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.

Inquiries about employment should be directed to

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 to work with low-income Philadelphia residents in danger of losing their homes.
PLA provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia. For Philadelphia residents who are low-income, elderly, or disabled, our legal assistance is often crucial to protecting their homes, their children, their safety, and their livelihood.

Staff Attorney, Medical Legal Community Partnership

Position:    Staff Attorney, Medical Legal Community Partnership     Full-Time Position 
Anticipated Start date:  August 2020 
Hiring Timeframe:   Rolling, final application deadline of July 15, 2020 
Application requirements: Cover letter, resume, references, and a five-page legal-writing writing sample 

Special Project Coordinator, Unemployment Compensation Unit

Position:                                 Special Project Coordinator, Unemployment Compensation Unit

                                                Full-Time Position

Anticipated Start date:         July 2020

Application requirements:   Cover letter, resume, three references and a five-page writing sample


Undergraduate Intern (work-study): PA Farmworker Project

The PA Farmworker Project (PFP) provides free legal assistance to farmworkers experiencing workplace abuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania. As an intern, you will facilitate PFP’s grant and research projects, while providing vital outreach and administrative support to further PFP’s mission of providing high‐quality, free legal assistance to low‐wage immigrant farmworkers experiencing workplace abuses, especially workers struggling during the COVID-19 Pandemic.