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Managing Civil Attorney

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. seeks a Managing Civil Attorney. NCPLS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit law firm that provides people incarcerated by the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction with constitutionally required meaningful access to the courts. Our attorneys have been successful in reducing prison sentences, securing new trials for our clients, exonerating the innocent, and making meaningful improvements to the conditions of confinement in our state prisons.


The Managing Civil Attorney has responsibility for managing the Civil Team’s day-to-day operations. This will include delegating the workload to staff, directing the training of the team, and carrying their own caseload. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and assists said director in ensuring the staff maintains the highest standards of professional excellence in carrying out the mission of the organization.

The civil practice focuses on advocacy and litigation on behalf of people incarcerated in NC state prisons. This work includes addressing conditions of confinement, excessive use of force in prisons, and failure to protect incarcerated people from harm.


We are seeking someone with 5+ years of experience. The perfect candidate for this role will have experience in litigating in the courtroom as well as with managing other attorneys, paralegals, and staff. We are looking for someone with a specific vision and ideas on how to ensure the most marginalized in our community, incarcerated people, are safe, protected, and treated humanely. We want a person who will think creatively about how to achieve these goals, be relentless in pursuit of them, and is willing to work with trusted partners. The ideal applicant would demonstrate excellent writing and analysis skills as well as a substantial and lasting interest in advocacy for people whose voices have not been heard.


The successful applicant must hold a North Carolina law license. Salary is dependent on experience; excellent benefits, including generous annual leave, mileage reimbursement, medical, dental, and vision coverage, and retirement benefits.


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.


How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to:


Human Resources, NCPLS, Post Office Box 25397, Raleigh, NC 27611-5397;

or via email to

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

Phone: 919.856.2200