Careers

Careers

Inquiries and applications should be emailed to resumes@northpennlegal.org or addressed to:

HR Manager
North Penn Legal Services
25 West Third St., Ste. 400
Williamsport, PA 17701

Contact by email is preferable.

North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation funded in large part by the Legal Services Corporation, Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide free legal help to low income persons. North Penn Legal Services is staffed by 29 attorneys and 15 paralegals working out of nine offices. Advocates provide representation on a broad range of civil matters including custody, housing, SSI, bankruptcy, consumer and protection from abuse. In addition to direct representation, clients are also helped through telephone advice, pro bono and Judicare attorneys, pro se packets and self-help clinics.

North Penn Legal Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, which employs and promotes without regard to color, sex, race, religion, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration prohibited by law. All qualified candidates within these categories are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants who are current recipients of Public Assistance are also encouraged to apply. Inquiries and applications should be emailed to resumes@northpennlegal.org (preferred) or addressed to HR Manager, North Penn Legal Services, 25 W. Third St., Suite 400, Williamsport, PA 17701. Include a cover letter with your resume and kindly include the listing reference code that appears at the end of the position description. Applications are generally accepted until the position is filled. North Penn offers a very competitive fringe benefits package. Salary DOE.

North Penn values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply.  NPLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

NPLS requires that all candidates submit a cover letter with their resume. The purpose of the cover letter is for the candidate to make a connection between their credentials and the job announcement. We are interested in candidates who have a connection to our work and our communities. It is helpful to our screening process to evaluate this connection prior to an interview. Candidates who fail to send a cover letter will be eliminated prior to initial screening.

CURRENT OPENINGS: 

  • Attorney – Bloomsburg Office (Columbia County)
  • Attorney – Bethlehem Office, Domestic Violence Project (TWO POSITIONS)
  • Paralegal – Bethlehem Office, Domestic Violence Project
  • Attorney – Bethlehem Office

NPLS offers very competitive benefits and leave time.
 

Attorney – Bloomsburg Office

Currently NPLS is adding an attorney position in its Bloomsburg office.  The Bloomsburg office serves clients in Columbia and Montour counties in central PA. This new attorney will join an experienced staff attorney in this endeavor.

  • Attorney will represent clients in variety of civil cases, in court proceedings and administrative hearings. Areas of law include Social Security, landlord-tenant, public and subsidized housing, family and dependency cases, and consumer cases, including foreclosure and bankruptcy.
  • Preference for attorneys who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest work.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on their oral, writing and advocacy skills as well as prior experience. 
  • PA Bar or by admission required.   
  • Inter-county travel. 
  • Desire applicants with two to five years in practice. Salary approx. $47,400 to $51,000 or more DOE.
  • Competitive fringe benefits including generous paid leave, health insurance and 401(k) plan.
  • Frequent opportunities for professional growth and development through local, state and national trainings.
  • Access to loan repayment assistance and loan forgiveness programs.
  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org.  Include a cover letter and resume.  
  • Except as required by Sections 1006(b)(6) and 1007(a)(8) of the Legal Services Corporation Act, and Part 1616 of the Corporation Regulations, when any position for employment is available, North Penn Legal Services will seek qualified applicants without regard to color, sex, race, religion, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran’s status or any other consideration prohibited by law and will actively recruit diverse candidates for employment.
  • Reference: Bloomsburg attorney July 2019.

Attorney – Bethlehem Office, Domestic Violence Project (TWO POSITIONS)

The Bethlehem office serves clients in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Additional grant money will fund two new attorney positions for a total of three attorneys and two paralegals who will represent victims of domestic violence in civil legal matters.

  • Attorney will provides legal advice to domestic violence victims and client groups. 
  • Attorney provides legal representation to domestic violence victims in a range of civil matters in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings.
  • Preference for attorneys who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest work.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on their oral, writing and advocacy skills as well as prior experience. 
  • PA Bar or by admission required.   
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
  • Inter-county travel. 
  • Desire applicants with two to five years in practice. Salary approx. $47,400 to $51,000 or more DOE.
  • Competitive fringe benefits including generous paid leave, health insurance and 401(k) plan.
  • Frequent opportunities for professional growth and development through local, state and national trainings.
  • Access to loan repayment assistance and loan forgiveness programs.
  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org. Include a cover letter and resume. 
  • Reference: Bethlehem DV attorney July 2019.

Paralegal – Bethlehem Office, Domestic Violence Project

NPLS is adding a paralegal position to work in the Domestic Violence project in Bethlehem. This office serves clients in Lehigh and Northampton counties. This new paralegal will join four other advocates who will represent victims of domestic violence in civil legal matters.

  • The position entails working closely with local domestic violence agency and focuses on holistic representation and support of clients with domestic violence issues.
  • The preferred candidate will have some prior paralegal or social work experience and be able to demonstrate a commitment to serving the interests of low-income people.
  • A candidate with advocacy experience and the ability to speak Spanish is most preferred.
  • Salary DOE. For instance, a paralegal credited with three years’ experience would earn $28,210.
  • Resumes accepted until position filled. 
  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org. Include a cover letter and resume.  
  • Reference:  Bethlehem DV Paralegal July 2019.

Attorney – Bethlehem Office

The Bethlehem office serves clients in Lehigh and Northampton counties. The office has an opening for an attorney to join a staff of nine attorneys and five paralegals.

  • Attorney will represent clients in variety of civil cases, in court proceedings and administrative hearings. Areas of practice focus could include landlord-tenant, public and subsidized housing, Social Security, family and dependency cases, and consumer cases, including foreclosure and bankruptcy.
  • Preference for attorneys who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest work.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on their oral, writing and advocacy skills as well as prior experience. 
  • PA Bar or by admission required.   
  • Ability to speak Spanish helpful.
  • Inter-county travel. 
  • Desire applicants with three to five years in practice preferred. Salary approx. $48,600 to $51,000 or more DOE.
  • Competitive fringe benefits including generous paid leave, health insurance and 401(k) plan.
  • Frequent opportunities for professional growth and development through local, state and national trainings.
  • Access to loan repayment assistance and loan forgiveness programs.
  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org. Include a cover letter and resume.
  • Reference:  Bethlehem Staff Attorney August 2019

 

Fellowship Recipients:

If you are the recipient of a one- or two-year fellowship, please contact NPLS' Acting Executive Director Lori Molloy at lmolloy@northpennlegal.org. We will determine if there is an opportunity at one of our local offices that meets your needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer
North Penn Legal Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, which employs and promotes without regard to color, sex, race, religion, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.  Women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems are encouraged to apply.  Preference shall be given to applicants residing in the community to be served in accordance with LSC Regulation 1616 and to qualified applicants who are current recipients of Public Assistance.