Pro Bono Coordinator/Staff Attorney
The Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO-PRO) is seeking a full-time staff attorney with a minimum of 2 years of experience. The attorney in this position collaborates with another pro bono staff attorney to manage the office’s seven pro bono projects and a listserv for direct referrals on issues critical to low-income communities.
The attorney in this position is responsible for creating and maintaining excellent relationships with the private bar and helping to operate the Volunteer Lawyers Project. The staff attorney/pro bono coordinator will be responsible for conducting client intake, recruiting and mentoring pro bono attorneys, coordinating the daily operation of the office’s pro bono projects and some contract management. The functions of this position will include advising clients on legal matters but will not generally include representing clients.
Legal Aid Services of Oregon Is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Portland Regional Office is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages persons of color, LGBTQI individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.
Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively.
Experience coordinating volunteers and knowledge of family law, domestic violence issues, elder law, consumer and bankruptcy law is preferred. The applicant must have strong legal advocacy, writing and communication skills. 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 candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and/or another language and are members of the Oregon State Bar.
For full description and application instructions, please see the job announcement on our site: https://lasoregon.org/employment/item.9361-Pro_Bono_CoordinatorStaff_Attorney_Portland_Regional_Office