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Litigation Paralegal


We are looking for someone to process lawyer trust account overdraft notification matters and provide paralegal/litigation support through all phases of formal proceedings in Disciplinary Counsel’s Office.



What you will do:

  • Maintains a separate caseload of trust account investigations under the supervision of Disciplinary Counsel reviewing, investigating, and making recommendations regarding lawyer trust account overdraft notification matters in accordance with applicable rules and policies.
  • Provides direct administrative support to Disciplinary Counsel. Provides support to one Assistant Disciplinary Counsel with a full caseload of investigations and prosecutions.
  • Assists with discovery, including organizing, analyzing, and maintaining evidence in document-intensive cases, drafting discovery requests, basic forensic accounting, and deposition scheduling.
  • Assists with obtaining and organizing file and work-product materials, including the use of legal databases, imaging systems, and other computer-based technology.
  • Works with department lawyers preparing disciplinary, enforcement, and contested reinstatement proceedings for trial, including case management, docketing, assembling deposition and trial exhibits, trial preparation notebooks, analyzing discovery, and reviewing pleadings and depositions.
  • 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 experts, and arranging for their appearances at trial, taking notes, and analyzing evidence.
  • Attend trials and pre-trial hearings as needed throughout Oregon to provide hands-on administrative support, technical support, coordination of witnesses, document management, and assisting the trial lawyer as necessary.
  • Handles and identifies work product, confidential documents, and other sensitive material on recurring basis in response to public records requests.
  • Produces, organizes materials, and presents at CLEs regarding trust accounting best practices.
  • Assists in training support staff. Develops and updates training materials for support staff.
  • Provides direct administrative support to other department lawyers as needed with their caseload of investigations and prosecutions.
  • Assists Office Manager with evaluation, testing, and implementation of case management, trial management, and document management software as needed.
  • Provides paralegal support to other bar departments as needed to assist with e-filing, drafting and editing pleadings, and research.
  • Maintains notary and paralegal certification credentials through a national or local organization.
  • Models behavior that values diversity and incorporates inclusive and culturally competent practices.


You may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience & training that ensures your ability to perform the work. We welcome the opportunity to review your background.

  • Four-year degree in a related field from an accredited college and a current 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, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Ability to become familiar with OSB-specific programs and software.
  • Experience with OECI, eCourt Case Information, PACER, and other web-based court and search databases.
  • Experience using electronic databases for document management and monitoring; experience with digitization of documents and electronic discovery software; experience with Bates labeling, indexing, and data entry; and experience researching online as well as on Westlaw.
  • Experience with case management software preferred.
  • 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.
  • Strong office organization skills and familiarity with all aspects of administrative, secretarial, and clerical work including typing, word processing, computer network skills, mail sorting and routing, filing, copying, scanning, and maintenance of supplies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills with strong ability to listen and 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 Oregon State Bar.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment both efficiently and courteously.
  • Ability to exercise a professional demeanor and a consistently high level of internal and external customer service, both in person and by phone, for a potentially demanding customer base in a variety of situations.
  • 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 and between departments.
  • Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training that ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the above.
  • Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by e-mail, and by telephone.
  • Ability to operate a computer and remain on the telephone for long periods.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods.
  • 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 transcribe from digital equipment.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to position self for purposes of filing.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, for purposes of attending meetings, seminars, trials, and investigative purposes.


For this exempt position, the salary is $34.00 per hour. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.

If this position interests you, send a 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



Research and Evaluation Analyst


Develops and oversees strategic research, evaluation, and learning activities of the Oregon State Bar (OSB). Works across OSB departments to identify and implement projects, with half of all activity supporting OSB Access to Justice initiatives.



What you will do:

  • Designs and implements research and evaluation projects to support the continuous improvement of the OSB programs and initiatives:
  • Partners with OSB leadership and senior program staff to establish research agenda in support of OSB work;
  • Develops and implements research strategies and plans to track and evaluate identified projects;
  • Guides staff in program planning tools, including logic models;
  • Establishes data collection methodologies to measure and report on key performance indicators (KPI); and
  • Collaborates with staff to use analytics, evaluation data, and stakeholder feedback to identify service trends and inform program improvements.
  • Leads and manages data collection and analysis:
  • Identifies and manages internal and external sources of data needed to execute monitoring and evaluation projects;
  • Performs analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, including detailed data analysis, providing results and monitoring and implementing data quality; and
  • Conducts program evaluations.
  • Reports and presents findings:
  • Produces reports, presentations, and other materials for internal audiences, including assessments on impact and outcome measures to inform strategic vision and growth; and
  • Produces reports, presentations, and other materials for external audiences, including OSB members, legislative members, legal service providers, community partners, and other civil legal service stakeholders.
  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with a variety of community leaders and system stakeholders, including the Board of Governors, Legal Services Program Committee, the Portal Project Advisory Committee, Policy and Governance Committee, Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, and future community-based sub-committees. Collaborates with system partners to identify research needs.
  • Oversees research and evaluation partnerships with outside contractors, including site developers, communications and research firms.
  • Maintains a broad understanding of emerging trends and innovations to enhance ATJ for historically underserved communities, including research on best practices for civil legal aid programs.
  • Engages in collaborative, data-informed, and creative problem solving.
  • Models behavior and practices that value diversity and incorporate inclusive and culturally competent practices.
  • Serves as a bar liaison to sections, committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


You may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience & training that ensures your ability to perform the work. We welcome the opportunity to review your background.

  • Master’s degree connected to research and evaluation, including public health, public policy, or related applied research field required.
  • Four years of experience in research and evaluation, including quantitative and qualitative research methods required. Demonstrated knowledge designing research projects and conducting research to support policy or program implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relationship management and leadership skills, including ability to influence stakeholders, manage change, and encourage a culture of experimentation and innovation.
  • Demonstrated passion and experience using research and analysis to address societal inequities. Demonstrated interest in legal systems helpful but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience with planning and executing research projects, analyzing information and communicating results to stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program development and planning, analysis, administration, implementation, and evaluation to continuously improve program practices and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Microsoft O365 Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to become familiar with OSB-specific programs and software. Competency in technology systems necessary to conduct the work of the department. Examples may include member databases, case management, and document management systems.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills using in-person and virtual formats. Ability to communicate to a broad constituency with effective public speaking, public relations, and presentation skills before a range of groups.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, negotiation, problem solving, decision-making, and analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with demonstrated ability to listen to understand and manage difficult conversations, including facilitation.
  • Self-motivation skills requiring minimal supervision with ability to balance independent and team-oriented work.
  • Effective and productive use of time management practices, prioritizing, multi-tasking, and working in a fast-paced, detail-driven, service-oriented environment.
  • Ability to be flexible, agile, and resilient in addressing expected and unexpected situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Oregon Law Foundation, Legal Services Program, Access to Justice, 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 and with various interest groups or individuals with conflicting and competing needs, desires, and demands.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department.
  • Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the above.
  • Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by email, by telephone, and other communication media, e.g., video conferencing.
  • Ability to operate a computer for long periods.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program and budgetary purposes and typing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to work in an office and remotely as needed.
  • Ability to maintain focus and perform detailed work requiring concentrated effort for long periods.
  • Ability to perform as a public speaker before a range of groups.
  • Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, for meetings and seminars. Travel may be once or twice a year.


For this exempt position, the annual salary is up to $95,000. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.

If this position interests you, send a resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below:

(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: REA
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



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