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  2020-02-01     Oregon State Bar     16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road / Tigard     $8,583 month  

Assistant Disciplinary Counsel - Litigation

The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public.

Equal Opportunity Employer


We are looking for someone to provide counsel to the Bar in the evaluation, investigation, and, where appropriate, litigation through trial and appeal of ethics complaints made against Oregon lawyers.


Essential Duties 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, rulemaking, budget, and office organization.

Models behavior that values diversity and incorporates inclusive and culturally competent practices.

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 & training which ensures the ability to perform the work.

Graduation from a four-year college or university and an accredited law school. Active membership in the OSB.

Five years of law practice with emphasis on civil litigation and/or appellate work. First chair civil litigation trial experience preferred.

Experience with the Microsoft 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.

Excellent skills in legal analysis, legal research, and writing.

Strong organization and time management skills and practices.

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 Disciplinary Counsel’s Office and Regulatory Services Department and the Oregon State Bar.

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 manage multiple projects, multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented, fast-paced, environment.

Ability to work with various groups or individuals with conflicting demands.

Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department and between departments.

Ability to make presentations before small and large groups of people.

Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, for meetings, seminars, trials, and investigative purposes.

Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.


For this position, the salary is $8,583 per month. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.

Send resume with a cover letter to Director of Human Resources, Attention: ADC, Oregon State Bar, P. O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281. Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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