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Spring 2008

Chicago-Kent College of Law established the Center for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT) to make justice more accessible to the public by promoting the use of the Internet in the teaching, practice, and public access to the law.

Center News

CAJT wins the 2008 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access

The ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services has selected the Chicago-Kent College of Law Center for Access to Justice & Technology as the recipient of the 2008 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access. The Committee found the work of the Center to be an outstanding example of the practical application of technology to legal services in ways that create greater efficiencies and expand access to justice.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Center's projects. The Center was chosen for this accolade because of your work on the Student Editorial Board, your volunteer contributions to the Self Help Web Desk and because of the national prominence and effectiveness of the A2J Author initiative.

Job Opportunities

Apply for the CAJT Summer Fellowship

CAJT invites students to apply for a 13-week fellowship, beginning May 19th and continuing through August 15th.

The recipients of this fellowship will have the opportunity to spend the summer working with several unique initiatives that lie on the crossroads of public interest law and technology. The selected Fellows will be able to work on acclaimed projects of national scope. In doing so, these students will gain legal research experience, exposure to new, innovative technologies and a unique understanding of an increasingly important area of law. The main responsibilities of this fellow will involve conducting pertinent legal research, working with Chicago-Kentís A2J Author to create online document assembly tools, creating and editing web content, and assisting in the marketing of the Self-Help Web Center.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to take direction and work independently;
  • Advanced organizational skills and attention to detail; and,
  • Devotion to social justice issues

This position requires 30 hours per week over the summer. To apply for this fellowship opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Kristina Kirby.

CAJT is Looking for Student Fellows to Start Immediately

The Center for Access to Justice & Technology is currently looking for student fellows to start immediately. The position requires 15-20 hours per week with flexibility around finals. To be eligible for the position, applicants must qualify for Federal Work Study.

The recipients of this fellowship will have the opportunity to work on several high-profile initiatives that lie on the crossroads of public interest law and technology. In doing so, the fellows will gain legal research experience, exposure to new, innovative technologies and a unique understanding of an increasingly important area of law.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Self-Help Web Center (SHWC)

SHWC is currently seeking volunteer web facilitators for the Self-Help Web Desk at the Daley Center. Volunteers at the web desk gain real-world experience by helping self-represented and under-represented litigants access legal information through the internet. To become an SHWC volunteer or to learn more about this program contact Michael Hoffman at mhoffman1@kentlaw.edu

Public Interest Certificate Program

Applications for the Certificate in Public Interest Law Deadline: April 1st

Please submit your Applications for the Certificate in Public Interest Law by April 1, 2008. Return the completed form to Kristina Kirby in room 775.

Letter of Intent

Chicago-Kent's Public Interest Certificate Program is currently accepting letters of intent for the certificate program. The Certificate requires 12 credit hours for completion, including Public Interest Law and Policy and the public interest section of Legal Writing IV. Letter of intent forms are available on the Center for Access to Justice & Technology website.

More Information

For more information about any of our projects please email: cajt@kentlaw.edu, or visit www.kentlaw.edu/cajt.

 

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