We're Hiring a New Lawyer Fellow

New Lawyer Fellow: Asset Preservation Pilot Program

​The Commons Law Center has a unique job opportunity for the right community-minded attorney. We have entered into a groundbreaking asset preservation pilot program in partnership with the African American Alliance for Homeownership through funding from the City of Portland Housing Bureau. We seek a New Lawyer Fellow to help build the program and directly provide estate planning and probate-related legal services for longtime residents of Portland’s Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area and N/NE Study Area to promote homeownership and asset preservation.This is the right position for you if:

  • ​You are excited to be involved in creating and developing a new program, and you aren’t afraid of the challenges that may come with that;
  • You are comfortable not having all the answers, and not afraid to ask questions to figure them out;
  • You want to build your legal career by learning modern ways to practice law while helping historically underserved populations;
  • Meeting people and building relationships comes naturally, like a community organizer;
  • You are highly organized and can multi-task to manage your caseload and community contacts;
  • You’re warm and caring and want to help members of this community through challenging situations;
  • You’ll be eager to train and manage a team of volunteers and law clerks once you’re up to speed;
  • You have at least some of the patience of a social worker or kindergarten teacher;
  • You know how to use tools, resources, and your experience to create high-quality work product.