current employment opportnities

Covid 19 relief attorney

NCPLS is seeking a Covid 19 Relief Attorney. This position is a one year grant-funded position. The person in this position would: identify and advocate for the release of incarcerated individuals that have pre-existing conditions and those individuals that have served their minimum sentences. This attorney will also advocate for the Department of Public Safety to maintain safe and humane conditions in the state’s prisons.

 

Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to indigent representation and explain in their cover letters why they are interested in working on behalf of incarcerated individuals.  Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, write well, and be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.   The successful applicant must hold a North Carolina law license prior to beginning work. Salary is $48,000.  Excellent benefits are provided, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, employer-funded 403(b) retirement plan, and generous annual leave. 

 

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, writing sample and references to hrdirector@ncpls.org.

Post-conviction attorney 

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services is seeking a Post-Conviction Staff Attorney. NCPLS is dedicated to helping those individuals the criminal justice system has forgotten about.  Our post-conviction attorneys evaluate 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.  Our post- conviction attorneys have raised claims on behalf of our clients in state and federal court, including claims of incorrect or excessive sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, selective prosecution, newly discovered evidence and actual innocence.  PLS attorneys have been successful in reducing prison sentences, securing new trials for our clients, and exonerating the innocent. 

 

Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense work and explain in their cover letters why they are interested in working on behalf of incarcerated individuals.  Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, write well, and be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.  We are seeking someone with at least three years of experience.  The successful applicant must hold a North Carolina law license prior to beginning work. Salary DOE.  Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, employer-funded 403(b) retirement plan, and generous annual leave. 

 

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 send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to NCPLS P.O. Box 25397, Raleigh, NC 27511 or email hrdirector@ncpls.org.

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. 
PO Box 25397
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: 919.856.2200