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LAST UPDATED: September 23, 2016 

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY:
Jackson Lewis P.C. is a nationwide law firm dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law and related litigation.  With 55 offices and over 800 attorneys, Jackson Lewis is seeking a Litigation Associate Attorney for the Portland, Oregon office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handle employment related claims in litigation and before state and federal enforcement agencies
  • Provide advice and counsel to employers on a wide range of employment laws and regulations
  • Effectively and persuasively write briefs and motions for the benefit of our clients
  • Cultivate productive and effective relationships with clients
  • Argue decisively at court hearings
  • Conduct fact gathering and advantageous depositions
  • Defend properly prepared client representatives at deposition
Skills and Educational Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience, preferably in employment defense litigation
  • Oregon Bar Admission with "active" status required
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, team environment
  • Outstanding academic credentials 

This is a general description of the Duties, Responsibilities and Qualifications required for this position.  Physical, mental, sensory or environmental demands may be referenced in an attempt to communicate the manner in which this position traditionally is performed.  Whenever necessary to provide individuals with disabilities an equal employment opportunity, the Firm will consider reasonable accommodations that might involve varying job requirements and/or changing the way this job is performed, provided that such accommodations do not pose an undue hardship.  
 
Jackson Lewis is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Martha.Tanner@jacksonlewis.com

PLF Claims Attorney Position

The Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund seeks a full-time claims attorney to join our Claims Department team. Responsibilities include managing a caseload of lawyer professional liability claims and working with covered attorneys and outside counsel on a broad range of matters involving lawyer professional liability. Requirements include: OSB membership, five (5) years of private practice experience in the State of Oregon, and proficiency in MS Office applications. Competitive salary, plus excellent retirement, health insurance, and other benefits. Application deadline is October 21, 2016. Applications will not be accepted via telephone calls or inquiries.

Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Jeff Crawford
Email: HR@osbplf.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

September 22, 2016

SAMUELS YOELIN KANTOR LLP, a Portland firm established in 1927 seeks a Trust and Estate associate with an LLM in taxation or estate planning, or CPA, and up to 3 years' experience in business, estate planning or taxation. We offer growth opportunities, a collegial work environment and a full range of benefits. Please send resume and cover letter to Hiring Coordinator, Hiring@SamuelsLaw.com. All inquiries kept confidential. 

INSURANCE COVERAGE ASSOCIATE: The law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC is seeking an attorney with 2-4 years' experience practicing in the area of Insurance law to join our Portland, Oregon office. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our nationally-recognized litigation and insurance coverage team. This position involves all phases of litigation, including case management, motion practice, discovery, arbitrations, appraisals, and trials. It also involves non-litigated insurance coverage work, including research, writing opinion letters, and advising insurers on their obligations with respect to claims and claim-handling.The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in Oregon.
  • 2-4 years of experience practicing in the area of insurance law.>
  • Exceptional legal research and writing skills.
  • Eager to assume responsibility.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample to Jill Valentine, Attorney Services Administrator at Jill.Valentine@Bullivant.com. 

September 9, 2016

Assistant Director: Oregon Law Foundation and Legal Services Programs
The Oregon State Bar is looking to fill the position that will work with the Director to achieve the objectives of the Oregon Law Foundation (OLF) and Legal Services Programs (LSP), and other access to justice initiatives. If this position speaks to your passion and experience, we encourage you to apply.

Please visit www.osbar.org/osbcenter/openings.html for job details. Equal Opportunity Employer.

August 19, 2016

Director of Diversity & Inclusion
The Oregon State Bar is looking to fill the position that will provide leadership and oversight for the OSB's initiatives and programs to advance diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. If this position speaks to your passion and experience, we encourage you to apply.

Please visit http://www.osbar.org/osbcenter/openings.html for job details.

Equal Opportunity Employer

August 16, 2016

Sussman Shank LLP
Is seeking a full-time associate for its Commercial Litigation practice. Applicants should have three to five years of experience in commercial litigation and preferably experience with complex litigation. Outstanding written and oral advocacy skills required, as well as strong academic credentials and an Oregon State Bar membership. Please send resume and cover letter in confidence to Steven T. Seguin, COO. Visit Sussman Shank's website for more information on the firm and its attorneys at www.sussmanshank.com. Equal Opportunity Employer.

August 3, 2016

Experienced Litigation Associate
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP is currently seeking an experienced associate attorney for the practice area of trucking and motor transportation, including cases involving injury and death claims.

The candidate will work closely with partners on matters relation to transportation litigation. Responsibilities include: drafting pleadings; researching, drafting, and arguing motions; appearing at court conferences; preparing discovery requests, responses, and objections; taking and defending depositions; and preparing for and attending mediations and trial. The candidate should have five or more years of relevant litigation experience, including the above-described responsibilities. Strong academic and professional credentials are essential. Oregon bar admission is required. Admission to Washington bar is a plus.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly-regarded, well-established Portland law firm with solid roots in the Northwest. Our 40-attorney firm is dedicated to exceptional responsiveness and highly effective advocacy on behalf of our clients, who range from individuals and small business owners, to national and international corporations. We offer a unique opportunity for professional development in a collegial work environment among several of Oregon's finest trial, appellate, and business lawyers.

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants and strive to provide a workplace in which all employees are included, respected, and valued. Qualified applicants submit each of the following documents through our website:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5-7 pages)
  • Law school transcript

Documents may be uploaded in Word or PDF format on the website. Applications must include all documents for full consideration. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. Interviews will begin the week of August 15th.

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 therightbank.com/careers, 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 http://cosgravelaw.com/careers.

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 humanresources@cosgravelaw.com.

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


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