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Bilingual Legal Assistant/Intake Specialist - Albany Regional Office

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a full-time Bilingual English/Spanish legal assistant/intake specialist for its Albany Regional Office.

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.

The Albany office provides advice and representation to low-income residents of Linn and Benton Counties.

Responsibilities

  • Meet the clerical needs of a busy law office.
  • Provide support for lawyers in preparing, revising and finalizing legal documents.
  • Identify legal issues.
  • Screen and schedule potential clients.
  • Answer incoming calls and assist walk-ins.
  • Provide detailed referral information.
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail.
  • File client documents.
  • Create and destroy client files.
  • Maintain stock of brochures and other self-help legal materials.
  • Other receptionist /office support tasks as needed.

Qualifications
0–4 years of experience preferred.

The position requires excellent people skills, ability to work effectively with trauma survivors, phone, computer, and word processing skills. We are looking for an organized and efficient person with a cheerful ability to deal with complex office procedures and a high volume of clients who may be in crisis and who are usually facing difficult problems.  Applicants must be proficient in Spanish and English and be able to speak Spanish fluently.

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 based on experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Full benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance; employee assistance program; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) plan; and generous leave.

Closing Date
December 31, 2019

Applications
Send cover letter and resume to:

Tomas Hernandez
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
433 SW Fourth Avenue
Albany, OR 97321
AlbanyJobs@lasoregon.org

Legal Aid Services of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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