Staff Attorney

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Job location
494 State St, Suite 410
Salem, OR 97301
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Oregon Law Center
Street address: 
494 State St, Suite 410
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a staff attorney with up to 10 years experience to conduct outreach and provide civil legal services for low-income communities in Marion, Polk, and Linn-Benton Counties, including Spanish speaking communities. The position will be located in Salem.

The Salem Regional Office has two attorneys and one office manager. It is located in downtown Salem in the Oregon Building. OLC’s priorities are client based and change from year-to-year as client needs change. The attorneys in this office are responsible for working closely with partners in Oregon’s coordinated civil legal services delivery system to identify and address the client based priorities in Marion, Polk, and Linn- Benton Counties.

The attorney in this position is expected to engage in a combination of impact litigation and service cases, with a significant emphasis on impact work in state and federal courts. An important aspect of this position is to engage in community outreach to the client community, client based organizations and other partners. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a real difference for the low-income communities of Oregon.


Ability to speak Spanish is required. Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income communities. A high degree of initiative and willingness to work collaboratively. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Experience representing low-income clients on administrative law, housing law, civil rights law, employment law, consumer law, and/or class actions a plus. Experience serving Spanish speaking communities is preferred. Admission to Oregon State Bar or willingness to take next exam.

To apply: 

Application: Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected] or Jorge Lara, Managing Attorney, Oregon Law Center, Salem Regional Office, 494 State Street, Suite 410, Salem, OR 97301.

OLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a healthy work environment for a diverse community. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and communities to apply.
Salary range: 
Placed on scale based on experience.