Oregon State Bar Job Opportunities





Assistant Disciplinary Counsel



The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team and provide counsel to the OSB in the evaluation, investigation, and, where appropriate, litigation through trial and appeal of ethics complaints made against Oregon lawyers.



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Responsible for reviewing and evaluating disciplinary investigations, seeking authority for and pursuing formal proceedings, pursuing negotiated resolutions where appropriate, and recommending appropriate outcomes to the State Professional Responsibility Board (SPRB).
  • Gathers documents, interviews witnesses, conducts legal research, and analyzes facts and law.
  • Represents the bar in formal disciplinary proceedings authorized by rule and/or the SPRB through trial or settlement and, when required, on appeal before the Supreme Court.
  • Maintains high-volume caseload in a timely and professional manner, working independently or in consultation with others on staff as needed.
  • Provides input to Disciplinary Counsel on matters of policy, rule-making, budget, and office organization.
  • Serves as a public speaker in CLE seminars or other forums dealing with discipline and legal ethics.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university and from an accredited law school. Active membership in the Oregon State Bar.
  • Five years or more of law practice with emphasis on civil litigation and/or appellate work.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to type 40 WPM with accuracy.  
  • Excellent skills in legal analysis, legal research, and writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills before large and small groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills with strong ability to use tact.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment both efficiently and courteously.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Regulatory Services Department and the Oregon State Bar.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base.
  • Ability to set priorities and work with various groups or individuals with conflicting demands.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department.
  • Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by e-mail, and by telephone.
  • Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program purposes and typing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, for meetings, seminars, trials, and investigative purposes.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to perform as a public speaker.


The salary range for this position starts at $6,977 per month. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter in confidence to our mailing address below.

(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: ADC
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer



CLE Seminars Event Coordinator



The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team and coordinate Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event logistics and maintain relevant event statistical information.



Responsibilities include the following.


Coordinates CLE event preparation for live seminars
  • Makes CLE seminars meeting room reservations at the OSB Center.
  • Provides information about CLE Seminars services and products to a wide range of OSB stakeholders.
  • Assists Director of CLE Seminars and the CLE Seminars Planning Specialist with preparing event budgets and reviews actual with budgeted expenses.
  • Works with a variety of facilities to select and confirm locations for all CLE events.
  • Negotiates contracts with facilities.
  • Makes air and hotel reservations for speakers and planners as guided by bar and department policies.
  • Works with caterers or facility catering staff to ensure accurate ordering and set up.
  • Works with facility staff to ensure proper room and audio-visual equipment arrangements.
  • Coordinates seminar prep tasks with the CLE Seminars Assistant, including purchasing food and beverage items.
  • Performs on-site seminar tasks, including course material and registration preparation, audio-visual equipment set-up, attendee check-in, at-door registration, and answering questions.

Coordinates contract registration and event services for sections.
  • Provides information about CLE Seminars services and products to OSB Sections.
  • Coordinates and communicates other section CLE event information to relevant bar staff.
  • Coordinates and prepares seminar items for section events.
  • Reviews section CLE notices for correct seminar codes and other relevant information.
  • Provides routine and supplemental coverage for the CLE Service Center.
  • Enters, manipulates, and maintains event data for department reports and communications.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by at least four completed semesters of college level, business-related course work with five years experience in an administrative role, including budgeting and registration-based events.
  • Two years experience in a business meeting planning capacity.
  • Experience using presentation software, audio/visual equipment, and media storage formats (e.g. CD, DVD, and media clips).
  • Experience with membership management database entry, retrieval, and manipulation preferred. Experience with entering and retrieving data from a CRM (consumer relationship manager) system preferred. Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word (including mail merge), Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with accounting software preferred. Ability to type 50 WPM with accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills with strong ability to use tact.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills in a variety of event and administrative situations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to speak through a microphone in front of an audience ranging in size from fewer than 15 to more than 200 people.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to pay strict attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise a professional demeanor and a consistently high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base in a variety of situations. Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the CLE Seminars department and the Oregon State Bar.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines with minimal direction in a fast-paced, always changing, detail-oriented, team environment.
  • Ability to reliably transport seminar equipment and material to offsite seminar locations.
  • Communication in person, in writing, by email, and by telephone and perform as a public speaker.
  • Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time and remain in a stationary position for long periods of time. Ability to position self for purposes of filing. Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program and budgetary purposes and word processing.
  • Ability to lift & move up to 40 pounds & use appropriate transfer equipment to transport department equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, to meetings and seminars and work in varied environments and locations. Ability to work without distraction in a moderately noisy, open environment.


The salary range minimum for this position starts at $20.48. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter in confidence to our mailing address below.

(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: SEC
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer



Design and Production Artist



The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team to produce print and web publications and provide layout and graphic design services for bar departments and bar-related groups.



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Serves as production artist for a wide range of materials that are produced for print and/or electronic publication. These materials include newsletters, brochures, directories, forms, charts, signs, business cards and other stationery items, and the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Bulletin magazine.
  • Works collaboratively with section website editors to create and update section websites using the content management system in place for these sites.
  • Works collaboratively with the OSB website developer to perform maintenance tasks on the OSB website that may include text and graphic content update, file upload, and page reorganization.
  • Provides professional customer service and maintains cooperative relationships with internal and external customers to include members and section representatives.
  • Maintains appropriate files, records, and documentation for assigned projects.
  • Works closely with vendors on outsourced projects to ensure that budgets, specifications, and deadlines are maintained.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • High school diploma or equivalent certificate. Four year degree in a graphic design or communications field preferred.
  • A portfolio demonstrating skills in graphic design, page layout, typography, and an eye for modern design aesthetics in both print and web environments.
  • Two years recent experience in publication design using Adobe InDesign or similar software.
  • Continuing coursework and/or recent experience with Adobe Creative Suite applications (Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver), and the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of WordPress or other current content management system (CMS) software.
  • Experience with HTML and CSS, file upload process and server navigation.
  • Ability to type 40 WPM with accuracy.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to use tact.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment both efficiently and courteously.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Creative Services Department and the OSB.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department.
  • Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by e-mail, and by telephone.
  • Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to distinguish colors.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program purposes and typing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to perform detailed work requiring concentrated effort.
  • Ability to position self for purposes of filing.
  • Ability to travel locally in the Portland Metro area.


The salary range minimum for this position starts at $18.57. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below.

(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: CS
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer



Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator



The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team and support the Director of Diversity & Inclusion in advancing the OSB diversity goals, programs, and initiatives.



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Collaborates with the Director, Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion , and other stakeholders, in developing, planning, implementing, and assessing the OSB’s diversity goals, initiatives, and collaborative pipeline programs with other institutions.
  • Coordinates, collaborates, and participates in meetings, events, and programming communicating with all appropriate stakeholders as needed.
  • Informs and provides resources to students, recent law graduates, new attorneys, and attorneys in transition regarding law school, the bar exam, job search strategies, career options, and related resources.
  • Assists with the measurement and assessment of diversity goals, programs, and initiatives, including identifying benchmarks, and developing and tracking program metrics. Compiles information for a variety of surveys, questionnaires, publications, and statistical reports.
  • Cultivates and promotes job, networking, and scholarship opportunities for diverse law students, recent graduates, and lawyers in transition. Maintains positive relationships and collaborates with specialty bar associations, OSB sections and committees, students, student groups, and diverse community organizations.
  • Plans, coordinates, and participates in other events, on and off site, as assigned to include assisting with transporting supplies and equipment, set up, and breakdown.
  • Processes and maintains confidential information and application material.
  • Attends after-hours networking, meeting, fundraising, and other diversity-related events as a representative of the OSB.
  • Prepares and makes presentations to law school groups, legal employers, students in the law school pipeline, and others regarding OSB diversity programs and initiatives. Responds to requests for information.
  • Supports the Director and the Director of Human Resources in efforts to enhance diversity initiatives and education for OSB Staff.
  • Prepares and monitors program budget records and assists with budget forecasting and fundraising.
  • Collaborates with the Director and the national network of bar association diversity professionals to share resources and best practices.
  • Researches best practices for diversity initiatives and programming. Participates in ongoing training and development to identify best practices and enhance cultural competency.
  • Assists the Director in providing support to legal employers in sourcing and retaining diverse employees.
  • Working with the OSB’s Creative Services Team, oversees preparation and distribution of informational and marketing materials. Composes correspondence, reports, letters, memoranda, publications, and pamphlets.
  • Maintains and updates content on the Diversity & Inclusion website and other social media accounts, which include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Produces department newsletter for Diversity & Inclusion stakeholders and constituents.
  • Assists the Director with guiding, training and work product oversight of the Diversity & Inclusion Assistant.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • Graduation from a four-year college required, preferably with a degree in a related field. JD degree preferred and licensed to practice law preferred.
  • Two years experience in the programming aspects of diversity and inclusion, affirmative action, and access and equity events. Experience with integration and orientation programming for minority, historically underrepresented, and low socio-economic populations desired.
  • Experience making presentations and conducting training addressing diversity.
  • Experience with data analysis, program assessment, and performance measurements and evaluation.
  • Experience working directly with diverse individuals and constituents.
  • Experience working with students in K-12 or higher education preferred.
  • Experience with website development, maintenance, or oversight desired. Proficiency with maintaining social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), and maximizing their use for communication and marketing/promotion purposes.
  • Experience with confidentiality and office record-keeping, reporting systems, and financial record-keeping systems.
  • Experience with bookkeeping, or budget preparation and management.
  • Experience with event planning and conference management preferred.
  • Knowledge regarding law school requirements, success strategies for passing the bar exam, and career opportunities for lawyers. 
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as using database programs, such as Access.
  • Ability to type 40 WPM with accuracy.
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to diversity and inclusion preferably in the legal field.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills with strong ability to use tact.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Diversity & Inclusion Department and the Oregon State Bar.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base in a variety of situations.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department.
  • Communication in person, in writing, by e-mail, and by telephone.
  • Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform as a public speaker, with and without using presentation software and equipment.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program and budgetary purposes, for creating presentations, and for typing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to use appropriate transfer equipment to transport department equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to position self for purposes of filing.
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments and locations.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to perform detailed work requiring concentrated effort.
  • Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, to meetings and seminars.


The salary range minimum for this position starts at $26.16. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below.

(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: DI
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer



Executive Director


Please note: The planned start date for this position is November 2015


The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. With the upcoming retirement of the current director, the OSB is conducting a national search to hire a chief executive officer to lead the OSB in articulating and implementing its mission and goals.



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Work with the board in articulating and implementing the OSB’s mission and goals.
  • Create a strong integrated team environment which results in excellent staff morale.
  • Model behavior and provide leadership that recognizes diversity and uses inclusive and culturally competent practices.
  • Model behavior and provide leadership that promotes professionalism.
  • Oversee implementation of all OSB programs and services, including planning, budgeting, financing, and implementing board directives.
  • Develop the board agenda working closely with board officers, committee chairs, and key bar staff. Responsible for accurate board minutes.
  • Supervise the election of bar officers, Board of Governors (BOG) members, and other elected bar representatives.
  • Formulate and implement internal operating policies and procedures for the bar.
  • Evaluate OSB operations, service delivery, and programs on the basis of measurable outcomes and reports the results of the measurement to the board.
  • Serve as an official spokesperson for the OSB to the public and the media; oversees all other communication with the bar membership and the public.
  • Assist the BOG with the development and implementation of long-term policy and planning.
  • Prepare budget for BOG approval and supervise fiscal and budgetary matters of the bar including, but not limited to, negotiating and executing contracts; collecting debts owed to the bar; and acquiring, managing, and disposing of personal property related to the bar’s operation.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication with a broad constituency, including members of the bar, the Board of Governors, officers, local and specialty bar associations, law schools, the Professional Liability Fund, and other law-related membership entities.
  • Create, organize, and participate in public speaking and public relations events on a frequent basis.
  • Represent the bar and the Board of Governors before bar-related entities, the judicial system, the legislature, the membership, and the community.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the directors and managers of the bar, excluding those staff working for the Professional Liability Fund.
  • Direct and supervise management of all bar staff, including without limitation, hiring, training, scheduling, reviewing work, and evaluating performance of professional and non-professional staff.
  • Monitor development and implementation of human resources policies assuring compliance with all appropriate laws and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as imposed by the Bar Act, the Bar Bylaws, or as otherwise directed by the board.
  • Maintain contact with relevant national and state bar associations and professional groups.
  • Serve as bar liaison to committees, sections, task forces and other groups.
  • Other duties as assigned by the board.


Candidate requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited law school; admission to the Oregon State Bar; five years of experience practicing in a law-related field in Oregon.
  • Five years administration management experience including program planning, administration, evaluation, and budgeting as well as personnel selection, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Three years of experience working with a governing body, such as a Board of Directors in a public, private, or non-profit organization.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • Experience representing or working with professionals and outreach to people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Successful experience working with a variety of internal and external groups including obtaining consensus and support for program initiatives and solutions.
  • Combination of experience and training that demonstrates knowledge, understanding, and utilization of diversity and its related concepts and practices and cultural competency issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public sector administrative and regulatory law, and of the legislative process.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with difficult issues at various levels of an organization.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent presentation and written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills with strong ability to use tact.
  • Evidence of successful use of project management and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to set priorities and work with various groups or individuals with conflicting demands.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and provide a high level of professional customer service for a potentially demanding customer base.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the objectives and policies of the Oregon State Bar.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal communication, public speaking, public relations, and conflict management skills, including ability to communicate with a broad constituency.
  • Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by e-mail, and by telephone.
  • Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program purposes and typing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, for meetings, seminars, and conferences.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to perform as a public speaker.

Please note: The planned start date for this position is November 2015


Compensation package commensurate with education, skills, and experience. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter in confidence to our mailing address below.
For best consideration, please submit material by April 15, 2015.

(please note: building location directions here):

Christine Kennedy
Director of Human Resources
Attention: ED
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer