Employment Opportunities

Staff Attorney

Green Energy Institute - Lewis & Clark College

The Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School (GEI) develops and advocates for strategic policy reforms that promote a swift and equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy. More information about GEI can be found at https://law.lclark.edu/centers/green_energy_institute/.

Opportunity to work for GEI
GEI is accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our team for one year, with the possibility of a longer term depending on funding. The Staff Attorney will work on GEI's decarbonization and energy transition projects. This work includes extensive research, analysis, and writing; drafting petitions and other legal documents; participation in administrative proceedings, and creative problem-solving.

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Senior Traditional Labor Associate

Fisher Phillips LLP

The Portland office of Fisher Phillips seeks an associate with 6+ years of traditional labor experience. The ideal candidate will have collective bargaining and contract administration experience, including grievance arbitration experience. Prior experience defending and prosecuting unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board is required. Candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Relocation assistance available. Active bar membership is required.

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Financial Policy Analyst (Operations & Policy Analyst 3)

Department of Consumer & Business Services

As the Financial Policy Analyst to the Policy Manager, Deputy Administrators, Division Administrator, Deputy Director and Department Director, you be key to division long-range policy planning and development and play a vital role in the development of legislation and policy direction. Your emphasis will be in policy affecting the regulation of financial products and services and consumer financial protection, including but not limited to issues affecting consumer lending and debt, depository institutions and securities.

Duties include:

Researching, analyzing and evaluating financial policy issues having statewide impact

Providing consultation and technical guidance to division management

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities of this position, please review the position description by clicking here (https://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/jobs/Documents/PDs/0003084.pdf).

Application Deadline: 05/16/2022

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Assistant Attorney General (Medford Child Advocacy Section)

Oregon Department of Justice

Child Advocacy Section

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking self-motivated individuals to consider for the position of Assistant Attorney General in the Child Advocacy Section (ChAS) of the Civil Enforcement Division. Frequent travel will be required.

ChAS attorneys are responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice and litigation services to the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program (DHS) in all phases of juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights cases. Section attorneys work closely with ODHS regarding child safety and to improve outcomes for children and families in child abuse and neglect cases. Attorneys must effectively balance providing legal advice with frequent court appearances, from short hearings to multi-day complex trials. This position also requires the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

This litigation-focused position requires significant time in the court, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively with agency-client representatives and internal support staff teams.

Questions may be directed to Deputy Chief Counsel Joanne Southey at (971) 673-1880.

Application Deadline: 05/12/2022

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Assistant Attorney General (Eugene Child Advocacy Section)

Oregon Department of Justice

Child Advocacy Section

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking self-motivated individuals to consider for the position of Assistant Attorney General in the Child Advocacy Section (ChAS) of the Civil Enforcement Division. Frequent travel will be required.

ChAS attorneys are responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice and litigation services to the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program (DHS) in all phases of juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights cases. Section attorneys work closely with ODHS regarding child safety and to improve outcomes for children and families in child abuse and neglect cases. Attorneys must effectively balance providing legal advice with frequent court appearances, from short hearings to multi-day complex trials. This position also requires the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

This litigation-focused position requires significant time in the court, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively with agency-client representatives and internal support staff teams.

Questions may be directed to Deputy Chief Counsel Joanne Southey at (971) 673-1880.

Application Deadline: 05/12/2022

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Assistant Attorney General (Portland Child Advocacy Section)

Oregon Department of Justice

Child Advocacy Section

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking self-motivated individuals to consider for the position of Assistant Attorney General in the Child Advocacy Section (ChAS) of the Civil Enforcement Division. Frequent travel will be required.

ChAS attorneys are responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice and litigation services to the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program (DHS) in all phases of juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights cases. Section attorneys work closely with ODHS regarding child safety and to improve outcomes for children and families in child abuse and neglect cases. Attorneys must effectively balance providing legal advice with frequent court appearances, from short hearings to multi-day complex trials. This position also requires the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

This litigation-focused position requires significant time in the court, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively with agency-client representatives and internal support staff teams.

Questions may be directed to Deputy Chief Counsel Joanne Southey at (971) 673-1880.

Application Deadline: 05/12/2022

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Managing Attorney - Hillsboro Office

Oregon Law Center

The managing attorney is responsible for creating and maintaining an excellent legal aid office and will lead the office to achieve justice for the low-income client communities of northwest Oregon. The managing attorney will handle and supervise impact litigation and individual cases, with a significant emphasis on class action lawsuits and other impact cases in state and federal courts. The managing attorney will engage in education and outreach to clients and community groups, and will build positive and effective relationships with community partners. The managing attorney will promote mutual respect, acceptance, and teamwork among a diverse staff, and will challenge and inspire others to achieve positive results and grow professionally. This position offers an exciting opportunity to use leadership skills to make a real difference for the low-income communities of Oregon.

Application: Send resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Monica Goracke, Executive Director, mgoracke@oregonlawcenter.org. Open until filled.

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Assistant Legal Counsel

Deschutes County Legal

ABOUT THE JOB:
This is a general practice position within the Deschutes County Legal Department with primary responsibility for advising and handling all land use matters involving Deschutes County. This position is supervised by Legal Counsel and the successful candidate is expected to carry a caseload of matters assigned by the Legal Counsel and as needed from various county departments on land use and related matters. This position is at-will, serving at the pleasure of the Legal Counsel.

This position is located in Deschutes County and may be eligible for hybrid of in-office/remote work as allowed by policy and approved by the supervisor.

Key Responsibilities:
+ The successful candidate will demonstrate proven experience in the area of Oregon land use.
+ Must possess solid legal research and writing skills, the ability to effectively research and prepare legal documents and legal opinions.
+ Primary duties include all aspects of Oregon land use and planning including staff consultation and direction, preparation of findings and local decisions, preparation of briefs at Land Use Board of Appeals and appellate courts, and conducting oral arguments.
+ Generalized legal work in the fields of municipal and Oregon public entity law.

What You Will Bring:
+ Knowledge of or experience with:
+ State of Oregon civil statutes, rules, administrative orders, and federal rules and regulations, including rules of civil procedure, rules of evidence, rules of appellate procedure, and Land Use Board of Appeals rules.
+ Principles and protocols for the evidentiary gathering of information, documents, records, physical evidence, and other data that may be used in court.
+ Duties, powers, authorities, and limitations of a government Attorney, including rules of professional conduct, and standards for ethical behavior.

Closing 5/8/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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Deputy DA I *Signing Bonus*

Crook County District Attorney's Office

Under the general supervision of the District Attorney and the direct supervision of the Chief Deputy District Attorney the Deputy District Attorney I position represents the State of Oregon as a trial lawyer in the prosecution of criminal actions in Circuit Court. The Deputy District Attorney I will assist the District Attorney in performing all of the functions of the District Attorney, including, but not limited to, arraignments, release hearings, restitution hearings, motion hearings, plea/sentencing hearings, probation and revocation hearings, contempt, juvenile, dependency, and trials.

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Deputy DA II *Signing Bonus*

Crook County District Attorney's Office

Under the general supervision of the District Attorney, and the direct supervision of the Chief Deputy District Attorney, the Deputy District Attorney II represents the State of Oregon in Crook County as a trial lawyer in the prosecution of criminal actions in Circuit Court proceedings. The Deputy District Attorney II prepares criminal, child support, civil forfeiture, juvenile dependency and delinquency cases. The Deputy District Attorney II assists the District Attorney in performing all of the functions of the District Attorney’s office, including, but not limited to arraignments, release hearings, restitution hearings, plea/sentencing hearings, probation and revocation hearings, contempt hearings, mental hearings, juvenile hearings, child support hearings, civil forfeiture proceedings, and jury trials. The District Attorney II typically prosecutes more difficult criminal felony cases and receives less supervision and exercises more discretion and independent judgment than the District Attorney I. The Deputy District Attorney II may work as a lead worker over the Deputy District Attorney I in the absence of the Chief Deputy District Attorney.

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Legal Staff, Employment Department

Oregon Employment Department (EOD)

In this role you will be reviewing contested case hearing records in unemployment insurance benefits cases

for errors of fact and law, draft legally sufficient orders on behalf of the board, advise the board, and facilitate the board's deliberative process.

+ Review contested case records, including hearing transcripts and audio recordings, exhibits, record documents, arguments, and legal memoranda for substantive and procedural issues, including issues of statutory authority, due process, and fundamental fairness.
+ Review petitions for judicial review and briefs, and requests for reconsideration and accompanying arguments, analyze, and advise the board.
+ Monitor amendments to law and policy affecting EAB decisions, including but not limited to appellate opinions, amendments to state and federal statutes, administrative rules, and agency rules and regulations.
+ Determine the material legal and factual issues involved in each case, on a case by case basis, including issues of credibility.
+ Efficiently draft clear, cogent, and legally sufficient proposed final decisions consistent with the applicable law and rules, and consistent with independent judgment and the judgment of the panel deciding the case, based on a comprehensive review and analysis of the hearing record.
+ Participate in a collaborative editing and peer review process with peers and board members.
+ Interact with board members, peers, and parties: Respond to direct substantive and procedural inquiries, written and oral, from board members, coworkers, parties, and party representatives, concerning a variety of issues.

Application Deadline: 04/18/2022

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Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Jamie Troy

State of Oregon Judicial Department: Multnomah County Circuit

Judge Jamie Troy, Multnomah County Circuit Court, is seeking a judicial clerk.

The judicial clerk acts as the courtroom clerk responsible for coordinating courtroom proceedings. The clerk swears in witnesses, operates recording equipment, marks exhibits, completes, and enters numerous forms into the court’s computer system, and ensures the security and order of the courtroom. As Judge Troy serves as a Family Law Judge, the judicial clerk’s workload would encompass several case types, including Domestic Relations, Juvenile Law, Restraining Orders, and Probate cases, among others.

This is a limited duration appointment for one year, with the possibility of renewal. This is a full time position and the work schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The position is eligible for overtime compensation. Occasional after-hours work on short notice is required due to trials and other hearing durations.

Because of the Oregon Judicial Department’s role in providing justice and upholding the rule of law, employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also to maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal lives that could reflect on the Department.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to Judge Troy’s Judicial Assistant, Charli Brown, at Sharlette.E.BROWN@ojd.state.or.us. Veterans claiming a preference must include the military documentation necessary to verify qualification (i.e., DD-214, disability letter, etc.). Position may close without notice, so apply early if you wish to be considered.

Open until Filled

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Full-time Attorney, Public Defense

Multnomah Defenders, Inc.

Full-time attorney for a busy public defense practice.
We are accepting candidates who are currently practicing to begin in April 2022, as well as current law students who anticipate completing the bar during July 2022, for hire in August of 2022. For current law students, permanent position is contingent on passage of the bar.

LOCATION:
This position will be based in the Criminal Defense section in our downtown Portland office. Job requires appearances at Multnomah County Courthouse and occasional jail visits. Some work from home options in light of COVID protocols.

COMPENSATION:
This position is represented by a Bargaining Unit. Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance provided. Generous sick time, vacation time, and annual merit based reviews with raises also provided. Entry level salary begins at $65,287, with increased steps depending on experience and qualifications.

ABOUT THE FIRM:
Multnomah Defenders, Inc. (MDI) is a non-profit public interest law firm established in 1982. Our mission is to provide high quality representation to our clients and to treat every client with dignity and respect. MDI operates with a staff of 50 people, including attorneys, trial assistants, and investigators. MDI lawyers defend adults and juveniles in courts of Oregon in criminal, juvenile, contempt and appellate matters.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Membership in the Oregon State Bar;
Zealous and competent advocate for public defense clients; and
Works well with others collaborating, coordinating, and problem solving.
Felony certification is always preferred, but we will consider an entry level attorney.

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Deputy Director – Central Administrative Office

Central Administrative Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO)

Summary of Responsibilities

The Deputy Director is responsible for program-wide administrative issues including compliance with Legal Services Corporation and other grant requirements; oversight of grant management and reporting; policy development and implementation; project management, including some technology project management; and assistance with collective bargaining and personnel issues. The Deputy Director assists the Executive Director with oversight of LASO’s offices and programs, including training and career development of staff. The position also works with the Director of Finance and other accounting staff on case management system, trust accounts and other issues. The Deputy Director supervises administrative staff in the Central Administrative Office and is part of the Central Office management team. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications
Ten years of legal experience, including at least five years of management experience required, preferably in a nonprofit organization. Familiarity with Legal Services Corporation regulations strongly preferred. Experience working in a union environment preferred. Strong analytical and critical thinking ability, including capacity to quickly master and manage multiple complex projects. The applicant selected for this position must also demonstrate good judgment, the willingness to work as a team, take initiative, and have an overall positive attitude.

Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin on April 11, 2022.

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Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Xiomara Torres

State of Oregon Judicial Department: Multnomah County Circuit

Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and exemplary research and writing skills are required. Preference may be given to those with current Oregon State Bar membership. Preference will be given to eligible veterans.

Requested Skills and Attributes:
• Skill performing research and analysis about a variety of legal topics.
• Skill writing and reporting about a variety of legal questions, topics, and considerations.
• Skill managing time and remaining organized despite changing workload.
• Experience working independently, with minimal supervision.
• Experience exercising a high level of ethical standards and acting with discretion.

Position Description:
Judge Torres, Multnomah County Circuit Court, is seeking a judicial clerk.

The judicial clerk acts as the courtroom clerk responsible for coordinating courtroom proceedings. The clerk swears in witnesses, operates recording equipment, marks exhibits, completes and enters numerous forms into the court’s computer system, and ensures the security and order of the courtroom. As Judge Torres serves as a Family Law Judge, the judicial clerk’s workload would encompass several case types, including Domestic Relations, Juvenile Law, Restraining Orders, and others. When appropriate, duties also include managing juries, preparing jury instructions, maintaining the jury room and supplies, and serving as liaison between jurors, the court and counsel for exhibits, forms, instructions, and questions. The judicial clerk performs significant legal research, prepares bench memoranda, and may draft opinions for the judge.

This is a limited duration appointment for one year, with the possibility of renewal. This is a full time position and the work schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The position is eligible for overtime compensation. Occasional after-hours work on short notice is required due to trials and jury deliberations.

Because of the Oregon Judicial Department’s role in providing justice and upholding the rule of law, employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also to maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal lives that could reflect on the Department.

Open until Filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to Judge Torres’ Judicial Assistant, Kayleigh Livengood, at Kayleigh.E.Livengood@ojd.state.or.us. Veterans claiming a preference must include the military documentation necessary to verify qualification (i.e., DD-214, disability letter, etc.). Position may close without notice, so apply early if you wish to be considered.

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Staff Attorney, Eviction Defense - Salem Regional Office

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Responsibilities
The attorney will handle a housing caseload of clients who have been served residential termination notices or who have active eviction cases filed in justice or circuit court. The attorney will regularly appear in eviction court. Responsibilities include regular review of eviction docket filings and outreach to and collaboration with community-based partners for tenant education. The position will provide representation in Marion and Polk counties.

Qualifications
Oregon State Bar membership. Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable individuals. Good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively. Understanding and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural competency and addressing systemic racism and other forms of oppression. Proficiency in speaking and writing Spanish preferred.

Salary/Benefits
Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. Salary range for attorneys begins at $61K and extends to $100K depending on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; and paid moving expenses.

Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin on April 1, 2022.

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Head Teacher

Volunteers of America - Oregon

The Head Teacher provides leadership and training to staff and volunteers in the drop-in child center for visitors to the courthouse. Additionally, the Head Teacher implements program activities that engages the interest and are developmentally appropriate for the level of the children. Responsibilities also include daily care and education of the children and initiating and providing guidance that fosters positive behavior. This position also requires working in a highly professional manner with program partners and ensures accurate documentation of services provided including monthly reporting.

Compensation: $16.22 - $18.93/hour (Depends on Experience and/or Certifications). Temporarily, due to COVID-19, an additional $2.00 per hour differential will be applied to employee’s base pay while performing work involving in-person interaction with clients. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits! Benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) with automatic 5.5% contribution after 18-months regardless of employee participation, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, and other voluntary benefits and discounts. Generous paid time off plan includes 15 days in the first year, 23 days in the second year, and 26 days in the third year.

Position Close Date: 3/24/22

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Administrative Law Judge - Workers' Compensation Board

Workers' Compensation Board, Dept of Consumer & Business Services

This recruitment will be used to fill two positions.

Our mission...

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.

These positions are with the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB). WCB provides timely and impartial resolution of disputes arising under the Workers' Compensation Law and Oregon Safe Employment Act.

These positions are not represented by a union.


Here’s what you will do:

As a WCB Administrative Law Judge, you will act as independent hearer of evidence, finder of facts, and applier of law to facts found to decide contested cases under the Workers’ Compensation Law and Oregon and Federal Occupational Safety and Health laws. Duties include hearing and deciding prehearing motions; reviewing and approving or denying applications for settlements of disputed and contested matters; presiding over formal hearings and issuing verbal and written decisions and opinions; and providing alternative dispute resolution (mediation) services to parties in contested cases.

For additional information you may contact Kerry Anderson, Administrative Assistant to Presiding Administrative Law Judge Joy M. Dougherty, at Kerry.Anderson@wcb.oregon.gov or 503-934-0104.

Application Deadline: 04/28/2022

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Assistant Legal Counsel

Deschutes County

Deschutes County is accepting applications for an Assistant Legal Counsel. Assignments include but are not limited to legal work in the fields of municipal and Oregon public entity law, contracts and public procurement processes, litigation, tort, labor, land use, tax assessment and collection, construction, real property, and employment law. This position is supervised by Legal Counsel and is expected to demonstrate increasing skills in advising County departments and elected officials on legal matters; and researching and preparing ordinances, contracts, other legal documents and legal opinions.
*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

CLOSING DATE: 03/22/22 11:59 PM

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Term Law Clerk

US District Court, District of Oregon, Portland Division

Judge Youlee Yim You is accepting applications for a term law clerk position beginning on May 2, 2022. The duration of the clerkship is a minimum of one year. The ideal candidate will be available to stay on until August or September 2023.

The law clerk’s primary assignment is conducting research and drafting decisions regarding motions in complex civil cases. The subject matter varies widely and includes any type of civil case that is filed in federal court. The most common motions include motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment; however, the law clerk assists the judge in any matters that arise in the course of litigation, including discovery disputes and jury trials.

Candidates must have exceptional writing skills and a strong interest in civil litigation. Because the case load is high and the subject matter is complex, Judge You seeks candidates who are hard-working, organized, and efficient, and who pursue resources and information on their own. Judge You also seeks candidates who demonstrate curiosity and value diverse perspectives.

Candidates should avoid submitting generic cover letters and instead should explain why they are interested in this particular clerkship.

The application deadline is March 18, 2022. However, Judge You will begin interviewing qualified candidates upon receiving applications. Accordingly, applicants should submit their materials as soon as possible.

All materials must be submitted electronically through OSCAR. For questions, please contact Nick Lauren, nicholas_lauren@ord.uscourts.gov, or Bob Wu, bob_wu@ord.uscourts.gov.

Deadline is March 18, 2022

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