Public Defender Services of Lane County, Inc., is looking for an Attorney Trainer to join our
team in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley, as we work to strengthen our skills and move
towards a smaller caseload with an increased emphasis on holistic representation. This
role primary involves training attorneys, working a small caseload, and second chairing
trials with other lawyers. The role is 75 percent training, 25 percent trial level caseload.
The ideal candidate is an experienced trial attorney who has a strong knowledge of
criminal procedure from arraignments to complex trials; understands how to develop
effective training programs through a client-centered lens. To ensure the delivery of high-
quality legal services, the Attorney Trainer will provide training in trial skills, forensic
evidence, expert witnesses and other opportunities to sharpen litigation skills. This
position will work in tandem with our Director of Training, who runs our clinical program
at the University of Oregon Law School and assists in training new lawyers.
h orally and in writing.
||Public Defender Services of Lane County, Inc.
||$87,170 - $122,568 for a major-felony qualified lawyer, and $111,173 - $136,191 for a murder- qualified attorney
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||Responsibilities of the Attorney Trainer
1. Embrace and embolden PDSLC’s mission statement and goals of client-centered advocacy and commitment to excellence.
2. Design, implement, and improve training programs for attorneys, and work in tandem with the Director of Training to develop training for professional support staff.
3. Assist in managing office training resources including a shared motion bank.
4. Present and organize lectures, facilitate large and small group discussions, provide coaching and feedback at skills exercises and mock hearings.
5. Coordinate with members of PDSLC’s leadership team and provide feedback for personnel evaluations.
6. Research, prepare, and publish training materials, legal outlines, practice guides and advisories.
7. Prepare an annual training plan. Collaborate with others locally, statewide, and nationally to plan and implement innovative training programs.
8. Provide vigorous direct representation with energy and enthusiasm to our clients in a limited number of cases; a greater number of cases will be second chair or supervisory roles. Cases are not expected to take up more than a quarter of the overall job responsibilities.
1. A demonstrated commitment to criminal justice, indigent defense, racial equity and social justice issues and a substantive understanding of the issues impacting our clients.
2. In-depth understanding of all phases of the legal system with experience
representing clients in all aspects of criminal cases.
3. Substantial experience as a trainer and skills in supervision and performance coaching.
4. Knowledge of training evaluation and needs assessments.
5. Ability to develop curricula and training materials and present information to audiences in a clear and engaging manner.
6. Ability to facilitate small group discussion and coach skills exercises to maximize learning for participants.
7. Ability to organize event logistics and work concurrently on multiple short term and long-range projects.
8. A track record of strategically guiding cases, projects and relationships; applying good and practiced judgment; and routinely pushing through roadblocks to achieve goals.
9. Ability to quickly build relationships across varying identities, income levels, races and ethnicities.
10. A high level of organizational and administrative skills.
11. Clear and effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
||This listing expires on: 2/15/2023