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Staff Attorney

Description: 

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 serves the civil legal needs of low-income residents in Marion and Polk counties.

Responsibilities
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload, including family, housing, and public benefits cases. In addition, this position will emphasize representation in the expungement of criminal cases and relief from court fines. The staff attorney will be expected to spend significant time working on cases or projects designed to achieve broad impact upon significant problems in the client community.

Salary/Benefits
Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. $61K - $100K depending on experience. Additional compensation of $3600 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.  

Closing Date
Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin on January 28, 2022

Requirements: 

Zero to five years of legal experience. Oregon State Bar membership is preferred. Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations. 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. 

To Apply: 

Send resume and letter of interest to:
Angelica Vega
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
280 Liberty Street SE
Suite 320
Salem, OR 97301
salemjobs@lasoregon.org

No phone calls, please.

We celebrate diversity
LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities, work background, experience and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
January 28, 2022
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
United States