Practice Management Attorney

The Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund (PLF) is hiring a full-time practice management attorney (PMA) to join its unique, well-established, and nationally recognized Practice Management Assistance Program. The PLF is the mandatory provider of primary legal malpractice coverage for Oregon lawyers in private practice. As a PMA, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the Oregon legal profession.

Who We’re Looking For

The PMAs are a resource for attorneys, providing practice management advice, CLEs, written publications, and more. If you naturally spot inefficiencies and bottlenecks in workflows and processes, love improving systems and procedures, yearn to learn new things, and have an eye for the big picture, then this position is for you! Our ideal PMA enjoys generating big new ideas and initiatives while also getting down in the weeds to implement the details. You thrive on checklists and advance planning to manage competing deadlines and projects. You’re highly self-motivated and can work independently, yet you crave feedback and are always looking to improve. You are enthusiastic and a friendly people-person, comfortable supporting attorneys with varying levels of practice management needs.

If this sounds like you, we are excited to have you apply! You will be joining a team of dedicated professionals in a supportive, affirming workplace.

What We Offer

We are pleased to state that the salary range for this position is $83,175-$116,398. We also offer an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Oregon PERS/OPSRP retirement program, health insurance, and other benefits.

This position is based at the PLF office in Tigard with a hybrid remote work setup and requires travel throughout Oregon when COVID restrictions are lifted.

What You’ll Do

As the newest member of the PMA team, you will hit the ground running and almost immediately be involved in supporting the legal community in the following ways:
  • Advising and educating lawyers and law office staff in all aspects of law practice management and malpractice prevention. Areas of PMA assistance include law office systems and procedures, opening or closing a law practice, departing or joining a firm, legal technology, improving client relations, trust accounting, and more.
  • Presenting CLEs to lawyers, staff, and law students across the state.
  • Writing for various legal publications such as the PLF’s inBrief, its inPractice blog, the Oregon State Bar Bulletin, and other media outlets.
  • Developing law practice aids and handbooks that assist lawyers in private practice, as well as creating content for online toolkits and other PLF resources.

What You’ll Need to Be Successful in This Role

Being a PMA is an exciting opportunity to assist lawyers in a variety of ways, but it’s also a challenging role that will stretch you as well as stimulate you. To set you up for success in this position, we ask that you meet these criteria:
  • At least five years of experience practicing law and some experience managing a law practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of legal technology and general technology use
  • Working knowledge of law office systems and procedures
  • A wide range of professional aptitudes, including interpersonal, organizational, analytical, public speaking, presentation, communication, and writing skills
  • Proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word; Adobe Acrobat; the ability to learn and use new software applications, programs, and databases
  • The ability to synthesize and explain complicated information and to communicate clearly and compassionately
  • The capacity to work independently and also function effectively as a member of a team
  • Strong initiative, good judgment, and the ability to collaborate with others to develop a professional network
  • An understanding of the Professional Liability Fund, the Oregon State Bar, and the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct

Who We Are

Practicing law can be challenging. Managing a law practice entails further responsibilities and complexities, carrying added risks for practitioners. Fortunately, Oregon lawyers have a unique and highly qualified resource in the PLF’s Practice Management Assistance Program (PMAP), whose goal is to help lawyers understand and manage their malpractice risks so they can have a successful and satisfying practice. Long-established in the Oregon legal community, the program is nationally recognized for its innovative practice management services and approach and for its contribution to the legal profession.

The PMAs are committed to helping lawyers by meeting them where they are and being responsive to lawyers' practice management needs. Their patience, compassion, and capacity to relate with lawyers from all different backgrounds helps put people at ease and facilitates increased learning and implementation of the PMA's guidance.

What You’ll Love

The mission and purpose of the PLF is to serve the lawyers of Oregon. At the PLF, we believe that assistance to one lawyer is assistance to all. “Helping each lawyer when they need it, for the good of the whole profession" - as our home page proudly states - is the animating force behind the PLF's mission and our staff's dedication to serving the Oregon legal community. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about us!

How You Can Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to:

Jeff Crawford
HR Manager
Subject line: PMA Position – (your name)

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022.

We look forward to receiving your application!


The PLF is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the PLF are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, disability, family or parental status, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please let us know. 

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022