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MLSA to receive funding for ATJ Tech Fellows position

Monday, November 27, 2017  
Posted by: Joe Menden
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The Legal Services Corporation announced Monday that it has partnered with the 2018 Access to Justice Technology Fellows program to expand the summer fellows program, designed to equip “the next generation of future lawyers with the skills and competencies to better ensure access to justice.”

Montana Legal Services Association is among 21 legal aid organizations that will receive funding for fellowship positions through the partnership. The 21 organizations are all recipients of LSC Technology Initiative Grants, announced earlier this month.

ATJ Tech Fellows was launched by Seattle University School of Law this year to connect law students with civil legal services organizations for an immersive, 10-week, full-time, paid project-based placement.

LSC said in a news release that students chosen for the fellowships will spend the summer leveraging technology, data, and design as they develop solutions to address barriers that prevent low-income Americans from receiving legal help. The fellows program also provides skills training, mentorship, advising, leadership development, and collaborative virtual teaming activities.

The person chosen for MLSA’s fellowship position will be part of the team responsible for development of MontanaLawHelp.org and the LawHelp platform, helping implement plain language and readability standards on the website.

Learn more about the fellowship positions at the ATJ Tech Fellows website.