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0.6 FTE Supervising Attorney for Farmworker Office

Position: Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a Part-time (0.6 FTE) Supervising Attorney for its Hillsboro office. The Hillsboro office represents migrant and seasonal farm, nursery and forestry workers.

Description of Program: LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO has eight regional offices that serve the general low-income population and two specialized statewide programs that provide services to farmworkers and representation on Native American issues. The Farmworker Program includes five attorneys and two paralegals who specialize in representing farmworkers in employment, civil rights, housing, health and tax issues. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program that is committed to advocacy strategies to achieve justice for low-income Oregonians.

The majority of our farmworker clients are Spanish-speaking immigrants. They experience a wide variety of legal problems, including unpaid wages, poor working conditions, unsafe housing, illegal evictions, discrimination and retaliation for the exercise of their legal rights.

Responsibilities: The Supervising Attorney will assist in supervising one staff attorney and a paralegal and will also represent farmworkers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. The case load consists primarily of employment, housing, civil rights and tax cases. The Supervising Attorney will also be involved in community education and outreach to migrant labor camps, which may include occasional overnight travel.

Qualifications: We seek applicants who have a commitment to justice for farmworkers; at least five years legal experience; excellent legal skills including litigation experience; ability to speak and read Spanish; and membership in the Oregon bar or eligibility to obtain membership through reciprocity.

Salary/Benefits: Based on experience. Prorated benefits package for part-time employees including health insurance, 401(k) plan, and vacation leave.

Geographic Location: Hillsboro is located in Washington County, one of Oregon’s leading agricultural producers. An ethnically diverse community of 97,368, Hillsboro is 20 miles west of Portland, accessible by public transportation, and less than two hours’ drive from the scenic Oregon coast and the Cascade Mountains.

Application: Send resume and cover letter by March 1, 2018 to:

Laurie Hoefer, Program Director
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
397 N. First St.
Woodburn, OR 97071
Fax: (503) 981-5292
farmworkerjobs@lasoregon.org

Legal Aid Services of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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