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Supervising Attorney for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic – Portland

Legal Aid Services of Oregon is seeking a full-time supervising attorney for the Portland Office of its Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic provides legal representation to low-income clients on federal and related state tax matters and conducts education and outreach to English as a Second Language communities.

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 two specialized programs focus 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.

Responsibilities
The Supervising Attorney will direct the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and represent low-income clients throughout the state of Oregon in tax matters. Responsibilities will include providing advice to low income taxpayers, advocacy with the IRS, and representation in tax court. The Supervising Attorney will also manage the federal grant through which this position is funded including preparing and filing grant applications and reports, maintain and build a pro bono attorney network and law clerk program, and supervise pro bono attorneys, law clerks and one intake and outreach worker. The Supervising Attorney will also be involved in planning and providing community education and outreach to community groups, including immigrants and English as a Second Language populations.

Qualifications
We seek applicants who have a commitment to justice for low-income persons; excellent legal, project management, and communication skills; and membership in the Oregon bar or willingness to take the next Oregon bar exam. We would prefer but do not require the applicant to have Spanish language ability or another language spoken in the client community and tax or supervisory experience.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon Is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Persons of color, LGBTQI individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary/ Benefits
Salary depends on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits package including health insurance and 401(k) plan.

Closing Date
April 22, 2019

Applications
Send resume and letter of interest to:
Laurie Hoefer, Program Director
397 N. First St.
Woodburn, OR 97071
Fax: (503) 981-5292
taxjobs@lasoregon.org

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