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May
6
 
 
We have a few more organizations that are looking for help, if you are looking for work take a minute to see if any of these requests interest you.
 
    RFP for Spanish Intake Application for LSNV
First up Legal Services of Northern Virginia has a RFP up for someone to design, develop, and publish an A2J Online intake Application in Spanish. The deadline for applications is coming up pretty soon, responses are due May 12th, 2017 or about 6 days from this posting going up.

If this is something that looks interesting take a look at the full Legal Services of Northern Virginia RFP here.
 
    RFP for Marketing Campaign for FJTC
Next up we have the Florida Justice Technology Center’s RFP for a person or firm to help design and run a marketing campaign for their updated website. This campaign will include both developing print ads, printed materials such as flyers and posters, and a constant stream up updates across a variety of social media channels.
 
The ideal proposal would come from someone with experience working with legal nonprofits, include an outline of expectations along with expected outcomes and costs,  and submit before the deadline of May 26, 2017.
 
If this is you take a look at the full Florida Justice Technology Center RFP here.
 
    Data Manager for NAPD
Our final posting is from the National Association for Public Defenders (NAPD). They are looking for someone to help manage the NAPD database, assist members with technical issues, and help maintain and promote five major listservs. This is a contract position for 12 months at 10 hours a week and flexible working locations, perfect for a student.
 
If this sounds interesting to you see the more detailed NAPD posting here.
 
Most of these postings have been gleaned from the LSNTAP Mailing list, if you want to see them before I post them here or post your own be sure to join the LSNTAP mailing list here.
 
Apr
26
 
In our webinar today we talked about some of the factors that you need to consider when determining your policies for letting people work from outside the office.
 

 

If someone asks you “Can I work from home” do you know what to say?

 

If you don’t already have a policy on working remotely your initial thought might be either to simply allow or deny a request. Unfortunately both of these responses would be a mistake, working remotely is a complicated matter that simply cannot be ignored. Even without permission people will almost invariably do some amount of work away from the desk be it answering a few emails while on vacation or taking some casework home to work on after dinner. A solid set of guidelines will help people avoid handling sensitive data in unsafe ways and keep them engaged with their co-workers. 

 
Apr
25
 

Legal aid organizations can use a variety of data to better understand and address the legal needs of their client communities. This session introduces the Legal Aid Data Analysis Framework, a data analysis tool hosted by LSNTAP. The Framework can help your program proactively and strategically use a combination of internal and external data to better identify and meet the needs of your clients. It provides guidance on how to identify and answer key data questions through several types of analyses – snapshots, comparisons, trend, and spatial analyses – that can be tailored for your program.

 

The Framework is useful for organizations with limited data analysis experience as well as well as data-savvy organizations interested in more sophisticated analyses. The session profiles new data resources published on the LSC website, including grantee-level demographic data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and a wide range of data (case services, finances, staffing, etc.) from all LSC grantees throughout the country.

 

You can find the slides that go along with the video here.

 
Apr
25
 

We are actively seeking community feedback on the attached Digital Data Destruction Policy. Legal services organizations collect and store significant amounts of confidential information that is susceptible to outside intrusion. All Legal Services Corporation funded organizations must have policies regarding the retention and deletion of data in order to avoid losses that could arise from (1) direct hacking into the program’s network, (2) improper access or loss to portable technology, or (3) inappropriate use of the web by staff who may access high risk websites with malicious software.

The attached digital data destruction policy seeks to safeguard confidential and personally identifiable information through proper retention and destruction methods. The final version of the sample policy will be published and distributed so that organizations could make modifications that fit their needs. Please note that the retention periods set forth in the policy are either best practices or required by law and should be considered minimum retention periods.

Please submit any feedback, comments, critiques, or concerns to xaxira.velasco@nwjustice.org no later than May 10, 2017. We are hoping to finalize and distribute the sample policy before the end of May 2017.

PolicyDraft - Generalized.docx

Apr
19
 

 

Last week we had another webinar where we take a closer look at some of the ways to get the most out of Excel. Some of these tips you may already know and individually they may only save a few minutes each but collectively there will be a few things you didn’t know that will, when put together, save you a significant amount of time.

 

A few of the many things we touched on include better ways to enter data into many fields at once, multiple different ways to select cells, and how to access make the most of your clipboard and copy/paste.

 

The handout for this can be found here.

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