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LAST UPDATED: January 12, 2018

Junior-Level Employment Associate
The Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an attorney with a minimum of two years' experience in the areas of employment law for its Portland office. The candidate will have employment litigation experience, with a broad based employment background understanding federal and state employment laws and regulations. This is a great opportunity for a confident, self-motivated person with a desire to build an employment law practice and work in a collegial and jovial environment.
Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, writing skills and references. We prefer candidates with law firm experience, immediately transferable skills, and excellent client relationship and interpersonal skills. Active, in good standing, members of the OSB preferred; will consider members of other state bars depending on circumstances. All replies are confidential.
To apply, please submit your cover letter addressed to Bahareh Samanian, Director of Lawyer Recruiting (; resume; copy of law school transcript; and a brief (5-10 pages) writing sample to our online portal. We would appreciate you specifying where you heard about this position.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website:
We are not accepting third-party recruiter submissions at this time. (1/12/18)

Seeking Proposals from Oregon Attorneys
Oregon Real Estate Forms, LLC (OREF) is an Oregon company in the business of developing and licensing standardized, legally reviewed, up to date real estate transaction forms for reference by Oregon real estate licensees. OREF operates a website at
OREF is seeking proposals from Oregon attorneys for the performance of legal services, on an ongoing, as-requested basis, in connection with OREF's work on improving and developing its real estate forms and associated guidance documents, and on educating OREF's forms licensees on the purpose and use of such forms. The engagement would entail approximately 150 hours per year and attendance and representation at six annual committee meetings in Salem. OREF is looking for an attorney who has:
  • A deep understanding of Oregon's residential real estate law from both a legal perspective and from the perspective of practicing real estate brokers across the state;
  • The ability to write clear, concise, legally sound contract language, and experience with the litigation of real estate transactional disputes;
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and an enthusiasm for working with the real estate brokers on OREF's Forms Committee on the development and improvement of OREF forms;
  • The ability to develop strong relationships with real estate professionals across the state, including with Realtors™, title company attorneys, lenders and appraisers.
  • The ability to work in a timely, prepared manner within agreed-upon budgets and to communicate with OREF's management about legal fees.
  • The ability to provide effective education and training to groups in both personal seminars and in a webinar format.
The response deadline is 1 p.m. on January 25, 2018. Email submissions are acceptable. The leading candidates will be interviewed in early February, 2018. Proposals may be submitted to Lance Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Oregon Real Estate Forms, LLC, 1819 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 156, Portland, Oregon 97201. Phone 503.459.0195, email (1/11/18)

Chief Hearings Officer
Position opens January 8, closes January 29. Salary range $97,989-132,766 per year.
The Chief Hearings Officer acts on behalf of City Council to conduct quasi-judicial administrative hearings and render impartial decisions related to code enforcement, land use, vehicle tows, appeals, and other types of cases.
The Hearings Office is a division of the City Auditor's Office, which provides it administrative support and a neutral base from which to make its decisions, which are subject to appellate review. As an elected official, the Auditor is independent of the Mayor, Commissioners, and City management.
In addition to hearing cases and preparing written decisions, the Chief Hearings Officer manages a small office. The Hearings Office is staffed by two full-time administrative clerks and one part-time Hearings Officer. The Chief Hearings Officer may assign cases to an on-call Hearings Officer under contract to the Auditor's Office when outside assistance is needed to manage caseloads, conflicts, or provide land-use expertise.
The Auditor's Office values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion in delivering public services and everyday interactions in the workplace. The Office encourages candidates with experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply.
Applicants must possess:
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience conducting or participating in quasi-judicial administrative hearings or contested cases
  • A sufficient level of legal training to demonstrate an ability to interpret City Code, City Charter, and state and federal constitutions
  • Knowledge of administrative law, specifically as it relates to the hearings process, rules of evidence, findings of fact, and conclusions of law
  • An ability to follow oral and written arguments, identify key issues, and render findings and determinations based on neutral consideration of the issues, sound legal reasoning, and good judgment
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to edit and correct decisions with limited help from other staff
  • Management skills necessary to oversee the operations of a small office and supervise staff
Graduation from an accredited law school and admission to the State Bar of Oregon is preferred but not required.
To apply, submit a:
  • detailed cover letter with examples that demonstrate how your experience and knowledge meet the qualifications of the position;
  • resume; and
  • legal writing sample suitable for assessing the your analytical and writing ability.
Applicants must submit their cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample through the City of Portland's electronic application system (
These materials will be reviewed to determine if candidates meet the qualifications listed above. To successfully pass the initial screening process, you must ensure that your cover letter addresses each bullet point and includes examples that illustrate your experience and expertise. Only candidates who meet the qualifications will be eligible for an interview.
Your cover letter and resume should be no more than five pages combined. The length of legal writing samples is not limited, but brevity is a plus.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability. You must request a Veteran's Preference in your cover letter AND include a copy of your documentation with your application materials.
This position is covered by Civil Service protections as described in the Auditor's Human Resources Administrative Rules. The Auditor's Office does not use Civil Service exams as a minimum qualification for its positions.
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made in writing in your letter of interest.
For more information about the Auditor's Office: (1/11/18)

Associate Attorney - Business and Transactions Lateral
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP has an opening for an associate attorney with at least four years of transactional experience to join our business practice group. Work assignments may include contract preparation and review, entity formation, related business advice and counsel, and real estate transactions. At least four years of relevant experience is required. Strong academic record, outstanding analytical and writing skills and OSB membership are required.
This is a good opportunity to join a well-established firm with strong roots in the Northwest. With 36 attorneys, the firm is known for its exceptional client service and highly effective advocacy in both the courtroom and the boardroom. Cosgrave's clients range from individuals and small business owners to national and international corporations. We offer a unique opportunity to develop professionally in a collegial working environment among many of the best trial, appellate and business lawyers in Oregon. We welcome and value attorneys with an entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in growing our business.
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants and strive to provide a workplace in which all employees feel included, respected and valued. We offer a full range of benefits and competitive compensation.
Qualified applicants should apply via email to and must include the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5-7 pages)
  • Law school transcript
Applications must include all of the above documents for full consideration. Documents may be uploaded in Word or PDF format on the web site.
All inquiries will be handled confidentially. Interviews will be scheduled starting in mid-January. Position is open until filled. (1/8/18)

Experienced Trusts and Estates Administration Paralegal
Full Time: $65-$75K DOE. We offer good health insurance, Vision, Dental, Alternative Treatment coverage; 401(k) with employer match, profit sharing; generous flexible time off; free parking; your own personal office; welcoming and supportive team members; the opportunity to positively touch the lives of our clients. Our clients consistently express their deep gratitude for how our team has made a difference in their lives.
Although we appreciate all submissions, we will only consider and respond to submissions meeting our minimum requirements:
1.Five years of:
a.Trusts and estate administration experience in a Portland metro area trusts and estates or Elderlaw practice, drafting, proof reading and executing client estate planning packages;
b.Trust funding;
c.Trust distributions;
2.Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility in meeting clients' needs;
3.Most importantly, the ability to fit into our team focused culture.
Qualified applicants should email their cover letter, resume and references to

Business Litigation Associate
The Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC is seeking a highly motivated litigation associate to handle a wide variety of cases in the areas of commercial litigation and transactional work. 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:
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant litigation experience and be admitted to practice in Oregon
  • An exceptional academic record along with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • At least one year of private law firm practice
  • Strong legal research, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills with the proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Transactional drafting experience preferred; Corporate experience a plus
Please send cover letter, resume, transcript and a 5-7 page writing sample to Carol O'Connell at (12/12/17)

Experienced Attorney 5+ Years
General practice downtown firm seeks experienced (5+ years) attorney with portable book of business ambitious for further growth. Superior analytical and verbal skills, competitive spirit, commitment to deadlines and strong work ethic with an entrepreneurial spirit are essential. Send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to: Heather at

Presiding Municipal Court Judge
The Presiding Municipal Court Judge is a full-time position supervised by the City Council. The work requires the exercise of considerable independent, analytical and evaluative judgment. The City of Beaverton's Municipal Court Judges are responsible for applying relevant Supreme Court rules, State statutes, City ordinances, and case law when presiding over bench and jury trials, pre-trial conferences, arraignments, motions and other hearings. Our Municipal Court Judges are responsible for imposing sentences commensurate to offenses and within the parameters allowed by law.
For additional information and to apply, please visit

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