current employment opportnities

 

Post-Conviction Staff Attorney

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 and lost their initial appeals for offenses ranging from DWIs to first-degree murder, and litigate the cases where we can make a difference.  PLS attorneys have been successful in reducing prison sentences, securing new trials for our clients, and exonerating the innocent. 

The ideal applicant will demonstrate excellent analytical skills and have a substantial interest in advocacy for indigent clients. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills,  be detail-oriented, write well, and be able to relate to people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The successful applicant must hold a North Carolina law license prior to beginning work.

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage; employer funded 403(b) retirement plan; and generous leave. The salary is dependent on experience. 

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.

 

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to hrdirector@ncpls.org. Please explain in your cover letter why you are interested in working for incarcerated individuals. 

Paralegal

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is seeking a Paralegal to help protect the Constitutional and other civil rights of people incarcerated in state prisons.

 

NCPLS is a nonprofit, public interest law firm founded in 1978 that provides free legal services to incarcerated people. The Civil Team is dedicated to improving incarcerated people’s conditions of confinement through litigation and advocacy across a range of issues, including inadequate medical care, excessive use of force, failure to protect incarcerated people from harm, and sexual assault.

 

The Paralegal's job duties will be varied, but will include the following: (i) working closely with our five attorneys to support the team's ongoing civil rights litigation and advocacy efforts; (ii) analyzing and responding to letters from people incarcerated across the state to help animate their Constitutional right of access to the courts; (iii) tracking client complaints to help the team strategically address concerning trends in state prisons; (iv) speaking with clients' loved ones to disseminate practical advice about navigating the prison system and improving conditions of confinement; and (v) collaborating with our attorneys to develop resources that provide guidance on new issues affecting incarcerated people.

 

The ideal applicant would have 0-5 years of experience and demonstrate excellent analytical skills and a substantial, lasting interest in advocacy for indigent clients. Full benefits, generous leave, and salary DOE.

 

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.

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to hrdirector@ncpls.org. Please explain in your cover letter why you are interested in working for incarcerated individuals.