Job Posting - Staff Attorney for LASO (Salem)

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney for its Salem office.

Background

LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout the state and two specialized statewide programs provide services to farmworkers and representation on Native American issues.

LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program committed to advocacy strategies that will have a demonstrable effect on community problems.

The Salem office provides advice and representation to low-income residents in Marion and Polk counties.

Responsibilities

The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload, including family, housing, public benefits, and employment cases. In addition to serving individual clients, attorneys are expected to spend significant time working on cases or projects designed to achieve broad impact upon significant problems in the client community.

Qualifications

Current Oregon State Bar membership required. Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Demonstrated enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work as part of a team. Spanish language and cultural competency skills a plus.

Salary/Benefits

Salary based on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits including health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance; employee assistance program; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) plan; and generous leave.

Closing Date

June 29, 2018

Applications

Send resume, references, and letter of interest to:

Angelica Vega
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
105 High Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
salemjobs@lasoregon.org

No phone calls, please.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority applicants encouraged to apply.