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LAST UPDATED - July 17, 2014

Vancouver Law Firm

Seeks an attorney with experience in business, banking, tax, real estate planning, and/or creditors' rights to join our 5-person team. Heurlin, Potter is a well-established firm in downtown Vancouver. The ideal candidate will have some experience in one or more of the above fields of practice and be licensed to practice in Washington, and preferably in Oregon as well. We offer flexible compensation opportunities. Please send resumes and letters of interest to Your inquiries will remain confidential.

July 15, 2014

Staff Attorney

The Portland regional office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon is seeking a staff attorney. Full job details in Employment Opportunities at

The Greenbrier Companies

The leading designer and supplier of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe seeks a full-time paralegal with significant experience to assist with documentation and tracking of simple to complex business transactions, litigation management and various other projects, as well as administrative functions. Position requires excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail and deadlines. Full job details under Careers at

July 14, 2014

RFP #012-2014

Special Counsel Services

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) requests multiple proposals from legal firms interested in providing special counsel guidance and representation in regards to the following categories of expertise ("Area of Practice").
  • Environmental / Hydro Licensing
  • Water Rights and Wholesale Water Purchase Agreements
  • Power Supply
  • Power Trading / Risk Management
The intent is to establish agreements with qualified law firms or independent attorneys who will be contractually available to provide these services on as "as needed" basis. EWEB is not guaranteeing any amount of work during the term of this Contract. Contracted Counsel will be assigned cases based upon specific qualifications, contract terms, and availability.

Firms shall submit one proposal package containing a separate questionnaire response for each category they wish to propose services for.

Proposals shall be submitted to Sandra Hahn, Purchasing Office, Roosevelt Operations Center, 4200 Roosevelt Blvd, PO Box 10148, Eugene OR 97402, before 2 p.m. PT August 15, 2014. Proposals will not be accepted after this hour and date.

RFP documents may be obtained from the Purchasing Department by downloading the RFP documents from the EWEB Purchasing website: (proposers must register before obtaining a vendor # to download the RFP document. Go to "Vendor Registration" first and then "Current Solicitations"), or call Sandra Hahn for further information at 541.685.7163.

EWEB reserves the right to waive any or all informalities and irregularities, may cancel the Request for Proposal, and may reject any or all proposals pursuant to EWEB Rule 3-0640.

Dated July 14, 2014
Sandra Hahn Purchasing Analyst

July 9, 2014

Pro Bono Coordinator

Seeking a part-time attorney or a part-time paralegal (.5 FTE) with legal experience to assist in the coordination of pro bono projects in the Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon. Job duties include client intake, volunteer attorney recruitment and mentoring, and daily coordination of pro bono projects. Experience in consumer law, family law and/or elder law preferred. EOE. Full job details in Employment Opportunities at

July 3, 2014

Legal Claims Assistant

The Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund seeks a full-time claims department assistant. The position requires legal and/or insurance experience, advanced computer and MS Office proficiency, as well as strong editing, transcription, proofreading, and grammatical skills. Litigation experience and experience with paperless filing a plus. Must be organized, flexible, and professional. Starting salary range is $37,140-$47,124, depending on experience, plus excellent retirement, health insurance, and other benefits. No telephone calls, please.

Mail or email cover letter and resume to: Jeff Crawford, Director of Administration, Professional Liability Fund, PO Box 231600, Tigard OR 97281-1600, Email: Application deadline: July 21, 2014. Equal Opportunity Employer.

July 2, 2014

Associate Attorney (Downtown Portland)

Associate Attorney needed for medium-size law office. Areas of practice include business, real estate, estate administration, planning and trust. Competitive candidates will be members of the Oregon State Bar, have at least 3+ years' experience practicing in Oregon and bring a portable book of business to merge into our very fast-paced law practice. Being a member of the Washington State Bar is a plus. Must have strong organization and administrative skills, possess excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with a strong work ethic and superior attention to detail. Should have an ability to work as part of a team and share in ideas and strategies, be very dependable and reliable and have the ability of getting along well with staff, clients, opposing counsel and court personnel.

Salary and benefits will depend on experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references and a writing sample via email to Lisa Rowan, Office Administrator for Kivel & Howard LLP at:

July 1, 2014

PLF Claims Attorney

The Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund seeks a full-time claims attorney to join our claims department team. Responsibilities include managing caseload of lawyer professional liability claims and working with the covered attorneys on a broad range of matters involving lawyer professional liability. The position requires OSB membership, five years of Oregon practice experience, proficiency in MS Office, and basic computer skills. Starting salary is $90,000 per year, plus excellent retirement, health insurance, and other benefits. Application deadline July 21, 2014. No telephone calls, Mail or email cover letter and resume to: Jeff Crawford, Director of Administration, Professional Liability Fund, PO Box 231600, Tigard OR 97281-1600. Email: Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant or Senior Assistant Attorney

Deadline to apply: 7/23/15 at 5 p.m. Pacific

Salary: $89,821 - $141,530 annually

This position will be filled at either a Legal Counsel I or II level, depending on experience and qualifications
Assistant Attorney (Legal Counsel I) salary range: $89,821 - $127,585
Senior Assistant Attorney (Legal Counsel II) salary range: $97,610 - $141,530 annually

Metro is recruiting for an attorney to serve primarily as labor and employment legal counsel, at either the Assistant or Senior Assistant Attorney level, depending on experience and qualifications. The Assistant Attorney or Senior Assistant Attorney provides legal services as directed by the Metro Attorney for the Metro Council and the Chief Operating Officer for directors and staff at Metro and at its venues. Works closely with the Human Resources staff. Provides services to the various Metro facilities, including but not limited to the Oregon Zoo, the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission, Portland Centers for the Arts, the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Expo Center. Provides in-house advice and counsel on a variety of legal issues and problems, and represents the agency in court and administrative proceedings.

Minimum Requirements
An active license to practice law in Oregon, graduation from an accredited law school and active membership in the Oregon State Bar association. This is not an entry-level legal position; a minimum of three years' active experience as an attorney is required.

Legal Counsel I
Graduation from an accredited law school and active membership in the Oregon State Bar association, and at least three (3) years working in labor and employment law, or any combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the job. Requires license to practice law in the State of Oregon.

Legal Counsel II
Graduation from an accredited law school and active membership in the Oregon State Bar association, and at least seven (7) years working in labor and employment law, or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job. Requires license to practice law in the State or Oregon.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an AA/EEO Employer.

June 23, 2014

Insurance Coverage Attorney

The Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC is seeking an attorney with at least five years' experience practicing in insurance coverage law to join our Insurance Law Group. This is an exciting opportunity to grow your existing business by joining our nationally-recognized coverage team. Applicants should have strong, demonstrated trial and analytical skills and proven marketing and client development success. This position includes all phases of litigation, including case management, motion practice, discovery, arbitrations, appraisals and trials. It also involves non-litigated insurance coverage work including research, taking EUOs, writing opinion letters and advising insurers obligations with respect to claims and claim-handling. Applicants must be admitted to the Oregon State Bar.

Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample via U.S. Mail or email to Jill Valentine, Attorney Services Administrator, Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC, 300 Pioneer Tower, 800 SW 5th Ave., Portland OR 97204 or email

June 17, 2014

Small Downtown Portland

Business and commercial litigation firm seeks real estate or business associate with 3+ years' experience in commercial real estate transactions and business contract drafting to assist partner with steady real estate, business, and estate planning practice. Clean writing style is essential. Health insurance, parking, and 401(k) offered. Apply by email to, with Blind Box 2014-1 in the email subject line.

May 22, 2014

The Portland Office of Fisher & Phillips LLP

A national labor and employment law firm representing management seeks a mid-level associate with 4+ years of employment litigation experience. Ideal candidate will be a case handling attorney. Excellent academic credentials as well as strong research, writing, and analytical skills are required. Must be admitted in Oregon. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Meredith Bell, Associate Recruiting & Professional Development Coordinator, Fisher & Phillips LLP, via email to

Fisher & Phillips is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation. Equal Employment Opportunity principles also apply to discipline and termination. Our Firm prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in employment based on race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; military service obligations; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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