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Northwestern Legal Services is seeking qualified and diverse applicants for a full-time Staff Attorney position in our Erie office, and full or part-time Staff Attorney positions in both our Meadville and Warren, PA offices. We are a Pennsylvania non-profit law-firm organization providing free legal services to low-income people with civil legal issues in the 10 northwestern counties of PA. Caseload will include domestic violence, public benefits, family law, housing, and other areas of public interest law. Some travel may be required. Extensive training will be provided. Applicants must be admitted or eligible to practice law in PA, or have plans to take or have recently passed the PA bar exam to be considered. We offer EXTENSIVE benefits and perks and emphasize a healthy work/home life balance. Potential loan repayment assistance is available for qualifying loans. Employment qualifies for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. We are an EEO Employer and promote and practice Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principles and policies.

Salary Range: Starting salary $60,000-$63,000; 0-3 years experience

Application Deadline: June 30, 2023

To be considered, all applicants must submit a detailed cover letter, resume, references, and brief writing sample. Email to: Mail to: Northwestern Legal Services 1001 State Street, Suite 700 Erie, PA 16501 or Fax to: (814) 452-8145

Since 1969, Northwestern Legal Services has provided free legal services to low-income residents of 10 northwestern Pennsylvania counties: Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, and Warren.

NWLS is a private non-profit organization that receives funding from federal, state, and local agencies as well as private donations. We also administer grants for specialized legal services and regularly engage in community outreach activities.

Over half the NWLS staff is composed of attorneys and paralegals who provide direct representation and counsel, telephone advice, and brief services to our clients. To find out more about our organization, please visit

The Nonprofit Partnership's offices at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Phone 814.240.2490