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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.

The Salem office provides advice and representation to low-income residents in Marion and Polk counties.

Responsibilities
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload, including family, housing, public benefits, and employment cases. In addition to serving individual clients, attorneys are expected to spend significant time working on cases or projects designed to achieve broad impact upon significant problems in the client community.

Qualifications
Oregon State Bar membership preferred. 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 part of a team. Spanish language and cultural competency skills a plus.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon Is an Equal Opportunity Employer
LASO is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages persons of color, LGBTQI individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

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

Closing Date
Open until filled.  Review of resumes to begin on March 25, 2020

Applications
Send resume and letter of interest to:
Angelica Vega
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
105 High Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
salemjobs@lasoregon.org

No phone calls, please.

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