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Staff Attorney - Albany Regional Office

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking an attorney for a full-time position in 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 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 that is committed to advocacy strategies having the broadest possible impact on client community problems.

The Albany Regional Office provides advice and representation to low-income residents in Linn and Benton counties. Located in the Willamette Valley at the confluence of the Calapooia River and the Willamette River in both Linn and Benton counties, just 20 minutes east of Corvallis and about 30 minutes south of Salem. Albany and its immediate surrounding area has a population of approximately 53,000, while Corvallis boast a population of 57,000.

Responsibilities
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload, with focus on domestic violence, public benefits, civil rights, and low-income housing issues. In addition to litigation, duties will include outreach to community groups and travel in the two county area.

Qualifications
Current Oregon State Bar membership required. Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Demonstrated enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work as a team. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required.

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, 401(k) plan, up to $2,000 in relocation costs.

Closing Date
Posting will close on March 8, 2020.

Applications
Send resume and letter of interest to:

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

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