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Staff Attorney (Native American Program)

Description: 

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Native American Program (NAPOLS), which is located in Portland. 

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.  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.   

NAPOLS assists income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including with cases related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, estate planning and trust resources, access to benefits, expungement of criminal records, and tribal court cases. NAPOLS also offers community education on a wide range of legal issues. 

Responsibilities 
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload, with an emphasis on Estate Planning and Probate, and for providing other legal services to Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members.  

Salary/Benefits 
Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. The 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.

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: 

Position requires current Oregon State Bar membership, proven interest in and commitment to working in Indian Country, and knowledge of federal, tribal, and state laws impacting tribes and tribal members. Occasional travel throughout Oregon, including some overnight travel, is required. 

To Apply: 

Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin November 18, 2022. 

 

Send resume, letter of interest, a brief writing sample (5 pages or less) and list of 3 professional references to:  

Fabio Apolito, Director 

napolsjobs@lasoregon.org  

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
December 31, 2022
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
4531 SE Belmont Street, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97215
United States
Phone: 503-223-9483