Eviction Defense Project Staff Attorney - Multiple Positions

Eugene, OR
Full Time
12-07-2021
Salary: $61,500 - $98,250 Yearly
Description:
Position: Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks multiple staff attorneys to provide civil legal services to low-income clients, specifically residential eviction defense via our newly established Eviction Defense Project. We are hiring in office locations around the state and are flexible on remote work and office placement. All positions are limited-duration of either one-year or two-years, depending on the placement, with possibility for renewal. Each attorney will maintain an active housing caseload and regularly appear in eviction court. Court appearances are expected to be remote, to the extent that the local court maintains remote appearances as an option. The attorneys will work on a new statewide team within legal aid dedicated to eviction defense.

About Us: OLC is a legal services program committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services. OLC does not receive funding from the federal Legal Services Corporation. OLC operates eleven regional offices, a state support unit, legislative advocacy unit, and statewide farmworker program. OLC works closely with Legal Aid Services of Oregon and other partners in Oregon’s coordinated civil legal services delivery system.

Responsibilities: This staff attorney position will handle a housing caseload of clients with active eviction cases. Responsibilities include regular review of eviction docket filings, outreach to and collaboration with community-based partners for tenant education and other resources for tenants. As a result of the pandemic, OLC is currently operating remotely, and depending on the current circumstances, the individual hired for this position may start their employment working remotely.

Requirements:
  • Current Oregon State Bar membership.
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice for low-income communities.
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to manage a caseload.
  • Desire and ability to work successfully as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and guidance from low-income clients and their self-identified priorities and work for solutions within the legal process.
  • Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours to meet the needs of clients.

Preferences:
  • Experience representing tenants in eviction court in Oregon.
  • Experience representing low-income clients.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.

Salary/Benefits: The salary scale ranges from $61,500 to $98,250 and placement on the scale is determined by years of relevant experience. Additional compensation for bilingual ability. Competitive benefits package includes individual and family health, vision and dental insurance coverage, employer retirement contribution, generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and paid moving expenses, among others.

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