Staff Attorney – Grants Pass Office

POSITION:  The Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a full-time staff attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income clients.  This position is located in our Grants Pass office and serves clients throughout Josephine County.

ABOUT US:  OLC is a legal services program committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.  OLC does not receive funding from the federal Legal Services Corporation.  OLC operates eleven regional offices, a state support unit, legislative advocacy unit, and statewide farmworker program.  OLC works closely with Legal Aid Services of Oregon and other partners in Oregon’s coordinated civil legal services delivery system.

OLC’s Grants Pass office consists of two attorneys (including the advertised position) and a legal assistant.  We set priorities according to client need; current priorities are housing law, family law and individual rights.  We seek to make real improvements in clients’ lives and to help eliminate the underlying causes of poverty.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The staff attorney will handle a combination of impact litigation and service cases in state and federal court, as well as engaging in community outreach to clients, client service organizations, government agencies and other community stakeholders.  There are also opportunities to assist with legislative and policy advocacy.

 REQUIREMENTS:

Admission to Oregon Bar or sitting for February 2018 exam.

Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills.

Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income communities.

A high degree of initiative and ability to manage a caseload independently.

Ability to think creatively when addressing our clients’ legal issues.

PREFERENCES:

Fluency in Spanish.

Between one and five years of legal experience.

Experience with complex, impact litigation.

Personal experience with poverty, disability, or any other minority status or affiliation.

Strong interpersonal communication skills, positive attitude and sense of humor.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  Salary depends on experience.  Good benefits package.

 HOW TO APPLY:  Send resume and letter of application (including three references) to edahlin@oregonlawcenter.org or to Eric T. Dahlin, Managing Attorney, OLC Grants Pass Office, PO Box 429, Grants Pass, OR 97528.

Apply by August 31, 2017.  Job open until filled.

OLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a healthy work environment for a diverse staff.  We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and communities to apply.