Staff Attorney – Albany Regional Office

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Job location
Albany, OR 97321
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Street address: 
520 SW Sixth Avenue
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking an attorney for a full-time position in its Albany Regional Office.

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. LASO is actively working to build an inclusive organizational culture that centers on racial equity. LASO is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients.

The Albany Regional Office provides advice and representation to low-income residents in Linn and Benton counties. Located in the Willamette Valley at the confluence of the Calapooia River and the Willamette River in both Linn and Benton counties, just 20 minutes east of Corvallis and about 30 minutes south of Salem. Albany has a population of around 56,000 while Corvallis boasts a population of just under 60,000.

The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload, with a focus on low-income housing issues in addition to some domestic violence and family law. In addition to litigation, duties will include outreach to community groups and travel in the two-county area.

Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. Salary range is $66,200 – 73,700 for 0-5 years’ experience; $75,200 – 81,200 for 6-10 years’ experience and $82,700 - $105,200 for 11-30 years’ experience annually; salaries are determined by relevant work experience and our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Additional $4,300 to $5,700 annually for bilingual ability, depending on proficiency. Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision, and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; and paid moving expenses.

Closing Date
Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin May 31, 2024.


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 a team. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required.

To apply: 

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Alivia Stretch
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
433 SW Fourth Avenue
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
[email protected]

Supplemental question
Please provide a written response to the following question and submit it as part of your application materials. Limit response to 500 words.

LASO is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients. How have your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity?

If you require reasonable accommodation for a disability during the application/hiring process, please contact Meghan Collins, Director of Administration, at [email protected].

We celebrate diversity. LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities, work background, experience and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position.
Salary range: 
$66,200 - $105,200 Annually, DOE
Submission deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2024