SOAR Immigration Legal Services is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as an authorized provider of immigration legal services. Our attorney-driven legal program has a staff of four attorneys and five Department of Justice accredited representatives. We also have an ESL education team, a mental health advocate and an outreach coordinator to support our clients.

Caroline van der Harten
Caroline van der Harten
Director
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Juan Carlos Chavez
Juan Carlos Chavez
Assistant Director
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Jennifer Bono
Jennifer Bono
Senior Legal Assistant/Certified Law Graduate
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Anna Caesar
Anna Caesar
DOJ Accredited Representative
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Eric Dodson
Citizenship Instructor
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Arnav Dutt
Arnav Dutt
Staff Attorney
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Emily Grablutz
Emily Grablutz
Office Manager
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Snizhana Hryhorashova
Snizhana Hryhorashova
Ukraine Project Coordinator
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Clara Lietz
Clara Lietz
EOIR Legal Assistant (Portland)
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Paulina Mazzocolin
Paulina Mazzocolin
DOJ Accredited Representative
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Celeste Mora-Morales
Celeste Mora-Morales
Legal Assistant (Hillsboro)
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Lorellen Nausner
Lorellen Nausner
Education Coordinator
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Kseniia Nesviatypaska
Kseniia Nesviatypaska
Ukraine Outreach Coordinator
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Brian Nguyen
Mental Health Advocate
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Liam Patton
Liam Patton
Staff Attorney, Ukraine Project
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Sara Pegoretti
Sara Pegoretti
Legal Assistant / Client Coordinator
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Elena Ricardo Gomar
Elena Ricardo Gomar
DOJ Accredited Representative / Cuban Project Coordinator
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Mercedes Riggs
Mercedes Riggs
Managing Attorney
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Muhammad Saleem
Muhammad Saleem
DOJ Accredited Representative/Afghan Project Coordinator
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Olga Strizhova
Legal Clinic Coordinator
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Ahmad Zurmati
Afghan Legal Assistant
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Career Opportunities with EMO

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary employees), which includes: holidays, vacation, sick leave, employee trainings, employee assistance program. In addition, we offer medical, dental and disability insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.

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