Multnomah Defenders, Inc. is currently accepting Attorney applications

for our Juvenile Law Department


Multnomah Defenders, Inc. is seeking to hire an attorney to represent clients on juvenile delinquency, dependency, and termination of parental rights cases under the Parent Child Representation Program. The attorney must be qualified to represent clients in both delinquency and dependency cases. Felony delinquency certification is preferred but we will consider an entry level attorney. Job duties and compensation will be determined accordingly.


522 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 1000, Portland, OR 97204


This position is represented by a Bargaining Unit. Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance provided. Generous sick time, vacation time, and annual merit based reviews with raises also provided. Starting salary begins at $70,000, or higher depending on experience and qualifications.


Please send a letter of interest and resume’ to Beth Wooten at jobs@multnomahdefenders.org same with any questions or requests for information.



We will review on a rolling basis. Ideal start date is early to mid August. This position will be based out of our Eastside Portland office at the Lloyd Corporate Plaza. Some work from home options for COVID safety.


MDI is a non-profit public interest law firm established in 1983. We currently have over 50 attorneys and staff located in two office locations in Portland, OR. Our Juvenile Law section is located in NE Portland and has a contract with OPDS under the parent child representation program (PCRP) to represent clients in juvenile delinquency, dependency, and termination of parental rights cases.  Juvenile attorneys under the PCRP have caseload caps and work as part of a team with a trial assistant, investigator, and case manager to advocate for their clients. 


As always, we are looking for someone who is eager to engage in a busy courthouse practice and who genuinely wants to work tirelessly for the best interests of our varied clientele.

MDI is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.  MDI values diversity in our hiring decisions.