Oregon State Bar Job Opportunities







Assistant Disciplinary Counsel - Probation and Enforcement


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 pursuit of enforcement proceedings arising out of probationary judgments and in the evaluation, investigation, and, where appropriate, litigation of ethics complaints made against Oregon lawyers.



Responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsible for, in appropriate cases, the pursuit of enforcement actions arising out of probationary judgments and taking steps necessary to revoke diversions and pursue formal proceedings; represents the bar in contested reinstatement proceedings; evaluates disciplinary complaints, undertakes disciplinary investigations prior to probable cause determination, and pursues formal proceedings as authorized.
  • Gathers documents, interviews witnesses, conducts legal research, and analyzes facts and law.
  • Dismisses complaints that lack probable cause or, by written report, recommends action to the State Professional Responsibility Board (SPRB).
  • 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.
  • May direct work assignments of staff providing support functions in the areas of probation, diversion, and reinstatement, and may be responsible for coordination or oversight of specific program functions as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Three years 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 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.

The salary range for this position starts at $6,885 per month. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.


We will continue to accept submissions as long as the job opening remains posted.


Send resume with a cover letter 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



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 $18.12. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.


We will continue to accept submissions as long as the job opening remains posted.


Send resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below
(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: PA
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



Discipline Paralegal



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 process lawyer trust account overdraft notification matters and provide paralegal/trial assistant support through all phases of formal proceedings



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Works with department lawyers in reviewing, investigating, and making recommendations regarding lawyer trust account overdraft notification matters in accordance with applicable rules and policies.
  • Assists with obtaining, analyzing, and summarizing discovery material, including organization and maintenance of evidence in document-intensive cases.
  • Assists with organizing file and work-product materials, including the use of databases, imaging systems, and other computer-based technology.
  • Works with department lawyers preparing disciplinary, enforcement, and contested reinstatement proceedings for trial, including assembling trial notebooks, analyzing transcripts, and reviewing depositions.
  • Compiles and reviews case reports and organizes exhibits and documents for use at trial.
  • Under the direction of a lawyer, drafts, edits, cite-checks, conforms, and otherwise assists in the preparation of legal documents.
  • Maintains pre-trial contact with witnesses and assists in arranging for witness appearances at trial, taking notes, and analyzing evidence.
  • May attend trials to provide support in coordination of witnesses, assisting in document management, and assisting lawyer as necessary.
  • Handles confidential and sensitive material on recurring basis.


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

  • Four-year degree from an accredited college and a paralegal certificate. Two years of Oregon civil litigation experience as a paralegal, including knowledge of Oregon rules of civil procedure and evidence. Experience reviewing and comprehending financial institution account records and a basic understanding of accounting principles.
  • Must possess a valid driver license, be able to safely operate a motor vehicle, and be able to obtain appropriate automobile insurance.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with OJIN, eCourt Case Information, PACER, and other web-based court and search databases. Experience using electronic databases for document and deposition transcript management and monitoring; experience with digitization of documents and electronic discovery software; experience with Bates labeling, indexing, and data entry; experience researching online as well as on Westlaw. Experience with case management software preferred. Ability to type 60 WPM with accuracy.
  • Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise, and precise manner; ability to respond thoroughly and completely in a courteous, professional, timely, and efficient manner to lawyers, staff, and members of the public. Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills with strong ability to use tact.
  • Ability to handle pressure, interruptions, and deadlines while planning work activities, using time efficiently, and developing realistic action plans in an environment with multiple projects and continually changing priorities.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, including complex issues that require collaborative efforts. Ability to make timely decisions and to exhibit sound and accurate judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Regulatory Services department and the bar.
  • 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. Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by e-mail, and by telephone. Ability to set priorities and work with various groups or individuals with conflicting demands by making use of strong organization skills and practices. Ability to pay strict attention to detail.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department.
  • Ability to operate a computer and remain on the telephone for long periods of time.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time. Ability to position self for purposes of filing. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Ability to perform detailed work requiring concentrated effort. Ability to manipulate data for program purposes and typing. Ability to use standard office equipment, computer peripherals, and portable equipment including telephone, tape recorder, computer, and copy machine. Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, for meetings, seminars, trials, and investigative purposes.


The salary range minimum for this position starts at $24.30. 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: PL
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



Referral and Information Services Assistant


Part Time - Monday through Friday - 4 Hours Per Day
Two Positions Open - One Requires Bilingual English/Spanish Skills


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 respond to requests for legal information and assistance from attorneys and members of the public.



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Provide professional customer service while conducting confidential and sensitive telephone interviews with members of the public needing the assistance of an attorney or a community resource in Oregon.
  • Use custom entry-and-retrieval database program to perform attorney referrals according to geographic location and area of law needed.
  • Perform clerical and secretarial work necessary to support the referral programs.
  • Handle referral requests from members of the public requesting legal assistance via e-mail, telephone, in person, and in writing.
  • Exhibit professional customer service while assisting attorneys with program registrations, profile changes, and Lawyer-to-Lawyer referrals.
  • Screen Modest Means applications for client eligibility based on income and case type.
  • Perform additional clerical and support work for the Member and Public Services Department when needed.


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

  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent GED certificate.
  • At least one year of college, business, or secretarial school desirable.
  • Ability to fluently speak, write, and read Spanish and English.
  • Experience managing difficult people in person or over the telephone.
  • Experience with office record-keeping and reporting systems, financial record-keeping systems, and administrative organization methods preferred.
  • Experience with high-volume telephone work preferred.
  • Experience with the justice system and social service networks serving the state preferred.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word and Excel. Experience with database programs preferred.
  • Ability to type 40 WPM with accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Ability to perform advanced database operations.
  • Ability to use independent judgment in determining an appropriate course of action for a referral.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Referral and Information Services Department and the Oregon State Bar.
  • 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 manipulate data for program purposes and typing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to position self for purposes of filing.
  • Ability to remain on the telephone, sitting, and working with a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.

Part Time - Monday through Friday - 4 Hours Per Day
Two Positions Open - One Requires Bilingual English/Spanish Skills


Salary range starts at $15.64 per hour for 4 hours per day Monday through Friday. There is an additional $.80 per hour premium for the bilingual position. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.


We will continue to accept submissions as long as the job opening remains posted.


Send resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below
(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: RIS
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