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Staff Attorney – Salem Regional Office

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. 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 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. 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.

Qualifications
Zero to five years of legal experience. Juris doctor degree required. Proficiency in speaking and writing Spanish required. Oregon State Bar membership 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.

Salary/Benefits
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.

Closing Date
Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin on July 29, 2022.

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

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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