Legal Assistant

Oregon Law Center - Portland, OR (30+ days ago)


Legal Assistant—Portland Regional Office

Job Description: Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a full-time legal assistant, assigned to perform receptionist functions, bilingual in Spanish and English. The position is located in a downtown Portland office that is comprised of five attorneys and a paralegal. The office serves eight counties in northwest and central Oregon. The position works primarily with Spanish-speaking clients.

OLC is a nonprofit legal services program committed to achieving justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services. OLC operates eleven regional offices around the state.

Responsibilities:

-General office support: answer phones, receive mail, monitor and order supplies, manage calendar

-Conduct client intake interviews

-Interpret for Spanish-speaking clients and translate documents

-Provide general information and referrals

-Assist with Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets

-Staff the front desk and greet visitors in a professional and positive manner

-Help keep the office tidy, organized, and running smoothly

-Assist attorneys with legal projects and outreach as needed

-Help with other office projects as needed

-Occasional travel throughout northwest and central Oregon

Qualifications: Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and verbal). Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong office IT skills. Relate well to and have empathy for low-income clients. Learn quickly, adapt easily, and enjoy supporting an office. High school diploma or GED. Experience in a legal setting is helpful but not required.

Salary/Benefits: Full-time position; salary depends on experience. Strong benefits package.

Application: Apply by May 23, 2018. Send resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Marisa Samuelson, Managing Attorney, Portland Regional Office. Please be sure to describe your Spanish proficiency level. No phone calls please.

OLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a healthy work environment for a diverse staff. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and communities to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Legal Assistant: 1 year

Language:

  • Spanish