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Trabajos Disponibles

Position: Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks two (2) staff attorneys to provide civil legal services to low-income clients, specifically residential eviction defense. The positions are based in Portland, Oregon and serve clients in Multnomah County. Each are a one-year, grant-funded, full-time position beginning in July. These positions are funded by Multnomah County, with the goal of providing legal help to renters facing eviction. Each attorney will maintain an active housing caseload and regularly appear in eviction court. The attorneys will work on a new team within OLC 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 but may then move to working in-house at our downtown Portland office.

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.
  • Significant IT skills with cloud-based phone services, Office Suite, and Adobe.

 

Salary/Benefits: $61,500 to $98,250 depending on experience level. 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 until June 2, 2021. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Becky Straus, Senior Staff Attorney, 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.

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 an efficient and effective Paralegal to work on a new residential eviction defense program for low-income clients. The position is based in Portland, Oregon and serves clients in Multnomah County. The position is a one-year, grant-funded, full-time position beginning in July. This position is funded by Multnomah County, with the goal of providing legal help to renters facing eviction.

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 Paralegal will support a team of 3 or more attorneys representing tenants in eviction court. The Paralegal will provide litigation support – intakes, investigative assistance, document management, for example – on a high volume of eviction defense cases. Responsibilities also include assisting with regular review of the eviction docket, outreach to low-income tenants and assistance with their connections to non-legal resources such as rent assistance programs. 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 but may then move to working in-house at our downtown Portland office.

Requirements:

  • A high degree of initiative and willingness to work collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • Significant experience in: preparation and filing of legal pleadings, document management, conducting case-related investigative research and use of case management software.
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for low-income communities.
  • Desire and ability to work successfully as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours to meet the needs of clients.

 

Preferences:

  • Experience working with low-income communities.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.
  • Significant IT skills with cloud-based phone services, Office Suite, and Adobe

 

Salary/Benefits: $40,000 to $64,000 depending on experience level. 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 until June 2, 2021. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Becky Straus, Senior Staff Attorney, 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.

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: The Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a full-time staff attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income clients. The position is based in our Coos Bay office and serves clients throughout Coos, Curry, and Western Douglas Counties. Located on the rugged southern Oregon coast with the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America, Coos Bay has beautiful beaches, forests, and rivers that offer many recreational opportunities. Coos Bay also has a significant Native American population and is famous in the athletic world as the home of track star Steve Prefontaine.

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 Coos Bay office is a four-person team comprised of three attorneys and a legal assistant. We assist clients in meeting challenges to their basic needs including freedom from violence, housing, income maintenance, and protection/enforcement of civil rights. Our office sets priorities according to client need. We seek to make a real difference in clients’ lives and to help eliminate the underlying causes of poverty.

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. 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 commitment to justice for low-income communities. 
  • Experience with or interest in complex, impact litigation.
  • 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.

 

Preferences:

  • Admission to Oregon Bar, or reciprocal eligibility for admission.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Life experience with poverty, disability, or other minority affiliation.
  • Significant IT skills with cloud-based phone services, Office Suite, and Adobe.

 

Salary/Benefits: $61,500 to $98,250 depending on experience level. 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, and list of three references to Bill Niese, Managing Attorney, OLC Coos Bay Office, at bniese@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.

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: The Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a full-time bilingual (Spanish/English) 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. Nestled in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains along the beautiful Rogue River, Grants Pass is Oregon’s whitewater rafting capital. Famous for its temperate climate, Grants Pass also offers opportunities to explore ecologically unique wilderness areas, as well as small-town charm with a thriving arts scene, wineries, and a historic district.

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 three 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 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. 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 commitment to justice for low-income communities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Experience with or interest in complex, impact litigation.
  • 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.

 

Preferences:

  • Admission to Oregon Bar, or reciprocal eligibility for admission.
  • Life experience with poverty, disability, or other minority affiliation.
  • Significant IT skills with cloud-based phone services, Office Suite, and Adobe.

 

Salary/Benefits: $61,500 to $98,250 depending on experience level. 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 Eric Dahlin, Managing Attorney, OLC Grants Pass Office, edahlin@oregonlawcenter.org or PO Box 429, Grants Pass, Oregon 97528.

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: 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 located in Eugene and serves clients throughout Lane County. Eugene is one of the largest three cities in Oregon and has all the amenities of a bustling metropolis combined with convenient and easy access to the Cascade mountains and forest and the Pacific Ocean. Eugene is located along the Willamette River and has a dynamic mix of arts and culture, entertainment and sports, the University of Oregon, craft brewing and eclectic dining, and cycling and track and field opportunities.

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.

The Lane County Legal Aid/Oregon Law Center office consists of ten attorneys (including the advertised position), four legal assistants, and one senior law administrator. We set priorities according to client need. Current priorities are housing law, domestic violence, senior law, immigration law, and public benefits. We seek to make real improvements in clients’ lives and to help eliminate the underlying causes of poverty.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will focus on providing services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, primarily in family court matters but also in housing, public benefits, or immigration. The attorney will provide high quality, trauma-informed legal services to survivors and work closely with a co-located domestic violence advocate. The attorney will appear in Lane County Circuit Court 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.

 

SALARY/BENEFITS: $61,500 to $98,250 depending on experience level. 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 Erika Hente, Managing Attorney, Lane County Legal Aid/Oregon Law Center, ehente@oregonlawcenter.org or 101 East Broadway, Suite 200, Eugene, Oregon 97401.

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. 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 four (4) staff attorneys to provide civil legal services to low-income clients, specifically residential eviction defense. The positions are based in each of four OLC offices around the state: one in each of Portland, Ontario, Grants Pass and Coos Bay. Each is a two-year, full-time position funded through the American Rescue Plan Act
(ARPA). Each attorney will maintain an active housing caseload and regularly appear in eviction court. 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 until July 23, 2021. 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 to which office you are applying (Portland, Ontario, Coos Bay or Grants Pass) and whether you wish to be considered for more than one office.

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: 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: The Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a staff attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income clients, specifically residential eviction defense. This is a one-year, full-time position. 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 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.
  • 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.