Staff Attorney with the Native American Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon

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Job location
4531 SE Belmont Street
Suite 201
Portland, OR 97215
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Street address: 
520 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1130
City: 
Portland
State: 
Oregon
ZIP: 
972014
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Native American Program (NAPOLS), which is located in Portland.

Background
LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout the state and two specialized statewide programs provide services to farmworkers and representation on Native American issues. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program committed to advocacy strategies that will have a demonstrable effect on community problems.

NAPOLS assists income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including with cases related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, estate planning and trust resources, access to benefits, expungement of criminal records, and tribal court cases. NAPOLS also offers community education on a wide range of legal issues.

Responsibilities
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload providing legal services to Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members.

Salary/Benefits
Salary is based on experience, within a statewide salary scale. Full Benefits including health and dental insurance and retirement plan.

Requirements: 

Position requires current Oregon State Bar membership, proven interest in and commitment to working in Indian Country, and knowledge of federal, tribal, and state laws impacting tribes and tribal members. Regular travel throughout Oregon, including some overnight travel, is required.

To apply: 

Send resume, letter of interest, brief writing sample (5 pages or less), and list of 3 professional references to:

Jennifer Amiott, Director
Native American Program, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
4531 SE Belmont St., Suite 201, Portland, OR 97215
Email: [email protected] / Fax: (503) 206-7073

Closing Date: October 28, 2016

Please, no phone calls.

Notes: 
Legal Aid Service of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tribal members and minority applicants encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
DOE with full benefits
Submission deadline: 
Friday, October 28, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016