NWLS Employment Opportunities

Staff Attorney - Erie Office

Northwestern Legal Services is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Staff Attorney position in our Erie, PA office.  We are a PA non-profit organization providing free civil legal services to low-income people. 

Caseload will include Social Security, public benefits, family law, housing, and other areas of public interest law. Some travel is required.  Applicants must be admitted to practice law in PA or awaiting PA bar exam results. 

Starting salary for 0-3 years' experience is $43,000-$45,500.  Liberal benefits.  Possible loan repayment assistance. EEO Employer.

Applicants must email a detailed cover letter, resume, references, and brief writing sample to the Administrative Assistant at ttate@nwls.org to be considered.

Northwestern Legal Services
1001 State Street, Suite 700
Erie, PA  16501

Additional employment opportunities with legal services programs/law schools/organizations:

  1. Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network posts job openings within Pennsylvania Programs.

  2. NLADA also posts openings nationwide

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