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LAST UPDATED: November 29, 2016

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Our Portland office has a unique opportunity for an attorney with extensive employment law experience to join the firm's expanding practice. We are open to an attorney who will join us as an associate on track toward shareholder with the opportunity to grow their business or as a counsel attorney on an alternative track with a flexible work schedule and the opportunity to work from home on occasion.

Requirements: Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Oregon. During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice. Candidates must have 3-5 years of employment law experience.

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter, resume and transcript to Vanessa Russell at vanessa.russell@ogletreedeakins.com with "PORTLAND ATTORNEY" in the subject line. (11/29/16)

Civil Litigation Attorney
Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP, one of the largest and fastest growing US law firms, has an immediate opening for an attorney to join the civil litigation practice group in our Portland, Oregon office. Experience preferred including:
  • 3-7 years litigation experience; including depositions, motion practice, and oral argument,
  • Tort, product liability, employment law, and commercial litigation experience,
  • Admission to practice in both OR and WA, and
  • Excellent references and academic credentials.

We offer a friendly business-casual environment with competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to chawk@gordonrees.com.

Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani is an equal employment opportunity employer with a nationally recognized commitment to diversity. (11/15/16)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
St. Andrew Legal Clinic is a nonprofit law firm serving the family law needs of low-income families in the Portland metro area since 1979. SALC's services are provided on a sliding scale basis. SALC consists of approximately twenty staff members in two offices (Multnomah County and Washington County) which collectively serve approximately 400 clients annually. SALC currently has an annual operating budget of $1.4 million. During FY 2015, 61% of that budget came from client fees and 39% came from fundraising (consisting of grants, event income, and individual contributions).

SALC's Executive Director's responsibilities will be adjusted to the strengths of the applicant and consist of some blend of the following: organization leadership and management; development/fundraising; and a part-time family law case load (provided the candidate has prior family law experience). This is a full-time position and includes a generous benefits package. Salary to be determined upon experience.

Please send a cover letter and a resume to gcamizzi@salcgroup.org. Please include the words "Executive Director" in the subject line of your email. Submissions will be accepted until November 30, 2016. Click here for additional position details and visit SALC at www.salcgroup.org for more information about the organization. (10/31/16)


Associate Attorney Business and Transactional Lateral
Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP has an opening for an associate attorney with at least three years of transactional experience to join our business practice group. Work assignments may include contract preparation, negotiation, and review; entity formation; acquisition, protection, and disposition of personal and business assets; general business advice and risk-management; intellectual property protections; and complex commercial real estate transactions. Required qualifications include at least three years of relevant experience, strong academic record, outstanding analytical and writing skills, and Oregon Bar membership.  

This is a good opportunity to join a well-established firm with strong roots in the Northwest. With 40 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. 

Qualified applicants should send all required material to humanresources@cosgravelaw.com.
Application material must include:
  • 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 sent in Word or PDF. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. Interviews will be scheduled starting in mid-November. Position is open until filled. (10/21/16)


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. 

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a 5-7 page writing sample to Jill Valentine, Attorney Services Administrator at Jill.Valentine@Bullivant.com. (10/19/16)

The University of Oregon invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Law. The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President and is the academic leader, fundraiser, and chief executive of Oregon Law. The Dean of the School of Law will be an inspiring, broad-minded leader and legal professional with a nimble and dynamic vision for enhancing the excellence of Oregon Law. The Dean will possess a J.D. and an academic record to qualify for tenure. Candidates should have a distinguished record of academic achievements in a core discipline and/or interdisciplinary field and the credentials to warrant appointment as a professor within the School. Candidates should possess demonstrated ability and experience to manage a large, complex budget. In addition to these requirements, the Dean will provide leadership and strategic vision, work well in a collaborative decision-making environment with associates and key constituencies, and have demonstrated organizational and management skills to lead path-breaking legal education.

A full job description can be found at www.wittkieffer.com. Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest may be sent to Werner Boel and Suzanne Teer, the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting the Law School with this search, at OregonLawDean@wittkieffer.com. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. The anticipated starting date for the new dean is July 1, 2017. This position is open until filled.

The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.This position is subject to a criminal background check. (10/17/16)

Insurance Law Attorney
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.

Registered Patent Attorney
Are you a Registered Patent Attorney looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity where you are financially rewarded for your hard work?
Randall | Danskin, PS, a 24 attorney general practice firm in downtown Spokane, WA seeks a Registered Patent Attorney to join its Intellectual Property practice group.

Primary responsibilities will include client counseling for patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and licensing, and the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications in the mechanical, chemical and botanical arts. This candidate will work closely with inventors and developers and must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate must be registered to practice before the USPTO. Three plus years of patent drafting/prosecution and client counseling experience is preferred. Transferrable work is a plus but not required.

Please send a letter of interest, resume and a sample set of drafted claims to inquiries@randalldanskin.com. All inquiries are confidential.

October 6, 2016


Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP has an opening for a legal secretary/assistant. Primary responsibilities will include general drafting and finalizing of legal documents, pleadings and correspondence, and docketing. The position supports a variety of practice areas that may include construction, personal injury, product liability, and other types of civil litigation. Use your versatile skills and experience to handle a wide variety of assignments in a professional, team-oriented work environment.

Qualifications:
  • Substantial civil litigation support experience
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook. Prolaw experience is a plus
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, and proofreading abilities
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time, and multitask effectively
  • Ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team
  • Familiarity with local court rules and e-filing in Oregon and Washington

  • Compensation and Benefits: Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP offers competitive compensation based on your experience and skills, and a generous benefit package including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, 401(k) retirement plan, and more. Cosgrave Vergeer Kester is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants and strive to provide a workplace in which all employees feel included, respected, and valued.

    Qualified applicants should submit the following documents in order to be considered:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Employment application

  • Documents may be sent via email to humanresources@cosgravelaw.com. All documents must be included for consideration.

    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

    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.



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