Family Law Unit Paralegal/Project Coordinator

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. PLA views the practice of family law to be an integral part of the war on poverty and family violence.  This includes taking a wide variety and complex mix of family law cases, including child custody, child and spousal support, protection from abuse and divorce. The family law practice at PLA is trauma informed and focuses on alleviating the impact of interpersonal family violence.

In collaboration with HIAS PA, Justice at Work (JAW) and WOAR, PLA has received Legal Assistance for Victims funding for a paralegal to coordinate services and to assist victims of sex and employment trafficking in protection from abuse, custody and divorce matters. A primary goal of the position is to assist survivors to escape the violence in their lives through a holistic approach of legal representation coordinated with counseling and social services. The family law paralegal will also collaborate with law enforcement and immigration advocates, perform outreach and community education to various client and advocate groups throughout Philadelphia, and work with the Family Law Unit team. This assistance includes client interviews, pleading preparation, litigation coordination, and other routine paralegal duties. The family law paralegal will also assist in grant reporting and data gathering. 

Salary is commensurate with years of experience and is comparable to other public interest paralegal salaries. Full health coverage and other benefits.

Spanish strongly preferred, but not required

Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. PLA values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness, and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply. PLA invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice. Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter via electronic mail to

Application deadline is November 18, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled and applications will be accepted until that time.

November 18, 2019 or until position is filled
How To Apply: 

Send resume and cover letter to