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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.


    Project Safeguard - Legal Director (posted 7/18/2018)

    The Legal Director has three primary functions: 

    • To oversee all attorney services provided through Project Safeguard, including directly managing the Lawyers for Victims Program; 
    • To ensure the accuracy and excellence of civil legal information and advocacy provided by Project Safeguard advocates; 
    • To advise and/or act in legal matters affecting Project Safeguard clients. 
    If funding is received to allow addition of a Staff Attorney position beginning in 2019, the Legal Director will supervise that individual.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    The Director of Legal Services must have a Juris Doctorate degree and be licensed to practice law in Colorado.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience with areas of civil law related to victims of intimate partner crime (civil protection orders, family law, landlord/tenant, immigration, public benefits, etc.).
    • Understanding of the principles and practice of trauma-informed legal services.
    • Experience with non-profit organizations who serve victims of crime.
    • Experience in training and/or public speaking.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Program Manager—Lawyers for Victims Program:

    • Ensure the continued success of the Lawyers for Victims project within Project Safeguard, including managing all referrals, recruiting/vetting additional contract attorneys as needed, acting as the contact person for clients and attorneys, observing contract attorneys in court, and making such adjustments to the program and its criteria as may be necessary from time to time.
    • Gather and analyze data and other information necessary for reporting to funders and guiding the continuous improvement of the program.
    • Provide mentorship and advice to other Colorado nonprofit organizations serving victims of crime through the Lawyers for Victims model.

    Director of Legal Services:

    • Ensure accurate and appropriate provision of legal information to clients by Project Safeguard legal advocates through training of and consultation with advocates.
    • Meet directly with clients as needed and schedule allows to assist with legal issues that are not appropriate for the legal advocates to address.
    • Coordinate or provide regular training on legal topics to Project Safeguard legal advocates.
    • Recruit, train, and supervise legal interns as needed/desired.
    • Represent Project Safeguard in legal system collaborations/meetings in the Denver Metro area, as appropriate.
    • Build and maintain relationships with legal service providers, including the DU Student Law Office, Colorado Legal Services, JAMLAC, etc.
    • Provide training on civil protection orders and other relevant topics to other organizations and attorneys as requested.

    If funding is received to add Staff Attorney:

    • Manage process of hiring Staff Attorney.
    • Develop a set of criteria for internal referrals to the Staff Attorney.
    • Collaborate with the Staff Attorney regarding her/his client consultations and case load.
    • Participate in Project Safeguard’s role in public policy and systems advocacy.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Project Safeguard values diverse life experience and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Survivors of intimate partner violence, people of color, people with disabilities, and/or people who identify as LGBTQI are encouraged to apply.

    This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will work in the Project Safeguard office located inside the Rose Andom Center at 1330 Fox Street, Denver, CO 80204. Benefits include health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and employer retirement contribution. Additional benefits include company-paid attorney registration fee, malpractice insurance, bar association(s) dues and CLE registration fees.

    Please email cover letter, three business references and CV/resume to nancy.olson@psghelps.org

    Review of applications will begin immediately. 
    Projected start date is September 1, 2018.


    Perkins Coie LLP - Junior Associate Attorney - Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity - Job A20171004 – Denver, Colorado (posted 7/17/2018)

    The Denver office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an experienced associate attorney to join our expanding Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and one to three years of experience handling private equity and/or private target mergers and acquisitions work, preferably at a national law firm. To be considered, please access the link below to provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and deal sheet.

    APPLY https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/junior-associate-attorney-mergers-acquisitions-private-equity.html


    Perkins Coie LLP - Associate Attorney - Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity - Job A20170908 – Denver, Colorado (posted 7/17/2018)

    The Denver office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an experienced associate attorney to join our expanding Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and a minimum of three years of experience handling private equity and/or private target mergers and acquisitions work, preferably at a national law firm. To be considered, please access the link below to provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and deal sheet.

    APPLY https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-mergers-acquistions-and-private-equity-job.html


    Perkins Coie LLP - Associate Attorney - Mid-to-Senior Level - Private Funds Corporate Law - Job A20180314 – Denver, Colorado (posted 7/17/2018)

    The Denver office of Perkins Coie is seeking an experienced private funds associate to join its corporate practice group.  Experience in the structuring, formation and management of onshore and offshore private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds and/or hedge funds and their general partner and management companies is preferred.  In addition, experience in investment adviser issues, representing institutional investors in their investments into private investment funds and various other corporate and partnership matters would also be ideal.   Candidates should have solid academic credentials and at least 4 years of experience.  To be considered, please access the link below to provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and list of representative transactions.

    APPLY https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/private-funds-associate-attorney-mid-to-senior-level-job.html


    Perkins Coie LLP - Technology, Transactions & Privacy Associate Attorney - Junior to Midlevel - Job A20180713 – Denver, Colorado (posted 7/17/2018)

    Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate to join its Technology Transactions & Privacy practice in the Denver office. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience handling complex technology transactions such as licensing, cloud services and outsourcing, internet and e-commerce transactions, and related intellectual property issues in connection with joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions. Admission to the CO bar is preferred. Candidates with experience working at an AmLaw 100 law firm are preferred and excellent academic credentials are required. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume and law school transcript.

    APPLY https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/technology-transactions-privacy-associate-attorney-junior-job.html


    Colorado District Attorneys' Council - Junior Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (posted 7/13/2018)

    This posting closes August 10.

    Job Title: Junior Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Training prosecutors and law enforcement on traffic safety issues.
    • Public education and speaking on traffic safety issues.
    • Serve as a consultant/legal resource for the traffic safety community.
    • Prepare newsletters, training manuals, memoranda and amicus briefs.
    • Technical and expert support on traffic safety issues.
    • Design and present webinar training.
    • Serve as a liaison between prosecutors, law enforcement, courts, victims’ groups, and other professionals and the public on traffic safety issues.

     Qualifications include the following:

    • Preference given to candidates licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado.
    • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
    • Traffic safety prosecution experience.
    • Presentation and training experience.
    • Experience with PowerPoint.

     32 hours a week. Starting salary is $65,000 with benefits. Significant travel is required.

     Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

    Colorado District Attorneys’ Council
    c/o Jennifer Knudsen
    3600 S. Yosemite St., Ste. 200
    Denver, CO 80237
    or email: Jen@cdac.state.co.us

     Deadline Submission:  5:00 p.m. August 10, 2018

     

    Wells, Anderson & Race - Legal Assistant (posted 7/13/2018)

    Legal litigation assistant sought by Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC for a busy desk. We require exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills. Prior experience with a litigation firm a plus. Thorough familiarity with state and federal court procedures and filing a must. Experience with Worldox or similar document management system needed. Position supports several client teams. Includes docketing, time and expense entry, and electronic case management. Candidate should be reliable, proactive, have a positive attitude, and excellent communication skills. Salary commensurate with experience. 

    Please send resume and cover letter to sdell@warllc.com.


    Wells, Anderson & Race - Defense Litigation Attorney (posted 7/13/2018)

    Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is looking for full-time mid-level attorney experienced in litigation related to auto, property, premises, and other insurance and personal injury matters. Must be able to identify, analyze and develop relevant facts, legal issues, and effective strategies for cases, show initiative, and have strong work ethic. Has to work well as a team member. 

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

     

    The Office of the Attorney General - Assistant Attorney General -Corrections and Public Safety Unit  (posted 7/10/2018)

    This posting closes July 27.

    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 pre-hearing 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.

    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.

    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


    Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel - Trial Investigator (Posted 7/10/2018)

    This posting closes July 27.

    The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel seeks applications for Trial Investigator. Starting salary $65,000. 

    Duties include assisting the trial attorneys in investigating allegations of unethical conduct by attorneys licensed or specially admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado. The Trial Investigator also assists in attorney disability, reinstatement, readmission and appellate proceedings, and in the investigation and trial preparation for admissions, unauthorized practice of law, and client protection fund matters. The Trial Investigator may also assist the Commission on Judicial Discipline with investigations, or assist the trial attorneys when acting as Special Counsel for the Commission. Occasionally, the trial investigator may assist with intake matters. The Trial Investigator assists the trial attorneys in preparing cases for trial and occasionally testifies in trials. 

    Please send your cover letter and resume to:
    The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
    Attn: Office Manager
    1300Broadway, Suite 500
    Denver, CO 80203
    by July 27, 2018.

    http://www.coloradosupremecourt.com/AboutUs/Employment.asp


    Dorsey & Whitney, LLP - Litigation Associate (Posted 7/9/2018)

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a litigation associate with three to five years of experience to join the Trial Department in its Denver office.  This associate will work in all phases of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation, from pleading through trial and appeal.  This associate will have the opportunity to take depositions, appear in court, and work closely with partners.  Dorsey attorneys receive competitive compensation and benefits packages. 

    Strong academic performance, excellent writing skills, and three to five years of litigation experience are required.  Specifically, we are seeking someone who has experience beyond document review and has handled significant parts of active cases. IP experience, specifically patent litigation, is a plus.  Admission to the Colorado bar (or pending Colorado bar admission) is strongly preferred.

    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.

    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.

    Interested applicants please submit your application at https://www.dorsey.com/careers/attorneys

    Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.


    Law Clerk to Hon. Kristen L. Mix (posted 7/5/2018)

    Federal Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix is hiring a "term" law clerk (for a maximum of four years, depending on amount of the applicant's previous federal service, if any) to begin on August 14, 2018. 

    Applicants can send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Judge Mix’s chambers at Mix_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov.  

    She hopes to conduct interviews within the next few weeks.


    Hall & Evans - Associate Attorney(s) 
    (posted 7/2/2018)

    Hall & Evans is continuing to expand locally and regionally, and is seeking associate-level attorneys to fill new openings in our Workers’ Compensation and Design & Construction practice areas.  Defense and trial experience preferred, and motions practice is a plus. We offer a collegial business-casual environment with opportunities to develop clients. If you're looking to join a growing organization, then this opportunity may be for you! 

    Please visit our website for more information. All applicants will need to complete an online employment application and upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.  Apply today at http://hallandevansllc.appone.com

    Hall & Evans is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status.


    The Office of the Attorney General - Assistant Attorney General -Insurance Unit - Business and Licensing Section (posted 6/27/2018)

    This posting closes July 27.
    Salary Range: $6,616 - $8,200/month

    Job Duties:  The Insurance Unit of the Business & Licensing Section is looking for an energetic attorney who enjoys public service to provide litigation and general counsel assistance to the Colorado Division of Insurance (Division).  Litigation on behalf of the Division may involve insurance producers and insurance companies in matters pertaining to numerous types of insurance including health, long-term care, life, property and casualty, and commercial bail and immigration bonding.  Such litigation is conducted in the Office of Administrative Courts, state districts courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court.  This attorney will also provide general counsel assistance to the Division in areas such as legislation and rulemaking.

    Job Qualifications:  Must have a license to practice law in Colorado (or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar), a minimum of four years of experience practicing law, and demonstrated litigation and negotiation skills.  A working knowledge of insurance law and administrative law is preferred.  The successful candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships and must be able to eventually assume her or his own caseload with minimal supervision.

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

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 10 pages) via email to:

    Maria Ruiz, Office Manager
    Business and Licensing Section
    Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
    1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
    Denver, Colorado 80203
    Email: maria.ruiz@coag.gov


    The Office of the Attorney General - Assistant Attorney General -Medical Unit - Business and Licensing Section (posted 6/27/2018)

    This posting closes July 20.
    Salary Range: $6,616 - $8,200/month

    This litigation counsel position is in the Medical Unit within the Business & Licensing Section. The attorney will represent professional regulatory programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations including primarily the Colorado Medical Board as litigation counsel on license discipline, license application denial and unauthorized practice cases. The Medical Unit has a cooperative, open-door culture in which each member independently handles a substantial caseload. The attorney’s responsibilities may include any of the following matters:

    • Independently handle litigation, negotiation, administrative hearings, and appeals;
    • Litigate matters that require immediate action including prosecuting license suspensions;
    • Advising the Medical Board’s Inquiry and Licensing Panels;
    • Enforcement of the Medical Practice Act against unauthorized persons through actions in the district court for injunctive relief;
    • Assisting other attorneys in the Medical Unit and in the Section.

    Job Qualifications:  Must have a license to practice law in Colorado (or clearly eligible and in process to waive into the Colorado Bar), a minimum of 5 years of experience practicing law, and a demonstrated ability to handle negotiations, litigation and trials independently and effectively. The successful candidate must have excellent writing skills. A background in healthcare matters and work with experts in the medical field is desirable. The ideal candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships, have a passion for litigation/trials and for learning new areas of law/the healing arts, and demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public interest.

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

    Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to:
    Maria Ruiz, Office Manager
    Business and Licensing Section
    Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
    1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
    Denver, Colorado  80203
    Email:  maria.ruiz@coag.gov
    Fax:  720-508-6037


    Harris, Karstaedt, Jamison & Powers, P.C - Civil Litigation Attorney
    (posted 6/27/2018)

    Harris, Karstaedt, Jamison & Powers, P.C., a mid-sized insurance defense firm, is seeking a civil litigation attorney with 3-5 years’ experience, preferably with an insurance defense background.  

    Qualified candidate will demonstrate initiative and have strong research, analytic and writing skills.  Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado.  

    Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, writing sample, references and salary requirements to:

    Harris, Karstaedt, Jamison & Powers, P.C.,
    Attn: Personnel
    10333 E. Dry Creek Road, Suite 300,
    Englewood, CO 80112;

    or e-mail personnel@hkjp.com;

    or apply on our website at: www.hkjp.com by clicking on the “Careers” link at the top of the page.

    Salary commensurate with experience level.     


    Colorado Judicial Branch - Access to Justice Coordinator (posted 6/19/2018)

    The Colorado Judicial Branch is a premier state government agency focusing on state trial courts and offender probation.  Across the many varied career paths within the organization we universally recruit ambitious individuals to become valued public servants and future leaders.  We are seeking applicants who want to contribute in making the Judicial Branch the "employer of choice" in Colorado.  In addition, our desire is to hire professionals who consistently demonstrate integrity, embrace change, and contribute to the bottom line success of their smaller work team and the larger goals of the organization. 

    In return, you will gain valuable experience with a progressive organization known as one of the top judicial systems in the nation.  The Judicial Branch allows employees to work with creativity in a unique culture defined by ethics, where execution, excellence and high performance are rewarded.  Career opportunities abound within the organization as the average Judicial employee has tenure of 10+ years of service. 

    In a recent statewide employee survey an overwhelming majority of our employees ranked “sufficient work/life balance” as the #1 benefit of their job.  Additionally, Judicial Branch employees take great pride in serving an organization that provides high-quality services to Colorado residents.  Providing a positive work environment and culture with a competitive total rewards compensation package, the Colorado Judicial Branch is the solid career opportunity for which you have been seeking!

    General Statement of Duties:Coordinates resources to broaden access to justice for unrepresented, civil litigants, particularly the indigent and individuals of modest means, those of limited or no English proficiency, and individuals with mental or physical disabilities.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

    Minimum Education and Experience:

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and five years of program management experience in access to justice or other related fields.  Advanced degree and five years program management experience or Juris Doctor with five years of experience in the practice of law preferred.  Grant writing and implementation experience preferred. Website development experience preferred.  Additional work experience in these or other related fields may be substituted on year for year basis for the required formal education. 

    https://www.its.courts.state.co.us/mosaic/careerApplyNow?positionNumber=5466


    Harrington Brewster & Clein, P.C. / Denver Center for Mediation and Collaborative Law - Paralegal (posted 6/19/2018)

    One of our favorite paralegals was recruited to a new career! Help!

    We are looking for an experienced family law paralegal for a medium sized firm. Position is full time and open right away. Salary depends on experience.  Please email resume and two reference letters to cb@hbc-law.net.



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