Employment Opportunities

Supervising Attorney - Salem Regional Office

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

The supervising attorney will assist the Regional Director with the supervision of attorneys and other management duties as needed. The supervising attorney’s primary responsibility will be to manage attorneys’ legal work, including monitoring workloads, providing feedback and guidance on their cases, and conducting their performance reviews.

In addition to management responsibilities, the supervising attorney will maintain their own caseload, including family, housing, and public benefits cases.

Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin on June 7, 2021.

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OSB Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

Oregon State Bar

We are looking for someone to support the Director of D&I and the D&I External Coordinator on D&I Department initiatives that meet the Oregon State Bar mission and goals; serves as a representative and liaison to internal and external stakeholders.

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LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE – COHORT I

Oregon State Bar, Diversity & Inclusion

Mission: The Leadership Institute aims to serve the legal profession and the Oregon community by enhancing the personal development and cultivating the leadership skills of lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

Goals: The goals of this highly selective program are:
1. Cultivating cohort members’ personal development, confidence, and resiliency.
2. Enhancing cohort members’ practical leadership skills.
3. Serving the legal profession and the Oregon community by increasing awareness regarding ethical,
professional, and community service opportunities.

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Legal Assistant (Bankruptcy/OA)

U.S. Department of Justice

This position is located in the Department of Justice, United States Trustee Program, Eugene & Portland, Oregon Offices. The incumbent of this position will serve as a Legal Assistant to one or more professional staff members engaged in the administration of bankruptcy cases.

There is One Vacancy in the following location(s):

Eugene, Oregon
Portland, Oregon

Open & Closing Dates: 05/11/2021 to 06/11/2021

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Assistant Director for Career Planning & Professional Development

University of Oregon - Human Resources

The Assistant Director is one of four full-time professionals in the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development (Career Center) who report to the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development. The Assistant Director’s work is shaped by key areas of substantive expertise such as: state trial court clerkships, private law firms, alternative JD career paths, and public interest and public service. In addition to substantial career counseling responsibilities, including job search strategy, document review, and interview preparation, the Assistant Director represents the Career Center and the University of Oregon School of Law to external audiences while engaging in marketing and outreach. The ability to travel throughout the region, and work evenings and weekends as needed, is required. The Assistant Director also collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development on the content and execution of the 1L Career Exploration and Professional Planning course. Duties also include planning and facilitating Career Center programming, including workshops and panel presentations, and managing budgets related to these activities.

June 2, 2021: position open until filled.

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Associate Attorney - Environment, Energy, and Resources

Perkins Coie

One of Fortune’s Best Places to Work, Perkins Coie, LLP, a leading international law firm, is seeking a Environment, Energy, and Resources Associate Attorney in our Seattle, Bellevue, Madison, and Portland office. We’ve created a firm culture that is based on collaboration, dedication to serving our clients and mutual respect. If you are interested in joining the team, please apply at the link below.

Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a midlevel transactional associate to support its highly regarded national Environment, Energy, and Resources practice group. The associate would be located in the firm’s Seattle, Bellevue, Boise, Portland, or Madison office. Candidates must have 4-6 years of experience specializing in transactional work and excellent academic credentials. This position will focus on transactional work involving electric energy, mining, oil and gas, and other resource industries.

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Executive Director -

Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC), Beaverton, OR

The Executive Director provides overall leadership to the organization, including strategic direction, management operations, financial management and fundraising, community engagement, staff management, compliance, data collection and reporting. This role directly oversee the Community Education Manager, Group Facilitator, Clinicians, and the Crisis Intervention Manager.

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Bulletin Editor

Oregon State Bar

The Oregon State Bar is looking for someone to assist with planning, developing, editing, and managing content of the OSB's membership magazine, the Bulletin.

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Commercial Litigation Legal Assistant

Ball Janik LLP - Portland, OR office

Ball Janik LLP is seeking an enthusiastic person to join our Portland, Oregon office as a highly responsible legal secretary, working in the Commercial Litigation practice area. A minimum of 3 years complex commercial litigation experience is required as well as in- depth knowledge of state and federal court rules and filing procedures. Applicants should be proficient in MS Word, and document management. This position requires strong proof- reading, editing and grammar skills, a high level of organization, communication and administrative skills. We are looking for an individual who thrives in a high energy, fast- paced environment. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to LeeAnn Pranzetti, Legal Support Services Manager at lpranzetti@balljanik.com.

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Construction Litigation Legal Assistant

Ball Janik LLP - Portland, OR office

Ball Janik LLP is seeking an enthusiastic person to join our Portland, Oregon office as a highly responsible legal assistant working in the Construction Litigation practice area. A minimum of 3 years complex commercial litigation experience is required. Applicant should have solid knowledge of Federal and Oregon court rules and procedures. Experience in construction litigation is a plus.

Applicants should be proficient in MS Word, and document management. This position requires strong editing and grammar skills, a high level of organization, communication and administrative skills. We are looking for an individual who thrives in a high energy, fast-paced environment and is able to multi-task varied office duties.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to LeeAnn Pranzetti, Legal Support Services Manager, at lpranzetti@balljanik.com.

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Real Estate/HOA General Counsel and Collections Associate

Ball Janik LLP - Portland, OR office

Ball Janik LLP is seeking an attorney to assist with its general counsel and collections practice located in the Portland, Oregon office. Qualified applicants should have a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in residential real estate matters, including experience drafting, interpreting, and amending governing documents for condominium associations and planned communities, drafting Board resolutions and ballot proxies, interpreting and drafting easements, and analyzing and assisting with collection of HOA assessments. Experience with HOA lien and/or mortgage foreclosure work, as well as Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings, is considered a plus and compensation will be commensurate with experience. Strong academic credentials and admission to the Oregon State Bar are required. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, transcript, references, cover letter and writing sample in confidence to Heather Oden, Chief Operating Officer, electronically at hoden@balljanik.com.

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Assistant County Counsel (Two Positions)

Washington County, OR (Hillsboro)

The Office of County Counsel provides legal advice to assist Washington County Government and affiliated agencies in achieving their goals and resolving problems. It represents these clients in civil litigation and in administrative and enforcement proceedings. It accomplishes its mission by delivering quality legal services and creative solutions at a reasonable cost while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

As an Assistant County Counsel II / Senior Assistant County Counsel with Washington County, you will provide a full range of legal services to assigned departments representing the County in all aspects of civil litigation. As a member of the County’s litigation team, you will represent a wide variety of departments in proceedings before courts, boards, arbitrators, and other administrative agencies, as well as provide sound legal and risk management advice across a spectrum of general legal issues related to public agency litigation.

Review of applications will occur the week of May 3, 2021.

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Litigation Paralegal - Portland

Ball Janik LLP - Portland, OR office

Ball Janik LLP is seeking an enthusiastic person to join our Construction Litigation Practice Group as a highly responsible paralegal, focusing on complex commercial and construction litigation matters. The successful candidate will be energetic and organized, with excellent written and verbal communication, and complex and creative problem-solving skills. Independent judgment, superior analytical ability, multi­party complex case management skills and the ability to work in a high paced environment are a necessity. Extensive knowledge of state and federal court rules and practice, and a strong technical background and experience with electronic data review platforms is highly desirable. An undergraduate degree and 3-5 years of experience as a litigation paralegal, or an equivalent combination of education and paralegal experience is required. Successful completion of an ABA approved paralegal program is preferred. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Suzanne Thomas, Paralegal Manager, at sthomas@balljanik.com.

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Staff Attorney or Paralegal to Serve Domestic Violence Survivors

Legal Aid Services of Oregon - Portland Regional Office

The Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking full-time paralegal or attorney to handle high volume consultation and legal advice for domestic violence survivors. While the person in this position will generally work from the Portland Office and the Gateway Domestic Violence Center, the work will be done remotely when there are office closures related to COVID-19.

The duties of the paralegal or attorney include: conducting trauma-informed intake interviews with survivors of domestic, sexual and stalking violence and providing legal advice related to related civil legal rights including: protection orders, custody and divorce matters, housing, consumer and other civil legal needs. This person will provide litigation support to staff attorney working on family law cases, including client communication, gathering or reviewing discovery documents, legal research, and preparation of pleadings. An attorney hired in this position would primarily support the work of staff attorneys, but would also be expected to maintain a caseload consisting of contested restraining orders, and on rare occasions, divorce or custody.

This paralegal or attorney is also expected to work closely with community-based organizations that serve Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and immigrant communities to identify legal issues important to survivors, occasionally conduct trainings and participate in community outreach events.

Review of resumes to begin on April 26, 2021.

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Felony Attorney Manager

Multnomah Defenders, Inc.

Full time felony attorney manager for a busy public defense practice. The felony attorney manger will supervise and mentor approximately seven felony trial level attorneys; provide direct representation for a partial case-load of clients charged in Multnomah County with major felony cases; collaborate with MDI’s management team to improve MDI; coordinate and provide training for felony trial attorneys, and; advocate for MDI with other criminal justice stakeholders and in court committees impacting felony practitioners.

Deadline: Friday, April 16th, 2021

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Executive Director

Office of Public Defense Services | Salem | PDSC

The Public Defense Services Commission (PDSC) is seeking an executive with demonstrated leadership and management skills to serve as the Executive Director of the Office of Public Defense Services (OPDS).

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 PM ON 4/30/2021.

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Major Felony Trial Attorney

Public Defender of Marion County, Inc.

Public Defender of Marion County, Inc. has an opening for a trial attorney who meets the qualification standards set by the Oregon Office of Public Defense Services (OPDS) to try major felonies, with preference given to candidates who are qualified to try murder cases. (OPDS Standards available as a download at: https://www.oregon.gov/opds/provider/Pages/standards.aspx)

Apply before March 31, 2021.

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Attorney Counselor

Oregon Attorney Assistance Program

The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (OAAP) is hiring an attorney counselor to assist lawyers, judges, law students, and other members of the legal community with well-being and personal challenges including, but not limited to, behavioral health, stress management, depression/anxiety, substance use, career transition, and retirement-related issues. Primary responsibilities include short-term individual counseling and referrals to community resources, facilitation of support groups and workshops, presentation of CLEs and other educational programs, and crisis intervention.

Application Deadline: April 02, 2021

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Chief Deputy City Attorney

City of Portland, OR

The Portland City Attorney's Office seeks candidates for its Chief Deputy City Attorney for Management & Administration. This is one of the top leadership positions in the Office. The successful candidate will possess two necessary sets of skills. First, the candidate will be an exceptional attorney with broad experience in litigation and advice work, particularly in municipal or public sector law. Second the candidate will have strong management and administrative experience, especially in areas of budget development, personnel management, and leading teams of other exceptional lawyers and legal professionals.

Posting: 3/8/2021-3/29/2021

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Senior Assistant County Counsel

Washington County, OR

As a Senior Assistant County Counsel with Washington County, you will provide a full range of legal services to assigned departments representing the County in all aspects of civil litigation, from initial investigations through post-judgment appeals. As a member of the County’s litigation team, you will represent departments in proceedings before courts, boards, arbitrators, and other administrative agencies, as well as provide sound legal and risk management advice across a spectrum of general legal issues related to public agency litigation.

Review of applications will occur the week of March 29, 2021.

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