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Post-Conviction Staff Attorney​

Background Information: North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services in Raleigh seeks a motivated attorney to champion the constitutional rights of people incarcerated in North Carolina. Our post-conviction team evaluates claims of prisoners who pled guilty or were convicted at trial for offenses ranging from DWIs to first-degree murder. PLS attorneys litigate cases where we can make a difference, and have been successful in reducing prison sentences, securing new trials for our clients, and exonerating the innocent.​


The Ideal Applicant: Admission to the North Carolina Bar; Demonstrated interest in advocating for indigent clients; Ability to engage in complex legal analysis, research, and fact finding; Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively; Ability to work with a wide range of people and foster a team environment;Strong attention to detail;Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, exercise sound judgment, take initiative, and manage a caseload; Ability to interact cooperatively, professionally, and effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences​


Salary & Benefits:​The salary range is $50,500-$69,328.28, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage; employer funded 403(b) retirement plan; licensure and CLE funding; and generous leave. NCPLS also provides a flexible, hybrid working environment.​


How to Apply:​ Email application materials to

  • Cover Letter (explaining why you want to work with/for incarcerated individuals)

  • Resume

  • Writing Sample

​NCPLS is an equal opportunity employer. NCPLS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. NCPLS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status.​


Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. NCPLS is dedicated to prioritizing diversity and inclusion, and encourages you to apply if you are enthusiastic about the opportunity but your experiences don't perfectly align. You may be the right candidate for this or other available roles.

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