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The candidate must be a current member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing.
Skills: Skill in operating a computer to search, update, correct, and retrieve information. Skill in communicating orally and in writing with a variety of people, gathering and exchanging information. Skill in typing (proficient at 35 words per minute with 100% accuracy).Skill in operating typical office equipment such as office phones, cell phones, computer, fax, calculator, printer, copier, scanner, digital video and digital cameras.
Abilities: Ability to deal effectively with people of widely divergent backgrounds, within and outside the office, and to relate empathetically to clients and their special needs. Ability to exercise common sense and good judgment. Ability to use current office software to log note in client files. Ability to use current office software to meaningfully manage case documents. Ability to maintain an accurate and current calendar using current office software. Ability to learn quickly and function efficiently under stressful and distracting conditions; ability to multi-task. Ability to deal confidentially with highly sensitive information. Ability to accept direction and follow office policies and procedures. Ability to comprehend and efficiently address complex legal issues. Ability to observe, remember, recall and communicate detail accurately and completely. Ability to deal competently and appropriately with the unexpected. Ability to effectively communicate verbally in English including ability to communicate effectively with judges and juries. Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a legal services team. Ability to utilize services of interpreters as necessary, to communicate with clients, witnesses and other persons related to cases. Ability to balance the responsibility of leading a team while participating as a team member. Ability to bring personal background and experiences to the office which will enable company to better represent clients and which will enable the employee to better participate within the office culture. Ability to maintain any hand-written log notes in a legible fashion and to prepare documents for transcription. Ability to access clients and witnesses in correctional facilities (may preclude employees and
applicants arrested and jailed in preceding two years.). Ability to testify in court without impeachment (may preclude employees and applicants convicted of
certain crimes within the prior 15 years). Ability to travel to the courthouse and other criminal justice system facilities to contact clients, witnesses and to appear in court; ability to travel to crime scenes and other case related locations to gather information. Ability to transport or arrange for transportation of files, trial notebooks, evidence, exhibits, other related materials to and from the courthouse and other criminal justice system facilities.
Metropolitan Public Defender Services
630 5th Avenue SW,
Portland, OR 97204