Forensic Science Review Attorney, Ohio Innocence Project

Forensic Science Review Attorney, Ohio Innocence Project

Under the supervision of an assistant professor of clinical law, the Forensic Science Review Attorney will review decades of case work of a retired forensic analyst.  Working from a list of cases, the attorney will review the methods and conclusions of the analyst in a diverse array of forensic disciplines. The selected candidate will gather public records and transcripts and review them to determine the significance of the analyst’s testimony in the case.  As appropriate, the attorney will consult with appropriate independent experts regarding the analyst’s methodologies and conclusions. Working with an assistant professor, the attorney will identify cases that are appropriate for litigation. In those cases, the attorney will work with the assistant professor and, in some instances, second-year law students, to draft post-conviction documents and litigate the cases to their conclusion. The attorney will keep detailed records of the status of the cases under review.  This person will also coordinate the Ohio Innocence Project’s efforts with various partners in this venture, the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. Read...
Deputy Director of Development, Innocence Project

Deputy Director of Development, Innocence Project

The Innocence Project is a not-for-profit organization that works to exonerate innocent prisoners through post-conviction DNA testing and develop and implement policy changes to prevent wrongful convictions and reform the criminal justice system. We are seeking a seasoned, sophisticated and accomplished generalist Development professional to join us as Deputy Director of Development. This is a new position being created to help manage a growing and dynamic department and will have significant responsibility for overseeing the annual campaign, including stewardship of major and mid-level donors, working with other senior team members on the end of year appeal, and primary role in managing the annual benefit. In addition, the Deputy Director will provide the Director of Development with support in overall decision making related to the strategic direction of the department. Read...
Forensic Science Fellow, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Forensic Science Fellow, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Pa IP Mission: The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is non-profit law firm dedicated to exonerating those who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit and preventing innocent people from being convicted. Position Overview: The Forensic Science Fellow is a new 2-year non-renewing position with the Project. The Fellow will be responsible for following developing issues in forensic sciences, coordinating Project efforts to locate and submit physical evidence for modern scientific testing, identifying cases where applied forensic science may have been unreliable, and developing protocols for the Project to quickly identify, screen, and litigate cases involving forensic science. Read...
Intake Analyst/Office Manager, Midwest Innocence Project

Intake Analyst/Office Manager, Midwest Innocence Project

The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) seeks an innovative, compassionate, and justice-orientedindividual to join our Kansas City team on the front lines of fighting and preventing wrongful convictions.The MIP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal defense organization dedicated to representing wrongfullyconvicted prison inmates in our five-state region (MO, KS, NE, IA, AR) who can prove their innocencethrough the use of DNA testing and other newly discovered evidence. The Intake Analyst/Office Managerwill play a vital role in the project, particularly in the areas of client communication and casemanagement. Responsibilities include: Answering phones and responding to calls and letters from clients, their families, potential newclients, and the public. Receiving and processing incoming and outgoing mail. Coordinating and supervising in-office and special event volunteers, including high schoolstudents, paralegals, and attorneys. Pre-screening intake forms and questionnaires for the MIP and our partner organizations Locating court and evidence records and creating and managing case files. Maintaining case databases, including case statuses and grant reporting information. Supporting the Executive and Development Directors and legal staff with calendaring, mailings,and in-office event preparation tasks. Tracking and ordering office supplies; maintaining office machines and service contracts. General bookkeeping, including reviewing invoices, drafting checks for signature, and accountreconciliation. Read...
Program Director / Policy Coordinator and System Liaison, Ohio Innocence Project

Program Director / Policy Coordinator and System Liaison, Ohio Innocence Project

The Rosenthal Institute for Justice is looking for a Program Director/Policy Coordinator and System Liaison (PCSL) to interface with those working in all facets of the criminal justice system in Ohio–prosecutors, police officers, judges, criminal defense attorneys and legislators–to help them understand the causes of wrongful conviction and the need for system-wide reforms to reduce wrongful convictions and make the criminal justice system more accurate and fair.   This position requires a self-starter who can work with existing policy coordinators in the Innocence Network to build a curriculum and modules for education, and who can network statewide to build relationships with all listed stakeholders.  With respect to prosecutors, police, judges and criminal defense attorneys, the PCSL will work to build relationships that will lead to the opportunities to present CLE and OPATA training courses statewide.  The PCSL will also develop relationships and educate on policy matters to increase voluntary adoption of “best practices” among these stakeholders.  With respect to legislators, the PCSL will develop relationships and educate regarding the need for legislative reforms to make the criminal justice system more accurate and fair. Read...
Executive Director, Innocence Project of Minnesota

Executive Director, Innocence Project of Minnesota

The Innocence Project of Minnesota is currently accepting applications for the Executive Director, full-time, position.  The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. S/he will work with the board to set and achieve annual fundraising and organizational goals in addition to helping with policy initiatives. The Executive Director is often the face of the organization, representing IPMN to external audiences and managing day to day operations. Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required. Preference will be given to those with Juris Doctorates.  Minimum 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in organizational leadership and management within the for-profit and non-profit industry. Previous experience and demonstrated success in fundraising including individual giving, events, and foundation grants. Financial management skills including budgeting, supervision of bookkeeping and accounting and maintaining sufficient internal controls. Demonstrated ability to think strategically, including planning, project development, implementation and assessment. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including proven ability to effectively present concepts and proposals to others individually, as well as in small and large groups. Demonstrated ability to hire, train, lead and manage a multi-disciplinary staff in a manner which develops employees and volunteers and meets organizational objectives. Ability to work effectively and collaborate with others, including Board members, volunteers, donors, lawyers, and university leaders and faculty. Read...