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: 

  • Legal Secretary – Pittston Office
  • Intake worker – Pittston Office
  • Legal Secretary – Sunbury Office
  • Attorney – Pittston and Tunkhannock Offices
  • Paralegal – Bethlehem Office, Domestic Violence Project
  • Attorney – Bethlehem Office

NPLS offers very competitive benefits and leave time.

Legal Secretary – Pittston Office

North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) seeks a legal secretary interested in joining the staff in Pittston. The Pittston office is staffed by 11 full-time attorneys, 6 paralegals, and 3 support staff.

  • Full-time position with significant benefit package.
  • Position includes all support staff duties: legal secretarial, client intake and receptionist.
  • Individual will use MS Word and Hot Docs for document preparation.
  • Individual will receive training to screen callers for eligibility and to use case management system for calendar and client records.
  • Position requires proficiency in word processing. Knowledge of legal terminology and principles desirable.
  • Prefer candidate with several years of legal secretarial experience.
  • Salary DOE approx. min. $12.90 per hour; credit for relevant work experience.
  • Note: a significant portion of the compensation paid to our staff is employer paid benefits. Contact us to obtain details.
  • Resumes accepted until position filled. 
  • Ref. PittstonSecretaryOctober 2019
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org. Include a cover letter and resume.

Intake worker – Pittston Office

The Intake Worker position at North Penn is the first point of contact for individuals who may need legal help. Screeners must gather pertinent information from the caller to determine if their legal need fits into our guidelines. This position is critical to the flow of new cases that come into our offices. The skills necessary for this position are good interviewing skills, the ability to enter data and notes into our computer software, and the ability to reference and interpret the intake guidelines. We need caring individuals who can gather information but stay focused. The best candidates for this type of position have worked in some sort of social service and desire to work in an office environment. We have dedicated attorneys and paralegals on our staff and we need the intake worker to balance out our staff. North Penn employs a number of intake workers in our 20-county program working in different offices. This position will be located in Pittston.  If you think you might be right for this position, we encourage you to apply.

  • Pittston office seeks to fill second bilingual  intake worker position.
  • Bilingual in Spanish required.
  • Primary duties include screening callers for eligibility for  services.
  • Require proficient telephone skills and use of database software as well as word processing ability.
  • Opportunity to work in law office setting.
  • Ability to manage intake reference materials.
  • Some travel for training purposes may be required.
  • Minimum education is high school diploma. Two year post-secondary training desirable. 
  • Salary DOE. Credit for relevant work experience. 
  • Interviewing, customer service or social services experience helpful.
  • Salary with two years’ experience is $12.90 per hour plus .55 per hour if Spanish speaker.
  • Note: a significant portion of the compensation paid to our staff is employer paid benefits. Contact us to obtain details.
  • Resumes accepted until position filled.
  • Ref. PittstonIntakeAOctober 2019
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org. Applications with a cover letter as well as a resume will be given preference.    

Legal Secretary – Sunbury Office

North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) seeks a legal secretary interested in joining the staff in Sunbury. The Sunbury office is staffed by two full-time attorneys, two nursing home Ombudsman, a staff paralegal and support staff. This position is intended to cover a maternity leave. At the conclusion of the leave, the employee’s time may be divided between the Sunbury and Bloomsburg offices.

  • Full-time position with significant benefit package.
  • Position includes all support staff duties: legal secretarial, client intake and receptionist.
  • Individual will receive training to screen callers for eligibility and to use case management system for calendar and client records
  • Individual will use MS Word and Hot Docs for document preparation.
  • Require proficiency in word processing. Knowledge of legal terminology and principles desirable.
  • Prefer candidate with several years of legal secretarial experience.
  • Salary DOE, approx. min. $12.90 per hour
  • Note: a significant portion of the compensation paid to our staff is employer paid benefits. Contact us to obtain details.
  • Ref. SunburySecretaryOctober 2019
  • Resumes accepted until position filled. 
  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org. Include a cover letter and resume.  

Attorney – Pittston and Tunkhannock Offices

The Pittston office serves clients in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, and Sullivan counties. The office has an opening for an attorney to join a staff of ten 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 but not be limited to bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure, consumer cases and some family law.
  • Desire candidates who have experience in above areas.
  • Preference for attorneys who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest work.
  • Court hearings primarily in Wyoming county with in-office time in both Tunkhannock and Pittston.
  • 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 two to five years in practice preferred. 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. Applications with a cover letter as well as a resume will be given preference.  
  • Reference: Tunkhannock/Pittston Attorney

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.