Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Pro Bono Coordinator

Pro Bono Coordinator
Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking a full-time staff attorney with a minimum of 2 years of experience.

At a glance

Organisation:

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Type:

Full-time

Location:

Oregon, US

Job posted:

14 May 2024

Application deadline:

21 May 2024


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.

Key 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.

The Successful Candidate

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.

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