Job Opening: Stanford Law School 

Job Role: Justice Innovation Lead

Location: California

The Project and Role:

Multiple jurisdictions have agreed to participate in a pilot project to simplify and modernize their efiling infrastructure and data collection systems for (at minimum) eviction answers, name change forms, and fee waivers, enabling an improved experience for civil litigants and courts.  And several technology providers have expressed serious interest in developing the requisite back-end tool, including at a gathering of 20+ technology leaders held at Stanford in October 2022.  The Justice Innovation Lead will thus lead our efforts to:

  • Independently implement, administer and evaluate the day-to-day activities of the project by identifying and executing tasks and objectives, making recommendations that impact policies and programs.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends in this space; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the project.
  • Represent the project as the key contact and subject matter expert within the Center, including to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies, such as at relevant legal tech conferences, in grant application efforts, etc.
  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include developing communications and trainings, planning/promoting events and/or conferences.


Specifically you will:

Assess, for each jurisdiction, the technical and substantive requirements data submission for these matter types and for e-filing (e.g., assessing filing requirements and form fields; understanding exchange/API requirements; etc.);

  • Collaborate with court staff to ensure e-filed documents will be accepted, including through discussions with state court leadership, court clerks, and form commissions as needed;
  • Work with technology providers to develop and workshop pilot of user-facing and court-facing solution, including through user testing, with emphasis on improved UX for civil litigants;
  • Manage the project’s deadlines, deliverables, and stakeholder communication through completion of the pilot phase;
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to expand the pilot to other jurisdictions and/or issue areas; and
  • Develop and implement a long-term model for Stanford Law School’s involvement in the project, including by assisting courts and technology providers with development of any requisite project management tools.

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