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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

City of Westminster Municipal Court - Public Defender

Click here for the full RFP.

Closing Date: The initial closing for the RFP is March 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. but will stay open on a rolling basis if unfilled. 

The City of Westminster Municipal Court seeks legal representation for indigent and in-custody defendants. Such legal representation would serve as the City’s Public Defender (hereinafter, “Public Defender”). The Public Defender would represent eligible defendants on matters where the defendant is charged with a municipal code violation, including domestic violence, criminal traffic violations, and in cases where incarceration is a possible sentence based on the original charge(s). In its discretion, the Court may additionally appoint the Public Defender in cases where a defendant’s competency has been raised.

The City is willing to consider multiple attorneys from the same firm working to cover the court rooms, or a combination of attorneys from multiple firms if necessary. The City understands that having two full time attorneys at the court house four days a week is preferable but may exclude bidders, so the City is open to any proposals and alternate work plans that achieve the goal of having two full time positions filled through two or more attorneys throughout the week. Preference will be given to the most consistent and responsible firm or collection of firms with an emphasis on the lowest number of firms necessary to fill the two full time position equivalent.

The City will be considering Proposals starting March 16, 2020, but will continue to accept proposals submitted after that date if no acceptable solution is proposed by that date to achieve the goals listed in this RFP. The RFP will be removed from listservs or job boards once the needs of the City are met.

Work Schedule

The City of Westminster Municipal Court operates two full time courtrooms. A minimum of one qualified attorney for each of the two individual courtrooms is required each day court is in session. The City is open to separate firms providing the totality of Public Defender services requested. Preference will be given to those firms or individuals that can staff the two positions on a consistent and reliable basis with the least amount of combination of firms. The consistency and quality are some of the highest valued qualities for this request.

The Court is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and both courtrooms are in operation on all four days. The Public Defender is scheduled Monday through Thursday, starting at 8:00 a.m. until all daily dockets are finished. Both courtrooms are normally closed for lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • In person custody hearings are scheduled daily starting at 9:30 a.m.
  • In custody video advisals occur daily, starting at 3:30 p.m. The public defender is required to travel to the appropriate county jail ahead of the time set for the Video Advisal Docket in order to meet with the defendants that are scheduled to appear by video and to remain at the facility until the hearings are concluded.
  • Jury trials are scheduled on Thursdays starting at 7:00 a.m.
  • The Public Defender may be expected to work additional time outside the hours mentioned above in order to prepare cases. This includes required meetings with defendants in and out of custody prior to scheduled court appearances.

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 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: https://coag.gov/

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:

  • Medical and dental health plan
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Free access to an on-site fitness center
  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including 401K and 457 plans
  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State personnel system
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program

To learn more about the benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits.

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.

Security CLC Attorney Advisor - Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) (posted 4/2/2020)

The legal practice at the Consolidated Legal Center (CLC), Federal Correctional Complex (FCC), Florence, Colorado, covers a wide variety of issues focusing on correctional law and litigation, either through administrative or litigation channels and includes such matters as inmates' reasonable access to the courts (through access to legal materials, legal correspondence, and attorney-client visits), conditions of confinement, medical care, diet and religious accommodations, housing assignments, hygiene and sanitation, and discipline.

The position includes being involved in a legal office that oversees the legal operations associated with the Federal Correctional Complex: Administrative Maximum, United States Penitentiary, Federal Correctional Institution, and the Federal Prison Camp, Florence, Colorado, and the Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood, Colorado. Incumbent may be asked to periodically travel to and provide on-site legal services at the facility in Englewood and to participate in judicial proceedings in Denver. The incumbent will be expected to provide advice and guidance to all levels of staff at these correctional facilities, including members of the Executive Staff. The position requires frequent professional communication with defense attorneys, prosecutors, federal courts and agency officials. The incumbent will need to develop a thorough knowledge of all aspects of BOP policy and practice as he/she may be required to appear in District Court on short notice to explain and advocate the agency's rationale for its correctional management decisions. The incumbent will be responsible for responding to legal issues involving conditions of confinement arising out of specialized housing units, to include but not limited to, administrative remedy responses, requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act, replies to official correspondence, and litigation.

Find out more here

Assistant Attorney General: Transportation - Office of the Attorney General: Denver, CO (posted 3/30/2020)

This Assistant Attorney General position is part of the Transportation Unit that advises and assists the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and divisions within CDOT. The Transportation Unit acts as a general service law firm to CDOT and the Colorado Transportation Commission, with the exception of personnel and tort matters. The Unit also represents the Colorado Bridge Enterprise and the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise, which are government-owned TABOR-exempt enterprises and divisions within CDOT. The Unit files condemnation actions on behalf of CDOT, defends inverse condemnation cases, and brings and defends administrative actions. The Unit also handles access control, highway beautification, and billboard permit disputes, and assists CDOT with protests brought under the Procurement Code. The Unit advises CDOT on construction matters and represents CDOT in construction dispute review boards, arbitration and litigation. Members of the Unit review, revise, and approve CDOT contracts, assist in drafting and negotiating contracts, including public-private partnership contracts, and provide legal advice on rule making, legislation, and any other legal matters that arise.

This position will provide a broad spectrum of legal counsel to CDOT including providing advice and counsel to CDOT on construction contract disputes, real property, highway right-of-way issues, and open meetings and open records. The position will also prosecute and defend administrative actions including, but not limited to state highway access actions. This position requires meaningful litigation experience and will include an active motions practice, discovery, preparing witnesses for hearings and trials, and co-chairing trials. Other duties will include legal research and writing to advise the client on specific issues, drafting memoranda, devising creative legal strategies, working closely with agency staff and leadership, and responding on short notice to inquiries from the management team.

Find out more here

Assistant Attorney General: Business and Licensing/ Real Estate - Office of the Attorney General: Denver, CO (posted 3/30/2020)

The Department of Law currently has a vacancy for an Assistant Attorney General position in the Business and Licensing section. We are currently looking for an attorney with substantial litigation experience.

The attorney will work in the Real Estate Unit and represent the Colorado Division of Real Estate and the various professional boards and commission housed within this Division to include the Real Estate Commission, the Board of Real Estate Appraisers, and the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators. The attorney will litigate professional licensing cases involving real estate professionals before the Office of Administrative Courts and throughout the judicial review process in state district and appellate courts. The successful candidate also will advise clients in all aspects of their regulatory functions and responsibilities including enforcement, injunctive and defense matters and will assist with the promulgation of rules and compliance with open meeting and open record laws. The position also may include representation of state agencies in federal courts and other state licensing boards and programs represented within the unit, such as the Broadband Deployment Board, the State Board of Equalization and the Independent Ethics Commission.

Find out more here

Transactional Associate Attorney - Stinson LLP (posted 3/26/2020)

Stinson LLP (www.stinson.com) seeks a highly motivated attorney with three to five years transactional experience for our Denver Tech Center office. The qualified candidate must possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, researching, and communication skills. The candidate should have experience in loan documentation, real estate, and general business.

Find out more here

Student Internship - United States District Court: District of Colorado  (posted 3/24/2020)

The United States District Court, District of Colorado is now accepting applications for a unique, one-year term as a Student Intern. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about the Federal Court system, and who is self-motivated with strong attention to detail. The goal of this internship is to develop tomorrow’s judiciary employees through exposure, assignments, rotations, networking, training and mentoring; as such, the intern will be exposed to various career fields and opportunities within the federal judiciary.

More info here

Office Manager and Managing Paralegal - NDH, LLC (posted 3/24/2020)

NDH, LLC is looking for an Office Manager and Managing Paralegal for our Denver Office.

E-discovery experience is a must. This is a high-level position, expect to act as right hand person to the Managing Attorney. This candidate will handle numerous cases at once and oversee at least two paralegals. This will include calendaring, discovery, drafting, mailing, and scheduling. Office Managing duties will include invoicing, on-boarding, personnel management, and working with the head office Office Manager.

Salary is $75,000-$80,000 plus benefits and PTO.

Starting as soon as possible. Spanish-speaker is a plus. Please email resume, a very brief introductory paragraph, and three references to mvcarminati@ndh-law.com.

Associate Attorney - Feldmann Nagel Cantafio PLLC (posted 3/24/2020)

Do you long to be involved in a collaborative law firm environment with the autonomy to run your own practice?

FNC is a growing, full-service law firm headquartered in downtown Denver with satellite offices in Boulder and Vail! Our firm began over 20 years ago with one office in a small mountain town and has grown to over 20 attorneys in over 15 states, with Of Counsel relationships in Israel, Australia and Mexico. We believe in offering excellent customer service and create an entrepreneur-style work environment where our lawyers can thrive.

We are expanding our team and looking for a full-time attorney to join us! Minimum of 5-7 years of experience and background in litigation preferred.

Compensation based upon a formula derived from revenue received, not salary.

Applicants can send their resume and cover letter directly to me! Or apply via Indeed.com.

Erin Devany

Feldmann Nagel Cantafio, PLLC

Chief Operating Officer

Direct 303-615-2732

Main 303-813-1200

edevany@fncmlaw.com

Legal Assistant - RTD (posted 3/24/2020)

At the Regional Transportation District of Denver, CO (RTD) our mission is to meet our constituents' and future public transit needs by offering safe, clean, reliable, courteous, accessible and cost-effective service throughout the District. We look for candidates to join our team in creating a legacy for current and future generations.

RTD Law is currently seeking a motivated individual to work with RTD’s General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 – 5 years of progressively responsible legal and administrative experience. The ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires excellent organization, simultaneous multi-tasking, attention to detail. Independent thinking and self-direction. This position involves managing and organizing multiple legal matters, assisting in the preparation of legal documents; managing attorney tasks and deadlines using our legal tech. tools, Clio and NetDocs. This position also requires the management of Outlook calendars, coordinating projects, arranging meetings and trainings. This individual will serve as a liaison for the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with RTD Board members, officials and RTD senior staff.

LEGAL ASSISTANT - IRC42067

For a complete job description, and to apply, please visit our website at www.rtd-denver.com/careers.

Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Denver, CO 80202

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY - Denver District Attorney County Court (posted 3/23/2020)

If you are a licensed attorney in Colorado and have an interest in trial work and criminal justice, then you are invited to apply for a Deputy District Attorney position with the Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District at our website www.da18.org/jobs. This position involves the ability to effectively process and dispose of a high volume of criminal case filings while maintaining a balance of equal justice between victims, the People of the State of Colorado, and affected defendants.

This is a great opportunity to serve the citizens of Colorado and earn great benefits while doing so! The 18th Judicial District offers a competitive benefits packing including but not limited to paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) matching and medical, dental and vision insurance.

Find out more info and how to apply here

Public Finance Associate - Kutak Rock LLP: Denver, Colorado (posted 3/23/2020)

Kutak Rock LLP’s Denver office is seeking a Public Finance Associate Attorney with 1 - 5 years of public finance and/or corporate securitization experience. Experience working with state and local governments, underwriters and banks in connection with tax-exempt and taxable financings is helpful. In the absence of public finance or corporate securitization experience, the successful candidate should have general corporate and/or real estate transactional experience.

Find out more info and how to apply here

Corporate Associate - Kutak Rock LLP: Denver, Colorado (posted 3/23/2020)

Kutak Rock LLP's Denver office is seeking a Corporate Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of experience to work exclusively with the Denver corporate group, primarily with a broad spectrum of corporate clients including significant work with the cannabis industry. A successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials, strong communication and writing skills, and the ability and confidence to work independently. Candidates currently admitted in Colorado and LLM in taxation preferred.

Kutak Rock LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, caregiver status, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, AIDS/HIV status, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other legally protected category. The firm will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants requiring accommodation in the job application process should contact the Human Resources Department at 402-346-6000 or by emailing HRDepartment@KutakRock.com.

Associate Municipal Court Judge - City of Westminster, CO (posted 3/13/2020)

People choose Westminster, Colorado, because it is an extraordinary community with an honored past and an even more promising future. Our employees serve with a purpose and embrace our SPIRIT values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork. We are known as a caring, team-oriented working environment with a commitment to excellence. Innovation and creativity are encouraged, where visionary people who want to see their projects and programs implemented thrive. Westminster’s work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Our mission is clear: We deliver exceptional value and quality of life to our citizens.

The Associate Municipal Court Judge sits as a trial judge of the Westminster Municipal Court to adjudicate traffic, criminal, parking, and other municipal code violations. The Associate Judge conducts hearings on motions, trials to the court, jury trials, and other requisite judicial duties.

Find more info and application instructions here

Employment Attorney - HKM Employment Attorneys LLP  (posted 3/13/2020)

HKM Employment Attorneys’ Denver office seeks an attorney interested in focusing entirely on employee rights in the workplace. The position may be full-time, part-time, or on a contract basis depending on the goals and schedule of the candidate. Pay is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. Full-time attorneys will receive medical, dental, vision, and employer contributions to a 401k. We are looking for an attorney with employment law experience who enjoys meeting clients in person, strategizing, and thinking creatively to help employees work through workplace issues. Also, strong writing and communication skills are a must. Please email a resume and cover letter to: chunter@hkm.com with the subject “HKM Attorney Position.”

Legal Assistant/Paralegal - Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC   (posted 3/6/2020)

FT Experienced Legal Assistant/Paralegal needed for busy downtown law firm. Ideal candidate must have 3+ years. Prior CO law-firm exp. in commercial and real estate litigation to support multiple attorneys. Must be a self-starter, able to draft pleadings and discovery, manage calendar and dockets. Must possess thorough knowledge of Colorado state and federal court rules and procedures; preparation and finalization of litigation documents and correspondence e-filing (LexisNexis/Pacer/ICCES); physical/electronic file maintenance; management of document flow; calendar management and time entry.

To apply, contact: 

Reagan Larkin, Esq.

Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC

1125 17th Street, Suite 2100

Denver, CO 80202

303-296-3377

Assistant City Attorney, Senior: Prosecution and Code Enforcement - City and County of Denver  (posted 3/6/2020)

The City and County of Denver’s 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 responsibilities for this position include:

  • Advise the Denver Police Department, the Department of Excise & Licenses, and other client agencies regarding a variety of matters, including criminal law & procedure, First Amendment issues, administrative and regulatory issues, and preemption issues.
  • Provide legal advice to City agencies regarding the application and impact of federal and state statutes and regulations, city ordinances, and charter provisions.
  • Draft memoranda, motions, briefs, and pleadings to be filed in judicial and administrative proceedings.
  • Assist other attorneys with prosecution, litigation, research, and related activities.
  • Assist in drafting proposed city ordinances.
  • Conduct or assist with legal research.
  • Provide City officers and employees with counsel and advice and formal legal opinions on complex matters in specialized legal areas.
  • Prosecute municipal criminal cases
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

More information and application here

Data Privacy Associate - Husch Blackwell (posted 3/6/2020)

Husch Blackwell, a full service law firm, has an immediate opening in its Denver office for a Data Privacy Associate with a minimum of two years of experience in data privacy and data security. This an excellent opportunity to join a growing and dynamic data privacy practice.

The ideal candidate will have experience advising clients with regarding to data privacy and security laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). A certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is required. The candidate will work primarily with attorneys in our Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation business unit.

The candidate must have an excellent academic record, superb writing and negotiating 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. Candidates must have a Colorado bar license or commit to obtaining one as soon as possible. We will consider relocation for qualified candidates.

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.

Assistant City Attorney I - The City of Boulder (posted 3/4/2020)

The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play.

With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-five thousand acres of land provide open space for parks and a green belt around the city. With world class restaurants and art and music venues, The City of Boulder values diverse culture.

Respect is one of our five City Values (including Customer Service, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation) and we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexuality. Through our focus on Racial Equity, our employee benefits, and the many programs resources we offer our staff, we continually strive to weave respect for one another into the fabric of our organization.

Add your voice and talents to the City of Boulder and help us grow in service excellence for an inspired future.

Under the supervision of a Deputy City Attorney, provide legal support work to the City Council, city departments and boards and commissions. Represents the city before administrative agencies and in trial and appellate courts. May be required to develop specialized expertise in a designated area of law, including the licensing of regulated activities, particularly in the area of marijuana and hemp regulation as well as providing legal counsel to a board related to these issues. Performs related duties as required.

Apply online here

Legal Assistant: Denver office - Wegener Scarborough Younge & Hockensmith, LLP (posted 3/4/2020)

Wegener Scarborough Younge & Hockensmith, LLP is a multistate law firm that provides legal representation for businesses, individuals, governmental entities, executive boards and many other organizations throughout Colorado, Texas, Utah, and Nebraska. Our downtown Denver office is seeking a Legal Assistant to join our growing team of professionals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing, revising, and formatting legal documents
  • E-filing with various courts
  • Scheduling and managing calendars for attorneys
  • Maintaining client files
  • Managing documents
  • Discovery preparation and document production
  • Hearing and trial preparation
  • Answering phones and arranging for delivery and distribution of mail as needed

Requirements:

  • 3 - 5 years of experience as a Legal Assistant
  • Experience with litigation is ideal
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficient with Adobe Acrobat

Successful candidates must be prepared to work in a dynamic office environment and are expected to be professional, have strong writing skills, attentive to detail and following instructions, and have a willingness to learn new skills

Salary: Varies depending on experience

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Paid parking in an adjacent garage with assigned spaces

If interested, please provide a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references via email to Meaghan Fischer at meaghan@wegscar.com.

***Please note that we will not review or consider partial submissions, so be sure to send all of the required materials including cover letter.

Vice President, University Counsel & Secretary of the Board - University of Colorado (posted 3/4/2020)

Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

The Office of the Vice President and University Counsel provides legal advice to the Board of Regents, the CU president, system administration, and all four CU campuses. The office is designated by the Colorado attorney general’s office to represent the university in all lawsuits.The Office of the University Counsel provides comprehensive legal services to support the University of Colorado, one of the country’s premier public research institutions. The counsel protects and defends the university’s legal interests in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of Colorado, and guides the principles of integrity, knowledge, and humanity. University Counsel provides legal advice to the four campuses of the University of Colorado, the Board of Regents and system administration. Additionally, the Litigation Unit provides comprehensive legal defense to the university.

The position of Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents is the senior administrative position for the Board of Regents and senior legal professional position at the University of Colorado. The Board of Regents is the appointing authority for the position.The position reports directly to the Board of Regents for matters related to the Secretary of the Board.

The position reports jointly to the Board of Regents and the president for matters related to the University Counsel.

In the event of any conflict between the Board of Regents and the president, the Board of Regents is the ultimate appointing authority.

Click here for more details on this position and the University of Colorado.

This position requires experience in institutional governance and the ability to serve as the day-to-day point of coordination between the university’s elected governing board and the president of the university. It also requires experience managing a staff of professional employees and budgets within a complex organization and advanced knowledge of the practice of law representing corporate and/or public entities. The position requires the candidate to exercise discretion and to uphold confidentiality of privileged materials. The person holding these positions should be able to exercise independent judgment and demonstrate technical proficiency in the effective handling of the complex legal activities in which the university is involved. The University Counsel has primary responsibility for the provision of legal services to the university and for the legal advice and representation provided to university officials and employees while performing their university responsibilities. The office of University Counsel is located in Denver in an office building that houses the president, vice presidents and university-wide business functions.

The Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents is an officer of the university and a member of the president’s executive team.

Director and Assistant General Counsel: Litigation and Claims - Ameren, St. Louis, Missouri (posted 3/4/2020)

About The Position: 

The Dir & Asst General Counsel’s primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and supervision of a legal team, and to provide legal strategy, representation, advice and counsel and proactive support to facilitate achievement of the Company's objectives in a manner that complies with the law and manages business risk appropriately. This particular position is responsible for managing Litigation & Claims with additional legal support of Occupational Safety & Health issues. This role reports to the Senior Director Insurance, Litigation & Claims.

Key responsibilities include:

• Provide leadership to the Litigation & Claims team, which includes two direct reports and a dedicated unit of claims professionals at our third-party administrator.

• Refine and execute the legal strategy and the broader corporate strategy. Align work plans with resources accordingly.

• Provide strategic support and management of all legal pre-litigation and litigation matters.

• Develop and manage the Litigation & Claims budget in conjunction with the Legal Operations team.

• Use seasoned judgment and legal analysis to work with and advise the business and its leaders on a variety of legal risks and liabilities, as well as provide guidance and practical solutions for various matters.

• Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company.

• Provide training to the company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics.

• Participate on cross-organizational teams to provide legal support and to enable the company to achieve its goals.

• Manage relationships with external counsel, using judgment on which matters may be completed internally versus those that are best outsourced.

Qualifications

A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is required. Ten or more years of relevant and progressive experience in a legal environment.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

Strong business sense and good judgment. A solid understanding of business concepts. An extensive understanding of legal concepts and a strategic, balanced approach. Strong people and team leadership skills. Strong communication skills (interpersonal, written and verbal). The ability to articulate a strong vision and inspire others in achieving this vision. Ability to build relationships and work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

Contact: Amy O'Neil, Executive Recruiter

aoneil@ameren.com

General Attorney - U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (posted 3/4/2020)

Application Deadline: June 12, 2020

The United States Department of Education (Department) recently posted an attorney position within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Region VIII location in Denver, Colorado.

OCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools. Attorneys in this position make civil rights determinations and ensure that complaints and proactive enforcement activities are processed in accordance with the Assistant Secretary's directives, regulations, policies, case law and conform to established case-processing procedures; conduct legal research and provide legal advice to team members on matters of routine complexity relating to the investigation, negotiation, resolution of complaints and compliance reviews and directed investigations and the acceptance and monitoring of corrective action agreements; assist in the conduct of enforcement actions through judicial or administrative litigation; provide technical assistance to stakeholders; and, participate in complaint and proactive enforcement investigations including on-site investigations.

In an effort to ensure the Department receives a diverse and competitive pool of applicants, please consider sharing this opportunity with your organization or alumni. In addition, OCR staff may be available to provide on-site presentations or technical assistance upon request. For more information, please review the job posting or reach out to Michael D. Todd (Michael.Todd@ed.gov).

 

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