Staff Attorney Fellow, California Innocence Project

Staff Attorney Fellow, California Innocence Project

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is looking for a Staff Attorney Fellow to work for the California Innocence Project (CIP). This position will be responsible for reviewing claims for innocence arising from convictions occurring within San Diego County. The Staff Attorney Fellow will train under the CIP Staff; supervise interns, volunteers, and students; supervise intake in the office, including intake management; engage in habeas petitions and legal writing; and participate in litigation and case preparation as assigned. This is a fulltime grant position. For more information about the California Innocence Project (CIP), please view CIP’s website at https://californiainnocenceproject.org/ Primary Responsibilities (include but not limited to): Review claims of innocence arising from convictions occurring within San Diego County. Train under CIP staff in the areas of post-conviction work, avenues for relief, and other related legal issues. Supervise interns, volunteers, and student in case review, managements, and investigations. Supervise intake of mail and correspondence, including intake management of potentially viable innocence cases. Engage in legal writing of habeas petitions, post-convictions motions, and case memoranda. Review the written work of interns, volunteers, and students during the grant period. As needed, participate in litigation preparation and case preparation on activated cases where CIP has been retained as counsel. Read...
Development and Communications Director, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Development and Communications Director, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Pennsylvania Innocence Project was founded in 2009 and works to exonerate and free those convicted of crimes they did not commit and to prevent innocent people from being convicted. The Project also works to improve the criminal justice system by educating all stakeholders on the reasons for wrongful convictions and promoting policies and legislation that will prevent such tragedies from occurring. In addition to representing individuals directly, the Project provides support, training, and guidance to other lawyers litigating post-conviction claims of innocence. Finally, the Project works to support clients upon release as they re-enter society. DESCRIPTION The Pennsylvania Innocence Project seeks a well-qualified candidate to serve as Development and Communications Director to oversee all aspects of the Project’s state-wide fundraising, public relations, marketing, and communications programs. This position also reports on all fundraising and communications related activity to the board of directors on a quarterly basis. As the Project is a statewide organization, some travel is required. Read...
Database Administrator, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Database Administrator, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project was founded in 2009 and works to exonerate and free those convicted of crimes they did not commit and to prevent innocent people from being convicted. The Project also works to improve the criminal justice system by educating all stakeholders on the reasons for wrongful convictions and promoting policies and legislation that will prevent such tragedies from occurring. In addition to representing individuals directly, the Project provides support, training, and guidance to other lawyers litigating post-conviction claims of innocence. Finally, the Project works to support clients upon release as they re-enter society. DESCRIPTION The Pennsylvania Innocence Project seeks a well-qualified candidate to serve as part-time Database Administrator to administer all aspects of the Project’s DonorPerfect database. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This position reports to the Executive Director and performs the following duties: • Manages the processing and accurate coding of all cash, stock, in-kind and soft-credited gift made in support of the Project • Produces donor acknowledgment letters, solicitation letters, and other related correspondence • Builds complex queries as needed to prepare reports for appeals, donor recognition, and all other development office functions • Performs revenue reconciliation with the finance department on a monthly basis • Performs regular data clean-up, maintenance, and constituent record updates • Updates and edits donor database files, and performs other information-handling functions • Trains staff on the effective use of the database on an as-needed basis Read...
State Policy Advocate, Innocence Project

State Policy Advocate, Innocence Project

The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist the wrongly convicted who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project’s mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. To learn more, please visit www.innocenceproject.org. The State Policy Advocate leads campaigns to change the laws, policies and practices that contribute to the wrongful conviction of innocent people.  A central goal of the Innocence Project is to reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices, and the advocates work state by state to pass laws that address deficiencies in the system that have been identified through the exoneration of innocent people.  Working in legislatures, with law enforcement, local advocacy organizations and other stakeholders, the advocates lobby, build coalitions and create pressure for reform. Read...
Program Director, Korey Wise Innocence Project

Program Director, Korey Wise Innocence Project

The Program Director will direct the Korey Wise Innocence Project at Colorado Law School.  The Colorado Innocence Project at Colorado Law has existed at the law school for approximately eight years.    The Innocence Project at Colorado Law receives requests for help from inmates in the Colorado Department of Corrections who assert that they are innocent and have been wrongly convicted and evaluates these claims to see if there are factual and legal grounds that support their innocence claims and could be used to reverse their convictions.   The Director will be responsible for recruiting, training and supervising law students, volunteer lawyers, and volunteer investigators in managing and maintaining the work of the project on a daily basis. Read...