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Centre Safe Civil Legal Representation Project: Staff Attorney

Centre Safe is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney for its Civil Legal Representation Project. The mission of Centre Safe is to empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, and to work for the elimination of such violence.

The successful candidate will further the Centre Safe mission by providing high-quality holistic legal services to victims of sexual and domestic violence.  These services include advice and/or representation of clients in custody, divorce, support, and immigration matters, as well as Penn State University disciplinary proceedings for Title IX matters.  The successful candidate will also share our commitment of working toward social change and against the intersections of oppression that affect all those who seek our services.  Position is grant-funded through at least September 2021. This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting annual salary of $44,990, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits.


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school 
  • Be admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (or be eligible for admission)
  • Meet qualifications to receive FBI, Act 33, and Act 34 clearances
  • Successful completion of the Centre Safe counselor/advocate training program (after hiring)
  • Family law experience is preferred

For a full job description or with questions, please contact: Jo Nutter at


To be considered for employment, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Hiring Committee – Staff Attorney

Centre Safe

140 W. Nittany Ave.

State College, PA  16801


Or by email to:

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.  Review of candidates will begin on September 18, 2020.  

Centre Safe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to the development of a diverse workplace.