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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

"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.)  

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) 866-5232 for more information.   

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL

The City and County of Denver is pleased to announce the release of our 2020-2023 Finance Related Counsel RFP. 

Deadline to Submit Proposal - August 2, 2019 - 3:00 P.M.

2019 Finance Related Counsel RFP Final.pdf

SUMMER LAW INTERNSHIPS

Colorado Pledge to Diversity's Summer Clerkship Program
for 1L students https://coloradopledge.com/


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 Phil Weiser oversees the Department and manages a wide range of responsibilities.

    The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado 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.


    Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Assistant Attorney General - Natural Resources and Environment Section
    (posted 7/19/2019)

    This posting closes August 1.

    The Natural Resources and Environment Section is seeking a water rights attorney to work for the Water Resources Unit and the Water Conservation Unit.

    The Water Resources Unit represents the Colorado Division of Water Resources, which includes the Office of the State Engineer, the seven Division Engineers, the Colorado Groundwater Commission, and the Colorado Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors. The successful candidate will represent these clients in administrative and judicial proceedings. Before the water courts, the Commission, or administrative hearing officers, this attorney will represent DWR in various water matters, including applications for new water rights, changes of water rights, plans for augmentation, objections to well permit issuances and denials, enforcement of curtailment and other administrative orders, appeals of agency decisions, the promulgation of agency rules, and other water rights related matters.

    The Water Conservation Unit represents the Stream and Lake Protection Section of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) in the acquisition, adjudication, and protection of instream flow water rights. The Unit also advises the Finance Section and the Watershed and Flood Protection Section of the CWCB in implementation of their programs, as well as represents other state agencies in the adjudication and protection of water rights.

    This Assistant Attorney General may work for one or both of the units described above. Responsibilities may include advising clients regarding a wide variety of programs and substantive and procedural legal issues, primarily representing DWR or the CWCB in administrative and judicial proceedings, including various water right matters, enforcement actions, and appeals of water court decisions or final agency actions, and providing advice and representation for rulemaking proceedings.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    The successful candidate must be admitted to the Colorado Bar in good standing or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. Necessary skills for this position include excellent writing and oral advocacy skills, effective interpersonal communication skills, the ability to handle a heavy caseload, and the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team. Preferred candidates will have at least four years of experience in civil litigation and two years of trial experience. Other preferred qualifications include knowledge of and experience with Colorado water law and the State Administrative Procedures Act, experience in negotiating settlements, and experience in transactional work.

    Conditions of Employment:

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

    Please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the experience and desired skills outlined in the job requirements, a resume, and professional references via electronic mail to:

    Paul Benington
    First Assistant Attorney General
    Email: paul.benington@coag.gov

    We encourage candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds to highlight those qualities and backgrounds in the cover letter.


    Hershey Decker Drake - Litigation Associate - Health Law (posted 7/18/2019)

    Hershey Decker Drake, a health law firm, has an opening for a Litigation Associate with two to seven years of experience to work in defending health care providers in medical malpractice lawsuits. The ideal candidate will have experience with civil litigation, including insurance defense (e.g. factual investigations and discovery, preparing pleadings, taking depositions, participating in mediation, and communication with clients). The candidate must have a strong academic record and excellent writing skills. The candidate should be organized, with the ability to effectively handle multiple projects. The candidate must be diligent, detail oriented, and professional in all aspects of work. We offer competitive compensation in an environment that promotes personal potential. We offer a benefit package including medical, 401K, wellness benefit, and more.

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample through our online application process to kari@hersheydecker.com.

    No Search Firms or Recruiter Submissions Please.


    City of Thornton - Deputy City Attorney (posted 7/15/2019)

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/thornton/

    The Thornton City Attorney is seeking to hire a full-time deputy city attorney. At least ten (10) years of licensed attorney experience, including five years of dedicated municipal law experience is preferred. County government work relevant to municipal law will be considered as a substitute for municipal experience. In addition, familiarity working with local licensing authorities or other boards and commissions is a bonus factor. The job description posted on the City’s website describes the scope of city attorney work performed in Thornton. (See above link.) Applicants are encouraged to consider this scope of work when submitting a cover letter and resume. Thornton is among the largest cities in Colorado and a very busy and growing city. The anticipated start date is September 3, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to be immediately available for at least two rounds of interviewing.

    You must submit a cover letter and copy of your resume to joyce.gonzales@cityofthornton.net in addition to completing the City’s application process at the link above.


    Office of the Attorney General/ Colorado Department of Law -Assistant Attorney General- Higher Education Unit (posted 7/12/2019)

    This posting closes July 25.

    Information about the Job: The Higher Education Unit of the State Services Section in the Colorado Department of Law serves as general counsel to four public institutions of higher education: Fort Lewis College, Colorado Mesa University, Adams State University, and Western Colorado University, and coordinates and assists with the provision of legal services to the University of Colorado System, Colorado State University System, University of Northern Colorado, the State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education System, Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Auraria Higher Education Center, Colorado Mountain College, and the Colorado School of Mines. The Unit also serves as general counsel to the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Division of Private Occupational Schools, as well as their respective boards, College in Colorado, CollegeAssist, and History Colorado. The Unit provides general advice to clients on a wide variety of issues, including: board representation, open meetings and open records, rulemaking, drafting formal and informal opinions on education issues, tenure, due process, intellectual property, state and federal compliance including the Clery Act, ADA, FERPA, and Title IX, and policy drafting. The Unit handles litigation in state, federal and administrative courts. The Unit also handles transactional work, including contract drafting, review, and negotiation in a variety of settings, from simple service agreements to software contracts, real estate transactions, and construction contracts.

    Job duties will include a mixture of general legal advice (both oral and written), litigation, and transactional support. This may include providing advice regarding higher education matters, representation of college governing boards, engaging in civil litigation and quasi-judicial matters in which a client is a party or has an interest, drafting formal and information opinions on higher education issues, and drafting and interpreting rules and policies. The legal advice often covers unique and complex topics including, but not limited to: student services, faculty issues, regulatory compliance, campus safety, and open meetings and open records issues. The Unit handles litigation ranging from administrative hearings on student or faculty discipline to constitutional challenges to higher education related statutes.

    Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and have a minimum of three years legal experience. The successful candidate should have strong writing, speaking, and research abilities, along with a strong ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work both independently and productively as part of a team are essential. A background in higher education law, constitutional law, advising boards, and/or government representation and government contracting, as well as administrative and/or civil litigation experience is desirable.

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

    Please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three professional references via email to:

    Theresa Damon
    State Services Section                                                                                                      
    Theresa.damon@coag.gov


    Husch Blackwell - Commercial Litigation Associate (Posted 7/11/2019)

    Husch Blackwell, a full service law firm, has an immediate opening in its Denver office for a Commercial Litigation Associate with five to seven years of experience.

    The ideal candidate will have experience with all phases of complex commercial litigation including, but not limited to, experience conducting factual investigations and discovery, preparing pleadings, taking depositions, participating in mediation, and communication with clients. Experience in both state and federal court is preferred. The candidate will work primarily with attorneys in our Food and Agriculture business unit.

    The candidate must have an excellent academic record, superb writing skills, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a team, superior judgment, the ability to effectively handle multiple projects, and the ability to articulate legal strategies and courses of action. Federal judicial clerkship experience is preferred. Candidates must have a Colorado bar license or commit to obtaining one as soon as possible.

    We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and much more.

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample through our online application process at www.huschblackwell.com.

    No Search Firms or Recruiter Submissions Please.

    EOE


    Office of the Attorney General/ Colorado Department of Law -Assistant Attorney General- Special Prosecutions Unit (posted 7/10/2019)

    This posting closes July 25.

    This attorney is a part of the Special Prosecutions Unit within the Criminal Justice Section. This position primarily advises and assists local district attorneys and investigators in the investigation and prosecution of complex, multi-jurisdictional felony offenses. Litigation may include state grand jury investigations, charging decisions, drafting indictments and other pleadings, pre-trial motions work, discovery, voir dire, trial, and post-trial. Frequent overnight travel within the State of Colorado will be required.

    All prosecutions in which the team participates involve extensive legal research and pre-trial motions work, much of which is performed by the team attorney assigned to the case. The attorney must possess superb analytical abilities and the proven writing skills necessary to provide superior support in motions practice. In addition, the attorney must possess strong and proven litigation skills, which enable the attorney to consult and/or participate in all aspects of the prosecution, including discovery, depositions, hearings and all phases of the prosecution of complex felony offenses. This expertise includes being able to master the unique issues involved in conducting voir dire, trial, and managing the jury instructions. In addition to litigation skills, effective and ongoing communication with local prosecutors and local law enforcement is essential.

    Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice in Colorado courts or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and have at least 5 years of prosecution trial experience, including proven felony experience in State District Court. While prior experience as a prosecutor is required, private practice experience may be considered and, depending upon the nature of such experience, may substitute for a portion of the foregoing 5-year requirement.

    Exceptional litigation, analysis, writing, along with consultive and persuasive communication skills are required. A working knowledge of the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure as well as the laws of arrest, search and seizure and procedures for acquisition of evidence or determination of identity are also essential. Working with the statewide grand jury to investigate and charge cases will also be required of the attorney selected for this position.

    Note: Frequent, overnight travel within the State of Colorado will be required.

    Preferred Qualifications and Areas of Specialized Interests: Candidates with a proven background or demonstrated interest in prosecuting Homicides, Environmental Crimes, Human/Sex Trafficking and/or complex Narcotics Trafficking, including Opioid cases, Illicit Marijuana Cultivation and Distribution cases, as well as matters involving Tax Fraud and Money Laundering, will be strongly considered.

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

    Please submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and a writing sample to:

    Lisa Rafferty, Program Assistant
    Criminal Justice Section, Special Prosecutions Unit
    Email: lisa.rafferty@coag.gov
    Phone: 720-508-6722


    Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals - Clerk of Court (posted 7/9/2019)

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which serves Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming, seeks an experienced administrator to serve as Clerk of Court. The Clerk supports the judges of the Court of Appeals and oversees all operational and administrative functions of the clerk’s office. The Clerk also assists in addressing and resolving complex and sensitive issues having a significant impact on the day-to-day functioning of the Court. The Clerk is a statutory position appointed by the Court. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has 12 authorized judgeships, 7 senior judges and approximately 28 clerk’s office staff.

    Open Until Filled – Preference given to applications received by August 2, 2019. Anticipated start date: January 1, 2020.

    For the full vacancy announcement and application instructions, please visit: https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/hr/jobs/clerk-court


    Denver City Attorney's Office - Senior Assistant City Attorney - Child Protection and Youth Services Unit (posted 7/8/2019)

    This posting closes July 21

    The Denver City Attorney’s Office seeks an Assistant City Attorney-Senior for the Child Protection and Youth Services Unit of the Department of Law's Human Services Legal Services Section. An Assistant City Attorney-Senior provides full performance legal counsel and representation to City officials and employees.

    This Senior Assistant City Attorney provides legal representation to Denver Department of Human Services social workers and administrators in Dependency and Neglect and Juvenile Delinquency cases in state trial and appellate courts. In addition to appearing in court, the senior attorney leads a team of attorneys and legal staff assigned to a judicial division and is responsible for working with other lead attorneys to provide input on unit policy and practice. Other duties include attending collaborative, multi-disciplinary meetings to guide decisions for the treatment and placement of families, children and youth. We seek an attorney with significant experience in Juvenile law. The attorneys regularly appear in all state courts, including Denver Juvenile Court.

    Denver Human Services (DHS) promotes the well-being, protection and independence of Denver residents through its many services for low-income and at-risk families, children, seniors and other adults. DHS is responsible for administering state-supervised programs which provide assistance to people in need and/or to those who need protection from abuse and neglect in Denver. The agency oversees a $300 million budget with approximately 1,200 employees. DHS serves approximately 175,000 people each year, in assistance programs including abused and neglected children and their families, and people who are elderly, homeless, disabled or otherwise in need. DHS helps gather the financial and social resources to connect our clients to the community and enable them to live healthier, safer lives.

    The City Attorney’s Office serves as the legal adviser to the Mayor, City Council, City Auditor, City Clerk and Recorder and all City departments and agencies; represents and defends the City in legal matters; handles all suits initiated on behalf of the City and County of Denver and any of its departments and agencies; prosecutes violations of City ordinances; and provides counsel to elected officials and client agencies on charter interpretation and reform.

    Responsibilities for this position include:

    • Consultation and representation of Denver Human Services in all stages of Dependency and Neglect litigation.
    • Preparing social workers to appear in Juvenile Delinquency hearings, such as those in Denver Juvenile Court and other Colorado District Courts, developing motions, carrying out discovery, and representing the City in those proceedings, as well as corresponding appellate briefing and argument.
    • Negotiating and preparing settlement agreements and other legal documents as necessary.
    • Collaborating with other stakeholders in Juvenile Delinquency cases to develop recommendations.
    • Drafting and preparing memoranda, motions, briefs and pleadings to be filed in judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings.
    • Conducting or providing feedback and advice with legal research.
    • Assisting attorneys working in specialized areas with litigation, research and related activities.
    • Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.

    About You

    The preferred candidates will be attorneys who have experience with the following (Must be demonstrated on application/resume):

    • Significant experience handling Dependency and Neglect cases;
    • Expertise in juvenile law;
    • Excellent litigation skills;
    • Appellate experience in juvenile law;
    • Experience advising agencies on regulations, policies, and/or procedures;
    • Good judgment;
    • Mediation experience and/or a mediation certificate;
    • Experience coaching or mentoring subordinate attorneys;
    • Demonstrated leadership skills;
    • A strong commitment to public service;
    • Strong written and oral advocacy skills;
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Experience in Youth Programs;
    • An undergraduate degree or minor in Social Work, Juvenile Justice, Sociology and Political Science;
    • A background working with neighborhood or restorative justice programs; and/or
    • Experience with programs connected to the Dept. of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

    We realize your time if valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following minimum qualifications:

    • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence degree or Bachelor of Laws degree.
    • Experience: Three (3) years of experience as an attorney at law.
    • Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted.
    • License/Certifications: Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application or possession of license from U.S. states that have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Colorado, excluding the following states: California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. The preceding list of non-reciprocal admission jurisdictions is intended to be used only as a guide, as rules and regulations of every jurisdiction are subject to change at any time. Positions with the Denver City Attorney’s Office are dependent upon the rules and regulations in place at the time of application and subsequent hiring.

    To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter

    APPLY HERE 


    University of Denver - Sturm College of Law - The Office of Career Development - Career Consultant (posted 7/3/2019)

    The posting can be found at the following link http://jobs.du.edu/cw/en-us/job/492345/career-consultant

    This Career Consultant position will have a primary focus on Private Sector counseling, programming and employer outreach. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities, the Career Consultant provides career consulting services and resources to assist law students and graduates in the areas of career development, effective job search strategies, networking, interviewing and cover letter / resume writing. The Career Consultant also plans and implements career-related programming, builds relationships with employers and works hard to help individual students and the law school as a whole obtain the best possible employment outcomes. The Career Consultant also helps the Assistant Dean to compile and report employment statistics on an as needed basis. Like all members of the CDO staff, the Career Consultant is expected to foster a diverse and inclusive environment in the CDO and the Sturm College of Law Community.


    The Sierra Club - Environmental Law Program - Associate Attorney OAKLAND, CA (posted 7/3/2019)

    The Sierra Club Environmental Law Program is seeking an Associate Attorney to join the national Sierra Club’s legal team as a litigator for the Beyond Coal Campaign. Under the supervision of a Managing Attorney, the Associate Attorney serves as a legal resource for the Beyond Coal Campaign; litigates environmental and energy cases supporting the Campaign; helps design and implement legal strategies; and coordinates with campaign staff, coalition partners, and outside counsel.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Litigates key Sierra Club lawsuits, under the supervision of managing and senior staff attorneys; assumes increasing litigation responsibilities including discovery management, witness handling, brief writing and oral argument.
    • Implements strategic, programmatic legal campaigns to support the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal and other campaigns objectives; helps coordinate the litigation work of strategic legal campaigns; assumes responsibility for relationships with staff, volunteer leaders, and outside counsel.
    • Helps evaluate proposed litigation to advise national volunteer and staff leadership on the scope of Sierra Club participation in legal actions.
    • Helps develop and plan programmatic litigation campaigns to support the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign objectives; assists in drafting legal components of strategic plans and reports.
    • Analyzes legal cases and trends for Sierra Club management and membership.
    • Serves as legal resource for Sierra Club membership; helps Chapters and groups with their local energy-related legal programs and objectives.
    • Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • J.D. degree and license to practice law.
    • 0–3 years of experience as a practicing attorney.
    • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and consensus-building skills.
    • A commitment to working collaboratively to advance equity, inclusion, and justice.
    • Knowledge of environmental or energy law.
    • Passion for the Sierra Club’s mission to enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.

    To Apply: Please visit http://www.sierraclub.org/careers to apply for this position. The hiring committee will review applications on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

    Please attach a cover letter, resume, three references, writing sample, and law school transcript to the online application. In your cover letter, please address how your background has prepared you to contribute to the Sierra Club’s mission — particularly its commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and justice, — and aspects of your background that demonstrate your ability to work with diverse clients and colleagues.

    Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.


    Denver City Attorney's Office - Denver International Airport - Senior Assistant City Attorney (posted 7/2/2019)

    RARE LAW JOB AT THE CITY OF DENVER! Denver International Airport (DEN) needs a new attorney. The Denver City Attorney’s Office, which represents every city agency including the airport, is looking for a SENIOR ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY. This is a unique opportunity to work on an array of legal matters on behalf of the 5th-busiest airport in the U.S. and the 20th-busiest airport in the world. These positions don’t come along often.

    With more than 120 attorneys, the Denver City Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado with good city benefits, diversity, and greater stability.

    APPLY NOW!


    Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Colorado Public Utilities Commission - Assistant Attorney General (posted 7/2/2019)

    This posting closes July 22.

    Information about the Job: The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regulates the rates, charges, services, and facilities of public utilities within Colorado. The PUC Unit in the Revenue & Utilities Section of the Attorney General’s Office is looking for an energetic attorney who enjoys public service to serve as litigation counsel to staff of the PUC when Staff appears as a party in contested matters before the PUC. The attorney will be part of a team that appears primarily before the PUC, working with the PUC litigation staff to help ensure fair utility rates for all types of customers. Litigation is also occasionally conducted in state district courts and the Colorado Supreme Court.

    Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado and in good standing or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. A minimum of three years of practice as an attorney, with strong litigation, analytical, oral, writing, and negotiation skills and a well-developed ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people are also required. Knowledge of and experience in public utilities law, including electric, natural gas and telecommunications law, as well as administrative law is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to assume his or her own caseload with minimal supervision and have good judgment as to when to consult teammates and supervisors. The candidate must be a self-starter and capable of working independently as well as working in collaboration with team members.

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

    Melvena Rhetta-Fair
    Legal Assistant
    melvena.rhetta-fair@coag.gov
    Phone: 720-508-6337
    Fax: 720-508-6038


    Office of the Attorney General/ Colorado Department of Law - Office of Consumer Counsel - Assistant Attorney General (posted 4/2/2019)

    This posting closes July 22.

    Information about the Job: This Assistant Attorney General position is with the Office of Consumer Counsel (“OCC”) Unit which is within the Consumer Protection Section. The OCC Unit represents the Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel. The OCC Unit is responsible for representing the public interest on behalf of residential, small commercial, and agricultural consumers in gas and electric proceedings, as well as in rulemaking proceedings before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The Unit occasionally appears in state courts of appeal generally addressing decisions issued by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The OCC Unit currently is comprised of three attorneys and a legal assistant.

    This Assistant Attorney General will work with a multi-disciplinary team of rate/financial analysts, economists, and engineers in the Office of Consumer Counsel to handle all aspects in preparing for and presenting consumer positions on cases before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. This work includes preparing motions, briefs, written discovery requests and responses, written pre-filed direct, answer and rebuttal testimony, conducting direct examination and cross examination in hearings before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, participating in settlement negotiations, and addressing post-hearing matters. This Assistant Attorney General will also appear in rulemaking proceedings, draft proposed or revised rules, analyze pending legislation, and will be involved in outreach efforts for the Office of Consumer Counsel.

    Job Qualifications: Must be in good standing with the bar and licensed to practice law and admitted in all Colorado state courts. Preference will be given to candidates with litigation experience such as:

    • Drafting pleadings, motions and legal briefs, written discovery requests and responses;
    • Conducting direct and/or cross examination of lay and/or expert witnesses;
    • Effective negotiation skills;
    • Hearing experience before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission or utility commissions in other jurisdictions; and
    • Outstanding communication skills.

    Knowledge of public utility regulation by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel, as well as experience or college degrees relating to business, public policy, economics, financial analysis, and/or electric and gas utility engineering are also preferred. Candidates must have a strong desire to serve the public.

    The final candidate for employment must successfully pass a thorough background investigation.

    Please submit a resume, cover letter and professional references to:

    Heidi Box
    Heidi.Box@coag.gov


    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell - Transactional Law and Major Projects Associate Attorney (posted 6/27/2019)

    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell (KKR) is a boutique law firm with a national practice devoted exclusively to infrastructure, environmental, land use, real estate development, conservation, energy, and transportation law. The Firm advises companies and public agencies and has particularly extensive expertise advising public sector airport, transit, transportation agency clients, including on some of the nation’s most complex and high-profile projects. The Firm has offices in Denver, Washington, DC, New York City, and Boston. KKR offers a unique opportunity for a junior or mid-level transactional (e.g. public/project finance, corporate, public-private partnerships (P3/PPP), commercial real estate, and/or construction law) associate attorney to join our firm. In this role, you will be a key member of our growing major projects practice, which advises clients on procurement; funding and/or financing; regulatory compliance; and delivery of P3/PPP, transitoriented development (TOD), and other major projects through innovative delivery methods.

    You will be uniquely positioned to have a significant impact from day one while also gaining valuable experience. You will also benefit from working at a firm that, reflecting its Rocky Mountain roots, seeks to ensure its attorneys and staff enjoy life both within and outside the office.

    KKR seeks a motivated and entrepreneurial individual with the following qualifications to fill this role:

    • 3-6 years relevant transactional law (e.g., public/project finance, corporate, P3, commercial real estate, and/or construction law) experience as an attorney
    • Law degree from accredited law school
    • Admission to practice within the United States
    • High quality drafting, client, and project management skills
    • Record of academic achievement
    • Location in or relocation to an existing office city (Boston, Denver, New York City, Washington, DC)

    In addition, KKR will consider positively:

    • Civic-minded team players
    • Prior experience with P3/PPP, design-build, and other innovative project delivery methods;
    • construction law; project finance; public finance; and related infrastructure and transportation law experience
    • Experience with public sector procurement processes for major projects
    • Experience with TIFIA and/or RRIF programs, private activity bonds (PABs), municipal bonds, or other forms of project finance
    • Experience with Federal transportation grants and regulations, such as those from FAA, FRA, FTA, FHWA, STB, and Build America Bureau
    • Demonstrated interest (professional or personal) in infrastructure, urbanism, public policy, and/or related matters
    • Entrepreneurial mindset
    • Candidates who reflect and share the Firm’s values with respect to diversity, mutual respect and collegiality, and uncompromising high-quality work product

    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell is dedicated to the principles of diversity and equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, disability, marital status, military status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements to Susie Winscott at SWinscott@kaplankirsch.com. No telephone inquiries please.


    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell - Transactional Law Associate Attorney

    (posted 6/27/2019)

    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell (KKR) is a boutique law firm with a national practice devoted exclusively to infrastructure, environmental, land use, real estate development, conservation, energy, and transportation law. The Firm advises companies and public agencies and has particularly extensive expertise advising public sector airport, transit, transportation agency clients, including on some of the nation’s most complex and high-profile projects. We are a collegial and collaborative firm devoted to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients. The Firm has offices in Denver, Washington, DC, New York City, and Boston.

    KKR offers a unique opportunity for a junior or mid-level transactional (e.g. commercial real estate, urban redevelopment, land use, public-private partnerships (P3/PPP)/project delivery) associate attorney to join our firm. In this role, you will be a key member of our growing transactional practice, which advises clients on real estate; land use; procurement; funding and/or financing; regulatory compliance; and P3/PPP delivery, transit- oriented development (TOD), and other major projects through innovative delivery methods.

    You will be uniquely positioned to have a significant impact from day one while also gaining valuable experience. You will also benefit from working in our Denver office that, reflecting its Rocky Mountain roots, seeks to ensure its attorneys and staff enjoy quality of life both within and outside the office.

    KKR seeks a motivated and entrepreneurial individual with the following qualifications to fill this role:

    • 3-6 years relevant transactional law (e.g., commercial real estate, urban redevelopment, land use, P3/project delivery) experience as an attorney
    • Law degree from an accredited law school
    • Admission to practice within the United States
    • High quality drafting, client, and project management skills
    • A strong academic record and references
    • Location in or relocation to Denver In addition, KKR will consider positively:
    • Civic-minded team players
    • Prior experience with commercial real estate, urban redevelopment, land use, P3/PPP, design-build, and other innovative project delivery, project finance, or public finance law
    • Experience with public sector procurement processes and contracts
    • Demonstrated interest (professional or personal) in infrastructure, urbanism, development, public policy, and/or related matters
    • Entrepreneurial mindset
    • Candidates who reflect and share the Firm’s values with respect to diversity, mutual respect and collegiality, and uncompromising high-quality work product

    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell is dedicated to the principles of diversity and equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, disability, marital status, military status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements to Susie Winscott at SWinscott@kaplankirsch.com. No telephone inquiries please.


    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell - Environmental Law Associate Attorney 
    (posted 6/27/2019)

    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell (KKR) is a boutique law firm with a national practice devoted exclusively to environmental, land use, real estate, conservation, energy, transportation, infrastructure, innovative project delivery, and associated regulatory compliance and litigation issues. The Firm has particularly extensive expertise advising public agency clients, including on some of the nation’s most complex and high-profile projects. We are a collegial and collaborative firm devoted to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients. The Firm has offices in Denver, Washington, DC, New York City, and Boston.

    KKR offers a unique opportunity for a junior or mid-level environmental associate attorney to join our firm. Substantive experience with matters involving RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act is preferred. In this role, you will be a key member of our environmental practice, including brownfields redevelopment, regulatory compliance, due diligence, related litigation, and some transactional support. This position would also support our other project-based practices as needed. You will be uniquely positioned to have a significant impact from day one while also gaining valuable experience. You will also benefit from working at a firm that, reflecting its Rocky Mountain roots, seeks to ensure its attorneys and staff enjoy quality of life both within and outside the office. KKR prefers a candidate with an interest in being based in Denver, Colorado, but will also consider placement in our Washington, DC, or New York City offices.

    KKR seeks a motivated and entrepreneurial individual with the following qualifications to fill this role:

    • 1-4 years relevant environmental law experience as an attorney
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Law degree from accredited law school
    • A strong academic record and references
    • Admission to practice within the United States
    • High quality drafting, client, and project management skills
    • Excellent judgment and ability to work independently
    • Location in or relocation to an existing office city (Denver, New York City, Washington, DC)

    In addition, KKR will consider positively:

    • Civic-minded team players
    • Demonstrated interest (professional or personal) in government regulation, infrastructure, urbanism, public policy, and/or related matters
    • Entrepreneurial mindset
    • Candidates who reflect and share the Firm’s values with respect to diversity, mutual respect and collegiality, and uncompromising high-quality work product.

    Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell is dedicated to the principles of diversity and equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, disability, marital status, military status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements to Susie Winscott at SWinscott@kaplankirsch.com. No telephone inquiries please.




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