Northwest Justice Project

Location: Seattle, WA

Websitehttps://nwjustice.org

About: Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a 230 person poverty law firm located throughout Washington State serving more than 13,000 clients a year.  The National Technology Assistance Project is housed at NJP’s Seattle office and helps non-profits create and implement legal technology.

Fellowship Overview

The ATJ Tech Fellow will help automate family law forms leveraging online document assembly tools. Once complete the forms would be hosted on WashingtonLawHelp and available at no cost.

Fellows Duties

The fellow would work closely with NJP's staff on such tasks as screening the RFP's and comparing document assembly systems, help to build the logic trees for assembly and create a testing program to test the forms. The fellow would be exposed to the various statewide committees made up of techies, judges, lawyers, etc. to get a full picture of the project and the challenges of project management.

Competencies Include

  • Great writing skills
  • Technology adoption skills (willing and able to learn new technology)
  • Strong research ability
  • Basic Project Management skills
  • Ability to translate tech for non techies