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Justice Web Collaboratory

Week of Apri1 12, 2004

 

Student Associate Positions

JWC Student Associate positions provide law students the opportunity to explore Access to Justice issues, including the use of technology in legal services, alternative legal services delivery models, e-lawyering and pro se litigant assistance. The JWC will be hiring 3-5 law students to work part time on the following JWC Projects:

Faculty Research Assistant

Work with faculty to research and prepare articles and other publications regarding Access to Justice. This is an exciting opportunity to explore the use of the Internet as a support mechanism for unrepresented pro-se litigants and in the practice of law. Research and evaluate E-Lawyering practices currently in use and examine the ethical issues facing those lawyers practicing law on the Internet!

To discuss getting involved in this cutting-edge research project, please contact Professor Ronald Staudt via e-mail rstaudt@kentlaw.edu. To apply, submit your resume to Tony Ratliff at tratliff@kentlaw.edu.

ITC Student Associate Positions

Illinois Technology Center for Law & the Public Interest (ITC) Student Associate positions provide law students the opportunity to explore access to justice issues, including the use of technology in legal services, alternative legal services delivery models, e-lawyering and pro se litigant assistance through the internet. ITC will be hiring 1 - 3 law students for summer 2004 to work full time, with the possibility of continued, part time hours for the 2004 - 2005 academic year.

ITC is a statewide collaboration of legal services providers, whose mission is to provide low-income individuals, and the attorneys who serve them, with greater access to legal information through the use of technology. ITC's three websites serve pro se litigants, legal aid attorneys and pro bono attorneys and are located at www.illinoislawhelp.org, www.illinoislegalaid.org and www.illinoisprobono.org, respectively.

The Student Associate(s) will assist in the development and maintenance of innovative web resources, including text information, forms and multimedia presentations. Specific activities include the following:

  • Working with and supporting 32 expert attorneys selected from the Illinois legal aid community to develop and maintain legal training and practice support materials for the Illinois legal aid communities and for pro se litigants on three websites;
  • Researching, drafting and editing of web based legal education materials and legal forms with instructions for attorneys and the public;
  • Developing web based document assembly modules;
  • Preparing and assisting with content and presentations related to live video webcasts and archived video presentations; and
  • Editing, organizing and publishing content submitted by attorney experts and editors throughout the State of Illinois for the three websites.

The position will require a commitment of up to 40 hours per week for the summer. For more information about the position, please contact Daniel J. Rieken, Director of New Content Development, at 312.906.5323. To apply, submit your resume to Tony Ratliff at tratliff@kentlaw.edu.

Daley Center Self-Help Web Desk

The Self-Help Web Desk at the Daley Center is the initial access point for the Chicago-Kent Advice Desk, the Joint Simplified Dissolution of Marriage Module and online information from the IllinoisLawHelp.org website.

Combining the efforts of the Chicago-Kent Law Offices Advice Desk, the Illinois Technology Center for the Law and Public Interest, and the Justice Web Collaboratory, the Self-Help Web Desk provides self-represented litigants with:

  • Online form assembly for the Joint Simplified Dissolution of Marriage procedure through a customer centered guided module;
  • Online access to legal information, forms and instructions on www.IllinoisLawHelp.org;
  • Online referrals to legal services providers and private lawyer referral services;
  • Access to the Chicago-Kent Law Offices Advice Desk.

Student Associates will help self-represented litigants use these services, collect intake information for the Advice Desk and refer self-represented litigants to other services within the Daley Center.

For more information about these positions, please contact Todd Pedwell, Manager, Justice Web Collaboratory, at 312.906.5328. To apply, submit your resume to Tony Ratliff, tratliff@kentlaw.edu.

 

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