CAREER CENTER - LEGAL JOBS
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.
Requirement to include salary range and benefits overview information in all job postings:
The CWBA has created a guide to help educate employers about their obligations related to the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act which became effective January 1, 2021. This new law will provide an unprecedented opportunity to close the gender pay gap and build a more equitable economy in Colorado. We are sharing this guide with anyone who posts or requests us to post jobs on the listserv and/or our website. You may download a copy here. You may also download the info sheet from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment here. CWBA Member Ellen Giarratana also wrote an excellent post on our blog, “The 1891,” called “Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act – Explained.”
Many legal jobs are also posted on the Colorado Bar Association's Job Board.
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.)
BOARDS & COMMISSIONS OPENINGS
The Governor's Office of Boards & Commissions is continually seeking applications for a wide range of state boards and commissions.
Current openings for Judicial Nominating Commission positions may be found here.
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) 866-5232 for more information.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
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 Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is committed to serving as the “People’s Lawyer.” The Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official. Its purpose is:
“Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.”
Its core values drive our actions and demonstrate that they are:
Principled – maintain highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, careful evaluation of facts
Public Servants – ensure our work is not about us, it’s about the people of Colorado
Innovative – identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, always look to improve
Better Together – support each other, partner with others
The Attorney General has primary authority for enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white-collar crimes, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and most natural resource and environmental matters. The Attorney General serves as counsel to all state officials, departments, boards and commissions. Visit the website to learn more.
In addition to the challenging and impactful work being done at the Office of the Attorney General, there are many other benefits to joining the team:
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. We 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.
The Department of Law offers unpaid internships and externships for school credit to first, second and third-year law students. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience and course credit.
Click here to read the internship program brochure.