Staff Attorney with Legal Aid - Salem, Oregon

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Job location
105 High Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
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: 

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney for its Salem office.

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. The Salem office provides advice and representation to low-income residents in Marion and Polk counties.

Responsibilities
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload, including family, housing, public benefits, and some immigration cases. 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.

Salary/Benefits
Salary based on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits including health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance; employee assistance program; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) plan; and generous leave.

Requirements: 

Current Oregon State Bar membership 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 part of a team. Spanish language and cultural competency skills a plus.

To apply: 

Send resume, references, and letter of interest to:
Michael Keeney
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
105 High Street SE
Salem, OR 97301

[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
Expiration date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016