ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Intake and Screening
- Work with the Screening and Intake Manager to determine which cases may need
preliminary investigative support, such as document searches and/or witness interviews.
- As necessary and appropriate, participate in conversations and decision-making about
cases that are in the intake/screening process.
Investigation & Litigation
- Work with attorneys to develop case theories and investigative plans on assigned matters.
- Communicate in a timely and effective manner with attorneys as you are implementing
- Perform all tasks related to witness interviews. Those may include: reading case material
related to the witness, researching information about the witness’s background and
personality, using databases to locate the witness, preparing for the interview with the
attorney, following up on difficult-to-locate witnesses, conducting the witness interview,
drafting a memo about the interview, and/or taking a statement from the witness.
- Perform non-interview tasks such as evidence retrieval, crime scene visitation, document
- Help generate investigative ideas by, among other things: reviewing case files,
interviewing defendants, talking to community members, canvassing crime scenes, and
searching for non-documentary evidence.
- Manage relationships with witnesses after they’ve made statements and through hearings.
- Be prepared to testify in hearings as needed.
- Regularly update our case management database about investigative activities, case data,
and witness information.
- Help keep thorough files by ensuring that notes and memos are part of both the paper
files kept by attorneys and the electronic files.
Organizational & Team Responsibilities
- Attend and be prepared for weekly case meetings, monthly Legal Team meetings, and
weekly staff meetings.
- Promptly acknowledge and respond to requests from team members.
- Attend and participate in MAIP events and fundraising/development
activities. Other MAIP duties, as appropriate.
Medical, dental, and vision insurance (we pay 50 percent of premium on a platinum plan); retirement plan with employer match; Metrochek participation; generous leave and vacation policies; and a flexible, family-friendly environment.
How to Apply:
No later than November 30, 2023.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please send a cover letter and resume:
The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project considers the diversity of its workforce to be vital to our organization’s success in meeting its mission. We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or
applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national
origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual
or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status, or any other
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