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LAST UPDATED - July 27, 2015

Midlevel Litigation Associate - Portland, Oregon
The Portland, Oregon office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn is seeking a full-time associate with at least two years of experience in general commercial litigation. The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills, dedicated client-service focus, and a willingness to learn and work in a team environment. Membership with the Oregon State Bar is preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and writing sample by email to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at mnrecruiting@millernash.com. No outside recruiters, please.

Deadline: August 24, 2015.

July 22, 2015

Mersereau Shannon
Litigation department seeking a two to five year associate. The position involves all phases of litigation including case management, writing opinion letters and briefs, research, motion practice, discovery, depositions and trials. Qualified candidates will have exceptional legal research and writing skills, be ready to assume responsibility, have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently and efficiently. Relevant experience, a strong academic background and Oregon bar required. Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript and references to Laurie Suran at lsuran@mershanlaw.com.

July 20, 2015

Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP
A 10-attorney firm in downtown Portland is seeking a real estate/business associate with 5+ years of practice in commercial real estate sales and leases, business transactions, and contracts. Solid writing skills are required, along with a cheerful attitude and strong work ethic. Send a short cover letter with resume and writing sample to our office manager, Marisa Martin, marisa@farlawfirm.com.

Partner - Employment Litigation (Plaintiff's Side)
HKM Employment Attorneys LLP is a growing plaintiff's side employment litigation law firm with offices in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Denver (www.hkm.com). We have an immediate opening for the Managing Partner in our Portland office.

The Managing Partner represents individuals in employment litigation cases, and will also run and grow the Portland office.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated litigation success, with at least 5+ years of litigation experience. Although employment litigation experience is preferred, it is not required.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, with significant bonus opportunities. For consideration, please submit your resume and anything else you would like us to review at hkmjobs@yahoo.com. Also, please put your LAST NAME and "Portland Partner" in the subject line of the email.

July 2, 2015

Assistant or Senior Assistant Attorney
Office of Metro Attorney. Metro is recruiting for a business attorney for the agency at either the Assistant or Senior Assistant Attorney level, depending on experience and qualifications. The Assistant or Senior Assistant Attorney provides legal services as directed by the metro Attorney for the Metro Council, the Chief Operating Officer, and staff at Metro. The attorney in this position will primarily work with Metro solid waste operations staff on items including complex contract review and negotiation, regulatory advice, and environmental matters. The attorney will also provide advice and counsel on a variety of legal issues related to public contracting and general government law. Please apply before 8/15 for priority consideration. To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. EEO/AA

June 29, 2015

Attorney
Disability Rights Oregon seeks entry-level attorney to help promote and defend the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. Responsibilities: represent individuals in the Oregon State Hospital in administrative law hearings that determine their capacity to give informed consent for medication; review guardianship filings and provide legal services and assistance to proposed protected persons. For information: www.droregon.org/about-us/employment.

June 25, 2015

Landerholm, P.S.
A 23-attorney firm located in Vancouver, Washington, is seeking an employment attorney. We are looking for an individual with at least five years of increasing responsibility practicing in the area of employment law.

This attorney will be a member of our ever-expanding business department, in a position which offers significant growth opportunities. Please see the job description for this position at our website, www.landerholm.com.

Resumes may be sent to clientservices@landerholm.com.

June 24, 2015

Williams Kastner
Is seeking an attorney with at least five years' experience in products and tort liability (including asbestos) defense litigation in its Portland, Oregon office. Applicants should be motivated, hard-working individuals with a strong academic background. Applicants should also have excellent communication and organizational skills. Applicants must be very familiar with discovery and other aspects of the litigation process and expect to be given major client and case responsibility as soon as possible. Experience in defense litigation is required. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Oregon. Qualified applicants should send their resume, writing sample and copy of law school transcript to Patti Christiansen, Recruiting Manager, Williams Kastner, 601 Union St #4100, Seattle WA 98101 or pchristiansen@williamskastner.com.

Employment/Labor Law Attorney
Jordan Ramis is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial attorney to join our employment team to help serve our business clients' employment and labor law needs, as well as to actively develop a larger practice in this area of law. For additional job requirements and to find out how to apply, visit: http://jordanramis.com/about-us/careers.html.

June 18, 2015

Regulatory Services Coordinator
The Oregon State Bar seeks someone to coordinate Bar services & provide support for regulatory programs.

The Bar invites all interested applicants to review job details & information about how to apply at http://www.osbar.org/osbcenter/openings.html.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

June 11, 2015

Associate Attorney - Corporate - Job #A20150602
The Portland office of Perkins Coie is seeking an associate with a minimum of tow years' legal experience to join its business practice. Required for consideration are at least two years of relevant legal experience, strong academic credentials, excellent references, and superb written and oral communication skills. Interested candidates with three or more years of experience are also highly recommended to apply. Significant writing experience and superior interpersonal and communication skills are preferred. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a potential for developing client and referral relationships. Successful candidates will also need to demonstrate an attention to detail and the ability to work well in a team environment. Our business group focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, emerging companies and venture capital, private equity, financial transactions and restructurings, and general corporate counseling of companies at all stages of development. This is an excellent opportunity to join a very collegial working environment and to work closely with experienced practitioners on a national level.

To apply, please visit our website at www.perkinscoie.com/A20150602 and submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, references, and a brief writing sample.

June 10, 2015

Vice President and General Counsel to the University
The University of Oregon (UO) seeks applications for Vice President and General Counsel to the University. The Vice President and General Counsel to the University (VPGC) is the chief legal officer for the University of Oregon, a senior advisor to the President of the University (President), and an officer of the university. The VPGC will be responsible for managing the university's legal affairs, overseeing the office's provision of legal services to the university (including oversight of the Office of the General Counsel and the provision of any outside legal services), overseeing the Office of Public Records, and overseeing records retention and related services. As a member of the president's senior leadership team, the VPGC will work closely with the president and other executive officers on a wide array of matters of legal import to the institution. In addition, the VPGC will work closely with university units, programs (e.g. student government), and employees.

As one of the university's four named officers, the VPGC reports to the president, but also has an obligation to the UO's governing body - the Board of Trustees (Board). This dual reporting relationship, new since an institutional governing board took control in July 2014, requires a keen awareness of institutional obligations and the nuances of independent governance.

As the chief legal advisor to the President and the Board, the VPGC will need to be familiar with aspects of law impacting a comprehensive public research institution and must be able to navigate complex environments with intellect and pragmatism. The VPGC must be able to provide support as the president and senior leaders execute university initiatives.

The VPGC will also serve as a senior advisor to the president on a variety of non-legal matters and will work closely with government and community relations staff with respect to existing and emerging higher education legislation.

This position will be serving an increasingly culturally diverse community. Candidates who share our commitment to diversity, and who have the ability to build understanding and resolve conflict across cultural and other differences are particularly encouraged to apply. The finalist for this position will be required to complete a criminal background check. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by June 26, 2015; this position will remain open until filled. For complete information on the job description, qualifications, and application process, please see posting #15212 on the UO Human Resources webpage: http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs. EO/AA/Veteran/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.


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