Grant-Funded Housing Attorney Position in Portland

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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 staff attorney to provide legal services to tenants in housing matters. This is a one-year, full-time position beginning in January.

The goal of this funding is to provide legal help to Portland renters facing displacement from their homes, neighborhoods and communities. The attorney will maintain an active housing caseload, regularly appear in eviction court and help develop and pilot an innovative approach to providing a range of legal services to tenants in eviction court. The attorney will prioritize legal representation to low-income, marginalized communities facing eviction, including tenants of color and immigrant communities. The attorney will also work closely with the Community Alliance of Tenants and social service organizations to reach clients.

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 maintain two specialized programs focused 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.

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

Requirements: 

Qualifications: Current Oregon State Bar membership is required. 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 and effectively navigating bias. Housing law experience strongly preferred and 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 are encouraged to apply
Salary range: 
DOE - see above
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018