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: 

  • Staff Attorney – Williamsport Office
  • Intake Worker – Pittston Office (Re-Opening Recruitment June 2021)

Note: a significant portion of the compensation paid to our staff is employer paid benefits, including generous time off, both holidays and paid leave, and significant coverage of health insurance premiums and a HSA contribution. Contact HR for details: 570.320.8712.

Staff Attorney – Williamsport Office

 

We have an immediate opening for an attorney with a general focus to work in our Williamsport office. This office serves Lycoming, Clinton, and Tioga counties.  The attorney hired for this position will join three other experienced staff attorneys and two paralegals in the provision of legal services.  Low income clients are also helped extensively through an active pro bono program with the private bar and by attorneys with Judicare contracts.

  • Attorney will represent clients in variety of civil cases including housing, consumer, employment, disability, public benefits and family law.
  • Attorney will provide clients with representation in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings.
  • Preference for attorneys who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest work.
  • Attorneys bilingual in English and Spanish encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on their oral, writing and advocacy skills as well as prior experience. 
  • PA Bar or by admission. 
  • Inter-county travel. 
  • Desire applicants with one to three years in practice. Salary DOE, approx. $49,120 to $51,520.
  • 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.
  • This is a public interest position that may qualify for loan repayment assistance through the Legal Services Corporation, PA IOLTA, law schools as well as PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness).
  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org. Include a cover letter and resume.  
  • Ref. AttorneyWilliamsportJune2021

Intake Worker – Pittston Office (Re-Opening Recruitment June 2021)

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 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 $14.90 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. PittstonIntakeJune2021
  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org. Include a cover letter and resume.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) offers the Martin Luther King, Jr. Summer Internship Program for law students and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Program (a two-year fellowship) for third year and recent law school graduates. Learn more about the PLAN MLK Programs here.

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.