Legal Assistant – Portland, Oregon

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP, is a law firm that represents Native American Organizational and Tribal entities.  The firm is seeking an experienced legal/litigation assistant for its Portland, Oregon, office.  The candidate should have 3+ years of experience with document production and solid proof-reading skills.  Litigation experience is not required but the firm is seeking a fast learner who is willing to be trained in the steps necessary to prepare and file briefs and organize complex litigation files. 

The candidate will be required to be in the office full-time for the first month and after that there is a possibility for the candidate to work remotely 1-2 days a week, but this schedule needs to be flexible to accommodate workflow, deadlines, and client meetings.  Remote work will also be contingent on the ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently as though the work was being done in the office.


  • File legal documents, including e-filing in state and federal courts and administrative agencies
  • Maintain knowledge of electronic court filing procedures
  • Create, edit, and compile large, complex, heavily formatted documents, including Table of Authorities and Table of Contents 
  • Prepare and proofread pleadings, correspondence, memoranda, and other legal documents
  • Prepare attorney and client meeting materials
  • Open new client matters.  Maintain client and general files
  • Provide overflow and absence coverage assistance for other offices and attorneys
  • Prepare expense reports, reconcile accounts, and enter attorney time
  • Schedule hearings and other client and firm meetings, including organizing catering and other services
  • Order supplies, answer phones, travel arrangements, CLE and Bar license compliance, check requests, client bills and other administrative tasks as assigned 


  • 3 years’ experience with document production and proof-reading skills
  • Working knowledge of litigation documents
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Able to work as a team with attorneys and other colleagues
  • Superior written and oral communication 

Please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Vanessa Ray-Hodge ( and Ryan C. Rusche (

The firm recognizes that support staff are a vital component in our commitment to provide quality service to our clients. We seek dedicated and skillful staff to provide prompt and reliable support services to the firm's attorneys and clients. We employ staff in areas such as paralegal, secretarial, administration, accounting, facilities and reception.

If you are interested in support staff employment opportunities, please provide your resume and college transcript (if applicable), and contact the following individuals for further details:

Albuquerque: Adrienne Mielke
Anchorage: Vivien Straume
Juneau: Richard D. Monkman
San Diego: Colin Cloud Hampson
Washington, DC: Vivien Straume