Frequently Asked Questions
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- How can my organization partner with Relativity?
We invite you to email firstname.lastname@example.org with more information about your work. If we believe we can help, we will certainly reach out.
- How long is the program?
Historically, the program ran for five months. Starting in 2022, the program runs for 3.5 months. We may extend the duration to ensure all graduating Fellows are equipped with the skill set they need to be successful in their new roles.
- How many people will be in a cohort?
We expect to hire between 8-12 Fellows for each cohort.
- Will Relativity Fellows receive payment for their participation in this program?
Yes. All Fellows will be full-time Relativity employees for the duration of the program. In addition to a competitive hourly wage of $21, Fellows will also be eligible for benefits.
- How many cohorts will we host per year? How often will we do the program?
We completed one Fellows cohort pilot in 2020 and an additional cohort in 2021. Our goal is to have multiple cohorts each year starting in 2022. We will post additional timing information to the Relativity Fellows website in advance of each cohort.
- What adjustments, if any, are you making to the program in light of COVID-19?
Like the rest of our company and community, we have had to and will continue to adjust the program based on the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Relativity, we support a hybrid work environment. Fellows can expect to work remotely during the program with the option to work from our Chicago office space as needed if they provide proof of vaccination status.
- What's the difference between Relativity Fellows and our other internship programs?
Relativity Fellows is a full-time, vertically integrated apprenticeship designed to prepare participants for careers in ediscovery, where technology and the legal process intersect. The main focus is on learning and development. If Fellows are contributing to a work product, it is directly aligned to an expected learning outcome.
Relativity has its own internship program and partners with several others. Learn more.
- What qualifications should an applicant have to be considered for the Relativity Fellows program?
In order to be eligible, applicants must:
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be authorized to work in the US
- Be fluent in English
- Express interest in technology and law
- Desire new full-time employment at the conclusion of the Relativity Fellows program
- Have basic computer skills (operating a PC, word processing, email, typing, etc.)
- Demonstrate basic writing skills and competency in written expression
- I know an organization or school that might have individuals interested in the program. Who can I get in touch with?
Please email email@example.com and our team will follow up with you.
Justice for Change
- What is Justice for Change? How did it come to be?
Relativity’s Justice for Change program, aligned to our social impact work, was created to leverage the unique capabilities of Relativity and our ecosystem to positively impact racial and social justice in our communities. Specifically, we are allocating 100TB of RelativityOne data to be used on pro bono projects led by our customers or nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to empower the Relativity community to tackle racial and social issues by providing the technology needed to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it.
The Justice for Change program was born from a group of dedicated Relativity team members who believe that discovering truth is fundamental to the creation of a more just world. At a time when events surrounding racial injustice in the United States, and broader discussions on racial equality globally, have greatly impacted our teams and the communities in which we live and work, we knew we not only needed to make our stance on the subject known, but to take additional action.
- What kind of projects will be eligible for Justice for Change?
The intent of the program is to offer RelativityOne to organizations tackling legal cases and academic and policy research related to racial and social justice. As an example, Relativity provided free access to its market-leading platform to support the DFNDER Project, a distributed network of forensic experts, attorneys, and academics investigating potential cases of wrongful conviction across the United States.
For our first year of the program, we will have a concerted focus on racial justice projects impacting the Black community globally. We encourage applications from non-profit and academic institutions and the for-profit organizations supporting them, including our solution provider and law firm customers.
- How many projects will be selected?
Relativity is initially allocating 100TB of RelativityOne data for the Justice for Change program. Selected projects can use up to 500GB and 10 users for up to 24-months at no charge. The number of projects we select each cycle/year will depend on the number of projects submitted and their alignment to the mission of Justice for Change.
- How are projects selected?
Eligible projects will be reviewed monthly by a panel of Relativity team members from across the business and representing diverse backgrounds and experiences. Projects will be selected based on connection to the mission and vision of the Justice for Change program and the extent to which RelativityOne can add value to the project. For projects that require hosting, administrative, or project management support, we will also evaluate potential matches with partner clients who are interested in supporting Justice for Change projects.
- What should I do if I know of a non-profit, solution provider, or law firm who wants to get involved?
All interested organizations who have a project in mind can fill out this form. A member of our team will reach out with next steps or more information within five business days. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any solution provider or law firm customers who do not have a project in mind, but would like to support prospective nonprofit organizations with their racial and social justice efforts, should complete this form or reach out directly to email@example.com.
- Is Justice for Change only using RelativityOne?
We want to put our best solution forward when working with organizations fighting for racial and social justice, and that solution is RelativityOne. We believe this for a few reasons: First, RelativityOne allows for multiple, remote parties to work on the same case with ease. Second, RelativityOne’s Aero UI provides stronger and faster performance than our standard UI as well as more intuitive functionalities and workflows. Third, RelativityOne will always be up to date without any significant downtime for upgrades. Additionally, RelativityOne easily allows us to track and credit usage for all participating solution providers and law firm customers.
- Will Justice for Change be accessible internationally?
Yes, Justice for Change will be accessible internationally. We’ll accept applications for projects within and outside the U.S. and welcome support from our global partners. Our focus for the program is racial and social justice. For at least the next year, we will give priority to projects related to racial justice for Black communities.
- What types of organizations can apply?
Our primary focus will start with nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and existing solution provider or law firm customers. As Justice for Change grows, we will review adding additional organization types.
- Will Relativity provide training?
We will leverage our excellent solution provider and law firm community to support Justice for Change projects, including providing training for organizations who have not yet used Relativity’s software. As our program launches, we will be in communication with our solution provider and law firm community to understand how this is working in the field and if there are ways Relativity can make the process smoother.
- How can the greater Relativity community support Justice for Change?
Our hope is that our Relativity community advocates for the Justice for Change program—either by identifying and submitting their own projects for this effort, or through a willingness to partner with nonprofit organizations who have applied for the program on their own. We believe our solution provider and law firm community members bring unparalleled expertise to their clients’ search for truth and justice.
- How can I promote a volunteer opportunity to Relativity employees?
The Relativity Gives Portal, powered by Benevity, is where Relativians around the globe get connected with volunteer opportunities. If you have an opportunity you'd like to share, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Does Relativity make donations or sponsors charitable events/galas?
Through our Social Impact programs, Relativity invests in organizations and causes that support our mission. Our two main grant-making programs (the CPS Technology Grant and employee-nominated Impact Grants) do not accept external applications.