The Central Oregon Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) located in Bend is a seeking full-time staff attorney. The attorney will provide legal services to low-income individuals who present with various poverty law issues, including family law and domestic violence protection orders, housing, public benefits, and employment work.
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 focused on services to farmworkers and on 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. LASO is actively working to build an inclusive organizational culture that centers on racial equity. LASO is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients.
The attorney will handle a varied poverty law caseload of clients. The office is highly interested in applicants who have a passion for family law and trial work, though the successful applicant will be open to working on all types of poverty law matters, and a varied poverty law caseload is expected. The position will provide representation in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. Preference will be given to candidates local to Central Oregon or who are actively looking to move to Central OR.
Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. Salary range for an attorney is $61K - $100K annually 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.
Review of resumes to begin on July 15, 2022.
Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income Oregonians. Enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural competency and addressing systemic racism. Membership in the Oregon State Bar, eligibility for reciprocity or a willingness to take the next bar exam. LASO has a hiring preference for candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and/or another language frequently spoken by the communities we serve.
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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