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Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

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Company name

Youth, Rights & Justice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law


$52,000 and up depending on re

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Portland, OR

Posted on

Aug 12,2017

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Staff Attorney Duties: Represent clients in the County Juvenile Court, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. Exercising good judgement and effectuating the best result for each client based on the facts of each case and the wishes of the client. Vigorous motion practice, thorough investigation and research. Produce accurate well researched memoranda for trial and motion practice. Exploring alternative dispositions. Advises client appropriately regarding dispositional outcomes and alternatives. Effectively organizing time to maximize effectiveness for clients. Accurately maintains Defender Data, personal calendar, etc. Maintains appropriately documented client e-files. Effectively working with legal assistants, investigators and law clerks. Working cooperatively with other attorneys and staff. Providing coverage for other attorney’s cases when requested.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Be in good standing and admitted to practice in Oregon. Pursuing ongoing education and training in field and related topics by attending Continuing Legal Education programs. Active Bar members shall complete 45+ credit hours every 3 years. 6+ of the required hours shall be in subjects relating to ethics, including one hour on the subject of a lawyer’s statutory duty to report child abuse or elder abuse. In alternate reporting periods, 3+ of the required hours must be in programs accredited for access to justice pursuant to Rule 5.5(b). Experience handling dependency and delinquency cases Juvenile or criminal appellate practice. Keep informed of current changes in juvenile law and related fields by reading monthly Advance Sheet. Use resource materials appropriately. Excellent legal writing skills. Ability to work collaboratively, independently and to build and strengthen community partnerships Preferred: Felony Qualified with 2-3 years of experience. Desired: Bilingual. Fluent in a language spoken and written by clients.
Deadline: 08/31/2017

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Company info

Hiring Co-ordinator
Youth, Rights & Justice
1785 NE Sandy Blvd.
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97232