Attorney Fellowship – Exoneration Project

Attorney Fellowship – Exoneration Project

About the Exoneration Project: The Exoneration Project (EP) represents individuals who have been convicted of crimes of which they are innocent. We investigate and litigate post-conviction cases with the goal of exonerating the wrongfully convicted. The EP has a unique, collaborative structure: it operates as a clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and is staffed in part with attorneys and legal workers from the national civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy. Website: https://www.exonerationproject.org/ Job Description: The EP is seeking a Fellow to join our Chicago office for a full-time, two-year term. The position offers extensive opportunities to work on all phases of litigation and to work collaboratively with other lawyers in the EP on post-conviction claims. We are looking for people with the following attributes: strong writers, creative thinkers, effective communicators and collaborators, independent in their work, and passionate about advocating for the rights of people wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. The Fellow will participate in all aspects of cases including conducting investigations, filing pleadings in court, arguing motions, handling court appearances, writing appellate briefs, maintaining attorney-client communications, and making strategic decisions in the best interest of the client. The EP is a client-centered, nimble advocacy organization that aspires to produce the best possible legal outcome for our clients. As a staff, we accomplish work quickly and efficiently and do whatever justice demands for our clients. For this reason, an ideal Fellow must be client-focused, motivated, and able to work independently. Note, we are currently working remotely as much as possible, however this position is ultimately based in the EP’s West Loop office (Fulton Market area) in...
Attorney Fellowship – Exoneration Project

Staff Attorney – Exoneration Project

About the Exoneration Project: The Exoneration Project (EP) represents individuals who have been convicted of crimes of which they are innocent. We investigate and litigate post-conviction cases with the goal of exonerating the wrongfully convicted. The EP has a unique, collaborative structure: it operates as a clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and is staffed in part with attorneys and legal workers from the national civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy. Position: The EP is seeking a full-time attorney to litigate post-conviction claims on our clients’ behalf. This role offers extensive opportunity to act as a lead attorney in cases through all phases of litigation and to work collaboratively with other lawyers in the EP. We are looking for self-starters, persuasive writers, creative thinkers, effective communicators and collaborators, and people who are passionate about advocating for the rights of people wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Our litigation includes extensive factual investigations and often complex written legal arguments. Courtroom advocacy also is a critical component of our work: EP attorneys routinely litigate complex motions, hearings, and retrials. The EP is a client-centered, nimble advocacy organization that aspires to produce the best possible legal outcome for our clients. An ideal attorney must be client-focused, motivated, and able to work creatively and independently. Attorneys can expect to be very busy while consistently delivering effective work product. Note, we are currently working remotely as much as possible, but have a need for an attorney who could lead investigations, prepare for hearings or trial, and litigate cases primarily in the Chicago area. The position is ultimately based in the EP’s West Loop...
Case Analyst – Georgia Innocence Project

Case Analyst – Georgia Innocence Project

Title: Case Analyst Position type: Full time, hourly, non-exempt Salary: $17 – $19/hour, depending on experience Benefits: $650/mo. cafeteria plan benefits, generous PTO, professional development training SUMMARY: Georgia Innocence Project (GIP) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to correcting and preventing wrongful convictions in Georgia, primarily by providing pro bono legal services to people convicted of serious crimes that they did not commit.  The Case Analyst position is based in our office in Atlanta and requires travel throughout Georgia. The Case Analyst is responsible for the following duties:  CASE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT Maintain data in case management system (Clio) Collect, organize, scan, and Bates Stamp case-related documents Create work product documents; summarize and digest public records  Help ensure quality control in use of case and data management systems Help coordinate file sharing with co-counsel, experts, and others Assist with office administration responsibilities as requested INVESTIGATION AND LITIGATION SUPPORT Submit public records requests, process responses, serve as point of contact Schedule client calls and attorney prison visits Draft letters to applicants and clients at attorneys’ direction Coordinate and undertake case-related travel Conduct research projects at attorneys’ direction Help prepare court documents for filing Assist in hearing preparation QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years legal / investigations or equivalent experience strongly preferred Passion for and understanding of GIP’s mission and work Exceptional organizational and time management skills Strong attention to detail and appreciation of legal ethics Strong written and verbal communication skills Self-starter that also asks questions and seeks clarification whenever needed Follows all projects through to completion Humility and confidence – no job is too small or...
Staff Attorney – Tennessee Innocence Project

Staff Attorney – Tennessee Innocence Project

Title: Staff Attorney Position type: Full time, salaried, exempt Salary: $60,000+ (depending on experience) Benefits: Generous time off, professional development, health care stipend, short-term/long-term disability insurance, and flexible work schedule The Tennessee Innocence Project (“TIP”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating and litigating claims of actual innocence made by individuals convicted in Tennessee courts. TIP litigates wrongful conviction cases to obtain exonerations, trains law students and attorneys about how to litigate those cases and prevent future wrongful convictions, and effectuates changes to facilitate the discovery of wrongful convictions and provide remedies. We are seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to assist in investigating and litigating Tennessee cases as described below. This position is based in our office in Nashville and will require travel throughout Tennessee. The Staff Attorney reports directly to the Executive Director. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES As co-counsel with TIP’s Executive Director, this position will represent clients claiming actual innocence in postconviction matters in state court to achieve: (1) a vacated conviction or sentence, (2) dismissal of all charges, and (3) release from prison. This position is multi-faceted and includes the following: • Investigate and oversee investigations into post-conviction innocence claims in Tennessee, • Collaborate with conviction review/integrity units to investigate and resolve cases, • Collaborate with TIP’s pro bono partners on application intake review and active cases, • Draft and litigate motions for access to evidence and DNA testing, • Litigate post-conviction innocence claims utilizing DNA testing or other newly discovered evidence in state court, federal court and/or relevant administrative bodies, • Work with expert witnesses, including DNA testing, medical experts, and forensic science experts, •...
Staff Attorney – Tennessee Innocence Project

Intake Fellow – Tennessee Innocence Project

Intake Fellow – Tennessee Innocence Project Current Posting Expires: 05.31.2021 Position Description – Responsibilities and Requirements: The Tennessee Innocence Project (TIP) seeks to hire a motivated individual with an interest in the legal profession and the work being done to exonerate victims of wrongful convictions. The Intake Fellow will be charged with managing the application intake process and assisting with investigative efforts under the direction of the Executive Director. The Tennessee Innocence Project receives new applications for representation each week and these requests must be thoroughly processed. This individual will have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful work toward freeing the innocent in Tennessee and will receive foundational experience in criminal law along the way. This position also assists with records requests and document management. Key requirements are: attention to detail, appreciation for accurate data, and the ability to work independently and in teams. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of a two-year position under certain circumstances. The Tennessee Innocence Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture for all employees. Responsibilities • Carefully review and document each application for representation, • Collect and organize data on each case, • Assist with action recommendations at each stage of the application process, • Correspond with applicants, • Gather court records and organize case files, • Assist with interviews of applicants and witnesses, and • Assist TIP staff with investigative efforts for current TIP clients. Qualifications: • College degree • Strong organizational and time management skills • Excellent written and oral communication skills Job Status: 37 hours per week Salary and Benefits:...