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LAST UPDATED: July 13, 2018

Asst GC & Client Assistance Office Attorney
The Oregon State Bar is looking for someone to respond to inquiries concerning the conduct of attorneys and determine appropriate initial disposition for those inquiries.
Please visit www.osbar.org/osbcenter/openings.html for job details.
Equal Opportunity Employer.  (7/13/18)

Associate Attorney - Family Law
Small, busy Portland family law firm seeks enthusiastic associate. Friendly, supportive work environment. Two to five years relevant experience preferred. Email letter/resume to mark@kramer-associates.com or fax letter/resume, attn: Jamie: 503.274.4774. (6/29/18)

Gearing, Rackner & McGrath
We are an established and respected domestic relations law firm located in downtown Portland, Oregon. We are accepting applications for an open position as an associate attorney. All applications will be kept confidential.
The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of attorney experience in family law or other civil litigation. Preference will be given for candidates with family law experience. Applicants must be licensed in Oregon with no disciplinary history. A Washington bar license is a plus.
We offer a competitive wage and benefits program including paid time off, medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plus match, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid parking.
Primary responsibilities:
  • Highly proficient in legal research and writing; drafts legal memoranda and pleadings with keen attention to detail.
  • Provides legal support and case management for complex and high-asset divorce cases; works closely with supervising attorneys, clients and legal assistants.
  • Manages discovery on complex and high-asset cases without extensive supervision from another attorney.
  • Demonstrates desire and ability to manage lower-level cases without the supervision of another attorney.
  • Keeps cases on track with organized files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; confirming case status with legal assistants and communicating regularly with clients and supervising attorneys.
  • Prepares for trial proceedings by working with legal assistant and supervising attorney in organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; ensuring that witnesses are ready/prepared when needed.
  • Attends business-development and networking functions.
Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to tonya.clerkley@grmfamilylaw.com. Additional materials may be requested before or after interviews. (6/26/18)

Administrative Assistant
The Oregon State Bar is looking for someone to provide part-time administrative & financial support for the Oregon Law Foundation and for Legal Services Programs. 
Please visit www.osbar.org/osbcenter/openings.html for job details.
Equal Opportunity Employer. (6/15/18)

Associate Attorney
Farleigh Wada Witt, a mid-sized AV-rated firm located in downtown Portland, is seeking an associate attorney with an interest in business law and estate planning/probate/trust administration.
We are looking for candidates with 2-plus years' relevant experience, the proficiency to offer practical solutions to clients, the ability to manage multiple projects efficiently, impressive writing and speaking skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset.
We work hard on a variety of interesting projects, but we also have a culture that encourages outside interests and balance.
Farleigh Wada Witt is proud of its commitment to providing work-life balance for our attorneys and staff. We feel our dedication to alternative work schedules and quality of life helps us foster creative, efficient and innovative approaches to providing legal services.
Please submit a cover letter to the Hiring Partner via email or regular mail at:
lwinkle@fwwlaw.com or Farleigh Wada Witt, 121 SW Morrison St., Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97204.
We are an equal opportunity employer. (6/5/18)

Litigation/Bankruptcy Associate
Farleigh Wada Witt, a mid-sized AV-rated law firm located in downtown Portland, is seeking an associate attorney with an interest in litigation and commercial insolvency related work.
We are looking for candidates with 3-6 years' relevant experience (judicial clerkship experience a plus); ability to handle court hearings in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court, in Oregon and Washington (and willingness to seek admission in Washington); the proficiency to offer practical solutions to clients; the ability to manage multiple projects efficiently; impressive writing and speaking skills; and an entrepreneurial mindset.
We work hard on a variety of interesting and sophisticated cases, but we also have a culture that encourages outside interests and balance.
Farleigh Wada Witt is proud of its commitment to providing work-life balance for our attorneys and staff. We feel our dedication to alternative work schedules and quality of life helps us foster creative, efficient and innovative approaches to providing legal services.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Hiring Partner via email or regular mail at:
lwinkle@fwwlaw.com or Farleigh Wada Witt, 121 SW Morrison St., Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97204.
We are an equal opportunity employer. (6/5/18)

Experienced Litigation Attorney
National law firm is seeking an exceptional attorney for its Portland based Northwest team. The attorney filling this position must be capable of managing and advancing a large caseload and possess sound resolution strategies. The practice primarily involves product defect, negligence and general tort cases resulting in property damage. Matters are typically managed from initial investigation through final resolution. Washington license and experience necessary; Oregon license and experience a plus. Ideal candidate will have: three or more years of litigation experience; critical thinking and writing ability; exceptional time management; and excellent professional references.
Please email resume to lheath@ghlaw-llp.com for consideration. (6/4/18)

Office Space Available With Scott Sorensen-Jolink And Bradley Lechman-Su
$1500/mo includes kitchen, two conference rooms, wifi, fax, scan/copy machine. Some front desk support available. Family law practitioners preferred (hyphenated last name not required). Contact elizabeth@s-jt.com 503.224.0900 for pictures and information. (5/23/18)

Employment Litigation Associate Attorney
Jackson Lewis PC 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 an Employment 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:
  • JD from an accredited law school 
  • 3+ 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 (5/23/18)

Associate Attorney (Portland)
Schulte, Anderson, Downes, Aronson & Bittner, PC, a longtime Portland firm with deep roots, has an immediate opening for a highly motivated, Oregon licensed, insurance defense associate attorney with a minimum of two years of insurance defense experience. Qualified candidates should be self-motivated and have experience in the court room, drafting and arguing motions, taking depositions, participating in mediations and arbitrations. Washington bar membership is a plus. We offer competitive pay and benefits. Our firm is a collegial, fun, fast paced group with a strong client base and outstanding reputation. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. To apply please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jbaugh@schulte-law.com. (5/18/18)

Executive Director
Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), Oregon's Protection and Advocacy System for individuals with disabilities, is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization as it continues to improve the lives of Oregonians with disabilities. The position is located in Portland, Oregon.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 20, 2018. Interested candidates should submit a letter expressing, in detail, their interest in the position, and the experience that they believe demonstrates their ability to contribute to the future of DRO and its client community. The letter should be accompanied by a current resume, and names and contact information for three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Materials should be emailed to execrecruit@droregon.org. Mailed submissions will also be accepted. Mail to DRO Search Committee PO Box 1625, Portland, Oregon 97207. If you would like to submit your application in an alternate format, please contact us at jobs@droregon.org or 503.243.2081.
For any questions regarding our process, please call Michael Bailey, Search Committee Chair, 503.504.0318.
DRO offers a competitive salary and benefits package. DRO is an equal opportunity employer. DRO encourages candidates with disabilities, women, persons of color and others who represent distinct linguistic or cultural communities to apply.
Please visit droregon.org/who-we-are/employment/ for the full solicitation. (5/11/18)

Midlevel Associate Attorney - Education Law (Portland)
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (MNG&D) is seeking a midlevel associate attorney with two to four years of experience in representing educational, nonprofit, or other mission-driven institutions to join its Portland, Oregon, office. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to represent educational institutions in federal and state court and in administrative proceedings. Knowledge of and experience in education law preferred. Experience with public entity representation experience is a plus. Strong communication and writing skills, good judgment, analytical ability, and the ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds are required.
To apply, please submit as one PDF: A cover letter, resume, and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) by email to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at MNRecruiting@millernash.com. For recordkeeping, please include the ad source in the subject line of your email (State Bar ad, firm website, etc.).
MNG&D is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. (5/10/18)

Family Law Associate
Eaton Family Law & Mediation, LLC seeks an experienced family law associate attorney who is looking for work-life balance with 3-5 years of family law experience. Strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently and as a team member are a must. We offer a competitive wage and benefits depending on experience. To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to: Tarrah@eaton-familylaw.com. No phone calls please. (5/8/18)

Portland Casualty Associate:
The Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of relevant experience in handling cases in the areas of complex civil matters including products liability, trucking and motor carrier claims, personal and catastrophic injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation, and medical malpractice. This position involves all phases of litigation, and includes drafting pleadings and discovery, managing files, and handling hearings, depositions, arbitrations and trials. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of accomplished lawyers and become part of our nationally-recognized litigation team. We offer a collegial and collaborative work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds and experiences which strengthen our ability to serve our clients and enhances our culture.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • An exceptional academic record, along with excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • At least two 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 handle multiple tasks and work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Optimistic outlook that thrives in a dynamic work setting
  • Values diversity and teamwork
  • Must be admitted to practice in Oregon (additional Washington bar membership preferred)
 Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a 5-7 page writing sample to carol.oconnell@bullivant.com.
Bullivant Houser Bailey is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


Portland Casualty Associate
The Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey is seeking an attorney with 4-7 years of relevant experience in handling cases in the areas of complex civil matters including products liability, trucking and motor carrier claims, personal and catastrophic injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation, and medical malpractice. This position involves all phases of litigation, and includes drafting pleadings and discovery, managing files, and handling hearings, depositions, arbitrations and trials. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a group of accomplished lawyers and become part of our nationally-recognized litigation team. We offer a collegial and collaborative work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds and experiences which strengthen our ability to serve our clients and enhances our culture.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: 
  • An exceptional academic record, along with excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • At least four 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 handle multiple tasks and work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Optimistic outlook that thrives in a dynamic work setting
  • Values diversity and teamwork
  • Must be admitted to practice in Oregon (additional Washington bar membership or ability to obtain in the near future preferred)
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a 5-7 page writing sample to carol.oconnell@bullivant.com.
Bullivant Houser Bailey is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Real Estate Attorney
McEwen Gisvold LLP, a mid-size downtown Portland, Oregon law firm seeks a lateral attorney (2-5 years of transactional experience) to work in its dynamic and busy transactional business and real estate department.  We are a highly regarded, long-existing firm serving institutional clients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and Minnesota.  We have a sophisticated real estate and business practice led by some of the most experienced and influential attorneys in Oregon. We are searching for an attorney to work in the areas of commercial real estate finance, sales, leasing and work-outs for our institutional lender clients.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, possess excellent communication, writing and research skills, have a strong employment history, and have the ability to exercise sound independent judgment. Real estate industry experience is a plus. 
Salary will be dependent upon experience and includes a bonus compensation arrangement.
All responses will be treated confidentially. No calls please.
Please email resume and cover letter to hr@mcewengisvold.com no later than May 18, 2018 at 12 pm.  After receipt of resumes, interviews will be scheduled.
Resume/cover letter must include: 
  • Work experience with dates of employment
  • Reason for leaving or wanting to leave past and current employment.
Please note we are only accepting applications from candidates with relevant experience described above.

Executive Assistant
The Oregon State Bar is looking for someone to provide high-level administrative support to the CEO and the Board of Governors. 
Please visit http://www.osbar.org/osbcenter/openings.html for job details. Equal Opportunity Employer.  (4/2/18)

Claims Attorney
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, a minimum seven (7) years of private practice experience in the State of Oregon, preferably in the area of professional liability. Experience in insurance coverage is also helpful. Competitive salary, PERS/OPSRP, health insurance, and other benefits. Application deadline is April 12, 2018. 
No telephone calls please. Please email your cover letter and resume to: Jeff Crawford, Director of Administration, HR@osbplf.org. Equal opportunity employer.

Litigation Attorney 
Xin Xu Law Group is seeking to add a mid-level litigation attorney with 5+ years of experience. The firm specializes in legal malpractice defense, commercial litigation, and ethics. Must have excellent research, writing, analytical, and advocacy skills, great personality, and be detail-oriented. Experience in malpractice defense is preferred. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to jobs@xinxulaw.com. (3/13/18)

Associate Attorney
Ater Wynne LLP has an immediate opening for an experienced Associate Attorney in our business department. 
We are seeking an attorney with at least five years of relevant corporate experience, although individuals with more experience are encouraged to apply. Joining us, you will have the opportunity to practice in all areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and compliance, fund formation, corporate transactions and restructurings, corporate governance and daily operational issues. You will be doing challenging and interesting work as part of large transaction deal teams, working with start-ups and established clients, and forming long term relationships built on trust, integrity and superior service. Admission to the Oregon State Bar required. 
We offer a competitive compensation package, a modern and progressive work culture and a chance to work with a collaborative and fun group of attorneys and staff. Associates at Ater Wynne are encouraged to engage in new client development and are provided funds to do so. We offer training and mentoring on business and practice development so that Associates can develop the skills in order to become Partners. 
Ater Wynne has been named as one of the most admired firms by the Portland Business Journal, one of Oregon Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Ater Wynne is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Associate Attorney  
At Keating Jones Hughes PC, we have been helping to shape healthcare and tort law in Oregon for more than 20 years. Our Portland defense firm has a position open for an associate with 3-5 years’ litigation experience to join our exceptional trial and appellate lawyers. We defend professionals, hospitals, and public-service entities, with a focus on medical and hospital liability. You will find our team collegial, passionate about service to our clients and relentlessly committed to the highest standards of professionalism and legal excellence. The ideal candidate for this position has excellent writing skills, experience in motions and depositions, and in preparing cases for trial. Please send cover letter and resume to Peggy Tombleson at ptombleson@keatingjones.com. (3/6/18)



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