Los Servicios Legales de Oregon (LASO) son un programa de servicios legales eficaces y de alta calidad cuya misión es lograr justicia para las comunidades con bajos ingresos de Oregon.

Los LASO hacen hincapié en las áreas del derecho en las que esas necesidades son mayores y en las que la representación y la defensoría pueden tener el mayor impacto para los residentes vulnerables de Oregon.

Oportunidades de empleo actuales

Los Servicios Legales de Oregon apoyan la decisión de la Corte Suprema de Oregon de otorgar privilegios de diploma a los graduados de facultades de derecho en 2020 y no discriminarán en la contratación de abogados aceptados en el Colegio de Abogados mediante privilegios de diploma.

Los Servicios Legales de Oregon brindan un ambiente laboral de apoyo, desafiante y humanista que es propicio para el crecimiento profesional. Buscamos miembros del personal que estén comprometidos con la justicia para residentes con bajos ingresos de Oregon, dispuestos a trabajar en equipo y que tengan buen criterio, iniciativa y una actitud positiva en general. Los puestos de abogados requieren excelentes conocimientos prácticos jurídico-legales, y la mayoría requieren un interés por los litigios.

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Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a full-time staff attorney with a minimum of 2 years of experience. The attorney in this position teams up with two other pro bono attorneys to help manage multiple pro bono projects and a case catalog for direct referrals on legal issues critical to low-income communities. This position is based in Portland, Oregon, and is eligible for a partial remote work option.

Background
LASO is a non-profit statewide law firm 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 focused on services to farmworkers and on 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 communities. LASO is actively working to build an inclusive organizational culture that centers on racial equity. LASO is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients.

Responsibilities
The attorney in this position is responsible for creating and maintaining excellent relationships with the private bar and helping to operate pro bono projects. The staff attorney/pro bono coordinator will be responsible for conducting client intake, recruiting, and mentoring pro bono attorneys, coordinating the daily operation of pro bono projects and some contract management. The functions of this position will include advising clients on legal matters but will not generally include representing clients. The attorney in this position will work with LASO Regional Offices, including extensive work with the Portland Regional Office of LASO to develop and support pro bono programs statewide.

Qualifications
Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable communities. Enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, strong organization skills, and willingness to work collaboratively. Experience coordinating volunteers, project management and knowledge of family law, DV/SA, elder law, consumer, and expungement law is preferred. The applicant must have strong legal advocacy, writing and communication skills. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural competency and addressing systemic racism and other forms of oppression. LASO has a hiring preference for candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and/or another language and are members of the Oregon State Bar.

Salary/ Benefits
Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. Salary range is $66,200 – 73,700 for 0-5 years’ experience; $75,200 – 81,200 for 6-10 years’ experience and $82,700 – $105,200 for 11-30 years’ experience annually; salaries are determined by relevant work experience and our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Additional $4,300 to $5,700 annually for bilingual ability, depending on proficiency. Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision, and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; and paid moving expenses.

Closing Date
Review of resumes to begin May 10, 2024

Applications
Send resume and letter of interest to: probonojobs@lasoregon.org

As a part of your letter of interest, please address the following: LASO PRO is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients. Please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity.

We celebrate diversity.
LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities, work background, experience and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff attorney for its Farmworker Program. The position can be based in either Hillsboro or Woodburn and is eligible for a partial remote work option.  

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 with the broadest possible impact on client community problems.  LASO is actively working to build an inclusive organizational culture that centers on racial equity. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients.   

The Farmworker Program consists of eight staff, including attorneys and paralegal/outreach workers. The majority of our clients speak Spanish and/or one of the Mesoamerican indigenous languages such as Mixteco.  We emphasize areas of the law that community members tell us are most important to them and where representation and advocacy can achieve long term change. We work together with our clients to overcome the challenges they face including systemic racism, unpaid wages, poor working conditions, unsafe housing, and other forms of discrimination and retaliation for the exercise of their legal rights. We use strategies including community education, legal representation and systemic advocacy. 

Responsibilities 

The staff attorney will work with our team to represent agricultural workers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. The caseload, involving a combination of impact litigation and brief service cases, consists primarily of employment, housing, health and safety, civil rights, unemployment and tax cases. The staff attorney will also be involved in non-litigation advocacy, community education and outreach to agricultural workers and community-based groups.  

Requirements 

We seek applicants who have: 

  • Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for low-income communities and other vulnerable populations 
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural knowledge, cultural humility, and addressing systemic racism and other forms of oppression;  
  • Excellent legal and interpersonal communication skills;  
  • Membership in the Oregon bar, eligibility for reciprocity or a willingness to take the next bar exam; 
  • A high degree of initiative and willingness to work both independently and collaboratively;  
  • Ability to speak, read and write Spanish; 
  • Willingness to flex their work schedule to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed; and 
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle to travel.

Salary/Benefits 

Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. Salary range is $66,200 – 73,700 for 0-5 years’ experience; $75,200 – 81,200 for 6-10 years’ experience and $82,700 – $105,200 for 11-30 years’ experience annually; salaries are determined by relevant work experience and our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Additional compensation of $4,300 to $5,700 is available annually for bilingual ability, depending on proficiency. Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision, and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; and paid moving expenses.  

Closing date 

Position open until filled. Review of Resumes is ongoing.

Applications 

Send resume and letter of interest describing relevant experience: 

Laurie Hoefer, Program Director
farmworkerjobs@lasoregon.org  

Supplemental question 
As a part of your letter of interest, please address the following: 

LASO is committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon. Our client communities include people of color, farmworkers, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, seniors, people with lived experiences of homelessness, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented groups. It is essential to our mission that we also work to create an inclusive and respectful workplace environment in which differences are acknowledged and valued. 

How do you think your personal background and/or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to: (1) serve our diverse client communities effectively, (2) work effectively with colleagues from backgrounds different than your own, (3) acknowledge the systemic barriers that our clients face, and (4) contribute to our efforts to achieve racial justice? Feel free to provide examples and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences in your response. 

If you require reasonable accommodation for a disability during the application/hiring process, please contact Meghan Collins, Director of Administration, at Meghan.Collins@lasoregon.org.  

We celebrate diversity  

LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities, work background, experience and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position.   

The Douglas County office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a full-time attorney to work under a grant that is currently funded through 2025.  The position helps to address housing instability and reduce illegal evictions. The attorney will provide residential eviction defense services to low-income tenants primarily in Douglas County, but also in other parts of Oregon. Responsibilities include tenant rights advice, negotiation with adverse parties, and representation in eviction trials in justice and circuit courts. The position may be based in Douglas County or work remotely from within Oregon.

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 focus on services to farmworkers and on 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 problems faced by our client community. LASO is actively working to build an inclusive organizational culture that centers on equity. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients. 

Responsibilities

The attorney will handle a caseload of housing clients who have active eviction cases filed in court or have been served residential termination notices.  The attorney along with other members of the Eviction Defense Project team also performs regular review of eviction docket filings. The attorney will work with clients using trauma informed principles to address the various needs of clients in culturally appropriate ways regarding the pending or potential eviction. The attorney will regularly appear in eviction court.  

Qualifications

Membership in the Oregon State Bar or currently awaiting results of the Oregon State Bar exam is required. Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income or other marginalized people and a demonstrated understanding and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural competency, and addressing systemic racism are expected. A successful applicant will demonstrate enthusiasm, good judgment, creativity, communication skills, initiative, and ability to work collaboratively. LASO has a hiring preference for candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and/or another language frequently spoken by the communities we serve. 

Salary/Benefits

Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. Salary range is $66,200 – 73,700 for 0-5 years’ experience; $75,200 – 81,200 for 6-10 years’ experience and $82,700 – $105,200 for 11-30 years’ experience annually; salaries are determined by relevant work experience and our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Additional compensation of $4,300 to $5,700 is available annually for bilingual ability, depending on proficiency. Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision, and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; and paid moving expenses.  

Closing Date

Review of resumes is ongoing, open until filled.  

Applications

To apply submit your resume and cover letter to:

Joan Marie Michelsen

Regional Director

rosejobs@lasoregon.org

We will not review applications that are not emailed directly to the above email address.

As a part of your cover letter, please include your OSB number or status awaiting bar exam results, and address the following:

We committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all staff and clients. Please explain how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to: 1) serve our diverse low-income client communities; 2) work and communicate effectively with people from backgrounds different from your own; and 3) support a workplace committed to anti-bias principles.  Feel free to provide examples, and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences, to the extent that you feel comfortable, as you respond to these questions.

If you need any sort of reasonable accommodation for a disability during the application/hiring process, please contact Meghan Collins, Director of Administration, at Meghan.Collins@lasoregon.org.  

We celebrate diversity

LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, sensory, mental, and physical abilities, work background, experience and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position.

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. LASO is actively working to build an inclusive organizational culture that centers on racial equity. LASO is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients.   

The Salem office serves the civil legal needs of low-income residents in Marion and Polk counties. 

Current staff say the Salem Regional Office offers: 

  • Collaborative litigation teams 
  • Close-knit and diverse staff 
  • Positive team building and professional development 
  • Strong support on case handling  
  • Flexible office culture that is supportive of individual interests and work-life balance  
  • Individually tailored supervising  
  • Ample opportunity for court experience and litigation, including administrative, federal, and appellate state court appearances 

Living and Working in Salem, Oregon 

Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, Salem is the state’s capital and a dynamic midsize city. Home to an array of vineyards and annual art and music festival, as well as boasting proximity to skiing, hiking, and the Oregon Coast, Cherry City offers a well-rounded lifestyle. In Marion County, you’ll find tulip and hot air balloon festivals, numerous pumpkin patches, as well as the lovely natural oases of Minto-Brown Island and Silver Falls State Park. The city provides an ideal, family-friendly setting to establish your career and create a lasting home for your family. 

Responsibilities 

The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload, including family, housing, and public benefits cases. The staff attorney will be expected to spend significant time working on cases or projects designed to achieve broad impact on significant problems in the client community. 

Qualifications 

Zero to five years of legal experience. Juris doctor degree required. Proficiency in speaking and writing Spanish required. Oregon State Bar membership preferred. Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively. Understanding of and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural competency, and addressing systemic racism and other forms of oppression.  

Salary/Benefits 

Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week.  Salary range is $66,200 – 73,700 for 0-5 years’ experience; $75,200 – 81,200 for 6-10 years’ experience and $82,700 – $105,200 for 11-30 years’ experience annually; salaries are determined by relevant work experience and our Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Additional $4,300 to $5,700 annually for bilingual ability, depending on proficiency.  Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision, and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; and paid moving expenses. 

Closing Date (rolling until filled) 

Open until filled. This is a re-post.  Review of resumes is ongoing.  

Applications 

Send resume and letter of interest to: salemjobs@lasoregon.org. 

As a part of your letter of interest, please address the following: LASO Salem is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients. How have your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity?

We celebrate diversity  

LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities, work background, experience, and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position. 

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a Regional Director for its Salem office. The Salem Regional Director leads an office of one supervising attorney, five staff attorneys, three support staff and two temporary, grant-funded positions. 
 
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. LASO is actively working to build an inclusive organizational culture that centers on racial equity. LASO is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients.    

The Salem office serves the civil legal needs of low-income residents in Marion and Polk counties.  

Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, Salem is the state’s capital and a dynamic midsize city. Home to an array of vineyards and an annual arts festival as well as boasting proximity to both skiing and the Oregon Coast, Cherry City offers a well-rounded lifestyle. In Marion County, you’ll find tulip and hot air balloon festivals, numerous pumpkin patches, as well as the lovely natural oases of Minto-Brown Island and Silver Falls State Park. The city provides an ideal, family-friendly setting to establish your career and create a lasting home for your family. 

Responsibilities

The Regional Director is responsible for the office’s overall effectiveness. Duties include supervising legal work; mentoring and overseeing the career development of staff; planning and priority setting; grant compliance; budget management; and maintaining good relations within the office and with community organizations and the private bar. The Regional Director also has a small independent caseload and, in that respect, has all the duties of a staff attorney. 

Qualifications 

Five years of legal experience required. Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable clients. Legal aid experience or demonstrable involvement in poverty law issues, such as domestic violence/family law, public benefits, and housing. Substantial litigation experience and excellent legal skills. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to promote community visibility, awareness, and collaboration. Enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural competency and addressing systemic racism and other forms of oppression. LASO has a hiring preference for candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and/or another language and are members of the Oregon State Bar. 

Salary/Benefits 

Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. Salary range is $88,700 – 96,200 for 5-10 years’ experience and $97,700 – $120,200 for 11-30 years’ experience annually; salaries are determined by relevant work experience. An additional $4,300 to $5,700 annually for bilingual ability, depending on proficiency. Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision, and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; and paid moving expenses.  

Closing Date 

This is a repost. Open until filled. Review of resumes is ongoing. 

Applications 

Send resume, references, and letter of interest by email to: 

Jeremy Aliason 
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
|
520 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1130

Portland, OR 97204

centraljobs@lasoregon.org
 

Supplemental question  
Please provide a written response to the following question and submit it as part of your application materials. Limit response to 500 words. 

LASO is committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon. Our client communities include people of color, farmworkers, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, seniors, people with lived experiences of homelessness, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented groups. It is essential to our mission that we also work to create an inclusive and respectful workplace environment in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to: (1) serve our diverse client communities effectively, (2) work effectively with colleagues from backgrounds different than your own, (3) acknowledge the systemic barriers that our clients face, and (4) contribute to our efforts to achieve racial justice? Feel free to provide examples and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences in your response. 

We celebrate diversity 

LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities, work background, experience and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position. 

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Native American Program (NAPOLS), located in Portland.

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.  LASO is actively working to build an inclusive organizational culture that centers on racial equity. LASO is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients. 

NAPOLS assists income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including with cases related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, estate planning and trust resources, access to benefits, expungement of criminal records, and tribal court cases. NAPOLS also offers community education on a wide range of legal issues.

Responsibilities

The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload, with an emphasis on representing eligible Tribe members in tribal, state and federal courts, as well as other legal services to Indian tribes and Native organizations.     

Qualifications

Position requires current Oregon State Bar membership, proven interest in and commitment to working in Indian Country, and knowledge of federal, tribal, and state laws impacting tribes and tribal members. Occasional travel throughout Oregon, including some overnight travel, is required. 

Salary/Benefits

Compensation is based on a 35-hour work week. Salary range is $66,200 – 73,700 for 0-5 years’ experience; $75,200 – 81,200 for 6-10 years’ experience and $82,700 – $105,200 for 11-30 years’ experience annually; salaries are determined by relevant work experience and our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Additional $4,300 to $5,700 annually for bilingual ability, depending on proficiency. Full benefits package including individual and family health, vision, and dental insurance coverage; 6% employer retirement contribution; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; and paid moving expenses.  

Closing Date

Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin April 12, 2024.

Applications

Send resume, letter of interest, a brief writing sample (5 pages or less) and list of 3 professional references to:

Fabio Apolito, Director
napolsjobs@lasoregon.org

As a part of your letter of interest, please address the following:

LASO is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for our staff and clients. How have your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity?

If you require reasonable accommodation for a disability during the application/hiring process, please contact Meghan Collins, Director of Administration, at Meghan.Collins@lasoregon.org

We celebrate diversity

LASO is committed to being an organization that reflects the communities we serve and is diverse in race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental and physical abilities, work background, experience and education. We believe that the outcome of such diversity is our greatest strength and a matter of basic human fairness. It is to this end that we strongly encourage applications from people of color and people from any other underrepresented and historically marginalized group to apply for this position.

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