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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
The Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) is a vibrant, growing organization with more than 1,700 members and a very active board of directors which also leads the work of eight committees. We seek an enthusiastic, self-starting, detail-oriented assistant for our Executive Director to help us support the many events and programs of the association as well as continue to build and strengthen our membership network. This position is currently a part-time (20 hours per week)/work-from-home position.
Here are the basics about the opportunity:
The Administrative/Membership Assistant position is designed to directly support the Executive Director. The person in this role reports to (and takes direction from) the Executive Director and is generally responsible for the following, but responsibilities may be adjusted based on the skills level of the person hired and the needs of the organization:
Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Applications are being accepted through December 15, 2017.
City and County of Denver - Housing Development Officer, Office of Economic Development (posted 12/11/17)
The Office of Economic Development Division of Housing facilitates the development of viable urban neighborhoods by providing quality affordable housing, an enhanced living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. The Housing Division offers finance assistance for residential housing, technical assistance for neighborhood revitalization, asset management and compliance assistance, and finance assistance for developers.
ABOUT OUR JOB
As a Housing Development Officer you will administer a variety of federally-funded Housing Programs and manage the development and financing of affordable housing projects , as well as other special needs projects, including analysis of housing development funding applications.For more info and to apply, please click here. Apply by Dec. 20, 2017.
Denver Assistant City Attorney - Division Director, Prosecution and Code Enforcement (posted 12/6/17)
The Denver City Attorney's Office is searching for a Division Director for the Prosecution and Code Enforcement (PACE) section. This senior prosecutorial management position reports to the Mayor-appointed Deputy City Attorney.
The Denver City Attorney's Office (CAO) is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 125 attorneys and approximately 100 staff members, including paralegals, victim advocates, and other support staff members. Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities. The CAO 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.
The City and County of Denver's (the City) core values are integrity, transparency, collaboration, mutual respect and support, inclusivity, trust and organizational excellence. The successful candidate must demonstrate these core operating principles and work ethic.
The target hiring range for this position is $139,911 - $170,000.
The Denver City Attorney's Office (CAO) is searching for an Assistant City Attorney to serve as Deputy Legislative Counsel for the Denver City Council and to assist in managing the CAO's legislative matters. The Deputy Legislative Counsel advises clients on highly complex issues of municipal law.
The CAO is one of the largest public law offices in Colorado, with over 100 attorneys and approximately 100 staff members, including paralegals, victim advocates, and other support staff members. The CAO serves as chief legal counsel to all City agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities, including the Mayor, the Auditor, the Clerk and Recorder and City Council. The CAO provides 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.
About The Job:
The Deputy Legislative Counsel will assist the Legislative Counsel in the representation of the thirteen elected members of the City Council. The position will provide back up to the Legislative Counsel in covering all City Council meetings, Mayor-Council meetings, and the City Council committees. The Deputy Legislative Counsel should have experience in municipal law, including home rule authority, TABOR, elections law, open records laws, administrative hearings, constitutional questions, land use law, municipal finance, and charter and code interpretation.
The Deputy Legislative Counsel will have a primary role in staying abreast of all changes in the law at the local, state, and federal level that may impact the city. Annually from January to May, the Legislative Counsel assists the Mayor and the City Council to formulate positions on state legislation introduced in the Colorado General Assembly. As part of this process the Deputy Legislative Counsel will assist the City team in gathering information and determining the potential impact of such proposed legislation and help develop a strategy for the City's response. The Deputy Legislative Counsel must have experience determining the relative authority between the Colorado General Assembly and municipal home rule as it pertains to matters of local and statewide concern.
Job responsibilities include:
We are looking for a skilled local government practitioner who exhibits good common sense and sound judgment and understands the City's unique and diverse demographics. The Legislative Counsel operates at the intersection of law and policy and the Deputy must be able to consider political considerations when rendering legal advice. The Deputy must have extensive experience working with elected and appointed public officials and a demonstrated ability to develop and manage projects and advise legislative bodies.The successful candidate should have experience researching and drafting legislation, experience with initiatives and administrative hearings, strong research and writing skills, and an understanding of the interplay between federal, state, and local laws.
Competitive candidates will also have:
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Education & Experience Equivalency
Licensure & Certification
Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
Assistant Attorney General, Business & Licensing Section, Insurance Unit
Job Duties: The Department of Law is looking for an energetic attorney who enjoys public service to provide litigation and general counsel assistance to the Colorado Division of Insurance (Division). This attorney will be part of a team in the Insurance Unit of the Business & Licensing Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.
Litigation on behalf of the Division may involve licenses (revocation and application denial) and insurance companies in matters pertaining to numerous types of insurance including health, long-term care, life, property and casualty (auto/home), preneed funeral contracts, and commercial bail and immigration bonding. 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 three years of experience practicing law, and demonstrated litigation, analytical, oral, written, and negotiation skills. A working knowledge of insurance law and administrative law is also required. The successful candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships and must be able to eventually assume his or her own caseload with minimal supervision.
All final candidates for employment must pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
Please submit a cover letter, resumé and a writing sample (no more than 10 pages) via email to:
Davis & Ceriani P.C. - Associate Attorney (posted 11/28/17)
Davis & Ceriani P.C. is seeking an associate with two to six years of experience to join its transactional group. The candidate should have experience in complex commercial real estate transactions and entity formation. Experience with owners associations, metropolitan districts, construction contracts or insurance would be beneficial. We offer a competitive compensation package and work/life balance. The ideal candidate is a self-starter willing to take on a high level of responsibility. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Senior Assistant City Attorney - Denver International Airport (posted 11/28/17)
In this role you will work with the Airport Legal team to provide legal representation and advice to Airport officials and employees in the areas of land use, real estate, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, environmental law and bankruptcy. On average you will oversee 50 to 60 contracts per year and serve on negotiating teams settling issues related to airline matters, construction contracts, claims, concessionaires and other tenant agreements. The selected candidate will be responsible for negotiating agreements, advising City agencies and officials, and representing the City before administrative agencies and/or courts.
We currently seek an land use attorney with significant legal experience in land use, commercial real estate law, land planning or environmental law. You must be outcome and results oriented, and have demonstrated experience at an enterprise or corporate level. The ideal person will be someone who focuses on continuous improvement and the ability to develop, manage, and maintain plans, programs, and people.
Our ideal candidate will possess:
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Deadline to apply December 11, 2017.
City of Thornton- Assistant City Attorney I/II (posted 11/22/17)
Under specific supervision, provides a wide range of legal services to City Council, City boards and commissions and City departments including representing the City in litigation, and drafting and reviewing resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and other legal documents.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I or, when filled from the outside, require prior directly related experience.
3 or more years’ experience of dedicated transactional work (e.g., commercial real estate, business contracts, and/or construction contracts) is a bonus factor.
You must submit a cover letter and copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org in addition to completing the City’s application process if the electronic application process is available.
Assistant City Attorney I:
Under direction, this is the journey-level class in the Assistant City Attorney series. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of work assigned to this class and to work with considerable independence and initiative. Employees receive only occasional instruction or assistance.
Assistant City Attorney II:
Under general direction, this is the master-level position in the Assistant City Attorney series, exercising independent judgment and initiative. May exercise direct or functional supervision over Municipal Court Prosecutor, Assistant City Attorney I or other office support staff.
American Constitution Society - Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters (posted 11/14/17)
The Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters will:
· Help manage the existing network of ACS lawyer chapters across the country and strategic expansion of ACS lawyer chapters in new cities and states;
*ACS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. ACS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status.
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and personal attributes:
How To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, 1-3 page writing sample, and 3-5 references to: email@example.com