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
"Storm The Bench!" 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 QUALIFICATIONS
There are no RFQs at this time.
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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.
Stinson Leonard Street LLP - Legal Administrative Assistant (posted 3/19/2019)
Stinson Leonard Street LLP seeks an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) to join the firm's Downtown Denver, CO office. The LAA provides support to attorneys that have several different practice areas including intellectual property, government contracts, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, environmental and litigation. The LAA is responsible for producing a variety of work product related to the attorney/client interaction. Work product includes, but is not limited to, the production of documents; coordination and facilitation of travel plans, meetings, electronic and face-to-face communications; handling of incoming and outgoing mail and other correspondence; expense entry; and file maintenance. The LAA must be able to work effectively with a variety of law firm members, including numerous lawyers, paralegals, and staff members. In all situations, it is expected that the LAA will maintain the highest levels of respect, confidentiality and professionalism in the execution of the responsibilities.
This position reports to the Office Manager; on a day to day basis, works under the direction of the attorneys and paralegals to whom the Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) is assigned. There is no direct supervisory responsibility associated with this position.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Applicants with a disability that are in need of an accommodation to complete the Stinson Leonard Street application process should contact Human Resources at 316.268.7962 or email Talent@stinson.com.
Stinson Leonard Street is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran, disabled and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Please click here to apply.
Colorado Attorney General -The Ralph L. Carr Appellate Fellowship Program (posted 3/18/2018)
This posting closes April 5th.
Each year, the Colorado Attorney General accepts applications for Ralph L. Carr Appellate Fellowships, to begin in October of each year.
Carr Fellows work directly with Colorado’s Solicitor General in preparing briefs and oral arguments, working on cutting edge, multi-state litigation, and advising the Attorney General and state officials about a wide variety of federal and state constitutional issues.
Carr Fellows also work with the Office’s Criminal Appeals Section, where they will brief approximately twenty-five appeals each year, and conduct several oral arguments. This is a great opportunity for Carr Fellows to work closely with some of the state’s most experienced appellate advocates, and obtain extensive brief-writing experience at the outset of their legal careers.
This year, the Department will be accepting four Carr Fellows: two for one-year terms, and two for two-year terms. Funding for Carr Fellowships has been sought through the 2019-2021 Fellowship term, and we expect to confirm funding by mid-April. We expect that once funding is allocated, the fellowship program would continue into future years.
Applicants must be recent law school graduates, or will have graduated law school by Spring 2019, with excellent writing and communication skills, strong academic records, and a passion for public service. Many applicants will come to the fellowship after completion of a judicial clerkship with a federal or state appellate court, but the Department of Law encourages strong applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
All individuals must commit to take the Colorado bar exam no later than July of 2019 or be a member of the Colorado bar before beginning work. The annual salary is $50,000 plus medical/dental benefits. Note: Bar passage or clearly eligible to waive in to the Colorado Bar is required to join the program in October 2019.
Applicants must submit the following required materials and all materials are to be received no later than April 5, 2019. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews.
Required materials must be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
As part of the interview process, finalists may be asked to prepare an additional writing sample based upon a fact pattern supplied by the Office.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What determines which Fellows receive one-year terms as opposed to two-year terms?
To whom should I address my application materials?
Can I submit my transcript separately from the rest of my application materials?
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My school provides transcripts via “secure PDF.” Is this acceptable?
What is the timeline for hiring Fellows?
Office of the Child's Representative (OCR) - Contract Attorney Application (posted 3/18/2019)
This posting closes April 1st.
The Office of the Child’s Representative (OCR) is seeking candidates to become an OCR contract attorney representing the best interests of children across the state. OCR attorneys appear as Guardians ad litem (GALs) in dependency, delinquency, adoption, paternity, mental health, truancy, and probate proceedings, and as Child’s Legal Representatives (CLRs) in domestic relations matters.
Throughout March, anyone can apply to become an OCR contract attorney by visiting https://fs30.formsite.com/COCR/NewFY20/index.html.
The deadline is April 1st, 2019 at 5:00pm.
We only have open applications once a year, and we welcome all applicants!
Please contact Angel Foster at AngelFoster@coloradochildrep.org or (303)860-1517 with any questions.
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani - Insurance Coverage Litigation Associate (posted 3/18/2019)
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, a national law firm, is seeking an ambitious Associate Attorney with 2-5 years of experience, who wants to expand their horizons with the Insurance Group in the firm’s Denver, Colorado office.
The position involves engagement in complex insurance litigation and provides genuine opportunities for professional development as part of an expanding insurance practice.
We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package and a collegial, flexible working environment. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, proven skills in writing, research and litigation experience. Colorado Bar membership is required. For immediate consideration, please email your resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Insurance Coverage Associate in the subject line.
Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department - Deputy Attorney General - Consumer Protection Section (posted 3/13/2019)
This posting closes March 28.
This Deputy Attorney General manages the Consumer Protection Section of the Department of Law, which includes overseeing approximately 40 staff, consisting of attorneys, criminal investigators, compliance investigators, financial credit examiners, legal assistants, and complaint intake and other support staff. This Section is responsible for: (1) investigating and prosecuting violations of numerous state and federal consumer protection statutes, including the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and the Charitable Solicitations Act; (2) investigating and prosecuting violations of state and federal antitrust laws; (3) licensing and regulation of consumer lenders, debt collectors, and debt settlement providers; (4) investigating and prosecuting – in district courts and administrative tribunals – violations of the Colorado Uniform Consumer Credit Code, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Debt Management Services Act; (5) representing the Office of Consumer Counsel in gas and electric rate cases before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission; and (6) enforcing the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and related statutes.
The Deputy of the Consumer Protection Section is expected to manage the overall work of the Section, including: the conduct of investigations and litigation; personnel management, including hiring, performance management, and planning; development of the Section’s strategic plan and annual budget; working with the Attorney General on policy development, legislation, media relations, and local, state, and national consumer issues; the oversight and management of the office’s consumer outreach and education efforts; and monthly and annual reports on Section activities.
The Deputy Attorney General will have the opportunity to lead major consumer protection litigation in federal and state courts, act as a liaison with other local, state, and national law enforcement partners, and participate in consumer education and outreach initiatives. The Deputy will lead and oversee case selection and litigation strategy, and reviews briefs and other written work generated within the Section. The Deputy is also a member of the Attorney General’s leadership team and will be an integral part of developing and implementing the Attorney General’s vision for the Department of Law.
Minimum Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar with a minimum of seven years of experience practicing law and significant complex litigation experience. Familiarity with consumer protection law, antitrust law, and regulatory experience is a critical consideration. Supervisory or management experience is also required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of dedication to public service.
Candidates must have exceptional written and oral communication skills, strong leadership/management skills, and a commitment to collaboration and creative problem solving.
The final candidate for employment must successfully pass a thorough background investigation.
Please submit a resume, professional references and a writing sample to:
Rocky Mountain Victims Law Center (RMvlc) - Legal Information Network of Colorado (LINC) Program Intake Specialist (posted 3/13/2019)
This posting closes March 22.
The LINC Intake Specialist is a full-time, grant funded position for the Legal Information Network of Colorado (LINC) program of the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc). The LINC Intake Specialist is responsible for answering and responding to calls to the LINC helpline (from client's, Navigators, and service providers), and for providing legal information, referrals, and advocacy. The LINC Intake Specialist maintains contact with community navigators, coordinates and facilitates Navigator's regular meetings, and abreast of the resources available to crime victims throughout Colorado. The LINC Intake Specialist is also responsible for updating and maintaining the LINC website.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history by email to Emily Tofte Nestaval, Executive Director at email@example.com. Please include "LINC Intake Specialist" in the subject line.
Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received prior to March 22, 2019 will be given priority. No phone calls please.
Rocky Mountain Victims Law Center (RMvlc) - Title IX Intake Specialist (posted 3/13/2019)
This posting closes March 22.
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, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include, "Title IX Intake Specialist" in the subject line.
No phone calls please.
Denver City Attorney's Office - Assistant City Attorney - Municipal Operations Section (posted 3/13/2019)
The posting will close March 26.
The Denver City’s Attorney’s Office seeks an entry level Assistant City Attorney for the Municipal Operations Section.
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 finance law, affordable housing, and government contracting to support a variety of large projects. The selected candidate will be responsible for assisting City agencies with negotiating agreements including agreements related to affordable housing, and advising City agencies and officials.
The responsibilities for this position include:
While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $74,426.00 - $119,082.00. our target hiring salary for this position is between $74,426.00 - $96,754.00 depending on education, experience and qualifications.
The preferred candidates will be attorneys who have:
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 for this position, you must include a resume AND an attachment that addresses the following questions to your application (Upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):
Describe your experience with Municipal Law. What part of the Municipal Law practice do you find most challenging? If none, indicate N/A.
Please find the entire posting and links to apply here.
City of Arvada - City Attorney's Office - Litigation Paralegal (posted 3/11/2018)
The City of Arvada, City Attorney's Office is hiring a litigation paralegal. Performs advanced paralegal support to the Litigation Attorney in a variety of case types including, Federal and State Civil Rights, Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, environmental, public utilities, contracts, construction, hospital recovery, personal injury, property damage, housing, employment, tax, land use, political issues and special districts. Performs paralegal, administrative, and clerical duties in support of all attorneys and support staff in the City Attorney's Office.
For more information, click here.
Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center - Staff Attorney (posted 3/8/2019)
This posting closes March 20.
The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center has been a leader in serving Colorado’s children, youth and families for over 35 years. We are expanding our dynamic team of professionals. If this position is a good fit, we would love to hear from you.
Staff attorneys at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center are responsible for providing zealous advocacy and legal representation to clients involved in child welfare, family stability, education, civil protection orders and young adult civil matters. In addition, staff attorneys are involved in promoting positive system change for the benefit of children and families in Colorado.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Compensation Range: $58,000 - $65,000 per year + benefits
EEO Statement: The Children’s Law Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
To apply: Send your submission via email to RFons@childlawcenter.org, noting the job title in the subject line. Submissions will be accepted through March 20, 2019.
Colorado Legal Services - Attorney (posted 3/6/2019)
This posting closes April 5th.
ATTORNEY, Colorado Legal Services, Colorado Springs, to represent low-income clients primarily in family law cases. Salary range begins at $44,125 (DOE), excellent benefits.
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.
Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Assistant Attorney General - Federal & Interstate Water Unit (posted 2/28/2019)
This posting closes March 20.
The Federal & Interstate Water Unit in the Natural Resources Section of the Office of the Attorney General is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to assist in water law cases and negotiations involving groundwater management, compact compliance, environmental permitting, and related matters.
Responsibilities will include representing the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources (the State Engineer’s Office), Compact Commissioners, and the State of Colorado in negotiations, state court, and federal court as necessary to protect and honor Colorado’s rights and obligations under interstate water compacts and the State’s sovereign interests over water administration within its borders.
The focus for the position will be the Rio Grande Basin within Colorado and throughout the Basin, where the State is actively involved in interstate litigation, as well as implementing and approving groundwater management programs, agreements, and plans to maximize use of the water supply in Colorado while maintaining compliance with the Colorado and Upper Colorado River Basin Compacts. It may also entail interactions with water users, non-governmental organizations and tribes, and include amicus briefing as needed on water matters of state interest.
Additionally, the attorney will assist other unit attorneys in managing the legal aspects of the State’s other interstate compacts and the intersection between federal reserved water rights or federal environmental programs and state water rights administration within Colorado.
Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing with a minimum of four (4) years of legal experience. Necessary skills for this position include excellent writing and oral advocacy; litigation; familiarity with Colorado water law, the Rio Grande Compact, and related law of the river; problem-solving; willingness to travel; and the ability to handle a heavy caseload. Additional desired skills/experience include knowledge of and experience with tribal law, federal environmental, and land use law; ability to analyze complex legal and factual problems; and experience in negotiations and other transactional work.
Conditions of Employment:
All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to:
Patti Dubose (Office Manager)
Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Justice Section (posted 2/27/2019)
This posting closes March 25.
The Colorado Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (COMFCU) in the Criminal Justice Section has an opening for an Assistant Attorney General position. The COMFCU maintains a strong commitment to ensuring that Coloradans have access to the highest quality of care from dedicated providers while continuing to take an aggressive approach to reducing Medicaid fraud and patient abuse across the state.
The dual missions of the COMFCU are:
This attorney will work with a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate and develop investigations from inception to their ultimate criminal or civil disposition. This work includes but is not limited to the analysis of complex factual and legal issues, the development of evidence through witness interviews, depositions and other discovery and the preparation of briefs, pleadings, motions and other legal documents. The attorney will also develop and present programs for law enforcement, first responders, advocates, and the management and employees of care facilities regarding the prevention, recognition and investigation of both Medicaid Fraud, as well as patient abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Based upon information gathered during the course of investigations, the attorney will be required to research federal and state laws and regulations governing both the general provision of health care as well as the specific governance of the administration of the Colorado Medicaid program and will be called upon to suggest revisions to the same based upon gaps and deficiencies that may be discovered during their case work.
The attorney will be required to travel throughout Colorado, for investigations, hearings trials and to conduct training and public outreach.
Minimum Job Qualifications:
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 experience as a practicing attorney. Additionally, candidates must have outstanding legal judgment, excellent writing skills, and be able to effectively and professionally research, prepare, analyze and understand complex information and legal issues.
If you possess any of the following, specifically identify the breadth and depth of your experience, as this information will be used to determine the top group of candidates for this position.
Occasional travel outside the Denver area will be necessary, including overnight travel.
All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough background investigation.
Please submit a resume, cover letter a short writing sample, and three professional references via email to:
Robert J Booth II
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell - Litigation Staff Counsel - Denver (posted 2/22/2019)
Attorney Job Openings:
Litigation Attorneys – Atlanta, Denver
WTO is seeking experienced litigation attorneys in our Atlanta and Denver offices. The ideal candidate will have a passion for litigation and a drive to become a top-notch trial lawyer. Candidates must have 3-7 years of prior experience in litigation and trial work, well-rounded credentials, and a demonstrated record of excellence. These positions offers courtroom and other on-the-record opportunities, significant client contact, and excellent training and mentoring.
Litigation Staff Counsel – Denver
WTO is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to add to our Staff Counsel team in Denver. The Staff Counsel team supports WTO trial and appellate teams in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, drafting briefs and conducting legal research. Candidates must have exemplary research and writing skills and a strong academic background. The ideal candidate will have a passion for litigation research and writing, prior experience as a litigation associate, well-rounded credentials, and a demonstrated record of excellence. Experience with drafting appeal briefs and other briefs of significance is preferred but not necessary. This is a non-exempt attorney position that is eligible for overtime pay. This is a non-partnership track position.
WTO is also accepting applications from current judicial clerks for associate positions in the firm’s Denver office.
Click HERE to apply for a legal career at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell.
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