Staff Attorney

Pendleton, OR
Full Time
02-10-2019
Practice Areas: Family Exp.: 2+ Years
Description:
The Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO-PRO) is seeking a full-time staff attorney to specialize in family law.

Background
LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve low-income individuals throughout the state and maintain two specialized programs focused on services to farmworkers and issues impacting Native Americans. 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 220,000. The office serves Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Sherman and Wasco counties, a diverse service area requiring the ability to work effectively with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. The Portland Office has adopted a race equity agenda to guide its work with clients as well as its internal operations. The office has a strong commitment to building an inclusive, diverse workplace.

Responsibilities
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a caseload focusing primarily on family law and protection from domestic and sexual violence. The attorney may also occasionally handle poverty law cases in other areas, including housing, employment discrimination, health, and public benefits. In addition to serving individual clients, attorneys are expected to spend significant time working on cases or projects designed to achieve broad impact on significant problems in the client community.

Qualifications
Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Ability to provide client-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive legal assistance to domestic and sexual violence survivors. Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural competency and addressing systemic racism and other forms of oppression. LASO has a hiring preference for candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and/or another language, are members of the Oregon State Bar, and have a minimum of two years of family law experience.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Portland Regional Office is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages persons of color, LGBTQI individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

Salary/ Benefits
Salary depends on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits package including health insurance and 401(k) plan.

Closing Date: March 4, 2019


Closing Date: 4th March, 2019
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