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 Job Openings

 

NWLS serves 10 counties in north west Pennsylvania.  Please refer to our map for an outline of our service area & office locations.

 


Employment Opportunities:

Staff Attorney in Warren, PA
Staff Attorney in Farrell, PA
Secretary/Receptionist in Erie, PA

 

Staff Attorney Opening - Warren, PA

Northwestern Legal Services is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Attorney position in our Warren, PA Office. The caseload will include public benefits, family law, housing, and other areas of poverty law. Travel is required. Must be admitted to practice law in PA or be eligible for reciprocity.

Salary with 0-3 years experience is $38,000-$40,000. Liberal benefits. Possible loan repayment assistance; 10 years of non-profit employment with timely loan payment qualifies for the federal Public Interest School Loan Forgiveness program. EEO Employer.

Please send a detailed cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to:

Administrative Assistant
Northwestern Legal Services
1001 State St., Suite 700
Erie, PA 16501

Or Email: ttowell@nwls.org

No Phone Calls Please

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Staff Attorney - Farrell, PA

Northwestern Legal Services is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Attorney position in our Farrell, PA Office. The caseload will include public benefits, family law, housing, and other areas of poverty law. Travel is required. Must be admitted to practice law in PA or be eligible for reciprocity.

Salary with 0-3 years experience is $38,000-$40,000. Liberal benefits. Possible loan repayment assistance; 10 years of non-profit employment with timely loan payment qualifies for the federal Public Interest School Loan Forgiveness program. EEO Employer.

Please send a detailed cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to:

Administrative Assistant
Northwestern Legal Services
1001 State St., Suite 700
Erie, PA 16501

Or Email ttowell@nwls.org

No Phone Calls Please

______________________________________________________________________

Full-Time Secretary/Receptionist

Northwestern Legal Services is seeking applicants for a full-time secretary/receptionist in our Erie, PA office. 35 hours/week. We are non-profit and provide free civil legal services to low-income people. Applicants must possess basic computer skills (MS Outlook & Word), excellent written and verbal communication skills, multi-tasking abilities, and a professional demeanor. Prior relevant experience and Spanish proficiency is a plus.

Starting salary $20,600+ DOE. Liberal benefits. *Equal Opportunity Employer*

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to:

Erie Secretary Position
Attn: Administrative Assistant
Northwestern Legal Services 1001 State Street, Suite 700
Erie, PA 16501
Or Email ttowell@nwls.org

No Phone Calls Please.

Job Duties Entail: • Answering and directing calls • Scheduling appointments • Greeting and assisting walk-in clients • Preparing client files and managing client intake appointments • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and basic computer skills • Competent verbal and written communication skills • Assisting lawyers and paralegals with legal paperwork and files • Updating legal brochures and informational materials • Making appropriate client referrals and directing clients to legal information • Writing letters and making calls to clients, lawyers, and other organizations • Maintaining and organizing client paper files • Data entry, database maintenance, running reports • Appropriately handling various personalities, disabilities & emergency situations • Being able to handle difficult people with patience, tact, and understanding • Multitasking, being proactive and assertive • Understanding the problems and challenges of the low-income community

 


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