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About the Firm

Employment Opportunities

Saalfeld Griggs is located in Salem, Oregon, the 14th most livable city in the nation. Drive one hour in any direction, and you'll find adventure -- one hour to the Oregon coast, one hour to the Cascade mountains, one hour to the big city and night life in Portland, and one hour to PAC-12 collegiate and professional sports. 

Follow the links to the right to learn more about our employment opportunities.

Associate Lawyers

Saalfeld Griggs hires only those lawyers who have a commitment to excellence and an attention to client service that is compatable with the culture of the firm. To make certain that only the right lawyers are hired, all finalists meet with and are carefully evaluated by all shareholders and associates in the firm. This commitment of time and resources in the hiring process is reflective of the firm's desire to hire only the best and the brightest. Every associate lawyer is hired with the intention that he or she will one day become a shareholder in the firm. Once hired, the firm invests considerable time, money and resources in training and mentoring the associate to help them reach that goal.

Associates at Saalfeld Griggs come from diverse backgrounds. But the common thread among all firm associates is their intelligence, their ability to find practical solutions to complex legal issues, their outgoing and engaging personalities, and their desire to give back to the community through their involvement in community organizations.

Firm associates enjoy unprecedented, direct contact with firm clients early on, as well as ready access to all other lawyers in the firm. Each associate is assigned to two shareholders in the firm, one of which serves as the supervising lawyer within their practice group, and the other of which serves as their mentor, typically from an unrelated practice group. The supervising lawyer and mentor work closely together to integrate the associate into the firm and assist him or her in their progress toward shareholder status. Performance reviews are conducted two times per year.

Current Openings:

  • The firm is currently seeking highly qualified candidates with 0 – 3 years’ experience to fill three new associate positions by Fall 2014. Must be a member of the Oregon State Bar or plan on sitting for the Bar in 2014.  Excellent academics, references, writing and communication skills required. Top one-third of class preferred. $55,000 base salary plus health benefits, retirement benefits and participation in discretionary bonus program. Please submit your resume, transcripts, writing samples and references in confidence to John R. Griffin, P.O. Box 470, Salem, OR 97308 or submit via email.

  • The firm is seeking highly qualified candidates with 2-4 years of experience to immediately join its Litigation Practice Group, with an emphasis in Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Law. Must be a member of the Oregon State Bar. Excellent academics, references, writing and communication skills required. Top one-quarter of class preferred. Competitive benefits including Health Insurance, 401(k), long-term disability, vacation, sick leave, and continuing education. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time. Please submit your resume, transcripts, writing samples and references in confidence to John R. Griffin, P.O. Box 470, Salem, OR 97308 or   submit via email.

Law Clerks

Saalfeld Griggs views the hiring of law clerks as an important recruiting tool for the firm. Firm lawyers provide law clerks with a variety of interesting and challenging projects, much like that of a first-year associate. Law clerks are encouraged to work with each Practice Group and, if possible, with each lawyer. As associate positions become available, the firm's preference is to hire from among its current group of law clerks.

The firm gives priority consideration to law clerk applicants who are in the top 25 percent of their class and who are active in law review, moot court, and/or other similar honors programs. Law clerk applicants must have excellent research and writing skills and a personality that is consistent with the firm's friendly and collegial environment.

Current Openings:

  • There are no current openings at this time.

Legal Assistants / Support Staff

Saalfeld Griggs hires legal assistants and support staff who share the firm's commitment to provide excellent client service. The firm is always on the lookout for intelligent, friendly people who will enjoy working with the firm and its clients. The firm offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Working together in practice group teams, all staff members participate in monthly practice group business meetings and activities. In order to promote great teamwork and a fun working environment, the firm sponsors a variety of social activities throughout the year. The firm is also committed to providing staff with state-of-the-art technology. The firm's legal assistants and support staff enjoy working for the firm and working with each other, which is reflected in the firm's low staff turnover rate.

Current Openings:

  • There are no current openings at this time.