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CAREER CENTER

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.

To request to have an opportunity posted on our website, please send the pertinent information including application deadline to the CWBA at execdir@cwba.org.

Postings are published for 30 days or until closing date.  (No professional recruiting firms, please.) 


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.)  

You'll also find Colorado Judicial Openings on the Colorado Judicial Branch
 website.


BOARDS & COMMISSIONS OPENINGS

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 boards@state.co.us.   

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ALIGHT: Seeking pro bono help criminal defense matter on behalf of an adult human trafficking survivor. Please contact ALIGHT, a Colorado-based anti-human trafficking nonprofit that exists to unlock a fresh start for human trafficking survivors - at pilot@alightnet.org. They work with lawyers who volunteer their expertise in a unique way to help serve local survivors. 


REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

There are no Requests for Proposals at this time.


JOB OPENINGS

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 Cynthia H. Coffman 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.


    Wells, Anderson & Race - Defense Litigation Associate (posted 9/18/18)

    Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is looking for a full-time attorney with 2-6 years of experience in litigation for a busy practice in a collegial environment. Judicial clerkship a plus. Excellent research and writing skills; attention to detail; knowledge of Colorado court rules; and, experience with discovery required. Should be able to work well in a team environment. 

    Send resume and cover letter to sdell@warllc.com.


    Colorado Legal Services - Housing Attorney  (posted 9/11/2018)

    This posting closes October 1.

    Colorado Legal Services, Denver office - Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit, is looking for a housing attorney to represent low-income and vulnerable clients in civil cases involving the rights of tenants in the Denver metropolitan area. Salary range, based on union salary scale and experience, begins at $44,125. Benefits are excellent, including paid health and dental insurance, annual and health leave, employer-supported 403(b) savings plan, and paid holidays. Applicants must be able to handle fast moving, high volume litigation caseload. Sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals and minorities is prerequisite. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado. 

    Cover letter, describing commitment to this work, and resume, must be received by October 1, 2018; interviews will begin shortly after this date. 

    Send application materials to:

    Executive Assistant Sharon Williams, CLS,
    swilliams@colegalserv.org
    and
    Director of Advocacy Reenie Terjak,
    rterjak@colegalserv.org.

    EOE


    Holland & Hart - Energy & Infrastructure Corporate Associate, Denver (Reference #10120115) (posted 9/11/2018)

    Holland & Hart’s Corporate group is seeking an associate to join its Energy & Infrastructure team in the firm’s Denver, Colorado office. The Energy & Infrastructure Group represents developers and borrowers in project development and finance across multiple infrastructure industries, with a focus on the power generation and energy sectors, including both oil and gas and renewable energy. Holland & Hart’s Corporate group is recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading practice group nationwide in the renewable and alternative energy sector.

    Requirements:

    Successful candidates will have 3 to 5 years of law firm experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial contracts and/or project development and finance matters, be team oriented with strong written and oral communication skills, and have professional recommendations. 

    All interested applications should apply through the “careers section” of the firm’s website: www.hollandhart.com. Should you have issues with the online application form, please contact Michelle Stoeckel, Recruitment Coordinator at mhstoeckel@hollandhart.com. Holland & Hart is an equal opportunity employer. No unsolicited resume from search firms or calls, please.

    Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that today has approximately 470 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com or on Twitter: @HollandHart.


    The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Assistant Attorney General - Consumer Credit Enforcement Unit (posted 9/11/2018)

    This posting closes October 1.

    The Consumer Protection Section in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is seeking an energetic and talented attorney for the Consumer Credit Enforcement Unit. The Consumer Credit Enforcement Unit provides legal representation to the Administrator of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code, the state official within the Attorney General’s Office responsible for licensing supervising lenders, creditors, collection agencies, and debt-management companies. The attorneys in the unit provide advice to and general counsel work for the Administrator and a staff of investigators and examiners/auditors; and enforce the consumer credit laws by litigating cases before administrative law judges and in district courts, including any appeals. This attorney will participate in investigations and handle his/her own independent caseload with minimal assistance from other assistant attorneys general or legal assistants.

    Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing with five years of civil trial/ litigation experience. Excellent writing, analytical and oral advocacy skills are required. A working knowledge of consumer credit and lending laws is preferred. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively as equals with non-legal professionals and support staff and should have a strong desire to serve the public interest.

    All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, and a short writing sample to:

    Heidi Box
    Consumer Protection Section
    Email: heidi.box@coag.gov


    Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC - Defense Litigation Attorney (posted 9/10/2018)

    Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is looking for a full-time attorney experienced in all areas of litigation related to Colorado bad faith defense, UM/UIM, and other insurance and personal injury matters.  Must be able to identify, analyze and develop relevant facts, legal issues, and effective strategies for case, show initiative, and have strong work ethic. Has to work well as a team member. 

    Provide cover letter and resume to sdell@warllc.com.

     

    Senior Assistant City Attorney - Litigation - City of Arvada (posted 9/8/2018)

    This posting closes September 21.

    Position:

    Performs professional legal work in a number of substantive areas, with specialization in one or more areas, including civil litigation, risk management, land use and real property, or police procedures, involving a wide variety of complex civil legal issues in order to guide or help municipal clients resolve issues and avoid or respond to litigation. There are five senior assistant city attorney positions in the office, although generally speaking, each attorney has one specialized assigned area in addition to other assigned duties.

    Job Functions / Scope of Authority

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Performs legal research and prepares written opinions on a variety of topics.
    • Acts as legal resource and advisor to city departments and attends meetings and answers questions as needed.
    • Drafts, amends and reviews legal documents including ordinances, resolutions, agreements, and city council agenda packets.
    • Represents boards and commissions and attends meetings and hearings.
    • Researches and prepares materials and may conduct training on, a variety of legal topics.
    • Responds to citizen and staff inquiries and advises city departments, boards and commissions regarding city codes, ordinances, and other local, state and federal statutes and regulations.
    • Acts as substitute counsel for city council, boards, or commissions.
    • Drafts, amends, and reviews contracts, agreements, leases, deeds and corporate documents for various non-profit corporations connected to the city.
    • Represents the city in administrative hearings.

    Areas of Specialty

    • Civil Litigator. Represents the city and employees as either defendants or plaintiffs in state, federal, appellate, administrative and quasi-judicial courts involving civil litigation, appellate issues, or regulatory matters. This includes preparing necessary pleadings, motions, and briefs. This also involves preparing witnesses for depositions, hearings, trials and appellate arguments.
    • Police Advisor. Provides legal advice to the police department and maintains 24 hour a day, seven day a week availability for legal advice.
    • Land Use/Real Property. Provides legal advice relating to all aspects of land use, zoning, variances and real property issues.
    • Risk Management/Transactional. Advises the Risk Manager on insurance related issues including coverage issues and performs transactional duties for various departments.
    • Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.
    • Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly and provides effective services or solutions for customers.
    • Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.

    ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner.
    • Working knowledge of general municipal operations.
    • Understanding of the principles and practices of substantive and procedural criminal law as applied to municipal prosecution and appeals.
    • Solid computer skills
    • Solid legal research skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to read, understand and interpret statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations and case law.

    OTHER FUNCTIONS:

    Other duties as required.

    --Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job--

    SCOPE OF AUTHORITY:

    Receives general supervision under the direction of the deputy city attorney. Plans work and the work of others to meet defined work plans and objectives. Some precedents exist. Employee is expected to handle different and specialized situations in department or functional area.

    Financial Accountability:

    Makes recommendations to supervisor for budget allocations pertaining to the department. Approves expenditures up to a certain amount. Makes recommendations on settlement involving claims or litigation.

    Working Environment / Qualifications

    The work environment/physical activities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

    Work is primarily performed in an office environment with low noise levels. Physical effort and activities include:

    MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, LICENSE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):

    Law degree (JD, LLB, LLM) and five (5) years legal experience as a practicing attorney in civil law with three (3) years specific legal experience in insurance law, third party and tort claims, land use, real property, police procedures, or general municipal law. Significant trial experience including bench and jury cases at the district court level desirable. Admission to the Colorado Bar Association and license to practice law in the State of Colorado required. Federal court admission preferred. Prior experience in a governmental law office preferred.

    Vision Mission Values

    The City's Core values are in every employee's individual Performance Plan which helps us to reinforce our expectations for living and working by our Core Values.

    Every City employee is expected to perform his/her job to the highest professional standards. This includes upholding the City's values with integrity and accountability, acting in a manner that is respectful and inclusive towards others, and adhering to the City's policy on employee conduct as detailed in the personnel rules sec. 70-143.

    Vision: We Dream Big and Deliver

    Mission: We are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.

    Values:

    • Innovation: We excel in creativity, flexibility and the use of best practices while valuing diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives.
    • Passion: We are a high performing, inclusive team inspiring each other to pursue excellence.
    • Opportunity: We value our diversity, embrace possibilities, face challenges, perserve and take action to deliver quality results.

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arvada?page=2


    Senior Assistant City Attorney ( Land Use) - City of Arvada (posted 9/8/2018)

    This posting closes September 21.

    Position:

    Performs professional legal work in a number of substantive areas, with specialization in one or more areas, including civil litigation, risk management, land use and real property, or police procedures, involving a wide variety of complex civil legal issues in order to guide or help municipal clients resolve issues and avoid or respond to litigation. There are five senior assistant city attorney positions in the office, although generally speaking, each attorney has one specialized assigned area in addition to other assigned duties.

    Job Functions / Scope of Authority:

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Performs legal research and prepares written opinions on a variety of topics.
    • Acts as legal resource and advisor to city departments and attends meetings and answers questions as needed.
    • Drafts, amends and reviews legal documents including ordinances, resolutions, agreements, and city council agenda packets.
    • Represents boards and commissions and attends meetings and hearings.
    • Researches and prepares materials and may conduct training on, a variety of legal topics.
    • Responds to citizen and staff inquiries and advises city departments, boards and commissions regarding city codes, ordinances, and other local, state and federal statutes and regulations.
    • Acts as substitute counsel for city council, boards, or commissions.
    • Drafts, amends, and reviews contracts, agreements, leases, deeds and corporate documents for various non-profit corporations connected to the city.
    • Represents the city in administrative hearings.

    Areas of Specialty:

    • Civil Litigator. Represents the city and employees as either defendants or plaintiffs in state, federal, appellate, administrative and quasi-judicial courts involving civil litigation, appellate issues, or regulatory matters. This includes preparing necessary pleadings, motions, and briefs. This also involves preparing witnesses for depositions, hearings, trials and appellate arguments.
    • Police Advisor. Provides legal advice to the police department and maintains 24 hour a day, seven day a week availability for legal advice.
    • Land Use/Real Property. Provides legal advice relating to all aspects of land use, zoning, variances and real property issues.
    • Risk Management/Transactional. Advises the Risk Manager on insurance related issues including coverage issues and performs transactional duties for various departments.
    • Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.
    • Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly and provides effective services or solutions for customers.
    • Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.

    ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner.
    • Working knowledge of general municipal operations.
    • Understanding of the principles and practices of substantive and procedural criminal law as applied to municipal prosecution and appeals.
    • Solid computer skills
    • Solid legal research skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to read, understand and interpret statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations and case law.

    OTHER FUNCTIONS:

    Other duties as required.

    --Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job--

    SCOPE OF AUTHORITY:

    Receives general supervision under the direction of the deputy city attorney. Plans work and the work of others to meet defined work plans and objectives. Some precedents exist. Employee is expected to handle different and specialized situations in department or functional area.

    Financial Accountability:

    Makes recommendations to supervisor for budget allocations pertaining to the department. Approves expenditures up to a certain amount. Makes recommendations on settlement involving claims or litigation.

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

    The work environment/physical activities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

    Work is primarily performed in an office environment with low noise levels. Physical effort and activities include:

    MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, LICENSE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):

    Law degree (JD, LLB, LLM) and five (5) years legal experience as a practicing attorney in civil law with three (3) years specific legal experience in insurance law, third party and tort claims, land use, real property, police procedures, or general municipal law. Significant trial experience including bench and jury cases at the district court level desirable. Admission to the Colorado Bar Association and license to practice law in the State of Colorado required. Federal court admission preferred. Prior experience in a governmental law office preferred.

    Vision Mission Values

    The City's Core values are in every employee's individual Performance Plan which helps us to reinforce our expectations for living and working by our Core Values.

    Every City employee is expected to perform his/her job to the highest professional standards. This includes upholding the City's values with integrity and accountability, acting in a manner that is respectful and inclusive towards others, and adhering to the City's policy on employee conduct as detailed in the personnel rules sec. 70-143.

    Vision: We Dream Big and Deliver

    Mission: We are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.

    Values:

    • Innovation: We excel in creativity, flexibility and the use of best practices while valuing diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives.
    • Passion: We are a high performing, inclusive team inspiring each other to pursue excellence.
    • Opportunity: We value our diversity, embrace possibilities, face challenges, perserve and take action to deliver quality results.

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arvada?page=2


    The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Litigation Attorney - Corrections and Public Safety Unit (posted 9/6/2018)

    This posting closes September 19.

    Job Duties: The Corrections and Public Safety Unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is looking for a talented, enthusiastic, and experienced litigation attorney. The Corrections and Public Safety Unit provides representation to the Colorado Department of Corrections, the Colorado Parole Board, and the various division of the Colorado Department of Public Safety including the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The Unit defends lawsuits involving various issues, including constitutional rights, time computation, prison discipline proceedings, habeas corpus petitions, parole, administrative law, and contract-related matters. Unit lawyers also provide general legal advice to the Department of Corrections, the Parole Board, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on a daily basis on matters such as open records requests, environmental issues, sentencing issues, internal discipline, and procedural matters, compliance issues, and administrative regulations. The attorney’s duties will include all aspects of litigation: an active motions practice, discovery, preparing witnesses for hearing and trial, filing prehearing documents, trying cases in both state and federal court, and briefing and arguing appeals before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Job Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Colorado bar or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing at the time of application. Position requires a minimum of 3 years of litigation experience. Interest in and specific experience with corrections law, C.R.C.P. 106, 42 U.S.C. §1983, administrative law, and federal and state appeals is strongly desired. Strong written and oral communication skills and an ability to develop a successful litigation strategy are essential.

    All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.

    How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via e-mail to:

    Elaine Sanchez, Program Assistant
    Civil Litigation and Employment Law Section
    Email: elaine.sanchez@coag.gov


    The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Temporary Assistant Attorney General - K-12 Education Unit - State Services Section (posted 9/5/2018)

    This posting closes September 19.

    Note: This temporary assignment may work full-time hours and is expected to last for six months. Temporary employees are employed at will and do not have the rights and benefits provided to permanent employees, except those mandated by law.

    Job Duties: This attorney works in the K-12 Education Unit within the State Services Section by providing representation and advice to the Colorado Department of Education, Colorado School for the Deaf & Blind, and Colorado Charter School Institute.

    Representation will include general counsel and advice, as well as litigation in judicial and administrative forums.

    Job Qualifications: Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and in good standing. The ideal candidate will have a passion for excellent writing, research and an interest in working in public practice. An ideal candidate will have some familiarity with any of the following: education law, special education, occupational licensing and other the substantive areas of law important to our clients.

    All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

    How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and a list of three references by email to:

    Terri Connell
    Office Manager
    State Services Section
    Colorado Department of Law
    1300 Broadway, 6th Floor
    Denver, CO 80203
    Email: terri.connell@coag.gov


    The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - First Assistant Attorney General - Administrator of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (posted 9/4/2018)

    This posting closes September 21.

    The Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office has an opening for a First Assistant Attorney General to serve as the Administrator of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC). The Administrator enforces a number of laws related to consumer credit. In addition to the UCCC, these include the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Debt-Management Services Act, Credit Services Organization Act, Rental Purchase Agreement Act, and other laws. This position supervises a staff of approximately sixteen employees including financial/credit examiners, compliance investigators, and support staff.

    The CCU issues licenses to supervised (non-bank) lenders, collection agencies, and debt-management companies, conducts compliance examinations of licensees, investigates and disciplines companies and individuals suspected of violating the law, and brings enforcement actions in administrative and state district courts. The Administrator consults with the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit, a type 2 agency appointed by the Governor. The Administrator determines when to bring administrative discipline against licensees, drafts settlement agreements, issues letters of admonition against licensees, determines when consumer credit laws require additional clarification and drafts administrative interpretations and engages in rulemaking in that regard, and issues Final Agency Orders under the Administrative Procedures Act. The Administrator may also be asked to issue legal opinion letters, draft legislation and testify before the Colorado General Assembly.

    The CCU includes a supervisory compliance examination program and consumer complaint resolution program. The CCU has a combined annual budget of approximately $2 million dollars. The Administrator is responsible for managing that budget to ensure collection of sufficient license fee revenue. The Administrator issues annual reports, compiles annual budget information, provides opinions to attorneys and explanations to the public, and speaks at public forums.

    Job Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Colorado bar and in good standing or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. The position requires at least ten years of experience as a practicing attorney. Candidates must have outstanding writing and analytical skills, the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of personalities, a commitment to excellence, strong academic and professional credentials and a desire to serve the public interest. Experience with state or federal consumer credit laws as well as management and supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

    All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

    How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references via e-mail to:

    Heidi Box
    Consumer Protection Section
    Email: heidi.box@coag.gov


    League of Women Voters - Executive Director (posted 9/4/2018)

    This posting closes October 1.

    Job Purpose/General Description

    The League of Women Voters of Colorado has a position open for an Executive Director to lead the organization as it develops and implements a new strategic plan. This is a full- time position, and the Executive Director would work with one other staff person, a board of directors, and many volunteers. The League nationally is close to being 100 years old with organizations in every state. In Colorado, there are 18 units across the state. This is an interesting opportunity for someone ready to lead a transitioning organization. The League is an equal opportunity employer.

    The Executive Director reports to the President of the LWVCO Board of Directors, is responsible to the entire Board and has overall responsibility for leading and managing the organization. The Executive Director carries out the vision and mission of the organization in conjunction with the working Board and Board-established policies and guides the planning process for vision achievement. The Executive Director ensures alignment among vision, strategy and operational goals.

    Please send cover letter and resume to:hr@lwvcolorado.org

    For more information about this posting please click here: League of Women Voters.pdf


    Tessa - Family Law Attorney (posted 8/24/2018)

    SYNOPSIS: The Family Law Attorney will primarily provide direct legal assistance to clients both in the form of providing legal advice as well as representing clients in court as appropriate. The position will also advocate to the 4th Judicial District Court personnel and advise and support other TESSA staff on legal matters especially related to family law.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Field legal questions from advocates and clients that would be inappropriate for a non-attorney to answer, especially questions related to family law;
    • Provide direct representation to clients as determined by TESSA policies and procedures;
    • Ascertain the needs and available resources of persons seeking aid and work with them to determine what is available to them;
    • Deliver programs and services in a manner that is respectful and sensitive to the survivors’ cultural experience;
    • Treat survivors with respect, dignity, and empathy in alignment with TESSA’s trauma-informed philosophy;
    • Keep all survivor information confidential as directed by the survivor;
    • Identify gaps in the systems in which survivors navigate and address those gaps appropriately;
    • Prevent, identify, and work to remove discriminatory barriers in services provided both within TESSA and externally;
    • Develop working knowledge in the substantive legal issues affecting TESSA cilents, namely family law issues;
    • Recruit, organize and provide training for pro bono lawyers throughout the community as requested;
    • Manage referrals, acting as contact person for clients, attorneys, and advocates as appropriate;
    • Triage and assess all information and referral inquiries to assure effective advocacy and support;
    • Refer clients to other non-legal TESSA and community programs as needed by the client.
    • Collaborate positively with TESSA advocates in the provision of services to clients.

    COMMUNITY OUTREACH

    • Network with other attorneys and judges/magistrates (bar associations, law school functions, etc.) to build and maintain relationships with local legal service providers;
    • Work cooperatively with other agencies and individuals involved with survivors to assure comprehensive service delivery to survivors and children;
    • Develop partnerships with legal service providers to assist survivors in navigating the court system;
    • Identify and collaborate with potential local stakeholders and community partners;
    • Represent the organization at community meetings regarding legal issues for victim populations; assist with educating the community on changing policy as it relates to victim access to safety as requested.

    RECORD KEEPING

    • Ensure that policies and procedures are followed by program staff, and that staff receives support appropriate to their needs;
    • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements relating to confidentiality and reporting. Ensure compliance with program grant requirements, and assist with grant reporting.

    CULTURAL INCLUSIVITY

    • Recognize that we hold attitudes and beliefs that can detrimentally influence our perceptions of and interactions with individuals who are diverse from ourselves.
    • Recognize the importance of multicultural sensitivity, responsiveness to, knowledge of, and understanding about diversity.
    • Apply the principles of multiculturalism and diversity in training and staff development.
    • Apply culturally appropriate skills in all interactions with clients, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and other community members.
    • Use organizational change processes to support culturally informed organizational policies and procedures.

    Other

    • Commit to TESSA’s organizational mission, vision, and operating philosophy.
    • Attend staff, other relevant meetings, trainings, and inservices.
    • Understand department objectives and how they relate to the goals of the agency;
    • Develop knowledge and expertise regarding domestic violence and sexual assault.
    • Other duties and projects as requested by supervisor or Executive Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

    • Board-certified attorney with family law experience required.
    • Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues and experience working with victims preferred.
    • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building skills.
    • Exceptional ability to work with executive leadership, accept direction, and communicate progress and issues up in a proactive, positive manner.
    • Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written), problem solving, listening and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work well under stressful and emotionally-taxing circumstances and engage in effective self care.
    • Ability to empathize, encourage and guide.
    • Available to work evenings or weekends when necessary and on call.
    • Possess vision and hearing sufficient to work on a computer, on the phone and in person.
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs, intermittently.
    • Valid driver's license and car insurance.
    • Must be willing to complete background checks.
    • Ability to read, write and speak English.
    • Fluency in Spanish and/or ASL preferred.

    TESSA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

    Send cover letter and resume to ahackett-larson@tessacs.org.
    No phone call please.
    Resume review will begin September 5, 2018.


    DISH Network - Corporate Counsel, eDiscovery (posted 8/24/2018)

    DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.

    Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.

    We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

    Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    To add to our team of talented people, we are currently seeking a Corporate Counsel, eDiscovery. Responsibilities include developing, implementing, and monitoring compliance with best-in-class policies and procedures related to DISH’s discovery obligations in litigation and government investigations. The Corporate Counsel will lead the Legal Department's program for eDiscovery, including issues related to information preservation, retrieval, analysis, and production. The Corporate Counsel will also advise the business on potential eDiscovery and other issues arising out of current or planned technologies and retention of business records. The Corporate Counsel will also handle certain litigation matters.

    Primary responsibilities include:

    • Ensuring that the Company maintains best-in-class policies and procedures for the preservation of information subject to a Legal Hold;
    • Setting eDiscovery team goals and policies;
    • Defining Legal eDiscovery procedures and practices; advising in creation of IT-eDiscovery processes;
    • Managing all eDiscovery resources and spend;
    • Partnering with merits counsel to retrieve needed information, respond to eDiscovery disputes, address issues in litigation, and develop discovery strategies;
    • Providing Legal input on corporate IT system developments and deployments;
    • Educating and training business units on importance of Legal Holds, communication etiquette, and data security;
    • Managing discovery vendor relationships; and
    • Managing litigation matters

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    The candidate should have the following:

    • J.D. degree with strong academic credentials from an accredited law school;
    • 5+ years of litigation experience at a major law firm or corporation, including planning and management of complex discovery projects;
    • Solid understanding of common eDiscovery and data management tools and familiarity with relevant service providers;
    • 1-3 years’ experience managing employees;
    • Demonstrated project management capability; and
    • Admission to the Colorado Bar, or the ability to become admitted promptly under Rule 222 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure (Single-Client Counsel).

    To apply, please click HERE


    DISH Network - (Associate) Corporate Counsel – Sling TV (posted 8/24/2018)

    Sling TV L.L.C. provides an over-the-top (internet delivered) television experience on TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, computers, smartphones, smart TVs and other streaming devices. Distributed across a variety of strategic device partners, including Google, Amazon, Apple TV, Microsoft, Roku, Samsung, LG, Comcast, and many others, Sling TV offers two primary domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100 channels of top content. Featured programmers include Disney/ESPN, Fox, NBC, HBO, AMC, A&E, EPIX, Cinemax, Starz, NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Networks, Pac-12 Networks, Hallmark, Viacom, and more. For Spanish-speaking customers, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and extra Spanish-programming packages tailored to the U S. Hispanic market. And for those seeking International content, Sling International currently provides more than 300 channels in 20 languages (available across multiple devices) to U.S. households.

    Sling TV is the #1 Live TV Streaming Service Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

    Opportunity is here.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    We are seeking an Associate Corporate Counsel or Corporate Counsel (depending on directly relevant experience) for Sling TV, the #1 Live TV streaming television service. This position requires 2-7 years of full-time contract drafting experience with a large national or regional law firm or leading corporation. All candidates must be eager to learn and demonstrate energy and a need for achievement. The successful candidate will have experience negotiating and drafting complex technology and commercial deals, including experience as a lead transactional attorney.

    Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

    • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of technology and commercial agreements
    • Counseling the business on commercial legal issues as they arise
    • Updating Sling’s end user agreements as needed
    • Working closely with our business teams to accomplish strategic objectives
    • Assisting with other responsibilities as needed
    • #LI-EG1

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful (Associate) Corporate Counsel - Sling TV will have the following:

    • Admitted to practice law in at least one state
    • A J.D. from an accredited law school with a law school class rank in at least the top 25% preferred
    • 2-7 years of work experience as a full-time transactional attorney negotiating and documenting complex transactions
    • Meaningful experience with the legal issues associated with one or more of the following: mobile devices, software/hardware licensing or development, app publishing, video streaming, consumer technology, or video content licensing
    • Excellent communications, project management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills with a passion for the in-house practice of law

    To apply please click here.


    Tyson & Mendes - Defense Associate (posted 8/23/2018)

    At Tyson & Mendes, we believe it is our responsibility to protect what our clients have built. Our firm began as two attorneys in the trenches, working to give our clients the best defense and the best service of any firm in the industry. With a set of unique defense methodologies and an unparalleled trial track-record, our civil litigation firm has set itself apart as a leader on keeping down damages. Today, we are an AV rated litigation firm with over 100 lawyers committed to providing our clients with exceptional service and results across the nation.

    The firm offers a collaborative and supportive learning environment, complete with internal education and leadership development programs. A flexible team-oriented structure allows for growth and advancement opportunities with clearly defined partnership criteria. Tyson & Mendes' leaders are open and accessible - and allow our attorneys to chart their own growth. Our meritocratic system features a transparent bonus structure as well as reasonable billable hours with an emphasis on quality and success. If all this appeals to you - and you believe "justice for all" applies to all citizens - then join the firm the plaintiffs' bar loves to hate.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop a case theme that is more compelling than any plaintiff ploy for sympathy or anger
    • Refuse to accept mediocrity, the average, the standard or the norm in anything
    • Ability to manage full case handling responsibilities, including all facets of discovery and trial
    • Independently handle court appearances, depositions, briefs and trials
    • Work as part of a team with all levels of experiences
    • Routine communications with clients
    • Cultivate relationships with the firm's existing and future clients
    • Provide leadership and direction with respect to less experienced attorneys

    Requirements:

    • JD from an ABA approved school
    • Must be licensed in CO
    • 5+ years of solid litigation experience, specifically with litigation support, deposition and trial preparation
    • Experience handling insurance defense matters preferred
    • Experience with time management systems
    • Proficiency in MS Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Ability to think and act independently and with minimal supervision
    • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills
    • Professional appearance and demeanor

    Questions, please email Carmen Lam at clam@tysonmendes.com

    Learn more about our available positions and how to apply: http://www.tysonmendes.com/careers/



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