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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

No RFPs at this time. 

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 offers the opportunity to be involved in challenging, interesting, and meaningful work.  We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public.  They encourage candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds 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: Assistant Attorney General (posted 11/13/2019)

    Job Title:  Assistant Attorney General
    Unit: K-12 Education
    Position:
    LAA-AAG-K12
    Salary range:
     $6,550- $8,200
    Released: November 12, 2019                    Application Deadline: December 2, 2019

    Information about the job:
    This attorney will work in the K-12 Education Unit in the State Services Section.  This attorney will be part of a team responsible for advice and representation for the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado State Board of Education, the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, the Colorado Charter School Institute, and the Capital Construction Assistance Board (BEST Program). 

    The work is a combination of general counsel work and litigation.  Research, analysis, and advice will cover all matters jurisdictional to the State Board of Education and the Colorado Department of Education, including school district accreditation and accountability, special education, charter school contracts and appeals, and compliance with federal education mandates.  Most litigation is in the form of administrative hearings at the Office of Administrative Courts in enforcement actions against educator licenses, but the unit is responsible from time-to-time for high-profile litigation involving challenges to Colorado education statutes.   Lawyers in the unit also advise boards on statutes including the Colorado Open Records Act, Open Meetings Act, and various ethics and conflict-of-interest requirements.

    Job Qualifications: The successful candidate must be admitted to the Colorado bar and in good standing at the time of application with at least five years of active law practice experience, including handling complex legal issues.  He or she must be a strong writer who can equally craft an opinion memo explaining difficult legal questions for non-lawyer clients as well as a persuasive appellate brief. 

    Prior education law or public sector practice is a huge plus.  Candidates with fewer than five years of licensed law practice may be considered if they have any of the following

    At least six months full-time substantive background in education law or policy;

    A background in public finance or special education;

    A current or prior fellowship or internship in the Colorado Department of Law.

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

    HOW TO APPLY: Applicants please submit a cover letter specifically tailored to the position, a short writing sample that is representative of your work product, and a resume via email to:
    Theresa.Damon@coag.gov

    Theresa Damon
    Administrative Assistant
    720-508-6169

    Office of the Attorney General: Law Student Volunteer (posted 10/31/2019)

    Job Title: Law Student Volunteer 

    Announcement Number: 20-CO-10631933-V

    Control Number: 549298700

    Released: October 31, 2019      Application Deadline:  January 20, 2020

    Job Description: 

    Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the local rules of practice for the Colorado United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings.

    Practice Area:
    Appellate Litigation
    Civil Litigation
    Criminal Litigation

    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    Qualifications: 

    To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met:

    • Law Student Status: Acceptance of applications for this announcement will be limited to first-year (second semester), second and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for law student volunteer positions. An eligible student is an individual who is enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree and is taking at least half-time academic course load in an accredited university. Successful candidates must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills, and be in good academic standing at his/her university.
    • Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens or owe permanent allegiance to the United States.(Currently, natives of American Samoa, Swains Island and certain inhabitants of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are the only groups that owe permanent allegiance to the United States.)
    • Background Investigation: You must successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • Volunteer Agreement: All interns are required to sign the Participant Agreement (will be completed later during the security process if selected).

    Salary: 

    This is a voluntary position without compensation or benefits.

    Travel: 

    Not required.

    Application Process: 

    Applications must be submitted online through USAJOBS.gov and must include a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and a current unofficial school transcript or proof of enrollment (e.g., letter from registrar's office).  Please use the link below to apply for a summer 2020 internship.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549298700

    Office of the Attorney General: Assistant Attorney General (posted 11/07/2019)


    Job Title:  Assistant Attorney General

    Position #: LAA 09434

    Section/ Unit: Criminal Justice/ Medicaid Fraud
    Salary range:
    $6,550 - $8,200 per month

    Released: November 07, 2019      Application Deadline:  November 25, 2020

    Information about the Job:

    Housed in the Criminal Justice Section of the Department of Law, the Colorado Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (COMFCU) 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:To protect the state and federal funds dedicated to providing health care and medical services to Colorado Medicaid beneficiaries.
    • To hold individuals accountable for the abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of clients in board and care facilities as well as those in facilities that accept Medicaid dollars.

    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.

    Job Qualifications:

    • Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing. 
    • Must have a minimum of three years of experience as a practicing attorney. 
    • 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. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    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.

    • Awareness and familiarity with prosecutorial ethics guidelines.
    • Prior work as part of a multi-disciplinary investigation and prosecution team
    • Interest in health care law, rules and policies.
    • Prior experience with the investigation and prosecution of document intensive white-collar crimes.
    • Experience drafting pleadings in criminal matters.
    • Experience reviewing affidavits and requests for court orders.
    • Prior first chair felony trial experience.
    • Work experience in elder or patient abuse.
    • Experience with Medicaid or Medicare regulations and statutes.
    • Experience conducting public outreach.
    • Experience working with individuals that have developmental or intellectual disabilities.
    • Experience practicing before a grand jury.
    • Experience in Civil Litigation.
    • Experience in healthcare fraud investigations.
    • Pre-trial motions experience
    • Experience conducting discovery in document intensive litigation.

    Occasional travel outside of 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                  

    Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice                                 

    Email: bob.booth@coag.gov

    Office of the Attorney General: Civil Litigation Attorney (posted 10/31/2019)


    Job Title: Attorney - Civil Division 

    Announcement Number: 20-CO-10637936-AUSA-01

    Control Number: 549719000

    Released: October 31, 2019      Application Deadline:  November 14, 2019

    Salary Range:  $67,956 - $166,400 which includes 26.30% locality pay 

    Job Description: 

    The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently interviewing for an Assistant United States Attorney to serve in the Civil Division. The attorney will represent the United States and its agencies and employees in civil cases across a very broad variety of practice areas, and also will represent the federal government in civil investigations of potential violations of law. The attorney will have responsibility for handling all aspects of civil cases in court. The attorney must have a very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, work well both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to volunteer to help other attorneys, be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel, handle matters in court persuasively on behalf of the United States of America, and be devoted to justice, excellence, and representing the public.

    The home page for the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado, may be accessed at: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/co/.

    Required Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: Highly desired are: excellent writing, speaking, and analytical skills; strong work ethic and character; interest in and dedication to public service; interest in handling a wide variety of challenging cases on behalf of the United States of America; and the ability to work well both independently and on teams on complex cases.

    Travel: 

    Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required.

    Application Process: 

    Applications must be submitted through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549719000

    No telephone calls please. Applications must be submitted online. Each application must include a cover letter and one-page resume. The USAJobs resume will not substitute for this requirement.

    Relocation Expenses: 

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

    Number of Positions: 

    1

    The Office of General Counsel - Transactional Legal Fellow (posted 11/4/2019)

    The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and counsel on a broad spectrum of legal issues that arise in the operation of the University. It is also responsible for engaging the services of outside law firms for specialized legal needs, and for coordinating and supervising their work.

    General Summary

    The University of Denver offers a legal fellowship to a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school, commencing as soon as possible. The fellowship is a one-year appointment with the opportunity for an additional year, depending on performance, mutual interest, and funding renewal.

    Essential Functions

    The Transactional Legal Fellow will report to the University of Denver's Deputy General Counsel and will be a member of the Office of General Counsel staff, supporting transactional matters.

    The Transactional Legal Fellow can expect to review and draft agreements, prepare memoranda of law, interact with other University of Denver departments, and assist in other duties involving the full scope of work in the Office of General Counsel.

    The fellowship is an opportunity for attorneys with a demonstrated interest in the field of higher education and transactional law to work alongside and receive feedback and guidance from experienced in-house counsel while gaining exposure to the broad range of legal issues affecting a private, research university.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to grasp complex legal    principles and explain them in non-technical language to administrators, staff, and faculty.
    • Strong interpersonal and listening skills.
    • Team-oriented and collaborative.
    • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude.
    • Self-starter, quick study, and the ability to manage deadlines.
    • High ethical standards that reflect honesty, integrity, and reliability.

    Required Qualifications:

    • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
    • Applicant must be within 2 years of graduation.
    • A strong background or demonstrated interest in higher education and/or transactional law.
    • Admission (or pending admission) to the Colorado bar.

    Work Schedule:
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Application Deadline:
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on November 15, 2019

    Special Instructions:
    Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Range:
    Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Advertised: October 31, 2019
    Applications close: Open until filled

    For questions about the position, contact the Office of General Counsel at 303-871-4672.

    Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) - Director of Policy Services   (posted 10/15/2019)


    Industry: Education

    Salary: CASB will offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

    Job Posting Date: October 15, 2019

    Application Deadline: November 15, 2019 at 4:00pm

    Anticipated Start Date: To be negotiated

    About CASB The Colorado Association of School Boards was established in 1940 to provide a structure through which school board members could unite in their efforts to promote the interests and welfare of Colorado’s 178 school districts.

    CASB represents and advocates for more than 1,000 school board members and superintendents statewide to groups both within and outside the K-12 education community. CASB provides services, information, and training programs to support school board members as they govern their local districts. Membership benefits and solutions are designed to enhance school board effectiveness and help board members increase their knowledge, boost their efficiency, and connect with their communities.

    CASB also cultivates relationships with dozens of governing bodies and other education stakeholders—at both the state and national level—to ensure a unified and effective voice and presence on behalf of its members. The association is guided and governed by a 22-member board of directors comprised of school board members representing 12 CASB regions across the state.

    CASB Vision The Colorado Association of School Boards through leadership, service, training, and advocacy prepares local boards of education to advance a system of public schools where all students are challenged to meet their full potential.

    CASB Mission Advancing excellence in public education through effective leadership by locally elected boards of education.

    About the Position The Director of Policy Services will be a contributing member of CASB’s program team, including:


         Contribute to the strategic direction of the department and organization;

         Prioritize policy projects and project manage policy work plans and online policy systems;

         Analyze policy issues and trends with the ability to interpret/forecast the impact on education policy;

         Compile data from policy field visits to improve policy services for members

    ●     Develop and deliver presentations that provide general policy information/training to school board members and other school district personnel at district locations and CASB events.


    A qualified candidate will have:


         Bachelor’s degree required;

         A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in public education;

         Experience with public school board policy development and/or policy governance;

         3 or more years management experience preferred;

         Knowledge of Colorado school law;

         Detail-oriented with demonstrated excellence in written and oral skills, including editing and public speaking;

         A genuine desire to work with people to improve public education in Colorado.

    https://casb.memberclicks.net/job-posting--director-of-policy-services

    Please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and references to Brittany Crossman at bcrossman@casb.org

    Incomplete applications will not be considered

    The Colorado Association of School Boards is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status.

    Wilson Elser - Litigation Associate Attorney (posted 10/22/2019)

    Wilson Elser's Denver office is looking for a Litigation Associate Attorney to join a team of exceptional professionals in a collaborative environment to represent sophisticated clients confronted with complex legal challenges. 

    This is an excellent opportunity for a litigator with general liability, construction defect, coverage and insurance defense experience seeking to grow their professional skills and partner with multiple practice groups.

    The Firm

    Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys, across 39 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

    The Position

    Qualifications:

    • JD from an accredited law school
    • 3+ years of litigation experience
    • Admitted in CO and currently practicing; admission in WY and/or UT a plus
    • Insurance coverage experience a plus
    • Superior communication, writing, and research skills
    • Legal project management experience is helpful

     Responsibilities:

    • Independently manage a litigation caseload, working cases from beginning to end
    • Work closely with other attorneys and Partners on legal projects
    • Regularly handle court appearances and depositions
    • Communicate with clients and provide status reports

    Why Should You Apply?

    • Excellent Benefits 
    • Professional development programs including in-house CLE and National Attorney Training
    • Generous PTO plan 
    • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities 
    • Corporate Discount Plans

    Interested?

    Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online at:

    https://www.wilsonelser.com/careers/attorneys/job_openings/2711-litigation_associate_attorney

    or

    by sending your credentials to AttorneyRecruiting@wilsonelser.com and putting "Denver Litigation Attorney" in the subject line.

    We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm's policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.

    Jones Law Firm, PC - Associate Attorney (posted 10/22/2019)

    Jones Law Firm, PC, an established Centennial based law firm, is seeking a Family Law Attorney who wants to make that dream a reality.  When our clients call us for help, they’re often going through an emotionally difficult period.  We are looking for an attorney with the desire and experience to help clients through the divorce process. 

    We are an entrepreneurial law firm where everyone is a critical part of the team.  We need someone who can hit the ground running and work independently under the general direction of the firm’s owner. 

    Experience required:

    • Member in good standing with the Colorado Bar with a minimum of 3 years of experience practicing family law. 
    • Candidate would be working in a friendly atmosphere where our goal is to provide results and practical solutions to clients. 
    • Candidate will take on his/her own caseload in a moderately paced, team-oriented environment; there is a 1500 billable hour requirement with a bonus structure.  
    • Candidate must have experience with preparing for and attending hearings and trials, propounding and responding to discovery, motion writing and preparing disclosures.  
    • Candidate should be comfortable with handling financial disclosures, managing custody disputes, and domestic violence actions. 
    • It is essential for the candidate to have courtroom experience and client interaction. 

    Ready to Apply?

    This position is a more than a “job” … for the right person, it’s a career. Total compensation package includes competitive salary, benefits, plus an aggressive bonus structure directly tied to origination and productivity. 

    If this sounds like a good fit for you, send us an email with a few paragraphs describing why you’re the person we’re looking for and attach your current resume, writing sample, salary requirements and at least 3 references in PDF format.

    Please send applications to April Jones at: ajones@apriljoneslaw.com

    Medicine Man Technologies - Associate Legal Counsel (posted 10/24/2019)


    Position Overview:

    • Assists in protecting the organization's legal interest and operational footprint.
    • Provides hands-on legal counsel to all levels of executive team and ancillary business units.
    • Identifies and analyzes legal issues, drafts key documents, presents clear recommendations to top management, and assures legal compliance. May manage third party attorneys in several legal specializations including tax, litigation, acquisitions, IP, etc. 
    • Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Requires admittance to a state bar. 
    • Assists General Counsel to develop goals to support broad functional objectives. 
    • Reviews and recommends approval of policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. 
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. 

    Essential Functions:

    • Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, systems and related initiatives, subject to the general oversight of the General Counsel. 
    • Assists General Counsel in providing coordination, direction and oversight of the Medicine Man Technologies Legal Department, including strategic and tactical planning. 
    • Assists General Counsel in providing comprehensive legal counsel, representation, and oversight on a wide range of legal matters affecting Medicine Man Technologies and its entities. This will include review & draft proposals to General Counsel for board of director presentations. 
    • Assists with legal due diligence relating to business development activities.
    • Protects Medicine Man Technologies by identifying legal matters that present substantial institutional risk.
    • Serves as a strategic advisor to multiple business lines. 
    • Liaise with General Counsel and leadership to provide ongoing advice in relation to implications of legislation and regulations affecting the business. Remains current on constant changes within the legal and regulatory environment and communicate regarding potential corporate impact. 
    • Assists Medicine Man Technologies in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions. 
    • Develops relationships with key stakeholders and provide advice and counsel regarding appropriate legal actions. 
    • Reviews all components of the compliance program including but not limited to, timely and accurate regulatory reporting, maintenance of compliance manuals and consistent monitoring of risks and requirements. 
    • Ensures timely action for required quarterly and annual corporate filings. Maintains policies and procedures to ensure that all operations of MMT are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations. 
    • Performs other duties and tasks as required by the needs of the business. 

    Education and Experience:

    • Juris Doctor Degree and current admission to Colorado bar required. 
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience at a law firm or in-house legal department or combination with commercial/business client base. 
    • Performed due diligence for acquisitions. 
    • Proven ability to independently research and analyze issues and provide clear guidance to internal stakeholders regarding potential legal risk. 
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Project and time management skills with ability to multi-task and manage projects to closure. 
    • Prior experience successfully operating in a fluid and entrepreneurial environment. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft® Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Ability to travel as needed.

    How to apply:


    Send your resume and cover letter to: legal_careers@medicinemantechnologies.com


    Medicine Man Technologies is committed to fairness and equality of opportunity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Medicine Man Technologies participates in E-Verify for all newly-hired employees. Employees are queried through the electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify identity and employment eligibility. You may complete section 1 of the I-9 form upon your acceptance of a job offer letter, but no later than your first day of employment and in addition, on your first day, but no later than the third day, you are required to submit original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The City of Manitou Springs - Municipal Judge (posted 10/28/2019)

    The City of Manitou Springs is looking for a Municipal Judge to provide municipal court judge services in a comprehensive and timely manner.  The Municipal Court Judge will work with the court clerk and the prosecuting attorney to preside over the Municipal Court. The deadline for applying is November 15.

    https://co-manitousprings.civicplushrms.com/careers/

    Please note that you must submit an electronic application within the career portal by the position deadline in order to be considered for a position.

    If you have any problems or need assistance with submitting an electronic application, please contact the Human Resources Department at cpshr@comsgov.com or 719-685-2627.

    Hall & Evans, LLC  - Litigation Associate (posted 10/30/2019)


    Description: 


    We are seeking an associate with 2-5 years of experience to join our thriving Transportation practice. This position will support our Railroad practice group. Defense and trial experience preferred. We offer a collegial business-casual environment with opportunities to develop clients and work with some of Denver's most talented lawyers. If you're looking to join a growing firm, then this opportunity may be for you!


    Position Requirements: 

            

    • Colorado licensed attorney in good standing
    • Strong academic credentials
    • Exceptional writing skills
    • Excellent research and analytical skills
    • Strong written & verbal communication skills
    • Ability to travel extensively
    • Microsoft Word and Outlook proficiency (Microsoft Office 365 preferred)

    To apply, please visit:

    https://www.hallevans.com/careers/current-openings/ 

    City and County of Denver - Entry Assistant City Attorney (posted 10/30/2019)

    This posting will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

    Apply at:  Assistant City Attorney, Entry - Civil Litigation

    The Denver City Attorney's Office seeks an Entry Assistant City Attorney for the Civil Litigation Section of the Department of Law. An Entry Assistant City Attorney provides legal counsel to City officials and employees, and representation in the defense of civil lawsuits before trial and appellate courts. We are seeking an entry-level attorney, ideally with some previous civil litigation experience.

    The Civil Litigation Section handles personal injury and property damage claims, as well as tort, civil rights and constitutional claims brought against agencies, employees and officials of the City and County of Denver.  The attorneys in this unit regularly appear in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

    The Denver City's Attorney 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.

    The responsibilities for this position include:

    • Prepares cases for litigation and represents the City in those proceedings.
    • Provides legal advice.
    • Performs routine legal research and assists with research of more complex legal issues, under the supervision of more experienced attorneys.
    • Assists attorneys working in specialized areas with litigation, research and related activities.
    • Drafts motions, briefs and pleadings.
    • Assists with drafting and responding to discovery.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

    About You

    The preferred candidates will be attorneys who have:

    • At least one year of experience in state and/or federal court litigation, including:
    • Personal injury claims;
    • Property damage claims;
    • Tort claims;
    • Civil rights claims; and
    • Constitutional claims.
    • Strong research and written and oral advocacy skills.

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

    • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree or Bachelor of Laws Degree.
    • Experience: None
    • Licensure & Certification: 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.
    • Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted.

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

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Writing Sample with Legal Citations about a decision or action. Tell us about your approach and process in navigating disagreements on a team

    Husch Blackwell - Corporate Associate (posted 11/06/2019)

    Husch Blackwell, a full-service law firm, has an immediate opening for a Corporate Associate with three to six years of experience.  The position can be in its Austin, Denver, or Kansas City markets.  

    The ideal candidate will have experience with corporate governance, commercial transactions, securities, and mergers and acquisitions.  The position will work primarily with attorneys in our Energy and Natural Resources business unit, so prior energy experience is desirable but not required.

    The candidate must have a strong academic record, 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 the appropriate state bar license based on location 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 and resume through our online application process.

    EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet

    City and County of Denver - Entry Assistant City Attorney (posted 11/07/2019)

    This posting will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.


    Apply at: Assistant City Attorney, Associate - Human Services Legal Services Section

    The Denver City's Attorney's Office seeks an associate level Assistant City Attorney for the Child Welfare and Youth Services Unit of the Department of Law's Human Services Legal Services Section. This Associate 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 and handling appeals, the associate attorney attends collaborative, multi-disciplinary meetings to guide decisions for the treatment and placement of families, children and youth. We seek an attorney interested in Juvenile law. The attorneys regularly appear in all state courts, including Denver Juvenile Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Supreme 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 the County-administered and State-supervised vehicle for providing assistance to people in need and/or to those who need protection from abuse and neglect in Denver which constitutes an approximate $300 million operation 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. DDHS helps gather the financial and social resources to connect our clients to the community and enable them to live healthier, safer lives.

    The Denver City's Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 230 employees. 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.

    Responsibilities for an ACA-Associate include:

    • Works with supervisor to prepare increasingly complex cases for trial such as those at federal district court and represents the City in those proceedings.
    • Conducts or assists with legal research.
    • Provides City agencies with legal advice including rules of evidence and rules of procedure.
    • Represents City agencies concerning administrative remedies and initiatives and interprets policy ordinances and charter requirements.
    • Drafts and prepares memoranda, motions, briefs and pleadings to be filed in judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings.
    • Assists attorneys working in specialized areas with research and related activities.
    • By position, provides agencies with formal legal opinions on matters involving lesser complexity and specialization.
    • By position, negotiates and prepares contracts, ordinances, leases, deeds, licenses, and other legal documents.
    • Any one position may not include all of the duties listed. However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.

    About You

    The preferred candidates, in addition to having the required qualifications as listed above, will be attorneys who have:

    • Experience handling Dependency and Neglect cases;
    • Experience/knowledge in juvenile law;
    • Appellate experience;
    • Mediation experience and/or a mediation certificate;
    • 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;
    • Experience with programs connected to the Dept. of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP);
    • A strong commitment to public service; and/or
    • Strong written and oral advocacy skills

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

    • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree or Bachelor of Laws Degree.
    • Experience: Two (2) years of experience as an attorney at law.
    • Licensure & Certification: 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. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
    • Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted.

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

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter

    Husch Blackwell - Corporate Associate (posted 11/06/2019)

    Husch Blackwell, a full-service law firm, has an immediate opening for a Corporate Associate with three to six years of experience.  The position can be in its Austin, Denver, or Kansas City markets.  

    The ideal candidate will have experience with corporate governance, commercial transactions, securities, and mergers and acquisitions.  The position will work primarily with attorneys in our Energy and Natural Resources business unit, so prior energy experience is desirable but not required.

    The candidate must have a strong academic record, 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 the appropriate state bar license based on location 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 and resume through our online application process.

    EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet


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