New Lawyer Fellow: Asset Preservation Pilot Program
The fellow should be involved in creating and developing a new program. Meeting people and building relationships comes naturally, like a community organizer. Collaborate closely with the African American Alliance for Home ownership’s team to promote, develop, and deliver legal education to support marketing and outreach. Provide legal services to grant-qualified clients. Maintain program reporting requirements. Support... read more
Senior Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer
The candidate will lead Company in developing and implementing a legal strategy for Company and its subsidiaries that supports Company’s strategic vision and mission. Will apply sound business acumen in providing timely, thoughtful and comprehensive legal advice in support of organizational strategies, and will be highly collaborative and comfortable in a consensus-driven environment. Will be reporting to the CEO, will bring ... read more
Pre-Loss (Employment) Associate Attorney
Duties: Advise and provide legal counsel to members regarding discipline and discharge of problem employees, compliance with employment laws and other “pre-loss” advice given to assist members in avoiding lawsuits and reducing legal liabilities. Train and educate member staff in discrimination law, employment law, and positive employment practices. Research legal issues to provide legal advice to claims staff and members regardi... read more
Second New Lawyer Fellow
The candidate will provide responsibilities include: Represent low-income clients in family law, estate planning, probate, nonprofit, and small business law, with supervision from our staff attorney and pro bono partners. Do extensive, substantive family law work in our largest and fastest-growing department, including legal research and document drafting, from trial memos, witness exams, motions, correspondence, to other pleadings. Draft transacti...
The candidate will provide leadership and management for the seven-person office. Will be responsible for creating and maintaining an excellent legal aid office as defined by the criteria for manager evaluation and program values statement. Handle and supervise impact litigation and individual cases, with a significant emphasis on class action lawsuits and other impact cases in state and federal courts. Should preferably have 10 years of relevant experien...
Steve Fredrickson Fellowship
The Fellowship will fund a summer internship for a law student who has demonstrated commitment to redressing the housing and/or consumer rights of the poor. The Fellowship will support innovative advocacy projects to effectively address the housing/consumer needs of low-income persons in Washington. Any law student who will have completed at least the first year of law school as of June, 2020, will be considered. Should have strong communicatio...
Duties: Handle all aspects of defending civil suits from preparing the answer to trial verdict, in both state and federal court. Formulate defense strategy and plan for investigation of lawsuits and refine these strategies as litigation progresses. Determine liability, comparative fault, injuries and damages, settlement value and verdict potential. Prepare motions against the complaint, discovery motions, and dispositive motions. Locate and interview wi...
Family Law Attorney
The candidate must possess a current Oregon State Bar license. Domestic relations experience and familiarity with family law court procedures is helpful. The position requires the ability to independently handle a high-volume caseload. Attorney will be responsible for handling family law cases in Washington, Columbia and Yamhill counties.
Duties: Provide guidance to the Board of Directors, Executive team, and senior team members on legal matters related to all aspects of Mercy Corps’ operations. Maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standards, acting in compliance with both the letter and spirit of applicable laws and regulations. In partnership with the CEO and department leads, identify, prioritize, plan and implement risk management and compliance projects and strategie... read more
The candidate will involve using applicable laws, including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Administrative Procedures Act and others, to protect endangered species from the many threats they face. Expand the Center's work to protect endangered species’ Identify and carry out opportunities to protect endangered species from habitat destruction, pollution, exploitation and other threats through litigation and other advocacy; M... read more
The candidate supervises staff attorneys and paralegals and assists the Regional Director in directing the legal advocacy of the office. Assists the Regional Director in managing the legal advocacy in the office, supervises staff attorneys and paralegals, and handles own caseload. Manages complex intake systems directed at assisting clients in accessing program services, maintains relationships with community partners and helps to lead outreach efforts... read more