Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Pro Bono Coordinator, Staff Attorney

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

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Legal Aid Services of Oregon




Oregon, US

Job posted:

17 June 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.

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.

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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