Upsolve is an award-winning nonprofit that helps low-income families file for both bankruptcy and immigration for free using technology. To date, Upsolve has relieved over $600 million in debt for more than 12,000 low-income families trapped in debt from medical bills, predatory loans, and layoffs, and has helped hundreds of immigrants obtain work permits. We combine the scale of startups with the quantifiable impact of the most effective nonprofits. In 2020, TIME named Upsolve one of the Top 100 Inventions of the Year. In 2019, Fast Company named Upsolve World Changing Idea of the Year in Social Justice. In 2018, the New York Times gave Upsolve the Good Tech Award.
In 2022, Upsolve launched the American Justice Movement project to empower low-income New York residents who have been sued for their debt to get free legal advice from Justice Advocates in their community. Represented by Weil, Upsolve won a landmark First Amendment decision before the Southern District of New York.
Hybrid or Remote: Hybrid*
Supervisor: CEO and Co-Founder
Upsolve is hiring a full-time Justice Fellow to support our new American Justice Movement project. You will be responsible for serving low-income New York residents who need help with debt collection lawsuits. You will be responsible for providing feedback to our product & engineering team on how to improve the technology that we’re building to support the training, matching, and advice-giving process. You will interact with our litigation counsel handling the appeal of our case and strategizing for future impact litigation lawsuits in other jurisdictions.
You will also perform extensive legal research on different areas of debt law where Upsolve can create new products to help low-income Americans beat debt collectors.
This role offers a unique opportunity to combine work in direct legal services with work in technology and regulatory reform to make a meaningful impact at scale for low-income Americans.
- Strong research skills
- Ability to write clearly and concisely
- Strong attention to detail
- Technologically proficient
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Empathetic and passionate about serving low-income individuals and contributing to access to justice
*REMOTE WORK DETAILS
We prefer candidates in the Boston area who are able to come into our Cambridge office at least Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with a remote option for Monday and Friday.