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Legal Professionals

Legal professionals play a critical role in making Schwabe a top-rated Pacific Northwest law firm and a ‎great place to work. We seek highly motivated team players who are committed to providing superior ‎client service. From paralegals to legal assistants and project managers to office assistants and file ‎clerks, your talent and knowledge will be respected and rewarded at Schwabe. ‎

Current Openings

Staff Positions


Litigation Legal Assistant – Portland

The firm's Portland office is seeking an experienced Litigation Legal Secretary/Assistant for its General Litigation practice group.  

The position requires superior litigation secretarial skills, including detailed knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and local rules, and similar experience with Oregon state court practice and rules. All candidates must have very strong client relationship skills and a willingness to be part of a team.  Strong computer skills and the ability and willingness to learn and adopt new technology on an ongoing basis are also a must. The successful candidate will be very well organized and able to actively manage all aspects of a busy litigation practice, will be detail-oriented and efficient, will turn work around quickly, and will possess strong oral and written communication skills.

High school diploma or GED required.  Legal secretary training and/or certification desirable but not essential. Any satisfactory combination of experience and education will be considered.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Melissa Tofell at staffhiring@schwabe.com


Contact Us


Katje Chiller
Chief Talent Officer
kchiller@schwabe.com
Direct: 503-796-2467‎