Our work allows all of our staff to make a positive impact on low-income communities throughout Philadelphia.  A career with PLA is both an exciting and enriching experience and will allow you to help low-income individuals and families obtain equal access to justice.

Throughout each year, PLA offers a variety of employment opportunities for attorneys, paralegals, law school graduates with fellowships, support staff, and interns.

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Philadelphia Legal Assistance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Job Opportunities


Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) seeks to immediately hire a full-time paralegal for its Family Law Unit. PLA is a non-profit legal services organization primarily funded by the Legal Services Corporation. Read more about FAMILY LAW PARALEGAL FULL-TIME POSITION



Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) seeks to immediately hire a full-time attorney for its Consumer Housing Unit.  PLA is a federally funded civil legal services program serving low income residents in Philadelphia County.   Read more about "SAVE YOUR HOME PHILLY" HOTLINE SUPERVISOR FULL-TIME

Staff Attorney (Systemic Advocacy Focus), Unemployment Compensation Unit Full-Time Position

This position is focused on systemic advocacy around unemployment benefit overpayments.  The staff attorney will serve primarily as a case advocate and litigator.  This position focuses on defending against the overpayment decisions the government will issue following the COVID-19 crisis. While the influx of additional funds and programs for unemployment benefits during the pandemic has helped stabilize millions of families; the confusion around and technology problems with the programs will result in thousands of overpayment assessments.  Many of these overpayments will be incorrectly assessed as "fraud."  Based on the Unit's experience with overpayments following the last recession, there is a need for an attorney who will provide outreach and education about overpayments, identify trends in overpayment assessments, and work with the Unit on media and advocacy around these issues.  The attorney will be tasked with identifying ways to systemically address overpayment issues in PA. Read more about Staff Attorney (Systemic Advocacy Focus), Unemployment Compensation Unit Full-Time Position

Director of Development

The Director of Development provides the leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination of PLA’s Development and Communications functions. A new role in the organization, this position will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Communications Staff, and Program Staff. The Director of Development will spearhead all Development efforts, including cultivating and stewarding individual, corporate, government and foundation relationships with a goal to secure diverse streams of contributed revenue. This position also helps to raise the visibility of PLA’s mission by working with Communications Staff and Program Staff to create strategic marketing and outreach campaigns.  Read more about Director of Development