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LAST UPDATED - April 23, 2014

Supervising Attorney

The Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon is seeking a full-time supervising attorney. LASO is a nonprofit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. Five years of legal experience required. EOE. Closes 5/12/14. Complete job details and application instructions can be found at Employment at lasoregon.org.

April 17, 2014

Family Law Attorney

McKinley Irvin is AV rated and recognized as a Tier 1 firm on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Law Firms." Our 20+ attorneys focus exclusively on complex family law and divorce matters staying on the leading edge of developing sub-specialties including international divorce/child custody and LGBT family law.

For more than 20 years we've dedicated ourselves to our clients, their families and the evolving nature of what it means to be a family. We have locations in the Northwest's major markets including Portland, Seattle and Tacoma.

We're looking for a similarly minded lawyer to join our collegial team in Portland. Competitive candidates will:

  • be a members of the Oregon State Bar and preferably also a member of the Washington State Bar;
  • demonstrate outstanding analytical, writing and oral communication skills;
  • have honed high-level skills in traditional or evolving family law obtained over five or more years of practice;
  • be a proven negotiator and litigator;
  • use sound and practical judgment, think strategically and be capable of establishing a strong "trusted advisor" rapport with clients;
  • show strong commitment to delivering exceptional work on behalf of her/his clients;
  • be positive and approach work with a team oriented world-view;
  • deliver high-touch client service; and,
  • enjoy and have a sense of humor.

Our attorneys manage their caseloads supported by a fully-staffed office including paralegals, document clerks and administrative staff.

We provide a highly competitive salary complemented by aggressive quarterly and annual bonus opportunities. The benefits of working with us include work schedule flexibility and other work/life balance options; profit sharing and a 401(k) plan with matching, payment of bar dues and CLE expenses; excellent health and welfare benefits; career coaching and development support, advanced training, an outstanding group of professionals to work with, scale and stability and professional management.

If you are dedicated to making a difference in the field of family law and want to work along with others who are, we'd like to hear from you. Please send your cover letter, resume, writing examples and three professional references to careers@mckinleyirvin.com. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

Please visit our website mckinleyirvin.com for more information about us.

McKinley Irvin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

Family Law Associate

McKinley Irvin is AV rated and recognized as a Tier 1 firm on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Law Firms." Our 20+ attorneys focus exclusively on complex family law and divorce matters staying on the leading edge of developing sub-specialties including international divorce/child custody and LGBT family law. If you are interested in developing a career in the practice of family law, MI is an excellent place to do it.

For more than 20 years we've dedicated ourselves to our clients, their families and the evolving nature of what it means to be a family. We have locations in the Northwest's major markets including Portland, Seattle and Tacoma.

Our collegial team in Portland is looking for similarly minded lawyers to join us. Competitive candidates will:

  • be a members of the Oregon State Bar and preferably also a member of the Washington State Bar;
  • demonstrate outstanding analytical, writing and oral communication skills;
  • have been developing high-level skills, specifically in family law, for 1-3 years;
  • be committed to developing a career in family law;
  • be a natural negotiator and aspiring litigator;
  • use sound and practical judgment, think strategically and be capable of establishing a strong "trusted advisor" rapport with clients;
  • show strong commitment to delivering exceptional work on behalf of her/his clients;
  • be positive and approach work with a team oriented world-view;
  • deliver high-touch client service; and,
  • enjoy and have a sense of humor.

Our attorneys manage their caseloads supported by a fully-staffed office including paralegals, document clerks and administrative staff.

We provide a highly competitive salary complemented by aggressive quarterly and annual bonus opportunities. The benefits of working with us include work schedule flexibility and other work/life balance options; profit sharing and a 401(k) plan with matching, payment of bar dues and CLE expenses; excellent health and welfare benefits; career coaching and development support, advanced training, an outstanding group of professionals to work with, scale and stability and professional management.

If you are dedicated to making a difference in the field of family law and want to work along with others who are, we'd like to hear from you. Please send your cover letter, resume, writing examples, law school transcript and three professional references to careers@mckinleyirvin.com. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

Please visit our website mckinleyirvin.com for more information about us.

McKinley Irvin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

April 16, 2014

PLF Chief Executive Officer Position

The Professional Liability Fund is seeking a new CEO with a desired start date of August 1, 2014. As an independently managed subdivision of the Oregon State Bar, the PLF has a staff of 50 and annual budget of $28 million. Reporting to the PLF's board, the CEO provides strategic leadership and management for the PLF. Primary responsibilities include policy development, staffing, claims management, budgeting, investments, and cultivating relationships with the PLF's stakeholders. Preference will be given to Oregon lawyers with management and litigation experience. Familiarity with the PLF and knowledge of casualty insurance is desirable, as is claims management and private practice experience.

In addition to the uniquely rewarding nature of the job, we offer excellent benefits, including participation in Oregon PERS. For a complete position profile and instructions on applying, visit the PLF website at www.osbplf.org/CEOsearch. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Estate Planning Attorney

Miller Nash is seeking an experienced trust and estate planning attorney with at least five years' experience in sophisticated estate planning and complex estate administration to join its Portland, Oregon office. The successful candidate is willing to work in a team environment and able to actively maintain positive client relationships. This position is an opportunity to take on a substantial transitioning practice. Some portable book of business would be a plus.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) online at www.millernash.com/careers or by email to MNRecruiting@millernash.com, Attn: Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development. Deadline: May 15, 2014.

April 10, 2014

Family Law Associate Position

Yates, Matthews & Eaton, P.C., an AV-rated Portland firm, seeks an "of counsel" attorney with at least 5-7 years' experience in family law. Favorable terms available. Send resume to Attn: Office Administrator, Cecelia Connolly, cconnolly@yatesmatthews.com. All inquiries will remain strictly confidential.

April 7, 2014

Paralegal - part-time or full-time (www.oregonmetro.gov)

Deadline to apply: April 23, 2014, 5pm, Pacific
Salary: $23.82-32.29 hourly
One part-time position, part or full-time depending on department needs.

The Paralegal provides paralegal assistance to the Metro Attorney, Senior Metro Attorneys, and Assistant Attorneys on (a) matters related to planning, permitting, and obtaining approvals for projects to implement the Metro Parks and Natural Areas levy, with emphasis on state and local land use laws and planning documents, and federal environmental and natural resource regulations; (b) real estate transactions; (c) litigation; and (d) related general legal matters.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree and either a minimum of two years of land use paralegal experience, a law degree, or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with land use permitting knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. Valid driver's license required.

Visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. AA/EEO Employer.

Lateral Attorneys

Tomasi Salyer Baroway is a six-lawyer, dynamic law firm in downtown Portland with a strong commitment to providing excellent services to our financial institution and business clients and to creating a supportive, caring work environment for all employees, while enjoying a balanced life in the Pacific Northwest. We seek two experienced attorneys: (1) a litigation attorney with at least three (3) years' experience (mortgage litigation experience a plus); and (2) a transactional attorney with at least five (5) years of experience drafting loan documentation for lenders (construction loan, tax credit, and bond financing experience a plus). We seek someone who is accomplished, ethical friendly, is a self-starter, and has a desire to work with a collaborative group of successful professionals. We have a harmonious firm, and our greatest assets include teamwork and mutual trust. We are also open to flexible hour arrangements. Interested applicants should each send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to jcharles@tsbnwlaw.com.

Discipline Legal Secretary

The Oregon State Bar is looking for someone to provide admin and legal secretary support for the discipline dept & related programs.

The Bar invites all interested applicants to submit a cover letter and resume. Please visit www.osbar.org/osbcenter/openings.html for job details & information about how to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer

DOJ Seeks Applicants for Attorney in Charge of the Special Litigation Unit

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking applicants for the Attorney in Charge (AIC) of the Special Litigation Unit (SLU) of the Trial Division, based in Portland.

SLU handles some of the most interesting, complex and challenging litigation in the State. SLU lawyers defend state statutes and policies against constitutional challenges in state and federal courts. They also handle class-action lawsuits, elections litigation, and other high-profile or sensitive matters in which the State, its agencies and its employees may be plaintiffs or defendants. In recent years, SLU has successfully handled litigation involving Oregon's Death with Dignity Act in state and federal trial court, has defended free speech challenges to tobacco marketing restrictions, and has represented the State in federal court over the proper management of Oregon's salmon under the Endangered Species Act and Indian treaties. SLU attorneys also aid in the enforcement of Oregon consumer protection laws, including the Unlawful Trade Practices Act and enforcement of regulations regarding charitable organizations.

The Attorney in Charge is currently responsible for managing the work of several attorneys and also carries a significant caseload. This position requires a lawyer with management skills, a strong work ethic and outstanding skills in case analysis, negotiation and courtroom advocacy. Extensive experience with complex litigation is highly desired as well. Applicants must be committed to diversity and professionalism in the workplace

The position will be filled at the Supervising Attorney level (Principal Executive Manager H). Starting salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Salary Range: $90,600-$127,368 annually.

Interested applicants must submit a writing sample suitable for assessing analytical and writing ability, resume, and letter of interest. The letter of interest must reference the position 9994013.

Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on April 18, 2014 and may be mailed to Jill Woods c/o Department of Justice, Human Resources, 1162 Court St., Salem OR 97301, or faxed to 503.373.0367 (secure fax). 

February 27, 2014

Oregon Judicial Department Assistant Legal Counsel Position

Salem, Oregon $71,820 - $116,940 annually, EOE. Looking for contractual expertise with emphasis on information technology and intellectual property. This is continuous recruitment and may close at any time; apply at your earliest opportunity. For a complete job announcement and to apply, visit http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/jobs and select "Paid Positions."









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