Employment Opportunities

Elections Program Administrator (Program Analyst 3) - Limited Duration

Secretary of State, State of Oregon

This is a limited duration, full-time position, and is expected to end no later than June 30, 2023.

In this role, you will establish and oversee the creation of state and local multilingual elections materials, as directed in HB3021. You will build, recruit, and administer a new Advisory Council to help inform and direct this work and the necessary regulatory steps for implementation. This will be accomplished in part by, but not limited to:

Implementing Program Requirements:

Establishing and overseeing program to create multilingual elections materials as directed in HB3021.

Overseeing and managing the rulemaking process and procedures, timelines and coordinating outreach before and after public comment periods.

Proactively integrating and welcoming feedback from all interested parties on legislative requirements and set up of Translation Advisory Council, by engaging minority communities directly impacted by translated election materials.

Recruiting, overseeing, and establishing a new Translation Advisory Council. Acting as direct liaison to Elections Division, County Elections Officials, and public to ensure responsibilities are effectively carried out.

Working in alignment with communications and elections staff in the Elections Division and Secretary of State’s Executive Office to create voter outreach content to underserved areas and racial and ethnic minority communities most impacted by the translated material.

Working with elections personnel to update, design, and add improvements to informational materials for various audiences that explain requirements. Researching best practices for professional translation of multilingual languages in election materials.

Working with support divisions within the Secretary of State’s Office to oversee procurement and purchasing of all necessary translation and publication materials and services.

Identifying barriers and design strategies to eliminate or mitigate barriers.

Collaborating with the Communications team and subject matter experts to develop plan to communicate complicated and in-depth information to a variety of audiences and in plain language.

Building Sustainable Partnerships:

Informing ongoing implementation with effective and diverse community, state, and inter-agency collaboration.

Reaching out to community-based organizations and efficiently solicitating and implementing feedback and recommendations.

Working with county elections partners to ensure requirements are met and correct content is displayed on state and county websites, and hardcopy materials.

Working in conjunction with SOS web team to ensure content is displayed in SOS website in correct format with multilingual languages.

Engaging with community-based organizations and stakeholder to garner culturally responsive insights that may impact rulemaking, policies, or procedures.

Monitoring, Improvements, and Recommendations:

Acting as point of contact for legislative reports, data, and county information requests.

Making recommendations to division director on legislative concepts to initiate, expand, or revise program.

Developing policies and procedures for updated election materials with multilingual language and develop plan to work with county partners moving forward.

As requested, presenting program status, best practices, and recommendations on future needs to Elections Staff, the legislature, and other interested parties regarding HB 3021.

For explicit duties, please request a copy of the position description from sarah.manring@oregon.gov.

Application Deadline: 12/09/2021

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Paralegal 2, PSU Student Legal Services

Portland State University, Student Legal Services

PSU Student Legal Services is seeking a full-time Paralegal. The Paralegal is part of a support team for four attorneys and administratively oversees student office assistants. Currently, the position is eligible to work in a hybrid model Monday-Friday, with some work-from-home shifts and some in person.
Minimum Qualifications from Classification
-A two year Associate’s degree in Paralegal or Legal Assistant Studies; OR

-One year of general college courses AND a one year nondegree certification program in Paralegal or Legal Assistant Studies; OR

-A one year nondegree certification program in Paralegal or Legal Assistant studies and one year paralegal experience or two years of subparalegal experience (e.g., legal secretarial, administration of laws within a judicial or administrative hearing process); OR

-Two years of paralegal experience; OR

-Three years of subparalegal experience; OR

-One year of Law School; OR

-A Bachelor’s degree in a field related to law (e.g., Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement).


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Paralegal, Eviction Defense – Salem Regional Office

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

The Paralegal will support attorneys in the Salem Regional Office and potentially other LASO regional offices, representing tenants facing eviction. The Paralegal will provide litigation support – intakes, investigative assistance, document management, for example – on a high volume of eviction defense cases. Responsibilities also include outreach to low-income tenants and communities, including building relationships with culturally-specific community-based organizations. The Paralegal will also assist clients by providing referrals to non-legal resources such as rent assistance programs.

A high degree of initiative and willingness to work collaboratively. Strong interpersonal communication skills and a positive attitude. 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.

Review of resumes to begin on December 1, 2021.

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General Attorney

US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army

+ Represent the District in administrative hearings before mediators, arbitrators, investigators, and administrative judges from various agencies.
+ Render advice and represent the District as legal counsel in the resolution of complex District legal problems.
+ Advise on a wide variety of law, including civilian personnel, labor, and employment law; Corps civil works law; FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and Privacy Act; federal real estate law; and fiscal and ethical issues.
+ Advise on legal and factual matters arising in connection with international and inter-agency services agreements, administrative investigations, and other subjects, as assigned.
+ Provide oral and written advice to the District Counsel and Senior management officials on all aspects of Administrative Law.

Opening and closing dates: 11/02/2021 to 11/22/2021

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Board of Directors Position

Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center

Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center are non-profit organizations that provide
representation in civil cases to low-income clients throughout Oregon. LASO and OLC help thousands of
low-income clients each year with legal problems involving domestic violence, housing, consumer law,
public benefits, employment, civil rights and other legal issues. LASO and OLC are separate 501(c)(3)
organizations but the same individuals sit on both organizations’ Boards of Directors. LASO and OLC are
seeking attorneys interested in applying to serve on the Boards of Directors.

Board members must support equal access to justice and have an interest in, and knowledge of, the
delivery of quality legal services to low-income clients. The organizations’ bylaws also require that
Board members reflect the broad diversity of the state including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual
orientation, age and disability. They also require geographical diversity and specifically require one
attorney from Marion or Polk counties, one from Lane County and two from Multnomah County.

OLC and LASO value Board members who bring a variety of skills and experience to their Boards.
Characteristics that contribute to the Board include: financial or nonprofit management expertise; legal
aid background or other familiarity with low-income communities; practice area diversity (firm,
corporate, etc.); skills, expertise and connections to assist with fundraising from private sources like
foundations and private attorneys; skills, expertise and connections to assist with public funding
initiatives; labor law expertise; connection to particular constituencies (e.g., specialty bars); and Bar
leadership positions.

LASO and OLC anticipate at least two Board openings in the coming months. One opening must be filled
by an attorney who practices in, or is retired from practicing in, Marion or Polk County. OLC and LASO
are also seeking a Board member with legislative or public sector experience.

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Staff Attorney

American Forest Resource Council

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) is seeking a full-time staff attorney. AFRC is
an Oregon nonprofit corporation that represents the forest products industry throughout Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Montana, and California. AFRC’s mission is to advocate for sustained-yield
timber harvests on public timberlands throughout the West to enhance forest health and
resistance to fire, insects, and disease. We do this by promoting active management to attain
productive public forests, protect adjoining private forests, and assure community stability. We
work to improve federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and decisions regarding access to
and management of public forest lands and protection of all forest lands. For more information
about AFRC, please visit our website at www.amforest.org.

• J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with excellent academic credential.
• At least three years of litigation experience in environmental and natural resources law.
• Status as an active member in good standing of the Oregon Bar and/or Washington Bar or
a willingness to apply for admission within 6 months.

• Excellent analytical, research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
• Willingness to work independently and in collaboration with AFRC staff.
• Willingness to travel at least 15% of the time.
• Commitment to serving the forest products industry and rural communities.
• Experience with major environmental law statutes, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Forest Management Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and the O&C Act.
• Litigation experience in federal court preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample (no more
than 10 pages), and three references as a single PDF to Sara Ghafouri at info@amforest.org with
“AFRC Staff Attorney Position” in the subject line. Materials must be submitted no later than
December 8, 2021. After that date, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the
position is filled.

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Honors Attorney (Assistant Deputy City Attorney)

City of Portland, OR

The Portland Office of the City Attorney is seeking an Honors Attorney (Assistant Deputy City Attorney). The Honors Attorney Program is a two-year program for recent law school graduates, newly admitted lawyers and judicial clerks who are committed to public service. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for new lawyers from historically underserved communities to gain public law experience at the start of their career.

The Honors Attorney Program provides new attorneys an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a wide range of legal disciplines alongside more experienced attorneys. Participants will assume substantial individual responsibility for their work, will have the opportunity to gain courtroom experience, will closely observe municipal government in action and will independently draft and review local legislation, contracts, real estate leases, intergovernmental agreements and other documents and legal instruments.

Participants will receive on-the-job instruction and mentorship advice from some of the most senior members of the City Attorney’s Office.

Recruitment Timeline:
Posting: 11/1/21 - 11/29/21
Applications Reviewed: 11/29/21 - 12/13/21
Eligible List: week of 12/13/21
Selection Phase Begins: week of 12/27/21
Conditional Offer: January 2022
Program begins: Tentatively September 2022

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Assistant US Attorney - Criminal Division

US Department of Justice

The United States Attorney's Office is the chief federal law enforcement agency in Oregon and is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the District of Oregon. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect monetary judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The District serves the entire State of Oregon, with the District's headquarters located in Portland and two branch offices located in Eugene and Medford. The state has a population of almost 3.5 million people, almost half of whom live in the tri-county Portland metropolitan area. To learn more, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao-or.

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the Criminal Division prosecutes a full range of federal criminal cases. Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases that include drug crimes; violent crimes; cyber crimes; firearms offenses; child exploitation crimes; human trafficking; organized crime; terrorism; white collar crime, including wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, and mortgage fraud; criminal immigration matters; and general crimes. The qualified applicant would be expected to (a) assist federal law enforcement agents in structuring and implementing criminal investigative plans and strategies; (b) actively participate in grand jury proceedings, including the presentation of witnesses before the grand jury; and (c) litigate cases of moderate to high complexity from start to finish with limited supervision.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

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USAO District of Oregon - Civil Division Attorney

US Department of Justice

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in our Civil Division are responsible for representing the United States and its departments, agencies, and employees in civil actions at both the trial and appellate levels. The Civil Division's defensive cases include suits alleging negligence under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), including medical malpractice; allegations of unlawful discrimination in federal employment; challenges to agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA); immigration matters; suits seeking release of records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act; the defense of government officials sued in their individual capacities for constitutional violations (Bivens actions); and responses to prisoner habeas petitions. The Civil Division also handles some affirmative civil rights matters in which it seeks enforcement of statutes that prohibit discrimination in areas such as housing, education, or employment. The AUSA will serve as a generalist, receiving assignments in any of the above subject-matter areas.

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2021

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Real Estate Associate - Portland

Ball Janik LLP

Ball Janik LLP is seeking an experienced real estate attorney for its Portland, Oregon office. Qualified applicants should have at least 5 years of general commercial real estate experience, and should have entrepreneurial drive and initiative. Outstanding writing and oral advocacy skills are required, as well as strong academic credentials and admission in the Oregon State Bar. Bar admission in Washington and/or Idaho is a plus. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, transcript, cover letter and writing sample in confidence to Heather Oden, Chief Operating Officer, Ball Janik LLP, electronically to hoden@balljanik.com.

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Associate Attorney

The Reynolds Law Firm, PC

The Reynolds Law Firm, PC is seeking an associate attorney to practice primarily as a litigator in the areas of business law, real estate, construction law, landlord/tenant law, and trust/probate litigation. While the position focuses on litigation, it will also involve transactional work in the above areas, as well as non-litigation estate administration (probate and trust administration).

The ideal candidate must:
1. Work well both independently and as a member of a team;

2. Be prepared to handle a full case load with in-house mentorship and case support;

3. Be willing to relocate to the Corvallis area in the near future;

4. Follow strict COVID-19 protocols drafted in accordance with State, CDC, and OSHA guidelines;

5. Be a member of the Oregon State Bar or be eligible and willing to become a member within the next year.

Email the following material to sloane@reynoldslaw.us: cover letter, resume, writing sample, three references, and your salary expectations.

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Assistant Attorney General (Appellate Division)

Oregon Department of Justice

The Appellate Division of the Department of Justice has one or more openings for an Assistant Attorney General. The candidate(s) selected may be placed in the Portland, Salem, or Eugene Legal office, depending on the needs of the division and the preferences of the successful applicant(s). At this time, most state offices are closed to the public and most Assistant Attorney Generals are working primarily from home. As state offices reopen, Assistant Attorney Generals will have flexibility to continue teleworking on a part-time basis as set out in applicable collective bargaining agreements and state personnel rules.

The Appellate Division consists of approximately 40 attorneys, 17 support staff, and 4 law clerks. The division represents the State of Oregon in state and federal appellate courts in a wide variety of criminal and civil cases, including: direct criminal appeals; post-conviction relief and federal habeas corpus appeals; juvenile dependency and delinquency appeals; and a wide variety of civil and administrative appeals including torts, contracts, civil rights, employment, and professional licensing disputes. The division also drafts ballot titles for potential citizen initiatives, referenda, and legislative referrals and defends those ballot titles in the Oregon Supreme Court.

We are seeking candidates with strong writing skills and superior analytical ability who enjoy grappling with complex legal questions, have a strong work ethic, and work well with both attorneys and support staff.

Candidates must be prepared to handle appeals across a wide range of areas including criminal, post-conviction, civil, and administrative law. We are particularly interested in candidates who have the potential to take on leadership roles with respect to juvenile dependency appeals.

Questions about this position or about the Appellate Division can be directed to Solicitor General Ben Gutman or Deputy Solicitor General Paul Smith at 503-378-4402.

Application Deadline: 11/18/2021

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Staff Attorney, Domestic and Sexual Violence– Portland Regional Office

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Responsibilities will include conducting trauma-informed intake interviews and representing survivors of crime, including domestic and sexual violence and stalking. The litigation caseload will include protection orders, custody and divorce matters, and other civil legal needs. This attorney is also expected to work closely with community-based organizations as a liaison to LASO for organizations that that serve Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and immigrant communities to receive referrals, identify legal issues important to crime victims, conduct regular trainings and attend outreach events. This position will be primarily based in East Multnomah County.  

Competitive candidates will be bilingual in English and Spanish (or other commonly spoken language of our client populations); have proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income Oregonians, specifically DV/SA survivors; experience providing trauma-informed services to survivors; enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively; as well as a 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 members of the Oregon State Bar. 

Review of resumes to begin on November 5, 2021.

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Law Clerks to U.S. District Judge Lauren J. King

US District Court, Western District of Washington

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates
from all backgrounds for the positions of Career Law Clerk and Term Law Clerks for incoming
United States District Judge Lauren J. King in Seattle, Washington. The start date for this
position is pending Judge King’s appointment and is anticipated to be no sooner than
December 15, 2021. These positions are full-time (80 hours per two-week period).

Law Clerks work closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court.
Law clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders. Law clerks will also
have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects, be involved in courtroom
proceedings, and assist in the development of a judicial extern program. The Career Law
Clerk will also be responsible for administrative duties in chambers, will assist in running
chambers, and will assist in oversight for externs.

Open until filled; interviews will begin immediately.

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Assistant Attorney General (Special Litigation Unit)(Portland)

Oregon Department of Justice

The Trial Division is seeking an outstanding lawyer to join the Department of Justice's Special Litigation Unit (SLU) in the Portland office. SLU handles some of the most interesting, complex and challenging litigation in the State. Section lawyers defend state statutes and policies against constitutional challenges in state and federal courts. They also handle complex class-action lawsuits, elections litigation, environmental litigation, and other high-profile or sensitive matters in which the State, its agencies, and its employees may be plaintiffs or defendants.

In recent years, SLU has handled litigation involving major environmental disputes with millions and even billions of dollars at stake. It has represented the Secretary of State in challenges to election laws and rules. It has prevented efforts to limit agencies’ ability to communicate to the public information about environmental concerns in the state, has defended free-speech challenges to tobacco marketing restrictions, and has represented the State in federal court over the proper management of Oregon’s salmon under the Endangered Species Act and Indian treaties. All disputes over surface and ground water rights, including those in the Klamath Basin, are handled by SLU. SLU attorneys regularly litigate First Amendment and other constitutional issues that many attorneys outside of DOJ see only rarely. SLU work also includes many of the Attorney General's other top-priority areas such as protecting the environment and Oregon's consumers. Its lawyers work closely with senior state officials, including department heads and elected officials, to defend challenges to the work of those agencies.

If selected, you will be responsible for handling a high-intensity caseload, including extensive motion practice, identifying and interviewing expert and lay witnesses, handling depositions, supervising voluminous discovery, trying cases before judges or juries, and working collaboratively with agency leadership and employees.

Application Deadline: 11/10/2021

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Staff Attorney -Project Independence

Disability Rights Oregon

Disability Rights Oregon is seeking a Staff Attorney for our Project Independence who thrives in a team environment and has the drive and determination to advocate for people with disabilities and their rights.

The Staff Attorney performs direct legal representation and advocacy services for individuals with disabilities, including enforcing the state and federal laws and providing information and advice for self-advocacy. This position is primarily responsible for representing individuals in disability-related legal matters involving employment resolving disputes with Oregon’s vocational rehabilitation programs.

For consideration, please email with your resume, list of three potential references and a cover letter with relevant experience attached to jobs@droregon.org by Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

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Senior Policy Advisor & Rules Coordinator (Operations & Policy Analyst 4)

Department of Consumer & Business Services, Oregon

To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

This position is with the Building Codes Division (BCD). BCD adopts and enforces the statewide building code relating to the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of buildings and other structures and the installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical devices and equipment.

This is a management service position and is not represented by a union.

Application Deadline: 11/08/2021

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Enforcement Investigator (Investigator 3)

Department of Consumer & Business Services, Oregon

To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

This position is with the Division of Financial Regulation (DFR). DFR’s mission supports that of the department by protecting Oregonians’ access to fair products and services through education, regulation, and consumer assistance. The division is responsible for ensuring the safety and soundness of financial institutions, the availability and affordability of financial products, and the fair treatment of consumers. Functions include licensing, regulating, and monitoring the conduct of banks, credit unions, financial services providers, health care service contractors, insurance companies, and licensed or registered agents of such entities.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Application Deadline: 11/01/2021

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Various Positions - Oregon Law Center

Oregon Law Center

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.

Positions available:
+ State Legislative and Policy Advocate
+ Statewide Information Technology Specialist
+ Deputy Director
+ Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
+ Staff Attorney - Coos Bay Office
+ Staff Attorney - Grants Pass Office
+ Staff Attorney - Hillsboro Office
+ Eviction Defense Project Supervising Attorney (Statewide)
+ Eviction Defense Project Staff Attorney (Multiple Positions)
+ Eviction Defense Project Paralegal (Multiple Positions)

Varies by position.

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Judicial Clerk,

Clackamas County Circuit Court

As a Judicial Clerk…

Much of your day is spent working alongside the Judicial Assistant to provide moderate to complex clerical support to Judge Ann Lininger. You will process and ensure accuracy of documents or records (both hard copy and electronic documents) and provide support in the courtroom during criminal, civil, or family law matters. You will process court documents in accordance with legal requirements and court procedure, maintain the judge’s library, and perform limited legal research at the judge’s direction. You will determine, if necessary, next steps on certain case types.

Part of your duties will include managing juries. You will serve as liaison between jurors, court and counsel for exhibits, forms, instructions and questions. Lastly, you will assist litigants and attorneys in using the court system and inform them of court procedures, the status of cases, and the court calendar.

Assigned tasks may be changed to accommodate workload and organizational needs. We welcome all candidates who are inspired by our work and mission.

Application Deadline: 10/11/2021

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