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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 Please explain in your cover letter why you are interested in working for incarcerated individuals.