Paralegal, Innocence Project

Paralegal, Innocence Project

The Paralegal provides administrative assistance to the Innocence Project’s attorneys on case management and time-sensitive litigation matters, and organizes and maintains our litigation resources to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of both our own DNA exoneration cases and those of outside counsel who seek our assistance.  This is not a “traditional” paralegal position in the sense that we ask our paralegals to engage in tasks and make decisions that require enterprising, out-of-the-box thinking.  We seek mature, self-motivated individuals who can be effective communicators with different stakeholder groups (supervisors, colleagues and clients), who can take initiative, are self-starters, and are able to manage multiple demanding tasks simultaneously. The Paralegal reports to one Senior Staff Attorney and also works closely with the staff attorneys to administer the Innocence Project clinic, working in close collaboration with clinic students from Cardozo Law School. Read...
Clinical Law Fellow, Michigan Innocence Clinic

Clinical Law Fellow, Michigan Innocence Clinic

The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Michigan Innocence Clinic. This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension for a third year. The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for professional development and scholarship. Read...
Staff Attorney, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Staff Attorney, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is a public interest law firm organized as a non-profit corporation. We are dedicated to exonerating those who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit, and preventing innocent people from being convicted. The Staff Attorney will work with, and be supervised by, the Executive Director, Legal Director, and Managing Attorney of the Project’s Pittsburgh Office (“Supervisors”). The Staff Attorney will take part in the investigation and litigation of cases at the trial and appellate levels. The Staff Attorney will assist his/her Supervisors with supervision of law students enrolled in clinical programs with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. Some travel and evening and weekend work is required. The Staff Attorney will be based in the Philadelphia office, but will support case work throughout Pennsylvania. The position will be available in August/September 2018. Read...
Staff Investigator, The Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Staff Investigator, The Pennsylvania Innocence Project

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is a nonprofit innocence organization dedicated to exonerating those who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit, and preventing innocent people from being convicted. The Staff Investigator is responsible for conducting and overseeing all investigations at various stages during the review and litigation process. The position will be available starting in July, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience. Read...
Communications Coordinator, Innocence Project of Florida

Communications Coordinator, Innocence Project of Florida

The Innocence Project of Florida, Inc. (IPF) is seeking a Communications Coordinator with a demonstrated passion for social justice issues, beginning September 2018 in its Tallahassee, Florida office. The Communications Coordinator will be a full-time position and will report directly to the Executive Director. The Innocence Project of Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal defense organization dedicated to representing Florida prison inmates who can prove their innocence through the use of DNA testing and other newly discovered evidence. IPF is the premier criminal justice organization in Florida and has helped secure the release of numerous individuals who collectively spent over 350 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Read...