Staff Attorney / IT Project Manager

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Job location
2300 Capitol Ave., 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Equal Justice Wyoming
Street address: 
2300 Capitol Ave., 1st Floor
City: 
Cheyenne
State: 
Wyoming
ZIP: 
82002
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Equal Justice Wyoming is a division of the Wyoming Supreme Court charged with developing and sustaining a statewide program for improving access to justice and civil legal services for low-income individuals in Wyoming.

Equal Justice Wyoming seeks an attorney to develop and expand innovative technology projects to support self-represented litigants, legal aid advocates, and pro bono attorneys throughout the state. The position will oversee the development, maintenance and usage of Equal Justice Wyoming’s technology and technology projects.
Major Responsibilities:
- Manage innovative projects that increase access to justice and support public interest law;
- Develop interactive legal resources such as HotDocs automated forms and LiveHelp;
- Perform, coordinate and provide direct supervision of work on technology projects, including the work of staff, volunteers, and outside developers;
- Review, test, and provide feedback to developers;
- Liaison with the Court’s IT department for hosting, maintenance and technical support;
- Oversee acquisition and use of office technology and resources;
- Oversee content published on statewide self-help and advocate websites;
- Serve as liaison with substantive experts for content development;
- Coordinate multimedia including videos and webinars;
- Develop training programs for, and train end users on, technology project use;
- Work with leaders in Wyoming’s legal aid, pro bono, court, library and other communities to develop and encourage the use of Equal Justice Wyoming’s technology projects;
- Identify and prioritize new and innovative technology project development;
- Participate in the national legal aid/court self-help technology community and listservs;
- Provide necessary reports and documentation for use by funding entities;
- Perform legal research;
- Assist in the development of substantive legal content for the website and create pleadings templates and instructions for self-represented litigants and pro bono attorneys; and
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

The ideal candidate will possess:
- A JD from an ABA accredited law school
- Strong academic background
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong technology background
- Advanced organizational skills and attention to detail
- Passion for public interest law
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Experience with HotDocs automation software and website design.

To apply: 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to ensure full consideration, however, candidates are urged to submit their materials before November 28, 2016. Interested candidates should submit an application, a current resume, a letter expressing in detail why they are interested in the position as well as what they believe they can contribute. Please include relevant technology experience as well as the names and contact information for three references.
The application form can be obtained on the Wyoming Supreme Court’s website at: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Documents/Administration/wsc-app.pdf.

Send to: Equal Justice Wyoming
Attn: Angie Dorsch, Executive Director
2300 Capitol Ave., 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Or electronically to Angie Dorsch at [email protected]

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer The position is an at-will position with the State of Wyoming Judicial Branch. The position is eligible for State of Wyoming benefits, which include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Retirement Benefits.
Salary range: 
$55,000 - $70,000
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016