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LAST UPDATED: October 27, 2017


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 www.governmentjobs.com/careers/beaverton.

Cocaine Use Problems?
Worried about someone who is using cocaine or crack? Worried about your cocaine or crack use? Researchers at CODA are conducting a voluntary research study for adults ages 18 to 65 that is completely confidential. The no-cost treatment may include a placebo. Eligible participants will be compensated. Call CODA Research at 971.235.7686 or email research@codainc.org. (10/27/17)

Senior Litigation Attorney Position, Res Nova Law
Are you looking for a growing, innovative culture where quality teamwork improves clients' lives every day? 
Res Nova Law is a looking for an experienced and motivated litigation attorney to join our growing intellectual property and business law practice. We provide litigation and transactional expertise for matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, business contracts, business formation, business disputes and more. 
Learn more about our firm at www.resnovalaw.com.
Requirements: 
  • JD from an accredited law school, with law review experience preferred 
  • 10+ years of business litigation experience 
  • Significant experience managing multiple cases within tight timeframes and without supervision, with trial experience preferred
  • Significant experience acting as "lead counsel" and taking the lead client relationship role
  • Significant experience with intellectual property law is preferred
  • A technical background and/or registration with U.S. patent bar is preferred, but not required
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong technical skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and efficiently
  • Demonstrated commitment to success in field of expertise
To be considered for the position, you should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) writing sample to jamielynn@resnovalaw.com. (10/11/17)

Commercial Litigation Associate
Black Helterline LLP has a 100-year tradition of providing quality legal services to emerging growth and established Pacific Northwest businesses, individuals, governmental entities and nonprofit institutions.  We are currently seeking an experienced commercial litigation associate to join our growing practice.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
  • 3-5 years of civil litigation experience.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Thorough understanding of litigation procedures and experience with written discovery, law and motion, depositions, and trial preparation.
  • Strong organization and time management skills with the proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment while delivering high-quality work product.
  • Hunger to grow and take full advantage of mentoring opportunities.
  • Interested in building a practice in addition to working with, and supporting, other attorneys in the firm.
The firm offers a collaborative team environment in addition to a competitive compensation and benefit package.  Black Helterline is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome all applicants and are committed to providing an inclusive workplace in which all employees feel respected and valued.

To apply, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and transcript to Jill Valentine, Director of Human Resources at jlv@bhlaw.com.

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 admin@huntpc.com.

Assistant General Counsel 
Prosper Portland, the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland, is currently seeking an Assistant General Counsel. The position supports the General Counsel by providing competent and prompt legal advice and support to the agency and Prosper Portland staff on a broad range of subjects. The Assistant General Counsel must be a transactional expert in commercial real estate and finance, and competent with regard to the public agency laws that are applicable to those subjects. 
How To Apply: Interested parties must submit a resume, cover letter, online application, and answers to the supplemental questions to be considered. Applications are available as a paperless, on-line process at prosperportland.us/for-job-seekers/. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 12, 2017. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted on or before October 30, 2017.

Legal Assistant Position
Insurance defense law firm in Lake Oswego looking for a highly-experienced Legal Assistant to support multiple litigation attorneys. The successful candidate will be tasked with: calendaring and docketing time sensitive matters; creating and managing files; formatting pleadings; producing correspondence; coordinating depositions, arbitration, hearings, and trials; making travel arrangements; court filings; document review; and creating exhibits.
Requirements for consideration include: 5+ years of experience as a Legal Assistant with no less than three years of litigation experience and superior knowledge of Oregon and Washington procedure. The firm offers competitive compensation and benefits package.
Interested applicants should send their resume to Sean Lanz at slanz@bargerlawgrouppc.com.

IP Litigation Associate
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the top law firms serving the needs of businesses in the Pacific Northwest. The firm's attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation services to many of the Northwest's leading companies, from Fortune 500 industry leaders to emerging and privately held businesses. With over 165 attorneys, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the largest Pacific Northwest regional law firms, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Mountain View, CA.
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has an opening in the Portland, OR office for a full time Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in the Intellectual Property practice group. The ideal candidate will have: 
  • 3- 6 years of IP litigation experience with a focus on patent litigation
  • Experience in patent litigation-related research and motion drafting, including claim construction and dispositive motion practice
  • Demonstrated aptitude in managing independent projects within a team environment in a fast-paced litigation practice
  • Experience preparing for and assisting with depositions, and managing discovery
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong client service skills and ethics
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, but with significant independence
  • USPTO admission and a technical background are a plus but are not required; however, the applicant needs to be able to understand and explain complex technologies
  • JD degree from an accredited law school
  • Oregon State Bar preferred but not required
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with competitive salary and benefits.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ‎ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status protected ‎by law.
Candidates should direct their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a writing sample to Will Case, Recruiting Manager at wcase@schwabe.com.

Senior Staff Attorney
The Portland City Auditor is hiring a senior staff attorney to provide legal and policy advice to the Office of the City Auditor. As the sixth elected official in the City of Portland, the Auditor is independent of City Council and accountable only to the public. The Auditor's Office promotes open and accountable government by conducting independent and impartial audits and investigations and providing access to public information. It employs 52 full-time equivalent staff who work in eight divisions.
Recruitment for the position opens September 11, closes September 29 and has a salary range of $95,000-$147,000.   
The senior staff attorney will provide legal advice to the Auditor and division managers on a broad range of issues related to performance auditing, complaint investigations, public records and meetings, lobbying regulations, and police accountability. The attorney will conduct legal and policy research, prepare written opinions, and serve as the Auditor's legal representative in meetings with City officials and outside parties.
This new position reports to and works under the direction of the City Auditor. It requires an experienced attorney with a demonstrated commitment to government accountability and transparency. The successful candidate will have exceptional written and oral advocacy skills; expert research and analytical skills; and a demonstrated ability to take initiative, work collaboratively, and find creative solutions to complex legal and policy issues. 
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. 
To qualify: Candidates should have at least 10 years' legal experience and knowledge of government accountability and transparency matters. They must have a juris doctor degree from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar. Candidates not admitted to the Oregon State Bar at the time of hire must be licensed in Oregon as soon as practicable, preferably within one year of employment. 
To apply, submit a:
  • detailed letter of interest with examples that demonstrate how your experience and knowledge meet the needs of the position; 
  • resume; and
  • writing sample suitable for assessing analytical and writing ability.
Application materials for this position are not accepted through the City's NEOGOV system. Please submit your materials by mail, hand delivery, or email to Auditor's Office, City of Portland, Attn: Hiring Manager, 1221 SW 4th Ave., Room 320 (Room 310 for hand delivery), Portland, OR 97204, auditorsoffice@portlandoregon.gov, 503.823.4079.
Additional information: 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 AND include a copy of your documentation with your application materials.
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: www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/


Senior Attorney
The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is looking for a passionate (and compassionate) lawyer with litigation experience who wants to lead, support and inspire a dedicated team of attorneys providing free legal services to sexual assault survivors. Salary is DOE. Please see the full job description and required qualifications at: www.victimrights.org/career-opportunities. The VRLC is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, women, people with disabilities, and transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals are encouraged to apply. (9/7/17)

Business Practice Probate & Estate Planning - Hybrid Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester seeks an experienced, self-starting hybrid legal assistant/paralegal with excellent communication skills to support our growing probate and estate planning practice.  Competitive candidates will need recent and relevant legal assistant experience. Duties include assisting attorneys with business transactions, estate planning, and federal and state tax forms. Your excellent written and oral communication skills will contribute to your success on this busy team.
The ideal candidate will: 
  • Be a highly organized, self-starter who is able to work independently, keep track of information, deadlines, calendaring and prioritize work flow accordingly.
  • Draft and edit routine correspondence and memoranda.
  • Assist with preparation of tax, probate, corporate and estate planning documents tailored to each individual client. 
  • Experience filing federal and state tax returns.
  • Assist attorneys in managing additional business matters including mergers & acquisitions, and other strategic corporate transactions, including managing due diligence, accessing public records and assisting in the closing of transactions.
  • Have an editor's eye for detail.
  • Quickly identify problems as they arise and work toward resolution.
  • Work closely with your attorneys to support and assist long-standing client relationships.
  • Have frequent contact with clients, court personnel and other professionals and must be able to communicate effectively to the appropriate audience.
  • Provide excellent client service.
  • Work well in teams and thrive under some pressure in our growing business practice group.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of ProLaw and NetDocs desirable. 
Why join us? If you want to be part of an established and growing firm and be part of a close knit team, then this is the place for you!  We offer a fast paced, team-oriented and fun work environment with competitive compensation, professional development support and a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation and more. 
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
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. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. (8/31/17)

Business Practice Probate & Estate Planning Paralegal
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester seeks an experienced, self-starting paralegal with excellent communication skills to support our growing probate and estate planning practice.  Competitive candidates will need recent and relevant paralegal experience. Duties include assisting attorneys with probate matters, estate planning, and estate and trust administration. Your excellent written and oral communication skills will contribute to your success on this busy team.
The ideal candidate will: 
  • Assist with preparation of probate documents and estate planning documents tailored to each individual client. 
  • Be a highly organized, self-starter who is able to work independently, keep track of information, deadlines, and prioritize work flow accordingly.
  • Have an editor's eye for detail.
  • Quickly identify problems as they arise and work toward resolution.
  • Work closely with your attorneys to support and assist long-standing client relationships.
  • Have frequent contact with clients, court personnel and other professionals and must be able to communicate effectively to the appropriate audience.
  • Provide excellent client service.
  • Work well in teams and thrive under some pressure in our growing business practice group.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of ProLaw and NetDocs desirable. 
Why join us? If you want to be part of an established and growing firm and be part of a close knit team, then this is the place for you!  We offer a fast paced, team-oriented and fun work environment with competitive compensation, professional development support and a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation and more. 
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
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.comAll inquiries will be handled confidentially. (8/31/17)

Managing Attorney
GEICO seeks a Managing Attorney for its Portland, OR office. Qualified candidates must be licensed and in good standing with the Oregon State Bar and have 10+ years experience in insurance defense litigation handling cases of significant exposure, including jury trials. Apply at www.geico.com/careers. (8/23/17)





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