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LAST UPDATED: April 27, 2016

April 25, 2016

The Office of Metro Attorney is accepting Proposals for Hearings Officer Services. Metro will use the Hearings Officers on an as-needed, case-by-case basis for solid waste, parks, and miscellaneous matters. Metro is seeking a lawyer with experience in (1) solid waste matters as a Hearings Officer or as an attorney representing a client in solid waste; (2) park or natural area rule enforcement or exclusions; or (2) contested case hearings procedures in at least one other area of the law, including but not limited to code enforcement proceedings, personnel matters, or other civil proceedings. For further information please email legal assistant Lisa Hefty at Proposals are due by May 12, 2016. Metro Solicitation No. 3162.

April 13, 2016

Bier Family Law Seeks Associate Attorney
With minimum two years' family law experience. Please send cover letter and resume to

Assistant Disciplinary Counsel - Investigation
The Oregon State Bar is looking for someone to provide counsel in the evaluation, investigation and negotiated resolution of ethics complaints made against Oregon lawyers. Please visit for job details. Equal Opportunity Employer.

April 12, 2016

Portland, OR - Open April 4, 2016

The Campaign for Equal Justice seeks an Executive Director. The Campaign is a nonprofit
organization that supports Oregon's statewide civil legal aid programs. The Campaign takes a
multifaceted approach to building resources for legal aid that includes an annual fundraising
campaign directed to Oregon attorneys, public relations and communications, education and outreach,
working with partners to increase state and federal support, and event management. The Executive
Director is responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day operations of the organization,
including financial management.

BACKGROUND: The Campaign for Equal Justice works in close cooperation with Oregon legal aid program
directors, the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon Law Foundation, and the courts toward a common goal of
increasing access to justice for the poor in Oregon. Since its inception in 1991, the Campaign has
raised over $25 million dollars directly through its annual fund drive, and also works with
partners to help increase state and federal funding for legal aid, foundation support, and building
an endowment.

The Campaign works to educate lawyers and the public about the larger issues of access to justice
in democracy and the great need for legal aid funding. The Campaign works with legal aid programs
and partners to compile information about statewide access to justice, including client stories as
an important piece of this communications strategy. The Campaign also supports grassroots lobbying
efforts to increase government support for legal aid.

RESPONSIBILITIES: CEJ's Executive Director manages all of the Campaign's activities. The Director
works in concert with CEJ's Board, Advisory Committee, and volunteers. The Campaign's office is in
downtown Portland, and some travel is required.

The Executive Director directs the Campaign's communication strategy. Events include the annual
fund campaign for Oregon lawyers; the annual awards lunch, a major event with high profile keynote
speakers; regional educational events held each year throughout the state; donor appreciation
receptions and events; and legal aid open houses, which are held periodically to set the stage for
important legislative action and strengthening ties to the legal community. The Campaign has an
active website and is engaged in social media. The Director will also supervise a staff of three
to five employees.

QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctor or Masters degree in non-profit management or related field is
preferred. Strong communication and management skills; knowledge of legal services to the poor;
fundraising experience and experience in working with legislative bodies are a plus. Prior work
with the Oregon legal community is not required, but is preferred.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Based on experience. Benefits.


APPLICATIONS: Send resume, references and letter of interest to: Gerry Gaydos, Gaydos Churnside &
Balthrop PC, 440 E Broadway, Ste 300, Eugene OR 97401


Attorney - Healthcare
Sussman Shank LLP, a mid-sized, full-service law firm in Portland, Oregon, has an immediate opening in its Healthcare Practice Group for a health law attorney with a minimum of five years of experience advising healthcare providers on a full range of transactional and regulatory health law issues, including: physicians and group practices, the Stark and Anti-Kickback statutes, reimbursement including private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA; compliance issues; and contract drafting and review; as well as general corporate matters. An ideal candidate has the capacity for, and shows dedication to, business and practice development. A portable book of business is preferred.

Please address cover letters and resumes to our Chief Operating Officer, Steven T. Seguin. Visit Sussman Shank's website for information on the firm and its attorneys at

Competitive Benefits and Compensation.

Ranked one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon.


Attorney - Estate/Tax
Sussman Shank LLP, a mid-sized, full-service law firm in Portland, Oregon, has an immediate opening in its business practice group for a motivated tax lawyer who focuses his or her practice in estate planning, closely-held business planning, gift and estate tax, trust and estate administration, and charitable gift planning. The position requires strong academic credentials and excellent written and oral communication skills. An ideal candidate has completed an LLM program in tax (or has comparable tax experience), has experience working directly with high-net-worth clients, and has the capacity for and shows dedication to business and practice development.

Please address cover letters and resumes to our Chief Operating Officer, Steven T. Seguin. Visit Sussman Shank's website for information on the firm and its attorneys at

Competitive Benefits and Compensation.

Ranked one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon.


PLF Practice Management Advisor and Project Manager
The Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund is hiring a full-time practice management advisor to educate attorneys and law office staff on law office systems and to lead a variety of practice management projects

The position requires diverse skills, including experience with law office systems and management; initiative; the ability to relate to and teach lawyers and law office staff of all generations; a high level of experience with technology (hardware, software, the cloud, and social media); and excellent communication, writing, proofing, and speaking skills. Preferred candidates will have five years of experience practicing law and will have experience managing a law practice, marketing, creating and editing content for websites or blogs, and familiarity with EAP programs. The position requires travel throughout Oregon, with office base in Tigard. For more detailed information, go to, About PLF, Job Opportunities.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Barbara S. Fishleder, Professional Liability Fund, Director of Personal and Practice Management Assistance,, with the subject line: PMA position - (your name). AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

April 7, 2016

Staff Attorney - Small Business Legal Clinic
Located in downtown Portland, the Small Business Legal Clinic's (SBLC) mission is: (1) to provide free or sliding-scale business transactional legal assistance to small and emerging businesses, primarily those owned by low-income women, minorities, or recent immigrants; and (2) to provide law students with hands-on experience in the practice of business transactional law, and to instill in them the importance of providing pro bono legal services to the community.

The Staff Attorney will be part of the legal team at the SBLC. Legal work will focus on providing business transactional legal services to small and emerging businesses and nonprofit corporations and cooperatives.

The starting salary is competitive with other public interest organizations and may be adjusted depending on experience, with excellent benefits. To apply, please send resume, brief recent writing sample, and list of references to Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland OR 97219, to the attention of Steve Goebel. No phone calls please. Lewis & Clark is an equal opportunity employer and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates.

Active member of the Oregon State Bar with a minimum of five years of experience with business law transactions.

Must successfully pass a criminal history check, which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Deadline for submission is June 13, 2016. For more information on the Small Business Legal Clinic, please visit our website at

April 4, 2016

Family Law Firm
Hiring an associate, with three to five years of experience. Please send cover letter and resume to

March 29, 2016

Greene & Markley P.C.
Seeking two to three experienced attorneys for lateral move into an established commercial firm, with excellent opportunity to participate in professional growth and increased earnings.

Qualified candidates will have existing practice, be entrepreneurial and energetic, with a deep commitment to client service and quality work.

Contact Ward Greene - email; Telephone 503.295.2668.

March 24, 2016

Associate Attorney (Portland, OR)
We are seeking an associate with two+ years of experience for our established East Portland law firm. Candidates must be current members of the Oregon State Bar. Washington State Bar membership is desired. Prior litigation experience is strongly preferred, but judicial clerkships, or related experience, may be considered.

You must be professional, competitive, a powerful communicator, a team player, detail oriented, and an excellent legal writer. Fast paced, litigation-based practice emphasizes landlord/tenant law, but includes all aspects of civil litigation (e.g., family law, personal injury, real estate disputes, probate disputes, etc.). Non-litigation matters (estate planning, real estate transactions, etc.) may supplement the associate's workload.

Associates are responsible for research, investigations, document creation, motion practice, case development and a variety of court appearances.

We will offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The compensation package will depend upon experience and skills.

Applicants must email all of the following items, in order to be considered for this position: (1) resume; (2) cover letter; (3) writing samples; (4) references; and (5) salary expectation, to with Blind Box 2016-3 in the email subject line.

March 21, 2016

The Portland Office of Bullivant Houser Bailey
Is seeking a highly motivated casualty litigation associate with three to five years of relevant experience to handle cases in the area of products liability defense, personal and catastrophic injury litigation and commercial litigation. This position involves all phases of litigation and includes drafting pleadings and discovery, managing files, and handling hearings, depositions, arbitrations and trials. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • An exceptional academic record along with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong legal research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess strong organization and time management skills with the proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to handle a file from intake to trial with minimal supervision.
  • A willingness and desire to engage in business development activities.

Applicants must be admitted to practice in Oregon.

No outside recruiters, please.

Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a 5-7 page writing sample to Jill Valentine, Attorney Services Administrator, at

March 16, 2016

Senior Commercial Counsel
Position reports to Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

Responsibilities of the Senior Counsel

  • With the Deputy General Counsel and other members of the legal department, counseling on strategic and major business initiatives and decisions of importance to the Company and, as appropriate, contributing to the corporate strategy planning process.
  • Overseeing the contracting process within the designated business segments and regions. Negotiate and structure contracts and licensing agreements, supplier agreements, NDAs and other commercial agreements with support from other Company groups.
  • Assist with legal integration of acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other possible investments.
  • Advising local corporate officers and managers of corporate legal responsibilities.
  • Assist with oversight of regulatory compliance within designated regions.
  • Protecting the Company's IP portfolio within designated regions to include patents, IP licensing and IP due diligence.
  • Provide alternative solutions to minimize liability while achieving business goals such as monetizing through licensing deals.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters.
Required Education and Licensure
  • BA or BS. JD from an accredited law school. Strong academic performance.
  • Licensed to practice law in the United States.

Required Skills and Experience

  • An experienced in-house attorney, with the legal background and interpersonal skills sufficient to function as a key individual contributor.
  • 8-10 years in-house experience with a technology-oriented public company.
  • Significant experience in national law firm environment a plus.
  • Strong, practical experience with commercial and corporate contracts of all types.
  • Broad experience in intellectual property law, including patent law, licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence.
  • Experience with all legal aspects of M&A and direct investment transactions a plus.

Required Personality Traits/Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills; a succinct verbal and written communication style. Good listener.
  • Excellent judgment and negotiation skills. Pragmatism coupled with creativity, common sense, and a sense of humor. Humility and integrity.
  • A bias for action, strategically proactive, dynamic and personable.
  • An intense commitment to the Company's mission and the maturity and grounded temperament to weather the accelerated drive to see the product established.
  • Entrepreneurial zeal balanced by broad but rigorous business and legal judgment; tolerance for ambiguity; decisive; able to prioritize.
  • Ability to manage up, down, and work well with peers; ability to push back without alienating others.
  • Team orientation; collaboration skills; hands-on approach.

Interested applicants are asked to please send a cover and resume to Bonny Hannah in Human Resources at FLIR,

Associate Attorney
Hiefield Foster & Glascock LLP is seeking an experienced associate attorney. Our six-lawyer firm handles primarily personal injury, insurance defense matters. We arbitrate and try a large number of cases, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Admitted in OR; WA a plus
  • 2-5 years' civil litigation experience, including depositions, arbitrations and trials; preference given for PI experience
  • Exceptional legal research and writing skills
  • Experience with reporting to clients, including insurance companies
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, work independently and efficiently and produce quality, timely work product
  • A strong work ethic.

Please send application materials, including resume, writing sample, and references, attention Jennifer Street, hiring principal, via email to; HFG is an equal opportunity employer.

March 9, 2016

Experienced Sole Practitioner Seeks Of Counsel Relationship
With emphasis on business, real estate and IP litigation/transactions desires to establish of counsel relationship with law firm. Ultimate goal is to transition clients to firm in the future. Ideal firm with have compatible practice areas and be able to provide litigation support from discovery issues to second chair at trial. Submit replies via email to with Blind Box 2016-2 in the memo line.

March 7, 2016

Holtey Law
A downtown-based family law firm is seeking an associate attorney with 1-2 years of experience. Oregon State Bar membership and strong interest in family law required. Qualified applicants should submit the following documents: cover letter, resume, and writing sample (5-10 pages to Adam Angert, Office Manager,

Insurance Coverage Associate
The Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC is seeking an attorney with at least three years' experience practicing in the area of insurance law to join our Portland, Oregon office. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our nationally-recognized litigation and insurance coverage team. This position involves all phases of litigation, including case management, motion practice, discovery, arbitrations, appraisals, and trials. It also involves non-litigated insurance coverage work, including research, writing opinion letters, and advising insurers on their obligations with respect to claims and claim-handling.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in Oregon.
  • 3 years of experience practicing in the area of insurance law.
  • Exceptional legal research and writing skills.
  • Eager to assume responsibility.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample to Jill Valentine, Attorney Services Administrator at

No outside recruiters please.

Supervising Attorney
Legal Aid Services of Oregon Hillsboro farmworker office seeks a part-time Supervising Attorney. Spanish, five years' experience, and OSB membership, Prorated benefits, salary DOE. Details.

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