Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Mar 14, 2020

Valid Through

Jun 27, 2020

Posted on

Aug 14, 2019

Years of Experience

Max 5 yrs required


Norristown, PA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
  Employer Sponsored Job (Free to apply to)


Staff Attorney
The candidate will provide civil legal services. This position will focus on representing clients facing issues regarding public benefits, consumer law and bankruptcy, employment, expungements, housing, family law, protection from domestic violence, and other cases as assigned. Interviewing clients, assisting in determining eligibility for services, and ascertaining and investigating facts. Conducting legal research and interpreting statutes, case law, regulations, and other sources of law. Providing advice and counsel to clients. Preparing legal documents, including but not necessarily limited to: briefs, pleadings, motions, notices, correspondence, memoranda, discovery and documents responsive to discovery requests. Developing strategy and arguments for presentation of cases and assisting in preparation of witnesses for hearings and trials. Representing clients in trial and appellate courts and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies. Reviewing decisions and consulting with management team to determine merit of potential appeals. Participating in external professional and community organizations relevant to casework. Conducting clinics, community education, and workshops. Becoming engaged in LASP team efforts to achieve office and program goals, including participation in program-wide affinity groups and task forces. Developing knowledge of community referral resources and assessing community and client needs. Enhancing skills and substantive knowledge through training, CLE, and other educational opportunities. Abiding by all applicable professional standards of ethics and practice. Completing required administrative tasks including entering of notes and timekeeping in LASP case management software, and maintaining of physical files. Ensuring that requirements of grants and contracts which may provide funding for the position are followed, and assisting with grant reports. Performing other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have license to practice law in Pennsylvania or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission to Pennsylvania. 0-5 years’ experience as a lawyer; demonstrated proficiency in word processing, Outlook products, case management software, and online legal research tools; Passionate commitment to public interest law and serving low-income individuals and vulnerable populations; Strong written and oral advocacy and organizational skills; The successful candidate must be willing to accept complex and challenging cases and develop creative strategies to assist clients. Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

Additional info

Job no : MPAL070119. Submit resume and writing sample.

Company info

Kesha James
Deputy Director
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
410 Welsh St.
Chester, PA 19013-4407

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