Join Us and Make a Difference Every Day
Pine Tree Legal Assistance employs a diverse team of individuals, each committed to making our communities more just.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, Black, indigenous and people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, immigrants, and people who have experienced poverty or homelessness.
Not convinced yet? This is what Legal Services Corporation President Jim Sandman has to say about PTLA:
“Since Pine Tree Legal Assistance opened its doors in 1967, it has developed a national reputation for leadership and innovation in the delivery of legal services to low-income people. Pine Tree was the first legal aid program in the country to create a website to provide basic legal information to people without a lawyer. Pine Tree created statesidelegal.org, the go-to national website for veterans and military families seeking information about their legal needs. In Maine, Pine Tree has had a huge impact: the abolition of debtors’ prison, the right to due process and a fair hearing in state welfare proceedings, the first successful employment discrimination lawsuits, improved housing codes and accessibility for people with disabilities, and nationally acclaimed foreclosure prevention work are all legacies of Pine Tree’s commitment to fairness and justice for all. Pine Tree is a national standard-setter for excellence in legal aid.”
Pay and Benefits at PTLA
The salary range for PTLA attorneys and other exempt staff in 2022 is $55,750 - $92,750, depending on experience. Pine Tree staff attorneys are eligible to participate in a LRAP program administered by the Maine Justice Foundation in addition to other loan forgiveness programs for which they may be eligible, including the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
The starting range for paralegals and other non-exempt staff in 2022 is $41,750 - $63,750, depending on experience.
All staff are eligible for benefits that include health insurance (PTLA covers 97% to 100% of premium), vision insurance, dental insurance (at no cost to an employee), 403 (K) Retirement Plan with 5% match of annual salary, Flexible Spending Accounts, HSA contributions to eligible employees, Disability, Life & AD&D Insurance (at no cost to an employee), Voluntary Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Programs, 12 Paid Holidays, paid parental leave and very generous paid leaves starting at 247.5 hours of sick and vacation time.
Important Notice: Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws
You can review the posters below, which will inform you about these rights:
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