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Staff Attorney (Domestic and Sexual Violence)

Description: 

The Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon is seeking an attorney to serve domestic and sexual violence survivors in Multnomah County. The position is a two-year grant-funded position with the possibility of continued funding for up to five years. This will primarily be a family law caseload with opportunity to expand into other areas of civil litigation as it relates to crime victim rights. LASO staff are currently working entirely remotely. This position will be eligible for a partial remote work option once the office reopens.   

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 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. 

The Portland Regional Office of LASO serves a poverty population of more than 220,000. The office serves Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Sherman and Wasco counties, a diverse service area requiring the ability to work effectively with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. The Portland Office has adopted a race equity agenda to guide its work with clients as well as its internal operations. The office has a strong commitment to building an inclusive, diverse workplace.

The position is funded by Oregon’s State Justice Reinvestment Grant Program and services are restricted to survivors of crime with legal matters that arise in Multnomah County.  

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include conducting trauma-informed intake interviews and representing survivors of crime, including domestic and sexual violence and stalking. The litigation caseload will include protection orders, custody and divorce matters, and other civil legal needs. This attorney is also expected to work closely with community-based organizations as a liaison to LASO for organizations that that serve Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and immigrant communities to receive referrals, identify legal issues important to crime victims, conduct regular trainings and attend outreach events. This position will be primarily based in East Multnomah County.  

Salary/Benefits

Compensation is based on a 35 hour work week. $61,000 - $100,000 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.  

Closing Date

Review of resumes to begin on November 5, 2021.

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.

Requirements: 

Competitive candidates will be bilingual in English and Spanish (or other commonly spoken language of our client populations); have proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income Oregonians, specifically DV/SA survivors; experience providing trauma-informed services to survivors; enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively; as well as a 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 members of the Oregon State Bar. 

To Apply: 

Send resume and letter of interest to:
projobs@lasoregon.org

Information

Submission Deadline: 
November 30, 2021
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
520 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 700
Portland, OR 97204
United States
Phone: (503) 224-4086