Paralegal/Project Coordinator, Innocence Project Northwest

Paralegal/Project Coordinator, Innocence Project Northwest

INNOCENCE PROJECT NORTHWEST, founded in 1997 at the University of Washington School of Law, has an immediate opening for a Paralegal/Project Coordinator to help manage efforts to conduct case investigation, obtain post-conviction DNA testing and litigate prisoner’s claims of innocence. The Paralegal/Project Coordinator will support implementing federal grant initiatives to expand access to DNA testing for eligible prisoners and coordinate IPNW’s case processing and management systems. Applicants must have 3 or more years’ paralegal, legal assistance, or other relevant experience and possess excellent organization, analytic, research, communication and computer skills. A  Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal certification is preferred, as is experience in a criminal or public interest law setting and fluency in Spanish. IPNW is committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume as one attachment to ipnw@uw.edu, and please include “Paralegal” in the subject line.  Applicants should also review the complete job description and submit requested assessments through this link Paralegal-Project Coordinator at UW...
Staff Attorney/DNA Fellow, Innocence Project Northwest

Staff Attorney/DNA Fellow, Innocence Project Northwest

INNOCENCE PROJECT NORTHWEST, founded in 1997 at the University of Washington School of Law, has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney to serve as our DNA Fellow. This position is funded by a two-year NIJ/Bloodsworth grant and will manage an active caseload of post-conviction DNA cases while working to expand access to DNA testing for eligible prisoners.  In addition to litigating post-conviction DNA motions throughout Washington, the fellow will conduct prisoner outreach and help recruit, train and coordinate with our pro bono partners.  Applicants must be admitted or eligible for admission to the Washington State Bar and have experience litigating motions in criminal, innocence or post-conviction matters.  Attorneys familiar with Washington’s post-conviction DNA testing laws, forensic science and DNA evidence, as well as those fluent in Spanish are desired. IPNW is committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume as one attachment to ipnw@uw.edu and include “DNA Fellow” in the subject line. Applicants should also review the complete job description and submit requested assessments through this link Staff Attorney-DNA Fellow at UW...
Development and Communications Director, Arizona Justice Project

Development and Communications Director, Arizona Justice Project

The Arizona Justice Project (“AJP”), a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to seeking justice for the innocent and correcting cases of manifest injustice in the Arizona criminal justice system. With a mission to seek justice for the marginalized and forgotten, the AJP provides pro bono legal representation to indigent individuals who have been wrongfully convicted in Arizona. The Development and Communications Director will be responsible for the direction, coordination and implementation of the Arizona Justice Project’s fundraising operations. This position will work closely with the AJP’s Executive Director (“ED”) to increase the AJP’s visibility to external constituents in order to increase its capacity to raise money, expand its funding base, reach new constituencies, identify and engage additional partners in the community. This position will also help strengthen and expand the AJP’s communications and visibility in the community with a goal to develop further leadership and awareness of the AJP’s work. This position will be part-time or fulltime, depending on applicants’ experience. Read...
Staff Attorney, Arizona Justice Project

Staff Attorney, Arizona Justice Project

The Arizona Justice Project (“AJP”), a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to seeking justice for the innocent and correcting cases of manifest injustice in the Arizona criminal justice system. With a mission to seek justice for the marginalized and forgotten, the AJP provides pro bono legal representation to indigent individuals who have been wrongfully convicted in Arizona. We are currently seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to assist in case review, investigation and post-conviction litigation proceedings. Read...
Strategic Litigation Counsel, Arizona Justice Project

Strategic Litigation Counsel, Arizona Justice Project

The Arizona Justice Project (“AJP”), a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to seeking justice for the innocent and correcting cases of manifest injustice in the Arizona criminal justice system. With a mission to seek justice for the marginalized and forgotten, the AJP provides pro bono legal representation to indigent individuals who have been wrongfully convicted in Arizona. The Strategic Litigation Counsel position will work on individual cases and use multiple litigation strategies to inform criminal justice stakeholders, including judges, attorneys and policy makers, of common factors that have led to wrongful convictions with the goal of improving the system to prevent future wrongful convictions. This litigation position will focus on cases where unvalidated forensic disciplines including forensic odontology, microscopic hair comparison, tire track and shoe print comparison, and some forms of firearms comparison, which lack scientific validity, have previously led to wrongful convictions. This attorney will seek to strengthen the system by working through the courts and engaging policy-makers to prevent future injustice. Read more....