Staff Attorney - Neighborhood Legal Services, Pittsburgh

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Neighborhood Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm fighting for justice for our low-income clients—come be part of the solution!  Demanding work in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. 

NLS seeks  to hire a general practice full service staff attorney who will provide legal representation in housing particularly landlord/tenant and occasional support for helpline if necessary.  The legal areas may change as client needs and funding requirements change. 
 

Job Title: 

Staff Attorney  #209 Pittsburgh Office

Department: 

Legal Services

Reports to:   

Managing Attorney        

 

NLS STAFF ATTORNEY JOB SUMMARY:

The Neighborhood Legal Services staff attorneys are to provide the highest quality of legal representation and handles all functions related to case work in a high-volume, general law practice. Legal representation may include providing advice, limited services, referral, and/or extended representation.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as needed;
  • Conduct preliminary and subse­quent interviews with clients;
  • Conduct factual investigation, analysis, and legal research, as needed;
  • Develop case theory and strategy for the representation;
  • Keep clients informed on an ongoing basis and provide counsel about their options;
  • Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs as may be needed;
  • Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials, and appeals;
  • Monitor client files and close files in a timely manner as required by program policy;
  • Enter time in a timely manner pursuant to program policy;
  • Maintain case files in accordance with NLSA standards.  
  • Provide outreach to our communities and participate in professional organizations. 
  • Stay current on matters of the law

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strong computer knowledge and skills. Strong in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Excellent interpersonal and client service skills
  • Must have efficient transportation to locations other than the NLSA office as needed for work;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in Pennsylvania;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

SEND LETTER OF INTEREST, RESUME AND WRITING SAMPLE TO HR@NLSA.US

NLSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

   

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