A boutique law firm and certified B Corp, Catalyst specializes in social enterprise, philanthropy, trusts and estates, business, taxation, and nonprofit law.

Litigation Attorney

Catalyst seeks an exceptional litigation attorney with expertise in complex commercial and business disputes to join our growing team. A self-starter with great sense of humor, warm and friendly personality, and great interpersonal skills who invites and builds long term relationships will do well at Catalyst.

The ideal candidate will have some clients of his or her own and be willing to help build a robust litigation practice, with support from the Firm. Seven or more years of experience required; candidates with additional expertise in business, employment, real estate, and/or trusts & estates will be given preference.

Above all, we value excellence. Must have outstanding qualifications, strong listening skills, and client-relationship focus. Competitive base salary with bonus and partnership potential. Active Oregon bar license, or eligibility for reciprocity, required. California and Washington State bar licenses a plus.

Client Services Assistant

Catalyst seek an exceptional and charismatic addition to our team to support our clients as well as our collaborative and progressive group of attorneys.  This client services role means you’ll be the firm’s friendly voice on the other end of the phone and proactively respond to clients’ needs including answering and directing telephone calls, welcoming guests to the office via an electronic intercom, scheduling, sending new client welcome packages, entering data in the firm CRM, ensuring timely delivery of incoming and outgoing mail, and generally pointing people in the right direction.

This client-facing position requires emotional intelligence in order to cultivate relationships and interact with a wide array of people. This position also assists in ensuring streamlined firm operations to deliver consistent and exceptional customer service.

An extrovert with a great sense of humor, attention to detail, warm and friendly personality, and mature interpersonal skills will do well as a member of our team. Above all, we value excellence. This opportunity needs a good communicator – effective in person, on the phone, and in writing – and with a wide variety of people.

Join Our Team

We welcome your interest and invite your questions. For more information about the available opportunities, including a complete job description, please contact opportunities@nullcatalystlawllc.com.  Positions open until filled but, please, let us call you.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Catalyst is committed to meeting the spirit as well as the letter of the law. We have been, and continue to be, committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and equal treatment of all qualified individuals — regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or any other factors that are not job related.

Our policy is to remove barriers to employment opportunities and to ensure that access to jobs is based strictly on an individual’s competencies. This policy applies to every aspect of employment at Catalyst, including recruitment, hiring, training, advancement, and termination. We are certain that this philosophy, and our acting upon it, will help advance our Firm goals, as well as meet our responsibilities to employees, clients, members, and the communities in which we live and work.

Our Culture

Our office is collaborative. We focus on client service and value colleagues willing to take on complex (and sometimes not glamorous) problems as part of a team. Above all, we value excellence. Our team-based approach needs good communicators who can be effective in person, on the phone, and in writing, with a wide variety of people.

Catalyst Law is co-located with our non-profit affiliate, The Commons Law Center, a legal service firm founded by Catalyst in 2016. Social enterprise is part of our culture. A willingness to innovate in the delivery of legal services is essential.

Our Compensation

We offer competitive compensation for all positions, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k plan with ESG investment opportunities, generous paid holidays, paid time off, paid sick leave, and a flexible work environment.

Our Neighborhood

Our office is located in Portland’s Pearl District, with access to the Willamette Waterfront and Park Blocks, onsite showers and lockers for cyclists, frequent light rail, bus, and streetcar service, and close to restaurants and shopping.

We look forward to connecting with you.

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