Attorney - North Penn Legal Services, Bethlehem

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North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) seeks lawyers and paralegals who are interested in becoming part of a regional team focused on creating access to justice for low-income residents in north and eastern Pennsylvania.  NPLS serves twenty counties where our 30 attorneys and 15 paralegals provide direct representation, community outreach, clinics and participate in local community leadership roles. Support for advocacy work comes from all nine NPLS nine offices and an established statewide network.

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.

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

Attorney Needed - Bethlehem, PA

  • 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.

What to Include in your application:

Please reply to  Include a cover letter and resume. We give preference to applications that include a cover letter.    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.

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:  Bethlehem Staff Attorney August 2019

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