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Juvenile Defense Attorney
Fight for justice as a public defender. Umpqua Valley seeks a passionate and qualified person for a full-time staff attorney. We are a close-knit, thirteen-lawyer public defender’s office in Western Oregon located close to Eugene and Medford. Caseload will mostly be juvenile dependency cases, with the possible mix of juvenile delinquency cases. We provide opportunities and training for professional growth. Preference is for attorneys who already have experience with dependency cases, but our office has a training and mentorship program for the right candidate. Must be member of Oregon State Bar Association or a member in good standing of a Bar with reciprocity who can readily waive into the Oregon Bar at time of hire.
Represent a mix of adult and child clients with cases which may include complex or significant allegations, draft legal motions, direct the focus of investigative efforts, ensure the client is able to make informed choices regarding whether to contest allegations of parenting deficits, involvement in services, and developing family safety plans. Prepare and appear at various non-trial court appearances such as initial shelter hearings, motions for visitation, placement, or services, hearings to decide upon a child’s permanency plan, and court review of the family’s circumstances. Prepare for and appear at various out-of-court meetings related to case planning, service referrals, and family decision-making.
Review state and federal case law and legislative and administrative changes.
Position: Juvenile Defense Attorney
Organization: Umpqua Valley Public Defender
Location: Roseburg,  OR 
United States
Salary: $60,084 - 104,980 DOE
Posting Start Date: 11/22/2021
Date Posted: 4/18/2022
Thorough knowledge required regarding: Legal principles, procedures, terminology, forms and legal analysis of substantive and procedural juvenile (statutory and constitutional), administrative regulations and case law administrative hearings, courtroom and trial procedures including state, federal, trial and appellate courts and Oregon rules of evidence; investigative techniques, scientific laboratory analysis techniques and procedures for case preparation. 
Skill and experience with: courtroom case presentation; analyzing facts, evidence, cases, statutes, and precedents to arrive at logical conclusions; proper technique in handling exhibits and documents; writing clear and concise reports, records, legal documents and statistical data.
Ability to: Communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written forms; manage legal cases including preparing and presenting cases for trial in court; analyze and evaluate statements of witnesses, victims and obtain evidence; effectively negotiate cases with attorney general’s office; mediate family decisions with the Department of Human Services; supervise and provide advice and guidance to attorneys and support staff; make decisions independently in accordance with established policy and procedures, establish or monitor new policy, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibility; work independently, use judgment during stressful situations and use time efficiently; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, clients, victims, witnesses, media, professionals, state agencies, law enforcement officials, attorneys, courts and the public.
Pay for this position is $60,084 – 104,980/yr, DOE (E.g. TPR qualified), plus benefits. Please respond with a resume, cover letter, and references.
For more information contact Sharece Winslow, Operations/HR Manager, 645 SE Jackson Street, Roseburg OR 97470, 541-957-5344, 1-800-400-8256, between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Position is open until filled.  Estimated start date is January 3, 2022 or sooner if available.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/17/2022
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Organization Information
Umpqua Valley Public Defender
645 SE Jackson Street
c/o UVPD
Roseburg,  OR 97470
United States
(541) 957-5344
(541) 673-2748
Sharece Winslow