Oregon State Bar Job Opportunities

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Assistant Disciplinary Counsel - Investigation

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, negotiated resolution of ethics complaints made against Oregon lawyers.

Responsibilities include the following.

  • Responsible for reviewing and evaluating disciplinary investigations, seeking authority for pursuit of 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.
  • 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 OSB.
  • Three 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 with ability to prioritize multiple activities and in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment. Strong time management skills meeting and exceeding timelines and deadlines.
  • Strong self-motivation skills requiring minimal supervision. Ability to balance independent and team-oriented work.
  • 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 listen and 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 OSB.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base.
  • Ability to 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 on the telephone 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 make presentations before small and large groups of people.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, for meetings, seminars, and investigative purposes.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to perform accurate, detailed, close vision work requiring concentrated effort.

Salary: $7,151 per month minimum, depending on experience. 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: DCO
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

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

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