Staff Attorney - Neighborhood Legal Services (Pittsburgh Office)

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Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) 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 fun atmosphere.  

NLS seeks to hire a Staff Attorney for the Pittsburgh Office, who will provide legal representation in collaboration with our local medical facility partners and the NLS Intake- Special Projects Coordinator to provide legal aid with the focus on home stability needs of referred patients which may include, but not be limited to, housing, family, consumer, public benefits, and/or elder law issues that provide overall legal wellness for those in need as identified by the medical partners. The legal areas may change as client needs and funding requirements change. 

Job Title:Staff Attorney # 227 -  Pittsburgh Office
Department:    Legal Services
Reports to: Managing Attorney - Housing


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. 


  • Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as needed;
  • Conduct preliminary and subse¬quent 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.


  • 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


  • Admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in Pennsylvania;
  • Current Driver’s License


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


  • NLS 100% paid healthcare through Highmark that includes prescription and dental coverage
  • NLS 100% paid Life/ADD, Long-term Disability, Short-term Disability Insurance
  • NLS paid Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) 
  • Contributions to a 403b and/or Roth 403b after one-year of service (optional)
  • Options that you may choose to purchase or contribute to include:
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA – Medical Account
    • FSA - Dependent Care Account
    • Qualified Transportation Election 
  • Paid Time Off:    (pro-rated first year)
    • 15 vacation days
    • 14 sick days
    • 3 Personal Days
    • 16 Holidays

All interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to

Neighborhood Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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