Staff Attorney - North Penn Legal Services, Sunbury, PA

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Background

North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) seeks staff who are interested in becoming part of a regional team focused on creating access to justice for low-income residents in northern and eastern Pennsylvania.  NPLS maintains staff in 13 locations in 20 counties where our advocates provide direct representation in local, state and federal courts; community outreach; and serve with local community groups. Advocacy work is enhanced by program- and state-wide collaboration.

Currently we have an immediate opening for an attorney with a general focus to work in our Sunbury office. This office serves Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.  The attorney hired for this position will join an attorney and two paralegals plus support staff, pro bono and judicare attorneys in the provision of legal services. 

NPLS adheres to CDC COVID safety guidelines.

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 health and dental insurance with no payroll deduction and an HSA contribution. Employee may qualify and choose to elect compensation in lieu of these benefits. Contact HR for details 570.320.8712.

Attorney Needed – Sunbury office of North Penn Legal Services

Position Details – Staff Attorney

  • Attorney will represent clients in variety of civil cases including but not limited to housing, consumer, employment, family law including Protection from Abuse Cases, and poverty law issues including public benefits.
  • Advocacy will include client representation in magisterial district justice court and court of common pleas.
  • 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 two+ years in practice.   Salary DOE, starting at approx. $50,320.  Will consider recently barred attorneys.
  • Competitive fringe benefits including generous paid leave, health insurance and 401(k) plan. Employer bears most of the expense for benefits.
  • 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).

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. 
  • Ref. AttorneySunburyMar22
  • Go to www.northpennlegal.org/about/careers

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 status or any other consideration prohibited by law and will actively recruit diverse candidates for employment.

 

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