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 – Honesdale Office
  • Legal Aid Attorney  Temporary – Bethlehem Office
  • Legal Secretary – Stroudsburg Office

NPLS offers very competitive benefits and leave time.
 

Staff Attorney – Honesdale Office

North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) seeks lawyers who are interested in becoming part of a regional team focused on creating access to justice for low-income residents in northeast Pennsylvania. NPLS serves twenty counties where our advocates provide direct representation, community outreach, clinics and serve on local community groups. Support for advocacy work comes from all NPLS’ nine offices and an established statewide network.

Currently we have an immediate opening for an attorney with a general focus to work in Honesdale. This office serves Wayne and Pike counties. The attorney hired for this position will be joined in the Honesdale office by a legal secretary.

Note: a significant portion of the compensation paid to our staff is employer paid benefits. Contact us to obtain details.

  • Attorney will represent clients in variety of civil cases including family law, rental housing issues, including public and private housing, consumer including mortgage foreclosure, and administrative hearings relating to SSI and public benefits.
  • Preference for attorneys who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest work.
  • Attorneys bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • 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 three to five years in practice. Salary DOE, approx. $48,500 to $51,000.
  • 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 programs.

What to include in your application:

  • Please reply to resumes@northpennlegal.org. Include a cover letter and resume. 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.
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  • 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.

Legal Aid Attorney – Temporary – Bethlehem Office

Temporary, part-time attorney to work at North Penn Legal Services in the Bethlehem office at a salary rate of approx. $750 per 30-hour week while regular staff member is on leave. This is a non-benefits position expected to last about four months starting around Oct. 25, 2018.

North Penn is seeking an attorney with demonstrated interest in the issues affecting low income persons. Desire at least 1-3 years of general practice experience. Will consider contractual arrangement with attorney already in practice.

Reply with resume and cover letter describing interest in position to resumes@northpennlegal.org or to HR Manager, 25 West Third St., Suite 400,  Williamsport, PA 17701.  EOE

Legal Secretary – Stroudsburg Office

  • Non-benefits position – Stroudsburg Office.
  • Part-time hours totaling 17.
  • Primary duties include receptionist duties and legal secretarial duties,  use of data base software, MS WORD, document preparation and providing assistance to advocates.
  • Assist office with case referrals to Pro Bono attorneys.
  • Will be trained  to use data base software.
  • May require travel to Pittston office for training.
  • Require proficiency in word processing. Knowledge of legal terminology and principles desirable.
  • Salary DOE, approx. $13 per hour.

Email letter and resume to resumes@northpennlegal.org or mail to HR Manager, North Penn Legal Services, 25 West Third St., Williamsport, PA  17701.

Kindly explain specifically why you are interested in part-time work and if you would be interested in a full-time position should it become available.

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.

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.