Employment Opportunity

Job Position

Southwestern Oregon Public Defender Services (SWOPDS) seeks a passionate and dedicated person for a full-time staff attorney position. SWOPDS is a friendly, close knit eight lawyer public defender’s office located on Oregon’s beautiful adventure coast.

Must be a member of the Oregon State Bar or a member in good standing of a Bar with reciprocity who can readily wave into the Oregon Bar at time of hire or shortly thereafter.

Caseload depends on experience but would work into a mixture of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, potentially juvenile cases, and a small number of other case types to include mental commitment hearings and child support cases. Our office includes training and mentoring for new attorneys and for professional development. We also have reasonable caseloads and a fast-paced court environment.

We offer a competitive compensation package to include a salary based on experience, bonuses when funding is available, 100% employer paid health, dental and vision insurance for employee and family, 10% employer contribution to employee’s SEP IRA retirement account, paid vacation, and sick leave. SWOPDS prioritizes the health and wellbeing of our employees.

SWOPDS is dedicated to providing high quality legal representation to all our clients in an environment of mutual respect and support. Our work environment is friendly, and we encourage open and honest communication. We are committed to advancing equity and diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.

For information contact: Southwestern Oregon Public Defender Services, Inc. Attention: Laynie Wilson, Office Manager 465 Elrod Avenue Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 267-2472 layniew@swopds.org.