Staff Attorney with Legal Aid - Portland, Oregon

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Job location
520 SW 6th Avenue
Suite 700
Portland, OR 97204
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Street address: 
520 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1130
City: 
Portland
State: 
Oregon
ZIP: 
97204
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Position: The Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO-PRO) is seeking a full-time staff attorney.

Background: LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve low-income individuals throughout the state and two specialized programs focus on services to farmworkers and issues impacting Native Americans. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program that is committed to advocacy strategies having the broadest possible impact on client community problems. The Portland Regional Office of LASO (LASO-PRO) serves a poverty population of more than 236,000. The office serves Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Sherman and Wasco counties, a diverse service area requiring the ability to work effectively with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds.

Responsibilities: The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied poverty law caseload including housing and employment discrimination, consumer, health and public benefits, family law/ domestic and sexual violence work. In addition to serving individual clients, attorneys are expected to spend significant time working on cases or projects designed to achieve broad impact on significant problems in the client community.

Salary/ Benefits: Salary depends on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits package including health insurance and 401(k) plan.

Requirements: 

Current Oregon State Bar membership preferred. Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Demonstrated enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work as a team. Demonstrated knowledge or training in cultural competency and awareness of bias. Spanish language skills are a plus.

To apply: 

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Legal Aid Services of Oregon
520 SW Sixth Avenue., Ste. 700
Portland, OR 97204
[email protected]

Notes: 
LEGAL AID SERVICES OF OREGON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Minority applicants encouraged to apply
Salary range: 
DOE with full benefits and language compensation
Submission deadline: 
Monday, July 24, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, July 24, 2017