CURRENT OPENINGS - We are actively recruiting for the following open positions:

Intermountain Public Defender Inc


Applications for entry-level attorneys are welcome and accepted on an ongoing basis.  We will hold your application for 1 year for openings that may arise in the future.

Staff Attorney

About The Position

Staff attorneys draft legal motions, direct the focus of investigative efforts, ensure clients are able to make informed choices regarding their options; and take cases to trial when the client so directs.  They prepare for and appear at various court proceedings including arraignments, preliminary hearings, pre-trial motions, pleas, sentencing, restitution, and trial.  Caseloads may include a combination of misdemeanors, felonies, probation violations, juvenile dependencies, juvenile delinquencies, mental health commitments, and fugitive/extradition matters.  Prefer attorneys who are already felony qualified but encourage entry-level attorneys to apply as well.  We have an in-office training program.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • ·        Must be a 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.

Other Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • ·        Communicates effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing;

  • ·        Is an effective negotiator;

  • ·        Uses initiative and good judgment in completing tasks and responsibility;

  • ·        Is proficient with word processor and legal research software.

  • ·        Is able to effectively analyze, obtain, and evaluate evidence; and

  • ·        Is respectful and courteous with others


Depending on Experience

Application Process

Interested applicants who meet the qualifications and competencies in this announcement are encouraged to email a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three professional references to in a PDF format (Word documents are also accepted).
Although email is preferred, you can also mail your materials to:

Katie Courtney
Intermountain Public Defender
215 SE Frazer
Pendleton, OR, 97801