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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

"Get Benched!"  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) 866-6380 for more information. If individuals have questions regarding whether they may qualify or not, or questions about board/commission service generally, please contact (303) 866-6380 or boards@state.co.us.   

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

There are no Requests for Proposals 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 Cynthia H. Coffman oversees the Department and manages a wide range of responsibilities.

    The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and understands that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public.  They encourage candidates with diverse qualities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.

    Employment opportunities may be found on their website, and you'll find specifics about any current openings posted below in our listings.


    Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) - Attorney (posted 11/16/2018)

    This posting closes November 30.

    At the Regional Transportation District of Denver, CO (RTD) our mission is to meet our constituents' present 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: RTD Law offers a complete career pathway for attorneys. RTD will make an offer for a position (Assistant or Associate General Counsel) commensurate with the right candidate's experience and qualifications.

    Required Qualifications - Assistant General Counsel I:

    • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; current membership in the Colorado Bar or ability to obtain within six months of hire.
    • The ability to gain familiarity with one or more areas of legal specialization, e.g., real estate, construction, intergovernmental agreements, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, employment/civil rights, labor, workers' compensation, and/or contracts.
    • A minimum of two months' work experience as a law student (e.g., summer associate) or as an attorney.
    • Ability to conduct computerized and non-computerized legal and factual research, including Westlaw.

    Assistant General Counsel II:

    • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; current membership in the Colorado Bar or ability to obtain within six months of hire.
    • Has begun to develop expertise in one more areas of legal specialization, e.g., real estate, construction, intergovernmental agreements, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, employment/civil rights, labor, workers' compensation, and/or contracts.
    • A minimum of two years of work experience as an attorney.
    • Ability to conduct computerized and non-computerized legal and factual research, including Westlaw.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    • Ability to conduct legal research with strong analytical and advocacy skills.

    Associate General Counsel:

    • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; current membership in the Colorado Bar. Education in anticipated fields of legal specialization, e.g., real estate, construction, intergovernmental agreements, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, employment/civil rights, labor, workers' compensation, and/or contracts.
    • A minimum of four years of experience in the practice of law after admittance to the bar. (Individual recruitments may require experience in one or more particular fields of legal specialization as set forth above to satisfy the anticipated needs for in-house legal representation, including transactional and/or trial/hearing experience.
    • Proficiency in at least one area of legal specialization, such as real estate, construction, intergovernmental agreements, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, employment/civil rights, labor, workers' compensation, and contracts.
    • Proficiency in legal issues involving governmental entities.
    • Ability to conduct computerized and non-computerized legal and factual research, including Westlaw.
    • Ability to prepare briefs, memoranda and other legal documents, and to engage in oral advocacy, with strong analytical and advocacy skills.
    • Ability to maintain familiarity with general legal areas.

    We currently have the following position available:

    Attorney

    Description of Work: RTD Law has a collegial, team-oriented work environment with an abundance of challenging work. We are customer-service driven. The work is fast-paced with frequent client contact. RTD Law attorneys are versatile and motivated to work on a variety of matters. We enjoy working on a cross-functional team. We offer opportunities for regular hands-on experience.

    RTD Law is currently seeking a motivated attorney to join its team. Applicants must have at least one year of experience in the actual practice of law. For this position, we are looking for an attorney with transactional experience in real estate or construction. We always look for excellent research, writing, and analytical skills. The ideal candidate is motivated to work in the public sector on rewarding work with tangible benefits for our community.

    Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2018. For a complete job description, and to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.rtd-denver.com/careers.

    Regional Transportation District (RTD)
    Denver, CO 80202

    Colorado Legal Services – Denver Office Attorney – Consumer Unit
    (posted 11/16/2018)

    Colorado Legal Services, Denver office Consumer Unit, seeks Attorney to aggressively provide legal representation and advocacy to low-income and senior clients in the area of consumer law, including defending debt collection cases, challenging unfair debt collections or deceptive trade practices, handling student loan issues, bankruptcy, and any other areas of need to the client population.

    Salary range, based on union salary scale and experience, begins at $44,125. CLS provides excellent benefits, including a monthly retirement stipend.

    Applicants must be able to handle fast-moving, high volume caseload and have demonstrated experience in using litigation in one or more consumer areas. Sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals and minorities is a prerequisite. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

    Send cover letter IDENTIFYING POSITION DESIRED and resume to:
    Executive Assistant Sharon Williams,
    swilliams@colegalserv.org,
    and Supervising Attorney Jose Vasquez,
    jvasquez@colegalserv.org.

    EEO

    Paralegal/Office Manager - Centennial (posted 11/14/2018) 

    Work at a small company with a dedicated supportive team. You must be accustomed to working on multiple projects at once.

    This position requires an individual with a high-level sense of responsibility, experienced in litigation, management skills, and excellent organizational skills. Experienced in assisting CEO to manage teams with various projects and work with in-house legal counsel.

    Adopt company profile and support a positive atmosphere. Exercise and willing to improve professionalism, positive attitude and a collaborative perspective each day. Support CEO and team and ensure projects meet goals set.

    OFFICE NON-SMOKING – Team members may be allergic to smoke or odor. For Health reasons non-smoking is Strictly enforced.

    Travel may be required at times. Weekend work may be required when nearing deadlines.

    Annual Compensation of $58-62,000.00, depending on level of experience. Performance bonus for excellence and performing beyond expectations. Submit detailed resume. Current references required. Office is located in South East Denver in Centennial, CO near DTC.

    Litigation Duties and Responsibilities:

    The paralegal will be responsible, with attorney supervision, for aspects of assigned cases including case status, drafting of motions/correspondence/litigation notices, production and organization of documents, preparation of chronologies of facts and performing searches, organization of relevant documents for attorney review for witness interviews and depositions, management of documents in electronic case system, awareness of calendar deadlines, and assistance with trial preparation.

    • Assist with preparation of pleadings and discovery in federal and state court matters, and arbitration proceedings.
    • Assist with preparation of federal and state administrative filings.
    • Draft motions, pleadings, notices, correspondence, etc.
    • Analyze, review and organize documents and data from materials produced during discovery; and, prepare/coordinate document production and responses to discovery requests.
    • Prepare deposition and record subpoenas according to state and federal regulations;
    • Trial and arbitration preparation; preparation and management of trial exhibits and other trial related assistance.
    • Conducting limited legal research, including but not limited to, Lexis, Westlaw and/or Pacer research.
    • Awareness of calendar deadlines.
    • Address case status inquiries, including steps in process remaining, processing times, and appointment issues.

    Real Estate, Contract Management and Administration:

    • Organize and keep up to date files of corporate properties.
    • Track contract milestones and requirements.
    • Coordinate with CEO concerning her schedule.
    • Manage basic bill pay and invoicing functions.
    • Manage administrative correspondence.

    Skills and Educational Requirements:

    • 5 years minimum paralegal litigation experience. Real Estate/property experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in Windows environment including Word and Outlook (Excel a plus).
    • Knowledge of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedures.
    • Versed in trial preparation a plus.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with exceptional analytical skills.
    • Reliability, teamwork, professionalism, and the ability to multi-task are essential.
    • Results oriented and excellent time management skills.
    • Creative problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure/deadlines and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; self-motivated.
    • Extremely detail oriented.
    • Strong sense of confidentiality and ability to exercise sound judgment.

    Educational Requirements

    • Associate Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
    • ABA Paralegal Certificate a plus.

    LOCATION:

    • Position is located in Centennial, CO

    To apply contact Lin Merage at lmerage@civilre.com.


    Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System - Manager (posted 11/13/2018)

    This posting closes December 1.

    IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, is a national, independent research center dedicated to forging continuous improvement and advancing excellence in the American legal system. We are a think tank that goes one step further; we are practical and solution oriented. Our specialty is the development and application of innovative solutions for the toughest problems facing our courts and profession, and we work with experts and groups around the country to achieve our mission. We conduct comprehensive analysis and work with stakeholders to design models, empower decision-makers, and measure outcomes and impacts to advance a trusted and trustworthy American legal system. IAALS has ongoing projects in the areas of civil justice reform, family justice reform, the judiciary, legal education, and re-regulation of the profession. We encourage applicants to learn more about our work at iaals.du.edu.

    Position Summary

    This position will be responsible for management of various and diverse aspects of IAALS projects around legal system reform and innovative ideas for the improvement of, and increased access to, the legal system. We work closely with many professional legal and judicial organizations, federal and state court administrations, and commissions. Responsibilities include those assigned by IAALS directors and managers including: coordinating and maintaining regular communication with project participants, working with teams to achieve outcomes, doing legal research, and staying abreast of developments around the country regarding improvements to the legal system. This position will also be expected to provide content for IAALS website, support projects/focus areas, assist with presentations and organizing conferences, and perform other duties as assigned. This position will work on multiple projects under the direction of IAALS directors and managers. This position does not oversee other employees.

    The anticipated start date for this role is January, 2019. This date is flexible.

    Essential Functions

    • Serve as an essential member of IAALS project teams as assigned by IAALS directors.
    • Coordinate and maintain regular communication with stakeholders, project participants, teams, and outside consultants.
    • Engage in project management support to the project director, including project task development and tracking, monitoring deliverables, reporting, and communication.
    • Legal research, such as compilation of information from around the country.
    • Legal writing, including drafting memoranda, law review articles, and publications.
    • Copywriting, copyediting, proofreading, and ghostwriting.
    • Assist with event coordination.
    • Administrative functions as needed.
    • Website content updates.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to read and interpret reports and communications, such as professional journals, with complete understanding.
    • Ability to present information both comprehensively and concisely, and respond to questions from a variety of sources.
    • Proficiency in proofing/editing and knowledge of proper grammar.
    • Capacity to plan, strategize and prioritize work, make independent decisions, and work on multiple tasks without constant direct supervision.
    • Ability to creatively problem solve.
    • Capacity to understand, digest, and collate complex legal theories and practices.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with attention to detail.
    • Organization, clarity, and ability to anticipate what is needed in the future.
    • Possess a strong comfort level in varied social situations.
    • Proven ability to meet established deadlines.
    • Self-starter, who can follow through on projects.
    • Ability to contribute at multiple levels across a project as needed.
    • Willing to work alone as well as in a team.
    • Computer proficiency involving legal research and presentation software.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Excellent time management.
    • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines and project goals.
    • Appreciation of the IAALS mission and vision.
    • Approaches even the most simple tasks with a positive attitude; appreciates that all assignments big and small contribute to the success of the organization.

    Required Qualifications

    • JD
    • 2 years of experience working as an attorney.
    • Project management experience, including an ability to coordinate people and projects among a variety of stakeholders.
    • Flexibility in working with multiple people on multiple projects concurrently.
    • Legal research skills.
    • Understanding of court processes.
    • Ability to edit and cite check according to Bluebook and The Chicago Manual of Style.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 5+ years of practicing law.
    • Familiar with the civil litigation process in the United States and current challenges to the courts.
    • Experience updating web content.
    • Ability to adapt to differing work styles.

    Special Instructions

    Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. For questions concerning the application process, please contact recruiting@du.edu.

    To be fully considered for the position, you must include the following documents with your application:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter

    The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

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

    National Conference of Women's Bar Associations - Executive Director (posted 11/13/2018)

    This posting closes January 31st.

    The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA), of which the CWBA is an active member, is conducting a search for its Executive Director. Attached and linked here are the job description and application information. Early applications are encouraged, but the deadline for applications has been set for January 31.

    Position: Executive Director

    Category: 501(c)(6) - Non-profit

    Type: Part Time – Flexible Schedule: The Executive Director works an average of 10 to 15 hours per week during most of the year (once candidate is trained and in place), with occasional increases in hours depending on NCWBA program needs and productivity. Three times a year, the Executive Director works substantial additional hours to support NCWBA’s three signature annual events, each lasting two to four days and requiring travel to the event locations in the United States or Canada.

    Location: Candidate’s confidential virtual office setting

    Compensation: Approximately $17,500 per year plus reimbursement for travel expenses

    As the person primarily responsible for the administrative and executive support of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA), the Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day management of the NCWBA’s affairs, with the guidance and authorization of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director assists in the planning, direction, execution, and evaluation of NCWBA programs and services. The Executive Director represents NCWBA to its member organizations, external stakeholders, vendors, and the general public. The Executive Director oversees communications and manages information technology resources used in supporting the operation of the association, including the association’s website and social media postings. The Executive Director works independently in an office provided by the candidate. Cloud-based software and a commercial phone line are provided by the NCWBA. Candidate provides all other software and hardware.

    NCWBA is looking for an energetic self-starter with a wide array of experience. Accordingly, NCWBA will consider candidates even if they do not currently meet every skill listed in this notice.

    For general information about NCWBA, go to www.ncwba.org.


    Part-time Substitute/Relief Municipal Court Judge  (posted 11/12/2018)

    The City of Pueblo is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) to establish a pre-qualified list of attorneys and/or judges to act as a substitute and/or relief municipal court judge on an as needed basis for the above referenced timeframe in accordance with all the terms and conditions contained in this Request for Qualifications.  Submittals will be received up to the hour of­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 2:00 PM (MT) on November 27, 2018, at the City’s Purchasing Office, 230 South Mechanic Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, 719-553-2350.

    Access the Request for Qualifications here.

    Ogborn Mihm LLP - Associate Attorney (posted 11/6/2018)

    Ogborn Mihm LLP, a Downtown Denver Boutique Litigation Firm seeks mid-level associate for our busy trial practice. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of experience. Excellent writing and research skills required. Deposition and courtroom experience not necessary, but a plus. Primary responsibilities will include mostly plaintiff-side employment litigation, business litigation, and personal injury litigation. Interested candidates should respond by submitting their resume, writing sample, salary requirements, and references to:

    Clayton E. Wire
    clayton.wire@omtrial.com

    All inquiries will be kept confidential.


    The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Natural Resources Section - Water Quality and Radiation Unit (posted 11/5/2018)

    This posting closes November 28.

    The Natural Resources and Environment Section, Water Quality and Radiation Protection Unit, seeks an Assistant Attorney General to serve as counsel to the Colorado Water Quality Control Division and the Radiation Management Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, working on issues of water pollution control, drinking water protection, and radiation control.

    This attorney will serve as a member of a team that provides general counsel advice and litigation services to the client agency on a wide variety of matters involving core program issues. The AAG’s responsibilities include representing the Water Quality Control Division and the Radiation Management Program in administrative and state and federal judicial proceedings and appeals of final agency actions; drafting regulatory provisions and participating in rulemaking hearings; counselling and representing the agencies in enforcement actions; and providing advice on legislative proposals. General counsel advice will require conducting legal research, drafting memoranda, working with agency staff and leadership, and responding on short notice to inquiries from the management team. Attorneys in the Unit work collaboratively with other Natural Resources and Environment Section attorneys and regularly interact with federal, local and other state agencies.

    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 with a minimum of three years’ experience practicing law. Successful candidates will possess strong writing, research, litigation, and analytical skills, and be capable of working independently. The ideal candidate should have legal experience with environmental regulatory programs, preferably water quality and/or the regulation of radioactive materials, as well as with government-specific laws such as open records and the Colorado Administrative Procedure Act. Strong preference will be given to candidates with civil litigation experience. Non-legal professional experience in areas related to water quality, drinking water, or radiation will also be taken into consideration.

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

    Please submit a resume, with references and a writing sample via electronic mail to:

    Patti Dubose
    Natural Resources & Environment Section
    Water Quality and Radiation Unit
    Email: patti.dubose@coag.gov


    Chad Johnson Law - Associate Attorney (posted 10/31/2018)

    We are a busy boutique law office focusing on construction defect law, general construction law, and real estate nondisclosure seeking a full-time or part-time attorney for its Denver or Louisville office.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Draft pleadings, discovery, dispositive motions and trial preparation
    • Client coordination from intake through trial
    • Defend and take depositions
    • 1st chair smaller cases and second chair larger cases

    Requirements:

    • Strong attention to detail
    • Admission to Colorado bar
    • 4+ years litigation experience
    • Significant past deposition experience
    • Some past trial experience
    • Experience in the substantive law of construction defect, general construction, and/or real estate nondisclosure
    • Our office strives to be paperless, uses Mac OS, Clio, and other cloud technology, so familiarity with technology is crucial

    We might be a good fit if you are someone who:

    • Is energetic and a self-starter, has great organization skills and superior customer service
    • Is comfortable working both independently and in a team
    • Has time management skills to organize, multi-task, prioritize assignments and complete tasks under pressure due to workload volume and changing demands
    • Has great attention to detail
    • What we offer:
    • A flexible work schedule with ability to telecommute
    • A health care benefits plan
    • A retirement plan with matching contributions
    • A comfortable, collaborative, and friendly work environment
    • A salary commensurate with your experience
    • The ability to earn bonuses beyond your salary

    We are committed to giving every client outstanding customer service, exceeding their expectations by being helpful, friendly, and having a positive attitude. If you share our commitment then we want to hear from you. Qualified candidates should respond with their resume and cover letter with salary requirements to apply@chadjohnsonlaw.com.


    RTD - Manager - Labor Relations (posted 10/26/2018)

    Description of Work: Promotes and builds solid and effective relationships between the union and RTD management. Monitors implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the terms of the bargaining agreement. Applications will be accepted through November 2, 2018. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.rtd-denver.com/careers.

    This position requires:

    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college in Business, Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Psychology, Labor Relations, or closely related field required. Juris Doctorate or Master’s Degree preferred.
    • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources or Labor Relations that includes a minimum of three years of experience in: supervising or managing Labor Relations, grievance handling/arbitration, and active participation in the collective bargaining process.
    • First chair (chief negotiator) experience strongly preferred.
    • Proficiency in federal and state regulations/regulatory agencies (NLRB, FMLA, ADA, DOL-Unemployment Compensation, Worker's Compensation, EEO/Employment/Labor Law, etc.). Experience with Colorado Labor Peace Act, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Division of Labor, and other relevant Colorado law preferred.
    • Proficiency in arbitration, mediation and conflict resolution procedures.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and negotiate tactfully and effectively.
    • Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.
    • Ability to use sound judgment and maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to work under pressure and deal with emotional and/or confrontational situations.

    Husch Blackwell LLP - Corporate Associate (posted 10/26/2018)

    Husch Blackwell LLP has an immediate opening in its Denver office for a Corporate Associate with five to seven years of experience. The ideal candidate will have a general corporate background, with experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities issues, divestitures, recapitalizations, spin-offs, and commercial contracting. Health law experience is a plus but not required.

    The firm is looking for individuals who (i) enjoy working in a team environment, (ii) seek opportunities for growth, (iii) are able to lead a project, (iv) desire to work on a broad range of business transactions in the healthcare industry, (v) effectively handle multiple projects, and (vi) are able to articulate legal strategies and courses of action.

    The candidate must have a strong academic record, with superior judgment. Candidates should 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 and resume through our online application process at www.huschblackwell.com.

    EOE


    ACLU of Colorado - Summer Clerk Position (posted 10/26/2018)

    Law students interested in public interest work are encouraged to apply for summer clerk positions with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado in Denver. Full-time and part-time externships for the spring and fall semesters are also available. For those postings, please visit https://aclu-co.org/about-us/intern-aclu/.

    Law students working at the ACLU of Colorado will gain valuable experience working under the supervision of ACLU attorneys on the wide variety of civil liberties issues that comprise the ACLU’s docket. Visit https://aclu-co.org/in-the-courts/ for descriptions of recent ACLU of Colorado cases, and https://aclu-co.org/our-issues/ for descriptions of recent ACLU of Colorado advocacy.

    Students interning with the ACLU of Colorado participate in many aspects of litigation and legal advocacy including legal research, legal writing, interviewing witnesses, and other factual and legal investigation. Interns also participate in meetings of staff and co-counsel discussing case selection and litigation strategy.

    Students will be working with an enthusiastic group of over-qualified and underpaid individuals who are committed to their work and the organization. There are currently 24 full-time staff members, including five attorneys in the legal department, who work with numerous volunteers.

    The ACLU of Colorado is excited to be able to compensate successful intern applicants for our summer clerkship program though a $5000 stipend that will be paid as wages, subject to withholding. Students are still encouraged to seek grants or fellowships from public interest fellowship funds through their law school or other funders. Arrangements can also be made with the student's law school for work/study stipends, depending on the availability of work study in conjunction with a paid internship. Some summer students have received law school credit for their work in addition to funding, but that varies by school.

    The ACLU prefers students who will have completed two years of law school, have a demonstrated interest in civil rights, civil liberties and social justice, and possess excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Exceptional first-year students are also encouraged to apply. The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, immigrants, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, those who have been incarcerated, otherwise impacted by the justice system, and other underrepresented and marginalized groups.

    Applications for summer clerk positions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed until the internships are filled. Interested applicants for the summer clerk positions are encouraged to submit their applications no later than February 1, 2019, and supplement their application with fall semester grades when they become available.

    Students interested in spending a summer with the ACLU of Colorado should send a cover letter explaining your interest in the ACLU and your personal connection, if any, to our mission, a resume, transcript, list of three references (with email and phone number contact information), and short writing sample (5-10 pages). Applications can be sent by email to ACLU of Colorado Paralegal Jessica Howard at jhoward@aclu-co.org, with “Law Student Internship” in the subject line. Applications may also be sent by mail to:

    Mark Silverstein, Legal Director
    Attn: Law Student Internship Application
    ACLU of Colorado
    303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 350
    Denver, CO 80203

    The ACLU of Colorado will confirm the receipt of applications by letter or email. No phone calls please. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly by ACLU of Colorado attorneys for an interview. Any questions regarding whether the application has been received or is complete should be directed to ACLU of Colorado Paralegal Jessica Howard at jhoward@aclu-co.org.


    The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Assistant Attorney General - Higher Education Unit (posted 10/25/2018)

    This posting closes November 26.

    This attorney works in the Higher Education Unit within the State Services Section. The Higher Education Unit represents the subdivisions of Colorado government responsible for higher education, including the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado public institutions of higher education, and the Division of Private Occupational Schools. The unit advises over 20 public universities, colleges, and community colleges, including the University of Colorado System, Colorado State University System, University of Northern Colorado, the State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education System, and the Colorado School of Mines.

    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.

    Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Colorado bar or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado bar, be in good standing 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. Good 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. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to learn new areas of law quickly.

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

    How To Apply: Applicants must submit each of the following to be considered for the position: 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter, 3) a writing sample not to exceed 7 pages, and 4) a list of three references. Application materials must be emailed to:

    Theresa Damon
    Administrative Assistant, State Services Section
    Colorado Attorney General’s Office
    1300 Broadway, 6th Floor
    Denver, Colorado 80203
    Theresa.damon@coag.gov


    Colorado Legal Services – Denver Office - Supervising Attorney, Health & Elder Law Unit (posted 10/25/2018)

    Supervising Attorney, Health and Elder Law Unit, Colorado Legal Services (CLS), position based in Denver, Colorado. Colorado Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals across the state. The Supervising Attorney will have primary responsibility for developing complex legal work strategies consistent with program priorities and the long-term goals of the Unit. The Supervising Attorney will oversee Unit staff and CLS attorneys in their substantive legal work to address the legal needs of low-income individuals facing barriers to federal, state and county benefit programs, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid denials and overpayments. The position requires excellent analytical, organizational and writing skills. The successful candidate must be highly motivated, detail-oriented and have sensitivity to serving the legal needs of low-income persons and seniors. Experience in legal services, with demonstrated competency in service provision for disabled individuals, is required. The position requires a license to practice law in the State of Colorado. Five or more years’ experience as a legal services attorney is preferred. Prior supervisory or administrative experience with a legal services program or law office is desirable, as is Spanish proficiency. Salary $66,850.00 DOE with excellent benefits.

    Applications considered until November 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, list of three references and one legal or other professional writing sample to Reenie Terjak, Director of Advocacy, rterjak@colegalserv.org, and Sharon Williams, Executive Assistant, swilliams@colegalserv.org

    CLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


    Administrative Conference of the United States - Attorney Advisor
    (posted 10/24/2018)

    This posting close November 18.

    UPDATED OCTOBER 2018: ACUS is actively recruiting qualified Attorney Advisors for a Winter 2019 start date. Please see position description below. Qualified candidates should submit an application package with supporting documentation via info@acus.gov no later than November 18, 2018. 

    ATTORNEY ADVISOR POSITION

    The Conference encourages lawyers who may be interested in serving as an attorney advisor to send a brief letter, accompanied by a resume and transcript (official or unofficial), expressing their interest and identifying the approximate date on which they would be available to start.

    The ideal candidate would have more than one year experience working as an attorney in a setting requiring them to independently manage a portfolio of projects or possess a demonstrated academic background in administrative law and regulatory procedure. (The Conference welcomes expressions of interest from lawyers who hold fixed-term positions—such as judicial clerkships and academic fellowships—that may not end in the near future.)

    Letters should be addressed to Reeve T. Bull, Research Director, and emailed to info@acus.gov .

    ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

    The Conference is an executive branch agency whose principal mission is to conduct empirical research and recommend improvements to administrative procedure and related matters to the President, federal agencies, Congress, and the federal judiciary. The Conference also assists individual agencies in improving administrative programs, publishes sourcebooks of enormous value both to the government and public, and provides nonpartisan advice to other agencies and Congress. Most of the research for the Conference is conducted by distinguished academics in law and related disciplines. For additional information, please visit www.acus.gov .

    JOB DUTIES

    ACUS attorney advisors conduct legal research and writing, stakeholder outreach, and other activities in furtherance of the Conference’s mission of improving federal agency rulemaking, adjudication, administration and management, judicial review of agency action, and other related matters.

    The duties associated with the position include:

    •  identifying appropriate subjects for reports and recommendations through extensive research and analysis; 
    • working with outside consultants in preparing reports and recommendations; 
    • drafting research reports; 
    • planning workshops and other similar events; 
    • presenting research findings to the Conference’s members;
    • speaking at meetings of the Conference, professional associations, and law schools about the Conference’s work; 
    • and assisting with the implementation of the Conference’s recommendations.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The Conference seeks to hire attorneys with strong legal research and writing skills who have an interest in administrative law. Though the only formal requirement is that the applicant either possess or be in the process of obtaining a law degree, the Conference is especially interested in hiring attorneys who have acquired professional experience in administrative law and regulatory policymaking, including prior work at a law firm, judicial clerkship, corporation, federal agency, university, think tank, or other organization. The Conference is also especially interested in hiring attorneys who have supervisory experience and who have worked in a setting requiring them to act independently in balancing a variety of projects and carrying out their duties with minimal higher-level oversight. Both hiring decisions and the level of compensation will depend on the amount of relevant experience a candidate brings to the position.

    COMPENSATION

    The attorney advisor will be compensated as a GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14, depending on relevant work experience and current pay. Information on compensation under the 2018 General Schedule (GS) can be found at the website of the Office of Personnel Management, www.opm.gov. Compensation will also include federal health, retirement, and leave benefits.


    Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC - Lateral Defense Litigation Attorney
    (posted 10/18/2018)

    Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is seeking a mid-level lateral associate with 4-8 years of experience in civil litigation. Experience in insurance coverage, insurance defense, and/or bad-faith litigation a plus. Send resume and cover letter to sdell@warllc.com.


    Stinson Leonard Street LLP - Legal Administrative Assistant (posted 10/18/2018)

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP seeks an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) to join the firm's Denver, CO office. The LAA provides support to attorneys that have several different practice areas including intellectual property, government contracts, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, environmental and litigation. The LAA is responsible for producing a variety of work product related to the attorney/client interaction. Work product includes, but is not limited to, the production of documents; coordination and facilitation of travel plans, meetings, electronic and face-to-face communications; handling of incoming and outgoing mail and other correspondence; expense entry; and file maintenance. The LAA must be able to work effectively with a variety of law firm members, including numerous lawyers, paralegals, and staff members. In all situations, it is expected that the LAA will maintain the highest levels of respect, confidentiality and professionalism in the execution of the responsibilities.

    This position reports to the Office Manager; on a day to day basis, works under the direction of the attorneys and paralegals to whom the Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) is assigned. There is no direct supervisory responsibility associated with this position.

    Please see the link below for the full job posting.

    https://www.stinson.com/Join_Us/Paralegals_and_Staff_Job_Listing/Legal_Administrative_Assistant,_Denver,_CO.aspx


    Elevation Law - Bilingual Associate Attorney (posted 10/17/2018)

    Elevation Law invites applications for a new bilingual Associate Attorney opening with our Aurora, Colorado office. This is an exciting career path for a committed attorney with a strong passion for fighting injustice and standing up for human rights. We offer unique and creative opportunities to engage in challenging, rewarding work for clients!

    Our Aurora office primarily focuses on immigration litigation before EOIR and BIA, including removal defense and bond hearings. We represent clients in family-based petitions, asylum/refugee law, U visas, VAWA, SIJS, DACA, and naturalization cases.

    Position Requirements:

    • Juris Doctor degree with current admission in good standing to a State Bar (Colorado bar admission preferred);
    • Fluency in spoken/written Spanish;
    • Excellent written/oral communication, analytical, organizational, and time management skills;
    • Leadership skills and effective communication with staff, clients, community partners, government officials, and others in a professional manner;
    • A minimum of 1-2 years of immigration law experience is preferred.

    TERMS: Salary DOE. Our firm offers flexibility with scheduling, vacation days, signing bonus, and a supportive work environment. Occasional travel within the state may be required. Elevation Law is an equal opportunity employer.

    TO APPLY: Submit your cover letter and resume to info@elevation-law.com. Candidates are urged to be specific regarding level of Spanish fluency in their cover letter.


    Burns, Figa & Will - Oil & Gas Attorney (posted 10/16/2018)

    Burns, Figa & Will, a well-established Denver law firm, seeks applications for an associate attorney with a Texas license to work in its Oil & Gas practice. A current Texas law license is required for applying.

    Candidates must have 3-7 years of experience working in Texas oil & gas title (required), as well as knowledge of Texas title standards, general Texas oil & gas law, and real estate law. Permian knowledge preferred.

    Candidates should have strong writing abilities. We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a great work environment. Must live in the Denver area or be willing to relocate. Please submit a cover letter, law school transcript, and resume to careeropportunities@bfwlaw.com.



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