Together We Build The Foundation For Open Laws

Open Law Library is a nonprofit tech startup and open access legal publisher dedicated to making the law accessible to all.

We are taking the tools and techniques developed for programmers to publish software code - IDEs, linters, compilers, continuous integration/deployment, VCS, etc - and adapting and transforming them for use by lawyers to publish legal codes. Governments use our tools to save time and money and then publish their laws openly for the public. The founders are two lawyer/programmers (Scala, Python, and Javascript). Our funding is a mix of donations, grants, and government contracts.

If you are looking for a meaningful way to contribute to our democracy, you find joy in building the perfect tools for your users, you like deep and challenging problems in such diverse areas as version control, DSL design, UI/UX, and NLP (more accurately, LLP - Legal Language Processing :), and the idea of helping build a team excites you, then drop us a line at jobs@openlawlib.org.

Benefits include health insurance, retirement with matching, generous leave, and a training stipend.

These positions are eligible for federal student loan forgiveness if you meet program requirements.

Available Positions

We serve our government partners and their citizens by quickly and efficiently solving their legal publishing needs through technology. But every government is different, so we are always looking for strong engineers with legal experience who can quickly understand our partners’ needs and customize our software to their specific requirements. If you are a engineer with legal experience - lawschool grad, paralegal, or lawyer - come apply your passion for technology and the law to meaningfully change how the public experiences the law. When applying or inquiring, please include the phrase law in square brackets in the subject line.

Developer Tools Engineer (remote in U.S.)

We are looking for an engineer with extensive experience writing developer tools who is interested in applying that experience to legal writing and publishing. If you have experience with IntelliSense, IDEs, linters, compilers, etc, and you want to apply it to a completely new field, we’d like to chat! When applying or inquiring, please include the phrase tools in square brackets in the subject line.