Oregon State Bar Job Opportunities





Legal Publications Attorney Editor



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 legal analysis, editing, research, and cite checking services to ensure the quality and legal accuracy of a library of over forty comprehensive legal reference books and complementary products.



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Edits chapters submitted by volunteer authors for legal substance, format, grammar, style, and readability.
  • Researches and analyzes cited statutes, cases, rules, and other legal authorities for accuracy.
  • Researches and analyzes new legislation to determine whether it affects submitted chapters.
  • Exercises independent legal judgment and analysis to write or rewrite portions of submitted chapters as needed to achieve clarity or legal accuracy.
  • Reorganizes chapter sections or text within sections as needed to achieve a logical flow of thought within the chapters.
  • Prepares chapters to return to authors for their final review.
  • Works with authors to address editing issues and to ensure that authors return final edits in a timely manner in keeping with the production schedule.
  • Reviews and incorporates authors’ final edits and any edits from the Editorial Review Board.
  • Monitors, documents, and reports to the Director of Legal Publications the progress of assigned chapters and books.
  • Assists the Legal Publications Administrative Assistant with the development of promotional brochure content by writing text summarizing topics covered in individual chapters.
  • Conducts original legal research as needed.
  • Serves as bar liaison to committees and sections as assigned.

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

  • Graduation from an accredited law school. Membership in a state bar, preferably the Oregon State Bar.
  • Three years of editorial experience. Experience with legal publications preferred.
  • Experience with legal research, legal writing, editing, copyediting, and proofreading.
  • 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.
  • Experience using a variety of internet research tools as well as Westlaw.
  • Ability to analyze legal issues and concepts.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • 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 Legal Publications Department and the Oregon State Bar.
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities.
  • Superior written and excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and conflict management skills.
  • 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 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 perform detailed work requiring concentrated effort.
  • Ability to read written manuscripts and make edits on a computer.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position and maintain focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to travel, inside and outside Oregon, to meetings and seminars.

Salary range minimum starts at $5,000 per month. 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: LP
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

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

Equal Opportunity Employer



Receptionist



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 bar center reception desk services and manage non-bar related meeting room reservations and needs.



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Serves as an initial source of contact for the Oregon State Bar (OSB) on a daily basis.
  • Maintains a high level of general knowledge about bar departments, programs, and services.
  • Evaluates customer telephone and email requests and provides requested service or directs requests to appropriate bar staff.
  • At the front reception desk, greets all members and general public who visit or call the bar center, and projects an approachable and professional image in personal appearance, manner, and demeanor.
  • Schedules, manages, and confirms all requests for reservations of meeting rooms from non-bar related groups, including execution of agreements, and communicates with facilities staff on meeting room arrangements and cancellations.
  • Serves as back-up to Lead Receptionist to provide information to members, research and makes necessary changes regarding bar membership status, address changes, password requests, and bar card replacements.
  • Serves as back-up to Lead Receptionist with scheduling meeting rooms for bar staff and Oregon State Bar committee, section, and member functions.
  • Serves as back-up to Lead Receptionist to daily create, print, and post signs identifying meeting room schedules and events on first floor stands and second floor meeting room sleeves and monitor the rooms to assure appropriate equipment and supplies.
  • In absence of the Lead Receptionist, prepares and maintains the receptionist shift change schedule and arranges for back-up receptionist in absence of self from selected list of bar staff.
  • Assists in maintaining the receptionist area and the second floor meeting rooms in a clean, tidy, and organized condition.

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.
  • Two years of experience as a receptionist in an office environment using a multiline phone system.
  • Experience managing conference room scheduling.
  • Proven experience working in a confidential environment.
  • Proven experience in attention to detail to recognize opportunities to provide good customer service and a good customer experience.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access. Ability to type 40 WPM with accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills with strong ability to use tact.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be committed to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within the department and the OSB.
  • Ability to listen and respond in a timely manner.
  • 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 Finance and Operations Department and the OSB.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • 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 be punctual and adhere to firm attendance schedule.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position and on the telephone for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to lift and carry light loads of no more than 10 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.

Salary range minimum starts at $16.83 per hour. 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: RD
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

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

Equal Opportunity Employer



Referral and Information Services Assistant


Part Time - Monday through Friday - 4 Hours Per Day


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 email, 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.
  • 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 email, 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


Salary range starts at $16.03 per hour for 4 hours per day Monday through Friday. 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 email to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer