Welcome to the CWBA Career Center. As a service to our members, the CWBA posts judicial vacancies and nominating commission opportunities, as well as law-related employment and volunteer opportunities.
JUDICIAL OPENINGS AND NOMINATIONS
"Get Benched!" The CWBA and Colorado's other diversity bar associations encourage members to seek appointment for upcoming judicial vacancies. When a vacancy is announced by the Judicial Branch, information about the vacancy is posted here and publicized to members.
Information on Colorado's Merit Selection System, specific commission rosters and rules, and judicial vacancies may be found on the nominating commission portion of the Colorado Judicial Branch website. (Visit this site to download the nominating commission application in editable PDF format.)
The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions - Seeking Applicants
The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions is continually seeking applicants for a wide range of state boards and commissions. The Boards and Commissions book, listing all boards/commissions and expiration terms, may be downloaded from their website. Click here for the application, or contact the Governor's Office of Boards & Commissions at (303) 866-6380 for more information. If individuals have questions regarding whether they may qualify or not, or questions about board/commission service generally, please contact (303) 866-6380 or email@example.com.
REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS
There are no RFQ's at this time.
The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law
The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law is the largest law firm in the State and as such frequently has job opportunities. The Attorney General is elected by popular vote of the statewide electorate and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official. Attorney General Phil Weiser oversees the Department and manages a wide range of responsibilities.
The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and understands that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public. They encourage candidates with diverse qualities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.
Employment opportunities may be found on their website, and you'll find specifics about any current openings posted below in our listings.
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP - Corporate Associate (posted 1/21/2019)
We have a position available for an experienced Corporate Associate to join our Denver office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions. This associate will work closely with Dorsey attorneys and clients on deals of varying sizes and across multiple offices.
Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. We support and encourage the professional development and advancement of our lawyers through numerous CLE programs offered by Dorsey U, our internal professional development service.
The following qualifications are required:
Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.
How to Apply
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs.
We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.
Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.
Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success:
- Banking and Financial Institutions
- Development & Infrastructure
- Energy & Natural Resources
- Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.
One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:
- Mansfield Rule Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)
- Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
- 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
- Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
- Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)
City of Thornton – Paralegal (posted 1/19/19)
This posting closes January 25.
This job requires a self-starting and well-organized employee who is able to exercise sound business judgment and resourcefulness as well as knowledge and experience in government contracting.
In addition to the essential functions, a successful candidate will assist with reviewing, preparing, and editing of contract provisions and amendments from established formats and ensures that all required approvals are in place; identifies key issues for legal review of business related documents.
Maintain and update contract spreadsheets, logs, and databases to track the current status of various contract activities from inception through completion.
Assist in the ongoing review and maintenance of agreement templates as required.
Under general direction, performs journey level/advanced legal assistance and research for office attorneys and performs a variety of responsible legal and administrative duties in support of the City Attorney's Office.
In addition to the City's electronic application process, you must submit a cover letter and copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information and to apply online, visit here.
City and County of Denver - Deputy Public Defender II (posted 1/17/2019)
The Office of the Municipal Public Defender has been in existence for four years in the City and County of Denver. We are excited to invite applications for an experienced Attorney for this growing agency.
The Municipal Public Defender's Office provides legal services to indigent defendants of Denver County who are facing the possibility of jail for traffic, municipal violations and specialty courts. The Chief Municipal Public Defender reports directly to the Municipal Public Defender's Commission. The Public Defenders report to the Chief Public Defender.
This position is for a Deputy Public Defender II, which requires minimum two years of courtroom litigation experience with first chair jury trial experience.
We appreciate your interest and are excited for the opportunity to build a strong team of Public Defenders for the City and County of Denver.
While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $69,622 - $111,395, our target hiring salary for this position is between $69,622.00-$72,500.00, depending on education, experience and qualifications.
Our ideal candidate will have:
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):
Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center - Title IX Staff Attorney - Title IX Legal Services (posted 1/15/2019)
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc) is to transform the criminal justice system to consistently honor the voice of every victim and vigorously safeguard victims’ rights. The Title IX Staff Attorney is responsible for assisting with the development of a Title IX program at RMvlc, the representation and technical assistance for victims and victim service providers as it relates to the rights afforded under Title IX. In collaboration with other RMvlc staff members, this position will assist with the prioritization and selection of cases.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history by email to: Emily Tofte Nestaval
Include, “Title IX Staff Attorney” in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications received by January 19, 2019 will be given priority.
No phone calls please.
Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center - Title IX Intake Specialist - Title IX Legal Services (posted 1/15/2019)
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc) is to transform the criminal justice system to consistently honor the voice of every victim and vigorously safeguard victims’ rights. RMvlc is seeking an Intake Specialist for its Title IX program. The Title IX Intake Specialist offers key assistance and support to individuals who seek RMvlc’s services for assistance in navigating their Title IX rights. The Title IX Intake Specialist provides direct service to victims and service providers. In collaboration with other RMvlc staff members, this position will assist with the prioritization and selection of cases.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Additional Duties Specific to the Title IX Program
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history by email to: Emily Tofte Nestaval
Include, “Title IX Intake Specialist” in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications received by January 18, 2019 will be given priority.
No phone calls please.
Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center - Contract Attorney Coordinator - Legal Information Network of Colorado (LINC) (posted 1/15/2019)
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc) is to transform the criminal justice system to consistently honor the voice of every victim and vigorously safeguard victims’ rights. The Legal Information Network of Colorado (LINC) program at RMvlc is a collaborative network of community organizations, which facilitates comprehensive legal information services for crime victims in Colorado. The Contract Attorney Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of a program that will contract with private attorneys to provide unbundled legal services to victims of crime in Colorado. The primary legal issues that will be addressed are post-decree family law and housing cases. This position will provide training and technical assistance to contract attorneys on limited scope representation, trauma informed legal services, and other matters, will provide legal information and limited legal advice to victims of crime, and provide limited direct representation to victims of crime as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, references, and salary history by email to:
Emily Tofte Nestaval,
Include, “Contract Attorney Coordinator” in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications received by January 18, 2019 will be given priority. No phone calls please.
Denver City Attorney's Office - Senior Level Assistant City Attorney - Municipal Operations Section (posted 1/15/2019)
This posting closes January 22.
Municipal Operations provides full service legal representation and advice to City officials, agencies and employees in the areas of general municipal law, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, bankruptcy, real estate, land use and commercial litigation. This section offers a steady stream of clients with an incredible variety of legal needs.
The Denver City's Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 230 attorneys and staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members. It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado. Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities. The City Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect.
We currently seek an attorney with significant legal experience in construction law and government contracting to support a variety of large projects. The selected candidate will be responsible for assisting City agencies with negotiating agreements including construction agreements, and advising City agencies and officials.
The responsibilities for this position include:
While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $118,732-189,917 our target hiring salary for this position is between $118,732-$154,352 depending on education, experience and qualifications.
The preferred candidates will be attorneys who have experience with the following:
Preferred experience must be demonstrated on application/resume.
We realize your time if valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following minimum qualifications:
To be considered, you must apply at https://denver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCD-denver-denvergov-CSC_Jobs-Civil_service_jobs-Police_Jobs-Fire_Jobs/job/Downtown-Denver/Assistant-City-Attorney-Senior----Municipal-Operations_R0016397
Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Assistant Attorney General - Public Officials Unit - State Services Section (posted 1/15/2019)
This posting closes January 28.
Information about the Unit: The Public Officials Unit within the State Services Section counsels and represents all of the statewide elected officials (Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Treasurer), as well as the Judicial Department, Department of Local Affairs, Department of Military Affairs, and State Auditor. Unit members handle litigation and appeals in complex civil cases that frequently involve legal questions of first impression and public policy matters of statewide or national importance.
Information about the Job: The principal duties of this position include: defending state and federal constitutional challenges to state laws and state officials’ actions seeking equitable relief; handling highly expedited election law disputes; prosecuting campaign and political finance law violations; defending civil litigation and appeals before state and federal courts; prosecuting civil actions and appeals on behalf of state agencies and officials in state court; representing judicial and probation officers when subpoenaed; defending judicial officers against C.R.C.P. 106 and C.A.R. 21 actions; escheat and unclaimed property review; assisting state agencies with responses to Colorado Open Records Act requests; drafting formal and informal Attorney General Opinions; and handling contract review and Procurement Code disputes for state agencies.
Job Qualifications: All candidates must be admitted to and in good standing with, or clearly eligible to waive into, the Colorado bar, and have a minimum of three years of legal experience. Excellent research, analytical, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills are required. Strong client relations skills and the desire to try cases and brief appeals on an expedited basis are essential. Experience developing and implementing litigation and appellate strategy in complex cases is strongly preferred.
All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references via email to:
National Center for Lesbian Rights - Family Law Clerkship - San Francisco (posted 1/15/2019)
MOORE AND HUNT FAMILY LAW CLERKSHIP
The National Center for Lesbian Rights seeks a full-time, ten-week summer law clerk interested in LGBT family law to assist with its national family law impact litigation, public policy, and educational work. Much of the clerk’s time will be devoted to interacting with members of the community who contact NCLR’s legal information helpline with family law questions and handling their questions from start to finish under the supervision and training of NCLR staff attorneys. The clerk will also conduct case research, update publications, and draft memos on a wide range of issues affecting LGBT families.
The position is available in NCLR’s National Office in San Francisco, CA.
Candidates must be current law students. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with LGBT-related issues and a dedication to family law and social justice. Excellent communication and writing skills are essential as is the ability to take initiative and see projects through completion.
The Moore and Hunt Family Law Clerkship provides a stipend of $4000 for a full-time, ten-week summer law clerk in the position. The clerkship honors the memory of Connie Moore and Deborah Hunt, who were LGBT family law attorneys and activists in Texas and longtime members of NCLR's National Law Advisory Council (NFLAC). The Clerkship is funded by members of NFLAC and other friends and family members. Find more information about their life and legacy here.
Send cover letter, resume, 5-10 page legal writing sample by e-mail to email@example.com or fax at 415.392.8442Call: 415.392.8442
NCLR is proud to be an affirmative action employer. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex are urged to apply.
Government Accountability Office - Office of General Counsel - Attorney (posted 1/11/2019)
This posting closes January 29.
GAO's Office of General Counsel is hiring an experienced attorney for our Information Technology (Cybersecurity) team.
Recently, the U.S. Government Accountability Office improved its scores in the Partnership for Public Service's list of the best places to work, exceeding the private sector average for employee satisfaction. Among mid-size federal agencies, GAO placed fourth overall and was rated number one in its support of diversity by the Partnership for the fourth year in a row. GAO’s Office of General Counsel is especially proud of its inclusive workforce and support of diversity. As part of our ongoing commitment to attract as many qualified applicants as possible, including applicants with diverse backgrounds, outstanding credentials, and a dedication to public service, we are seeking your assistance in spreading the word to your affiliates about GAO and our highly rated work environment. *GAO’s Diversity and Inclusion Statement, as well as our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, may be found here.
For more information or to apply, go to this link:
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund - Legal Director
This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in our nation’s movement for transgender rights.
The Legal Director is a creative, driven, and strategic thinker with a collaborative and community-centered approach to advocacy. In partnership with the Executive Director, the Legal Director will design and spearhead TLDEF’s legal strategy with a focus on those most pushed to the margins. The Legal Director will be responsible for building, leading, and mentoring an in-house legal team upon TLDEF’s completion of a strategic plan. The Legal Director will represent TLDEF in a variety of activist, legal, and public spaces in service of TLDEF’s goals and priorities. The Legal Director reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of TLDEF’s senior team.
Read more and apply here.
Vendavo - Part-time Senior Legal Counsel - Finance/IT (posted 1/4/2019)
Vendavo powers the shift to digital business for the world’s most demanding B2B companies, unlocking value, growing margin and accelerating revenue. With the Vendavo Commercial Excellence platform, companies develop dynamic customer insights and optimal pricing strategies that maximize margin, boost sales effectiveness and improve customer experience. With an annual margin improvement totaling more than $2.5 billion across companies in chemicals, distribution, high-tech and manufacturing, Vendavo delivers cutting-edge analytics and deep industry expertise that help companies stay one step ahead. As we continue to change the way business gets done, we’re looking for energetic, experienced, and talented professionals to join our team. If you are driven to make a global impact, thrive in an innovative culture, and enjoy work on challenging and engaging projects, join our team at Vendavo!
As Vendavo expands into new product and market segments, we are looking for a highly skilled Part Time Senior Legal Counsel who will be responsible for working directly with Vendavo’s business teams, advising on a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to: commercial contracting, employment, privacy, corporate compliance, GDPR, and other corporate matters.
As a Senior Legal Counsel, part time, you will:
To be successful in this role you will need the following qualifications:
What an ideal candidate looks like:
Why you will like working at Vendavo:
City of Thornton - Associate Judge(s) (posted 1/3/2019)
This posting closes February 8th.
We are accepting applications until February 8th at 5pm MST.
For more information and to apply please click here.
National Conference of Women's Bar Associations - Executive Director (posted 11/13/2018)
This posting closes January 31st.
The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA), of which the CWBA is an active member, is conducting a search for its Executive Director. Attached and linked here are the job description and application information. Early applications are encouraged, but the deadline for applications has been set for January 31.
Position: Executive Director
Category: 501(c)(6) - Non-profit
Type: Part Time – Flexible Schedule: The Executive Director works an average of 10 to 15 hours per week during most of the year (once candidate is trained and in place), with occasional increases in hours depending on NCWBA program needs and productivity. Three times a year, the Executive Director works substantial additional hours to support NCWBA’s three signature annual events, each lasting two to four days and requiring travel to the event locations in the United States or Canada.
Location: Candidate’s confidential virtual office setting
Compensation: Approximately $17,500 per year plus reimbursement for travel expenses
As the person primarily responsible for the administrative and executive support of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA), the Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day management of the NCWBA’s affairs, with the guidance and authorization of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director assists in the planning, direction, execution, and evaluation of NCWBA programs and services. The Executive Director represents NCWBA to its member organizations, external stakeholders, vendors, and the general public. The Executive Director oversees communications and manages information technology resources used in supporting the operation of the association, including the association’s website and social media postings. The Executive Director works independently in an office provided by the candidate. Cloud-based software and a commercial phone line are provided by the NCWBA. Candidate provides all other software and hardware.
NCWBA is looking for an energetic self-starter with a wide array of experience. Accordingly, NCWBA will consider candidates even if they do not currently meet every skill listed in this notice.
For general information about NCWBA, go to www.ncwba.org.