Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a full-time attorney for its office in Pendleton, Oregon.
BACKGROUND: LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve low-income individuals throughout the state and maintain two specialized programs focused on services to farmworkers and issues impacting Native Americans. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program that is committed to advocacy strategies having the broadest possible impact on client community problems.
Pendleton is ideally situated near national forests, natural wilderness areas and scenic waterways that offer many opportunities for outside recreational activities, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the Pacific Northwest. An historic city that still retains echoes of the old west, Pendleton is located in sunny northeastern Oregon, approximately 3 hours’ drive from Portland and Boise, 250 miles from Seattle, and 45 miles from the college town of Walla Walla, Washington.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied poverty law caseload, emphasizing family law and public benefits.
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent legal skills. LASO has a hiring preference for candidates who are members of the Oregon State Bar, but third year law students are encouraged to apply. Spanish language ability is a plus.
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary based on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Benefits package includes health insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, and up to $2,000 in relocation costs.
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin on April 30, 2020.
Legal Aid Services of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.
Send resume, writing sample, references and letter of interest to:
Arron Guevara, Regional Director
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
No phone calls, please.