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VISTA Member (AmeriCorps) - Data System & Operations

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Office of the Appellate Defender | New York, NY
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Office of the Appellate Defender


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August 24, 2020
August 17, 2020

The Office of the Appellate Defender seeks a one-year VISTA member to bolster OAD’s ability to manage and distill information from our cases, court decisions, and overall practice. 

Increasing OAD’s capacity to synthesize this data, and preserve institutional knowledge, will improve our individual case litigation, foster a greater understanding of broader patterns – particularly those impacting race and poverty – and demonstrate whether and to what extent the law is fairly applied by prosecutors, police officers, defense attorneys, and judges. The VISTA member will help develop processes and database tools that our attorneys can implement to increase the efficiency and efficacy of our practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete a site assessment of OAD’s current data collection processes and analytical tools to determine their effectiveness in advancing OAD’s mission to provide high-quality, client-centered representation for poor people convicted of felonies
  • Organize electronic and legal resources in a logical and easily accessible format for attorneys and program staff.
  • Develop database or informational tools and procedures that complement the duties of legal staff, while increasing OAD’s capacity to track information relevant to clients and cases and OAD’s overall legal representation in a variety of proceedings.
  • Assist in interpreting the data and presenting the results in formats that can enhance policy reports, amicus briefs, social media campaigns and proposed legislation.
  • Work with our Operations Team to identify ways that our office and our staff can operate more efficiently.
  • Plan and develop training events and guides for OAD staff to effectively integrate data systems and databases in the appellate defense docket.
  • Attend trainings sponsored by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of racial, criminal and social justice.
  • Outstanding communication and listening skills, in both one-on-one and group settings, with people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Strong belief in the value and importance of communication with and respect for clients.
  • Ability to work and problem-solve both collaboratively and independently.
  • Expertise with database and spreadsheet software.
  • Experience with information systems and/or programming preferred.

The Office of the Appellate Defender seeks a one-year VISTA member to bolster OAD’s ability to manage and distill information from our cases, court decisions, and overall practice. 

Increasing OAD’s capacity to synthesize this data, and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

For information about the NLADA/VISTA stipend, please visit the following CNCS Vista websites: 

CNCS/AmeriCorps VISTA website: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista

AmeriCorps VISTA stipends: approximately $1800/month: https://www.vistacampus.gov/sites/vistacampus/files/living_allowance_rates.pdf 

For information about the NLADA/VISTA stipend, please visit the following CNCS Vista websites: 

CNCS/AmeriCorps VISTA website: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps…

How to Apply

Please submit an application on the AmeriCorps website by August 17, 2020, for the listing “NLADA Data Public Defense VISTA - NYC, OAD”. 

Please submit an application on the AmeriCorps website by August 17, 2020, for the listing “NLADA Data Public Defense VISTA - NYC, OAD”. 

Location

11 Park Place, Suite 1601, New York, NY 10007

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