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 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 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 in urban and rural Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Sherman and Wasco counties.

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 upon significant problems in the client community.

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. Spanish language and cultural competency skills a plus. Attorneys with zero to five years of experience encouraged to apply.

To apply: 

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Julia Olsen
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
520 SW Sixth Ave., 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 with full benefits and language compensation
Submission deadline: 
Friday, December 30, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, December 30, 2016