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LAST UPDATED: July 27, 2016

July 19, 2016

Pacific Continental Bank
For 17 consecutive years, employees have voted Pacific Continental Bank as one of the top employers to work for in Oregon. Pacific Continental Bank is known for its commitment to its clients, employees and the community.

Pacific Continental Bank is seeking an associate general counsel to join its legal department in Greater Eugene.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal advice and work product to all areas of the bank in support of defined strategies and their implementation. Ability to travel is required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent or coordinate representation by outside counsel, in litigation, administrative proceedings or other legal proceedings.
  • Provide advice to Credit Administration with respect to workouts, liquidations, bankruptcies, collections, foreclosures and other loan-related litigation, and represent or coordinate representation by outside counsel in such matters.
  • Provide support to Loan Operations on matters pertaining to loan transaction documentation, collateral perfection and legal risk.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts on behalf of the Bank and provide support to the vendor management function.

Preferred qualifications:

  • JD degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a practicing attorney in Oregon and/or Washington and preferably in the area of commercial transactions, creditors' rights and corporate law.
  • Admission to the Oregon and/or Washington state and federal bars.
  • Experience with commercial lending law and previous banking experience a plus.
  • Ability to be self-sufficient without support from a legal assistant or paralegal.
  • Effective communication skills with a varied audience, both verbal and written, as well as presentation skills.
  • Possess solid business judgment and creative problem-solving skills.

The position requires a significant amount of time spent on a computer, which requires the ability to make repetitive hand/wrist movements. Additionally, one may sit for extended periods.

We offer an award-winning culture that supports employee development, a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a great benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, sick time, and paid volunteer time, plus a 401(k) plan with a generous profit-share matching program and a variety of training opportunities.

At Pacific Continental Bank, we support each other and our clients by building relationships, living our values and working with HEART. If you want to work for a financial institution that offers a dynamic work environment with an award-winning culture and that is committed to supporting our community, Pacific Continental is THE RIGHT BANK FOR YOU.

To apply, please submit resume and application at, requisition 16-0042.

July 18, 2016

Experienced Litigation Paralegal
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester has an immediate opening for a litigation paralegal to play a significant role in managing a busy litigation practice. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least three successive, full time years of experience as a litigation paralegal. Work may include personal injury, professional and/or premises liability, and construction practice areas.
  • Have experience providing trial support.
  • Be highly organized, with demonstrated ability to efficiently manage discovery, preparation of exhibits for depositions and trial, interview witnesses, schedule witnesses and experts, issue subpoenas, review and summarize medical and employment records.
  • Requires ability to conduct background research using various internet tools, including social media sites.
  • Have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint software. Knowledge of ProLaw desirable.
  • Be an energetic self-starter who is able to prioritize and keep track of details in multiple cases, calendars and deadlines.
  • Be familiar with Oregon and Washington rules.
  • Our office is currently converting to using case management software in the regular course of case management, and any experience with case management programs such as Case Logistix, Relativity, and/or iPro Eclypse a definite plus.

You will work closely with partners and associates to: prepare and respond to discovery requests, including review for privilege, redaction and bates labeling of documents; review and analyze medical records with preparation of comprehensive medical summaries; conduct factual and background investigation through use of internet tools and social media; perform document management and analysis; interview witnesses; and prepare for trial and arbitration. Your excellent written and oral skills, combined with a good sense of humor and intellectual curiosity, will contribute to your success on this busy team. Position requires ability to quickly solve problems as they arise.

Paralegal certification or college degree preferred; equivalent work experience and training may be substituted.

Schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional hours required at times.

If you meet all of the above qualifications, complete an application and upload your resume and cover letter through our website at

We offer a fast paced, team-oriented work environment with competitive compensation, professional development support and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation and more.

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. Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP will provide reasonable accommodation to complete the online application consistent with applicable law. If you require an accommodation, please call 503.323.9000 and ask to speak with the human resources representative or email

Job is open until filled. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

July 11, 2016

Abbott Law Group, P.C.
A small civil litigation firm in downtown Portland with an emphasis on insurance defense and insurance coverage work is seeking a litigation associate with 1-3 years' experience in a civil litigation practice. This attorney will actively assist shareholders in all aspects of litigation and will have the opportunity to develop his or her own client base, and pursue areas of law that are of particular interest to them. Candidates should have excellent analytical, writing and communication skills and be willing to work in a team environment. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Klarice Benn via email at

General Practice Downtown Firm
Seeks experienced (five+ 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

June 16, 2016

Attorney (Portland, OR)
Anglin Flewelling Rasmussen Campbell & Trytten LLP (AFRCT) seeks an attorney for its Portland, Oregon office. AFRCT is a growing law firm with offices in California and Washington that prioritizes a first rate legal product and collegial working environment. Candidates should be admitted to practice in Oregon, and have a minimum of five years of experience in litigation related to representation of financial institutions. Other requirements include a strong academic background, trial experience, excellent writing and analytical skills, a strong work ethic, and an an ability to manage cases independently. Please email a cover letter and resume to Ann T. Marshall at:

June 15, 2016

Litigation Associate
The Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey is seeking an attorney with at least five years of relevant experience in handling cases in the area of products liability, personal and catastrophic injury and asbestos litigation. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our nationally-recognized litigation team. 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.
  • At least three years 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.
  • The ability to handle a file from intake to trial with minimal supervision.
  • 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

June 1, 2016

Sr. Labor Relations Counsel
(This position is available in either Seattle or Phoenix.)
The Air Line Pilots Association, International, the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 52,000 pilots at 30 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Sr. Labor Relations Counsel for our office in SeaTac, Washington or Phoenix, Arizona. Under minimal direct supervision and within the limitations of Association policy, the Sr. Labor Relations Counsel provides assistance to pilot governing bodies and to individual members on all subjects that affect their employment. In coordination with department managers, s/he applies thorough understanding of applicable laws and comprehensive experience in Association policies and procedures to handle an extensive range of complex labor relations assignments, often on short notice, and functions as a labor relations professional. S/he also provides staff assistance in all phases of negotiating agreements. S/he monitors and administers contracts, including spending significant time utilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes to resolve disputes; manages Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) actions against individual pilots; prepares summaries of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Accident/Incident hearings; and, handles all case management functions. S/he actively listens, builds trust, and adapts his/her style and tactics to fit the audience. Travel, significant and, at times, on short notice is required.     

Travel required: usually 25-50%; sporadically 50-75%.

Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Law (LLM), or similar advanced degree from an approved school of law required.
  • Member in good standing of the Bar.
  • Fifteen (15) years of related experience in labor law and litigation. Aviation and/or labor union experience preferred.
  • Experience in collective bargaining, grievance, and arbitration preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff; external contacts; senior legal and aviation professionals; and, pilots.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to organize and coordinate long-term projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and/or solve problems, under time pressure and urgent conditions.
  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) preferred.
  • Experience using online legal research, Westlaw or the equivalent, preferred.
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands:

Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.

Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.

Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally). Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.

Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)

Please apply online at

ALPA offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits, including:

  • 26 days paid vacation and holidays per year;
  • Generous sick and bereavement leave;
  • Generous health care benefits - PPO, two HMO's (where available) and a High Deductible Health Plan which includes coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and/or dependent children;
  • Company-paid premiums for disability and life insurance;
  • $2 for $1 matching 401(k) retirement savings plan; Roth 401k;
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts; and
  • Retiree health plan.

The Air Line Pilots Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Relocation not provided.

Litigation Associate Attorney
Gordon & Rees LLP has an immediate opening for an associate attorney in our Portland, Oregon office. Preferred qualifications include the following:

3-5 years of civil litigation experience in areas that include employment law, products liability commercial litigation, professional liability and/or intellectual property;

Admission to practice in both OR and WA (or qualified to seek reciprocity in WA);

Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills;

Organized and detail-oriented; and

Excellent references and academic credentials.

We offer a friendly, casually professional business environment with competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to

Gordon & Rees is one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country, with a nationally-recognized commitment to diversity and equal opportunity employment opportunities.

May 31, 2016

Construction Litigation Attorney (Portland, OR)
Seifer, Yeats, Zwierzynski & Gragg, LLP is seeking an associate attorney with ideally three to five years of experience for our established Portland law firm. The firm's primary focus is in construction law, but includes all aspects of commercial litigation.

This position involves all phases of litigation and includes legal research, drafting, discovery, file management, motion practice, case development, and court appearances. However, non-litigation matters (contract drafting, contract review, real estate transactions, etc.) will also supplement the associate's workload.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:An excellent academic record, along with effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong legal research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with construction and insurance documents.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and time management skills with the proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • A team player.

We will offer a competitive salary. The compensation package will depend upon experience and skills.  All applications will be treated as confidential.

Interested applicants should forward each of the following items for review: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) writing sample and (4) references, to our Firm Administrator at

Litigation Paralegal (Portland, OR)
Seifer, Yeats, Zwierzynski & Gragg, LLP is seeking a full-time paralegal with ideally three to five years of experience for our established Portland law firm. The firm's primary focus is in construction law, but includes all aspects of commercial litigation.


This position involves all phases of litigation and includes matter intake, document review and production, insurance claim management, case management, trial preparation and general administrative tasks. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of construction litigation experience.
  • Familiarity with construction and insurance documents.
  • A Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal certificate is preferred.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and time management skills with the proven ability to work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • A team player.

We will offer a competitive salary. The compensation package will depend upon experience and skills.  All applications will be treated as confidential.


Interested applicants should forward each of the following items for review: (1) cover letter; (2) resume and (3) references, to our Firm Administrator at

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