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The mission of the Oregon Law Center is to achieve 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 Legal Services Corporation. 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. OLC supports the decision of the Oregon Supreme Court to grant diploma privileges to 2020 law school graduates and will not discriminate in hiring against lawyers admitted to the Bar through diploma privileges. Thank you for your interest.

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Position:  Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a full-time Supervising Attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income clients, specifically residential eviction defense via our newly established Eviction Defense Project.  The Supervising Attorney will supervise attorneys within the Project on eviction defense cases in the City of Portland.  This grant-funded position is limited-duration through June 2023.  The position will work partially remotely and partially in our Portland office.

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. 

 Responsibilities:  This staff attorney position will handle a housing caseload of clients with active eviction cases and will supervise and mentor assigned Eviction Defense Project Staff Attorneys.  In addition to casework, responsibilities include regular review of eviction docket filings, outreach to and collaboration with community-based partners for tenant education and other resources for tenants.  

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.

Requirements:

  • Current Oregon State Bar membership.
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for low-income communities.
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to manage a caseload.
  • Desire and ability to work successfully as part of a team.
  • Interest in and aptitude for supervising casework of legal aid staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and guidance from low-income clients and their self-identified priorities and work for solutions within the legal process.
  • Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours to meet the needs of clients.

 

Preferences:

  • Experience representing tenants in eviction court in Oregon.
  • Experience representing low-income clients.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.

 

Salary/Benefits:  The salary scale ranges from $70,500 to $107,250 and placement on the scale is determined by years of relevant experience.  Additional compensation for bilingual ability.  Competitive benefits package includes individual and family health, vision and dental insurance coverage, employer retirement contribution, generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and paid moving expenses, among others.  

Application:  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2021. Position open until filled.  To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Becky Straus, Managing Attorney, Eviction Defense Project, Oregon Law Center, bstraus@oregonlawcenter.org.  

As part of your cover letter, please address the following:

OLC is committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon.  Our client communities include people of color, farmworkers, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, seniors, people with lived experiences of homelessness, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented groups.  It is essential to our work to serve clients that we also work to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to:  (1) serve our diverse client communities effectively, (2) work effectively with colleagues from backgrounds different than your own, (3) acknowledge the systemic barriers that our clients face, and (4) contribute to our efforts to achieve racial justice?  Feel free to provide examples, and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences, as you respond to this question.

POSITION:  Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a full-time staff attorney for its Ontario office.  Ontario is a rural community located on the Snake River in the Treasure Valley, adjacent to the Idaho border.  Located less than an hour’s drive from Boise, Idaho, Ontario is the gateway to arid desert beauty, stunning river canyons, and towering mountain ranges.  Ontario is also highly diverse with rich and varied cultural traditions, home to Native American, Basque, Latino, and Japanese communities, and continuing to welcome immigrants and refugees from many different countries.

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.  We seek to improve our clients’ lives and to eliminate the root causes of poverty.  OLC’s five-person Ontario Regional Office’s current priorities are housing, family, employment and farmworker, immigration, public benefits, civil rights, and consumer law.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The staff attorney will handle a combination of impact litigation and individual cases in state and federal court, as well as engage 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.  Based on office need, this position will focus on employment and farmworker, public benefits, civil rights, and consumer law.

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for low-income communities.
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to independently manage a caseload. Strong interpersonal communication skills, sense of humor, and positive attitude. Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills.


PREFERENCES:

  • Admission to Oregon Bar, or reciprocal eligibility for admissions.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish preferred.
  • Experience representing low-income clients, especially non-English-speaking communities.
  • Personal experience with poverty, disability, or any other minority status or affiliation.
  • Significant IT skills with cloud-based phone services, Office Suite, and Adobe.

 

SALARY/BENEFITS:  The salary scale ranges from $61,500 to $98,250 and placement on the scale is determined by years of relevant experience.  Additional compensation for bilingual ability.  Competitive benefits package includes individual and family health, vision and dental

insurance coverage, employer retirement contribution, generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and paid moving expenses, among others.

HOW TO APPLY:  To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Maria Romero, Ontario Regional Office Administrator, mromero@oregonlawcenter.org.  If applicable, please describe your Spanish proficiency level.  Position open until filled.

As part of your cover letter, please address the following:

OLC is committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon. Our client communities include people of color, farmworkers, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, seniors, people with lived experiences of homelessness, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented groups. It is essential to our work to serve clients that we also work to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to: (1) serve our diverse client communities effectively, (2) work effectively with colleagues from backgrounds different than your own, (3) acknowledge the systemic barriers that our clients face, and (4) contribute to our efforts to achieve racial justice? Feel free to provide examples, and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences, as you respond to this question.

POSITION: Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a full-time staff attorney for its new Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). The LITC provides civil legal services to low-income clients on federal and state tax matters and conducts education and community outreach. The position is funded through a federal grant and serves clients throughout Oregon. The LITC staff attorney will work partially remotely and partially in our Portland and Gresham offices.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The staff attorney will direct OLC’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and represent low-income clients throughout Oregon in tax matters. Responsibilities include providing advice to low-income taxpayers, advocacy with the IRS, and representation in tax court. The attorney will also manage the federal grant through which this position is funded, including preparing and filing grant applications and reports. The attorney will also plan and provide community education and outreach to community groups, including immigrants and non-English-speaking populations. 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for low-income communities.
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to independently manage a caseload.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, sense of humor, and positive attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills.
  • Admission to Oregon Bar. 

 

PREFERENCES:
Fluency in spoken and written Spanish strongly preferred.
Experience representing low-income clients, especially non-English-speaking communities. Experience with tax matters.
Between one and nine years of legal experience.
Personal experience with poverty, disability, or any other minority status or affiliation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: The salary scale ranges from $61,500 to $75,000 and placement on the scale is determined by years of relevant experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Competitive benefits package includes individual and family health, vision and dental insurance coverage, employer retirement contribution, generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and paid moving expenses, among others.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply by December 6, 2021. To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Marisa Samuelson, Managing Attorney, Portland Regional Office, msamuelson@oregonlawcenter.org. If applicable, please describe your Spanish proficiency level.

As part of your cover letter, please address the following: 

OLC is committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon. Our client communities include people of color, farmworkers, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, seniors, people with lived experiences of homelessness, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented groups. It is essential to our work to serve clients that we also work to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to: (1) serve our diverse client communities effectively, (2) work effectively with colleagues from backgrounds different than your own, (3) acknowledge the systemic barriers that our clients face, and (4) contribute to our efforts to achieve racial justice? Feel free to provide examples, and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences, as you respond to this question.

POSITION: The Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income clients, particularly in the area of family law for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This position is based in Hillsboro, a city of 106,000 located about 45 minutes west of Portland, and serves clients throughout the northwest region of Oregon, including coastal, urban, and agricultural communities. From historic Astoria, Oregon’s “Hollywood North,” to the spectacular beaches of the north coast, wineries of the western Willamette Valley, international cuisine and minor-league baseball, this region of Oregon has a lot to offer.

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 Hillsboro Regional Office consists of twelve attorneys (including the advertised position), 6 paralegals and 1 office manager.  Office priorities are based on client need.  Current priorities include housing, family, public benefits, employment, seniors, and immigrant rights. We seek to make real improvements in clients’ lives and to help eliminate the underlying causes of poverty. The office has two satellite locations in St. Helens and McMinnville.  The office serves clients living in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill Counties, requiring occasional evening work and overnight travel.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will focus on providing services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The attorney will provide high quality, trauma-informed legal services to survivors and work closely with domestic violence providers in our five county service region. The attorney will appear in County Circuit Courts in restraining order and domestic relations matters. The attorney will also work with community partners, help the office identify impact issues and conduct outreach to our client community. As a result of the pandemic, OLC is currently operating remotely, and depending on current circumstances, the individual hired for this position may start their employment working remotely.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for low-income communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and guidance from low-income clients and their

   self-identified priorities and work for solutions within the legal process.

  • Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills.
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to manage work independently.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to think creatively when addressing our clients’ issues.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, positive attitude, and sense of humor.
  • Ability to manage an active caseload of individual clients.

 

PREFERENCES:

  • Admission to Oregon Bar or sitting for the next exam.
  • Zero to five years of experience.
  • Experience with complex advocacy on behalf of low-income individuals and groups.
  • Personal experience with poverty, disability, or any other minority status or affiliation.
  • Significant IT skills with cloud-based phone services, Office Suite, and Adobe.

 

SALARY/BENEFITS: $61,500 to $98,250 and placement on the scale is determined by years of relevant experience as an attorney. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Competitive benefits package includes individual and family health, vision and dental insurance coverage, employer retirement contribution, generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, paid moving expenses and bar study leave, among others. Application: Position open until filled. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, a description of your Spanish proficiency, and list of three references to Heather Kemper, Managing Attorney, OLC Hillsboro Regional Office, hekemper@oregonlawcenter.org or 230 NE Second, Suite F, Hillsboro, Oregon 97053.

As part of your cover letter, please address the following:

OLC is committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon. Our client communities include people of color, farmworkers, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, seniors, and people with lived experiences of homelessness, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented groups. We strive to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued because we believe such an environment is essential to our work serving clients. How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to: (1) serve our diverse client communities effectively, (2) work effectively with colleagues from backgrounds different than your own, (3) acknowledge the systemic barriers that our clients face, and (4) contribute to our efforts to achieve racial justice? Feel free to provide examples, and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences, as you respond to this question.

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.

Position:  Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a full-time Supervising Attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income clients, specifically residential eviction defense via our newly established Eviction Defense Project.  The Supervising Attorney will supervise and co-counsel with attorneys within the Project on eviction defense cases. We are flexible on remote work and office placement within OLC’s statewide program. This position is limited-duration of two years.  

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.  

Responsibilities:  This staff attorney position will handle a housing caseload of clients with active eviction cases and will co-counsel with and mentor assigned Eviction Defense Project Staff Attorneys.  Responsibilities include regular review of eviction docket filings, outreach to and collaboration with community-based partners for tenant education and other resources for tenants.  As a result of the pandemic, OLC is currently operating remotely, and depending on the current circumstances, the individual hired for this position may start their employment working remotely.

Requirements:

  • Current Oregon State Bar membership.
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for low-income communities.
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to manage a caseload.
  • Desire and ability to work successfully as part of a team.
  • Interest in and aptitude for managing legal aid staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and guidance from low-income clients and their self-identified priorities and work for solutions within the legal process.
  • Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours to meet the needs of clients.

 

Preferences:

  • Experience representing tenants in eviction court in Oregon.
  • Experience representing low-income clients.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.

 

Salary/Benefits:  The salary scale ranges from $70,500 to $107,250 and placement on the scale is determined by years of relevant experience.  Additional compensation for bilingual ability.  Competitive benefits package includes individual and family health, vision and dental insurance coverage, employer retirement contribution, generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and paid moving expenses, among others.  

Application:  Open until filled.  To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Becky Straus, Supervising Attorney, Oregon Law Center, bstraus@oregonlawcenter.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter if you have preference as to geographic placement and whether you wish to be considered for placement outside of your preference area.

As part of your cover letter, please address the following:

OLC is committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon.  Our client communities include people of color, farmworkers, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, seniors, people with lived experiences of homelessness, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented groups.  It is essential to our work to serve clients that we also work to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to:  (1) serve our diverse client communities effectively, (2) work effectively with colleagues from backgrounds different than your own, (3) acknowledge the systemic barriers that our clients face, and (4) contribute to our efforts to achieve racial justice?  Feel free to provide examples, and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences, as you respond to this question.

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.

Position:  Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks multiple staff attorneys to provide civil legal services to low-income clients, specifically residential eviction defense via our newly established Eviction Defense Project.  We are hiring in office locations around the state and are flexible on remote work and office placement. All positions are limited-duration of either one-year or two-years, depending on the placement, with possibility for renewal. Each attorney will maintain an active housing caseload and regularly appear in eviction court.  Court appearances are expected to be remote, to the extent that the local court maintains remote appearances as an option. The attorneys will work on a new statewide team within legal aid dedicated to eviction defense.

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. 

Responsibilities:  This staff attorney position will handle a housing caseload of clients with active eviction cases.  Responsibilities include regular review of eviction docket filings, outreach to and collaboration with community-based partners for tenant education and other resources for tenants.  As a result of the pandemic, OLC is currently operating remotely, and depending on the current circumstances, the individual hired for this position may start their employment working remotely.

Requirements:

  • Current Oregon State Bar membership.
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for low-income communities.
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to manage a caseload.
  • Desire and ability to work successfully as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and guidance from low-income clients and their self-identified priorities and work for solutions within the legal process.
  • Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours to meet the needs of clients.

 

Preferences:

  • Experience representing tenants in eviction court in Oregon.
  • Experience representing low-income clients.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.

 

Salary/Benefits:  The salary scale ranges from $61,500 to $98,250 and placement on the scale is determined by years of relevant experience.  Additional compensation for bilingual ability.  Competitive benefits package includes individual and family health, vision and dental insurance coverage, employer retirement contribution, generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and paid moving expenses, among others.  

Application:  Applications reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 6, 2021, until all positions are filled. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Becky Straus, Supervising Attorney, Oregon Law Center, bstraus@oregonlawcenter.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter if you have preference as to geographic placement and whether you wish to be considered for placement outside of your preference area.

As part of your cover letter, please address the following:

OLC is committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon.  Our client communities include people of color, farmworkers, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, seniors, people with lived experiences of homelessness, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented groups.  It is essential to our work to serve clients that we also work to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to:  (1) serve our diverse client communities effectively, (2) work effectively with colleagues from backgrounds different than your own, (3) acknowledge the systemic barriers that our clients face, and (4) contribute to our efforts to achieve racial justice?  Feel free to provide examples, and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences, as you respond to this question.

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.