The Staff Attorney will be part of the legal team at the Small Business Legal Clinic. Legal work will focus on providing business transactional legal services to small and emerging businesses, nonprofit corporations and cooperatives.
This is a part-time, one year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022), benefits eligible, grant-funded position (continuation is subject to grant funding)
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What You'll Do
Legal R?epresentation (50%)
Work on the transactional needs of clients, such as drafting contracts and researching and registering trademarks.
Represent small and emerging businesses with transactional legal services including trademarks.
Represent nonprofit corporations in formation, operation and obtaining tax exempt status.
Meet one-on-one with clients.
Complete outreach presentations.
Work closely with all staff and faculty to advance SBLC's mission.
Administrative Tasks (50%)
Contribute to the organization's administrative tasks.
Keep records of billable hours and assist in creating monthly statements for clients.
Doctoral/JD degree with admission to Oregon State bar.
1-2 years of relevant experience
Fluent in English and Spanish.
Must be able to have professional conversations with clients in either language.
Good working and background knowledge of transactional legal services.
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication skills: verbal and written.
Strong organizational, administrative, and advising skills.
Ability to work well alone and with others, write legal documents clearly and concisely, and complete necessary legal research.
Capacity to cope with complex situations through deliberate analysis and planning.
Experience working with diverse communities and a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
Nice to Haves
Experience working in the nonprofit sector or with cooperatives.
2-5 years of relevant experience
20 hours per week
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Hourly Rate $25.65 - $26.65 DOE
Part-time (20 hrs/week, 0.53 FTE)
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: R-001927
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