Illinois Legal Aid Online Summer Student Associate Position(s)
Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) (formerly, Illinois Technology
Center for Law & the Public Interest) 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.
ILAO will be hiring 2 - 4 law students for summer 2005 to
work up to 40 hours/per week, and, if interested, with the
possibility of hours for fall 2005 and beyond.
Illinois Legal Aid Online, www.IllinoisLegalAidOnline.org,
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. ILAO’s three
websites serve pro se litigants, legal aid attorneys and
pro bono attorneys and are located at www.illinoislegalaid.org,
www.illinoislegaladvocate.org and www.illinoisprobono.org,
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 all three
- 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;
- 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 Betsy Ehlen, Legal Content Coordinator,
at 312.906.5318. To apply, submit your resume to Tony Ratliff
Faculty Research Assistant
As an Access to Justice and Technology Student Associate
you will have 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.
Professor Ronald W. Staudt is looking for one to two law
students to assist him in researching and preparing 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!
Student Associates will also help to deliver the Access
to Justice Author Project (A2J Author) to the legal aid
community. A2J Author is a software product that will allow
the legal aid community to easily create web-based guided
interviews to help unsophisticated users of the court system
to determine their eligibility and prepare court forms.
Applicants should excel in legal writing. Web page design
and content editing experience with Dreamweaver MX or other
tools is a plus, but is not required.
To discuss getting involved in this cutting-edge research
project, please contact Professor Ronald Staudt via e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, submit your resume to Tony
Ratliff at email@example.com.