National Technology Assistance Project (NTAP) supports an online community of Legal Aid Technologists through blogging, creation of online content and webinars. The fellow will work with the Project coordinator on various tech projects of interest and value to the legal aid community. In addition. the fellow will join the team creating Washington Forms Online – a project to provide free, accessible, online tools for people without lawyers to find and complete the forms they need to succeed in family court. The fellow will help the managing attorney develop content for project web pages, interactive interviews, and self-help instructions. The fellow will also be involved in testing interview logic and field testing with end users.

Fellows Duties

  • Draft plain language supporting content for interactive interviews including the pre-interview web pages, legal guidance (help text) within interviews, and the instructions to accompany completed forms.

  • Test draft interviews for accuracy and usability.

  • Field test interviews with target end users.

Competencies Include

  • Ability to write clearly in plain English

  • Accurate and attentive to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong technology literacy

  • Family law knowledge is a plus

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with individuals throughout the organization and nationally

  • Strong research skills