The Oregon State Bar regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. The mission of the Oregon State Bar is to serve justice and the public interest by promoting respect for the rule of law, by improving the quality of legal services, and by increasing access to justice.
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We are looking for someone to provide counsel to the Oregon State Bar (OSB) in litigation through trial of ethics complaints made against Oregon lawyers.
What you will do:
Responsible for representing the OSB in formal disciplinary proceedings before the Disciplinary Board from commencement of the formal complaint through trial, including drafting legal memoranda to the Disciplinary Board.
Responsible for identifying and preparing all of the witnesses and evidence for trial, and exercise independent judgment at trial regarding all evidentiary issues, and legal arguments.
Conduct discovery in formal disciplinary proceedings including depositions, written discovery, and third-party subpoenas.
Advise the State Professional Responsibility Board regarding formal disciplinary proceedings, including whether to amend formal charges and resolve formal proceedings and draft legal memoranda for the State Professional Responsibility Board.
Advise the State Professional Responsibility Board whether to appeal Disciplinary Board decisions to the Oregon Supreme Court in consultation with Disciplinary Counsel and Assistant Disciplinary Counsel – Senior Appellate Attorney.
Investigate disciplinary complaints regarding Oregon lawyers and make appropriate recommendations regarding those investigations to Disciplinary Counsel and the State Professional Responsibility Board.
Maintain high-volume caseload in a timely and professional manner, working independently or in consultation with others on staff as needed.
Provide input to Disciplinary Counsel on matters of policy, rulemaking, budget, and office organization.
Model behavior and practices that value diversity and incorporate inclusive and culturally competent practices.
Serves as a public speaker in CLE seminars or other forums dealing with discipline and legal ethics.
You may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training that ensures your ability to perform the work. We welcome the opportunity to review your background.
Graduation from an accredited law school. Admission to practice law in Oregon with active membership in the Oregon State Bar, or the ability to be admitted through reciprocity within six months.
Five years of law practice with emphasis on civil litigation and/or appellate litigation. First chair civil litigation trial experience helpful and not required.
Demonstrated knowledge of legal analysis, legal research, and writing.
Demonstrated 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, including member databases, case management, and document management systems.
Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, for meetings, seminars, trials, and trial purposes. Travel varies from once or twice a year to six times a year.
For this exempt position, the salary is $9,000 per month. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.
If this sounds like a position that interests you, send your resume with a cover letter to Director of Human Resources, Attention: ADC, Oregon State Bar, PO Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281. Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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