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Post-Conviction Attorney

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc.


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Published 21 days ago

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021
$42,000 - $60,000

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 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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

Benefits

Excellent fringe benefits, 403B employer contribution, 100% paid by employer health and dental benefits for the employee, including generous annual leave. NCPLS is an equal opportunity employer.

Excellent fringe benefits, 403B employer contribution, 100% paid by employer health and dental benefits for the employee, including generous annual leave. NCPLS is an equal…

Location

1110 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

How to Apply

Please include cover letter, resume, writing sample and references.

Please include cover letter, resume, writing sample and references.

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