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Staff Attorney – Pendleton Regional Office

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. 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. 

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 1/2 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, housing law, and public benefits.  The client population is made up of tribal members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Qualifications
Excellent legal skills. LASO has a hiring preference for candidates who are members of the Oregon State Bar and have at least three years’ experience.

Salary/Benefits
Compensation is based on a 35-hour workweek and ranges from $61,000 to $100,000 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.

Closing Date
Open until filled.  Review of resumes is ongoing, beginning April 30.

Applications
Send resume, writing sample, references and letter of interest to:
Arron Guevara, Regional Director
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Email: pendletonjobs@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.

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