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 UPSOLVE

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Websitehttps://upsolve.org/

About: Upsolve is a technology company that helps low-income Americans get a fresh financial start through bankruptcy. Upsolve  walks users through each step of the bankruptcy process, makes it easy for people to fill out Chapter 7 bankruptcy paperwork on their own and for attorneys to review this paperwork before people file it unrepresented at their local Bankruptcy Courts.

Fellowship Overview

Upsolve seeks a full-time, 10-week fellow to assist with the development of the first “Turbotax” for pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  The fellow will have the opportunity to work with lawyers and technologists at a small, up-and-coming legal-tech startup in Brooklyn and contribute to the development of a web application that will have a national impact.  This Fellowship is sponsored by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), whose grantee, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, is contracting with Upsolve to develop the software."

Fellows Duties

The ATJ Tech Fellow will review and test Upsolve’s automated document assembly tool in order to develop prioritized recommendations for changes and updates; conduct user interviews and user testing in order to identify how Upsolve can better assist legal aid/pro bono attorneys do their jobs more efficiently and effectively; and develop and implement tests to measure the usability and utility of the software for low-income users.

Competencies Include

  • Ability to work one-on-one with a wide variety of users, ranging from low-income clients to experienced attorneys, who may have low or high technological literacy.

  • Being self-motivated and able to work independently.

  • Creativity and willingness to “think outside the box.”

  • Passion for using technology to improve access to justice for low-income people.