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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 at no charge, please send the pertinent information including application deadline, online links, and salary and benefits information to the CWBA at execdir@cwba.org.

Requirement to include salary and benefits compensation information in all job postings:

The CWBA has created a guide to help educate employers about their obligations related to the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act which became effective January 1, 2021. This new law will provide an unprecedented opportunity to close the gender pay gap and build a more equitable economy in Colorado. We are sharing this guide with anyone who posts or requests us to post jobs on the listserv and/or our website. You may download a copy here. You may also download the info sheet from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment here.

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 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 Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is committed to serving as the “People’s Lawyer.” The Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official.  Its purpose is:

“Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.”

Its core values drive our actions and demonstrate that they are:

Principled – maintain highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, careful evaluation of facts

Public Servants – ensure our work is not about us, it’s about the people of Colorado

Innovative – identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, always look to improve

Better Together – support each other, partner with others

The Attorney General has primary authority for enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white-collar crimes, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and most natural resource and environmental matters. The Attorney General serves as counsel to all state officials, departments, boards and commissions. Visit the website to learn more

In addition to the challenging and impactful work being done at the Office of the Attorney General, there are many other benefits to joining the team:

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

Click here to learn more about the benefits

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

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

Colorado Access To Justice Commission: Executive Director (posted 1/13/2021)

The Colorado Access to Justice Commission seeks an Executive Director to provide staff support to the ATJC, its committees, and to implement the ATJC mission and strategic plan.  Colorado law license and five years’ working with/supporting legal services to the poor, or other relevant experience; experience in nonprofit, fiscal, and staff management strongly desired. Ability to build productive professional relationships with partner organizations.

The ED will be an independent contractor role; fundraising for sustainability is a job component. Salary is $70,000 - $90,000, based on qualifications/experience. At this time, the compensation does not include benefits.  The ED reports to the ATJC Executive Committee.  Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume and references to Reenie Terjak, Vice-Chair, Colorado ATJC, rterjak@colegalserv.org, by 1/19/21.


Denver District Court - Second Judicial District: Family Court Facilitator (posted 1/11/2021)

Click here for the full Job Posting

General Statement of Duties: Provides individual case management and coordination of family-related matters including domestic relations, domestic violence, dependency and neglect and delinquency cases before the courts.

Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the above essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and three years’ of legal or court experience.  Juris doctor degree preferred.  Experience in family law preferred.

Monthly Salary Range:  $5,209.00 - $7,207.00


Colorado Poverty Law Project: Housing Attorney – Intake, Housing, and Eviction Defense (posted 1/11/2021)

The Colorado Poverty Law Project (CPLP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  CPLP’s mission is to improve access to legal services for low-income Coloradans by:  1) providing legal advice and representation through our volunteer attorney network to low-income individuals; 2) educating and counseling individuals and their support organizations on legal issues common to low-income Coloradans; and 3) supporting groups advocating for new protective laws and procedures.  CPLP’s work primarily focuses on housing law issues, including eviction defense and habitability claims. 

CPLP is seeking to hire an intake and housing attorney to support existing CPLP staff in providing legal assistance to low-income Coloradans in the area of eviction and housing law. With the anticipated increase in 2021 residential evictions, CPLP is looking for a motivated and personable attorney to: 1) perform intake services, including conducting many client interviews and assembly of documentation; 2) provide technical assistance to assist clients in obtaining rental assistance or other resources/referrals where appropriate; 3) coordinate referrals of clients to CPLP volunteer attorneys; 4) support and mentor volunteer attorneys through client representation; 5) perform tracking of cases for reporting purposes; 6) provide technical assistance and self-advocacy support to clients; 7) represent clients as a lawyer for CPLP; and 8) perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to preparing and conducting trainings for volunteers, preparing and conducting Know Your Rights trainings for community members and organizations, and recruiting volunteer attorneys. The staff attorney position is funded for one-year, but additional funding will be sought to continue the position for additional years.

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and have demonstrated a commitment to public interest law. All candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado. The ideal candidate will also have the following qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Experience conducting legal intakes for potential clients
  • Ability to coordinate with CPLP staff and volunteer attorneys to ensure cases are being outsourced to appropriate counsel in a timely manner and cases are properly transitioned 
  • Ability to ensure data collection related to pro bono cases taken by volunteer attorneys as necessary to track achievement goals for grant reporting purposes
  • A demonstrated ability to analyze and understand current state, federal, and local legislation and orders affecting the rights of tenants, landlords, mortgagors, and mortgagees, including the Colorado’s F.E.D. statutes, Mobile Home Park Act, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, among others
  • A familiarity with Colorado eviction processes
  • Ability to work independently and desire to provide representation to indigent tenants needing legal assistance with housing issues
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CPLP is conducting as much work as possible remotely.  This position will be a remote position, but candidates must be willing to engage in community outreach using all appropriate remote options, including phone and online video conferences.  Candidates should also be willing to transition to in person outreach and travel accordingly if the COVID-19 situation permits, upon discussion with CPLP staff.  

CPLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary will be commensurate with experience, within a range of $60,000 to $75,000 annually. A health insurance stipend of up to $6,000 also will be provided. 

HOW TO APPLY

We will review complete applications beginning immediately (we will not review incomplete applications, so please make sure to include all required materials).  A complete application package is comprised of the following items:

  • One-page statement or cover letter explaining both your interest in this program and your commitment to public interest law     
  • Official or unofficial law school transcript including cumulative GPA
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Resume

Please email the above materials to shannon@copovertylawproject.org.  

Assistant Attorney General, Motor Vehicle & Enforcement Unit, Revenue & Utilities Section (posted 1/8/2021)

The Motor Vehicle & Enforcement Unit also represents the Transportation Section within the Department of Regulatory Agencies, Public Utilities Commission.  The Transportation Section is charged with licensure, disciplinary, and regulatory matters regarding Common Carriers, Contract Carriers, Hazardous Materials Carriers, Household Goods Carriers, Limited Regulation Carriers, Towing Carriers, and Transportation Network Companies, such as Uber and Lyft. 

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be admitted to the Colorado bar or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing at the time of application. Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application before the first day of employment. 

Further, while we know that no candidate is perfect, we are seeking applicants that have most of the following attributes: 3 years of litigation experience, with a preference for candidates who have served in a judicial clerkship; strong analytical and writing abilities; excellent self-awareness and judgment; confidence to handle a significant caseload right out of the gate; well-developed client service and interpersonal skills; passion for producing excellent work product and keen attention to detail; background and familiarity with administrative and constitutional law; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and public service. 

Salary Range: $6,550-$8,200

Deadline: January 22, 2021

Full Job posting

Colorado Center on Law and Policy: Managing Attorney (posted 1/8/2021)

Vision - the outcome we aspire to achieve

We envision a Colorado where everyone has what they need to succeed.

Mission - how we work toward our vision, what makes us unique

To stand with diverse communities across Colorado in the fight against poverty through research, legislation and legal advocacy. Tagline: Standing with diverse communities against poverty.

Core Values - principles that guide our work and how we operate

Equity: The barriers to success are higher for certain groups due to historical oppression, ongoing discrimination, and an economy that advantages those who have more over those who have less. We advance laws and policies that address those wrongs so everyone can have what they need to succeed.

Integrity: The design and implementation of solutions to social problems requires careful planning and community trust. We are deliberate and ethical in our work to ensure the results are reliable, unbiased, grounded in fact, and driven by our mission to end poverty.

Strategic Advocacy: Creating lasting social change requires successful implementation of effective policy. We use collaboration and research to inform our agenda and legislative and legal    expertise, relationships with decision makers, and informed political strategies to advance and implement that agenda.

Collaboration: We are one part of a broader effort to eliminate poverty and ensure everyone has what they need to succeed. We stand with that anti-poverty movement and honor the combined strength that comes from trusted relationships, shared knowledge, and teamwork.

Community Engagement: People burdened by poverty and discrimination know what needs to change. We seek to understand their ideas, honor their priorities, grow their leadership, and increase their access to drive system change.

Summary

The Managing Attorney will work to advance CCLP’s mission, under supervision. The Attorney  works with their team to lead and advise a collaborative economic and racial equity agenda to improve the lives of Coloradans experiencing poverty. The Attorney will manage work to advance the position of CCLP to be a vital and integral part of the economic and racial equity movement in Colorado. The Attorney ensures they adhere to and advises, staff development activities, strategic and transition planning across all departments and administrative areas, opportunities for promotions, and identifying technology that aids in organizational efficiency and efficacy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage state and/or federal litigation and/or other enforcement efforts, demonstrating strong leadership skills, under supervision of the Legal Director.
  • Advise in the development of and strategy to advance the equity agenda, assess when litigation is necessary, and manage a work plan that establishes a scope of work consistent with CCLP’s mission and values, utilizing input from the legal team and coordinated with other CCLP departments.
  • Lead CCLP’s role as a resource for fellow organizations, provides legal analysis, and drafting of complaints/motions and courtroom/hearing advocacy, works with Development Director to advise grant language and reports, and manage grant expenditures that support the  policy goals of Coloradans facing poverty by leading and advising  legal analysis,  research  and products that exemplify the highest level of quality and integrity.
  • Advise CCLP’s strategic efforts for  purposeful and open communication,  develop messaging, prepare policy and advocacy materials, press statements, editorials, and policy reports, while promoting clarity and improving productive relationships with national, state, and local organizations, coalitions, and key elected and appointed officials; lead/facilitate the Colorado Public Interest Litigation Coalition (CPIL).
  • Lead and advise closely with CCLP efforts and manage CCLP’s work in state and federal rule-making, representation of individual clients when representation will further systemic change; identify litigation partners/organizational co-counsels whenever possible and collaboration with partner organizations to ensure that the implementation of state programs are accessible, non-discriminatory, and consistent with CCLP’s approach across areas.
  • Lead and manage supervision of externs, interns, fellows, and attorneys as needed,   identified goals to advance CCLP’s mission, participate in and support, organization-wide activities including race equity, development of CCLP’s strategic direction, fund-raising activities, all Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team decisions, and take on other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Job Requirements
  • A J.D. from an accredited law school and license to practice law in Colorado, and a minimum of five (5) years with deep expertise in substantive work relevant to CCLP’s mission, and Colorado-specific legal and legislative issues; housing issues preferred.
  • Must embrace social and economic justice issues and the mission of Colorado Center on Law and Policy, including its commitment to diversity, inclusivity and equity. Must be open-minded and committed to collaboration, and who will treat all members of staff, our board of directors, volunteers and advocacy partners with dignity and respect, and have the ability to help CCLP build and maintain relationships and strategic alliances with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.
  • Strong writing, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently, take initiative, plan to meet deadlines, and seek advice and guidance as appropriate, while continuing to develop and expand knowledge and expertise in areas of health, benefits and family economic security.
  • Organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals, display a positive attitude, value working collaboratively with colleagues, show concern for people and community, and demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Egnyte and comfort with Excel.
  • Experience in staff supervision, is preferred, or aptitude for and willingness to learn the necessary supervision skills.
Salary and Benefits
Senior Attorney Salary Range: $65,000 - $80,000

Additional compensation may be considered for those interested in employing their Spanish language skills for the advancement of the mission and vision of CCLP. CCLP offers a competitive benefit package which includes, but is not limited to the following: Paid Holidays; Unlimited Paid Leave; Other Paid Leave; Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance;   Employee Loan Solution; Financial Planning and Advisement; access to group Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Retirement Plan – 403b and Roth options, additional Life Insurance, and more.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) via email to info@cclponline.org and include   Managing Attorney in the subject line. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will be open until it is filled. No phone calls please.

CCLP encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. CCLP is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. CCLP strives to create an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds, life  experiences and  perspectives.  CCLP prohibits  discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability or any other status protected under applicable law.

Assistant Attorney General: Medical Unit, Business & Licensing Section (posted 1/7/2021)

This litigation counsel position is in the Medical Unit within the Business & Licensing Section. The attorney will represent professional regulatory programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations including primarily the Colorado Medical Board as litigation counsel on license discipline, license application denial and unauthorized practice cases.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application before the first day of employment.  Applicants should have at least five years of experience practicing law, and a demonstrated ability to handle negotiations, litigation and trials independently and effectively.

Applicants for this position must have excellent writing skills. The ideal candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships, have a passion for litigation/trials and for learning new areas of law/the healing arts, and demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public interest.  A background in healthcare matters and work with experts in the medical field is preferred, but not required.  Professional experience in fields affording substantial writing experience may substitute for up to one year of experience practicing law.

Salary: $6,600-$8,200

Deadline: January 21, 2021

Link to Full Job Posting


Ballard Spahr: Associate Attorney (posted 1/7/2021)

Ballard Spahr is seeking an attorney to join our growing Privacy and Data Security Practice Group in our Denver, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. office.  Qualified candidates will have 2-4 years of experience in managing privacy and data security risks associated with the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.  Knowledge of federal, state and international laws related to  privacy and data protection is helpful.  Strong academic credentials as well as analytical and communication skills are required.  This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth in a collegial environment of a national law firm.  Active license in CO, PA or DC preferred.

Our highly respected Privacy and Data Security Group consists of over 50 attorneys across the firm, advising clients on privacy and security issues in transactions, legal and regulatory compliance, cyber incident and data breach response planning and information governance.  The group handles litigation, compliance, regulatory counseling and information risk management.  We have tackled cyber incidents in a variety of areas, with a significant concentration in the financial services, media and entertainment, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, technology and education industries. 

Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements:      

Ability to sit for long periods of time.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.  Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds.  Intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping.  Typing ability for the use of a personal computer.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

This Job Description describes the general content and requirements for the position.  It is not an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements of the job; they may change from time to time and are dictated by the needs of the firm and the managers to whom the employee will report.  Employment is at will. Ballard Spahr may change the functions and responsibilities of the position at any time, and it may reassign the employee to another department in its sole discretion.

Salary Range:  $152,500-$162,500

Benefits:

  • Medical & dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death & short/long term disability insurance
  • 401k
  • Dependent care FSA
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental and family leave
  • Emergency Elder & Child Care Services

United States Attorney's Office (Denver): Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year (posted 1/4/2021)

About the Office

The District of Colorado is an energetic, forward-looking District comprised of three staff offices: Denver, Durango, and Grand Junction. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Job Description: 

Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting dispositive or other types of motions, responses, and replies; memoranda of law; and appellate briefs. Interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court - District of Colorado, 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. Read the full job description here.

Practice Areas: Appellate Litigation Civil Litigation Criminal Litigation

Qualifications

The District of Colorado is seeking outstanding candidates for legal internships to assist in our mission. The start and end dates are negotiable, but we ask that our interns commit to at least 6 weeks of service.

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.

Salary: Uncompensated

Travel: None

Application Process: Applications must be submitted online through this link.

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications for the spring semester must be received by September 1st.
  • Applications for the summer session must be received by January 10th.
  • Applications for the fall semester must be received by March 31st.

This announcement is open from September 18, 2020 to April 18, 2021. Qualified/eligible candidates may be referred to the selecting official as early as September 18, 2020 and thereafter up to the closing date.

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 18, 2021

Relocation Expenses:   Relocation expenses will not be authorized.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP: Corporate Associate Opening (posted 1/4/2021)

Corporate Associate (#574)

The starting salary for associate positions in our Denver office is $150,000. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Associates are eligible to participate in Dorsey’s associate bonus program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions. 

Dorsey has an opening for a transactional Associate attorney to support our Corporate practice group. In this role you will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on emerging companies and venture capital work. You will work closely with Dorsey attorneys and clients on deals of varying sizes and across multiple offices, including Missoula, Salt Lake City, and Denver. This position can be based in Denver, CO, Missoula, MT, or Salt Lake City, UT.

Requirements:

- A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school

- Two to four years of corporate law experience, representing private technology companies from formation to exit (including founder issuances, equity compensation and stock plans, convertible debt and VC financings and M&A), as well as the VC funds and other investors that finance such companies

- Excellent analytical and writing skills

- Excellent verbal communication

- Strong academic performance

Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more! 

Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community. 

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

About Dorsey

Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies. 

Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success: 

- Banking and Financial Institutions

- Development and Infrastructure

- Energy & Natural Resources

- Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

- Healthcare

- Technology

Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.  

One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

- Mansfield Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)

- Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)

- 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)

- Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)

- Adoption Advocate (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)  

How to Apply

Dorsey accepts online applications. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.

City of Westminster, CO: Presiding Municipal Court Judge (posted 1/4/2021)

Requisition Number:         21-00007

Salary Range:                     $160,000 - $175,000

Closing Date:                       Monday, February 1, 2021

  • POSITION PURPOSE

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

    The Presiding Municipal Court Judge is a dynamic City leader who serves as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team with Department Directors, the City Manager and Deputy City Managers and the City Attorney directing Citywide activities in fulfillment of the City's Mission: "Our job is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork (SPIRIT)."
     
    The Presiding Municipal Court Judge is appointed by the City Council with the terms outlined in the employment contract, the Westminster Municipal City Code, and the Home Rule Charter. The Presiding Municipal Court Judge sits as a trial judge of the Westminster Municipal Court to adjudicate traffic, criminal, parking, and other municipal code violations, including a fast-track domestic violence program and a Wellness Court. The incumbent conducts hearings on motions, trials to the court, jury trials, and other requisite judicial duties. The Judge supervises the Associate Municipal Court Judge and the temporary Judges Pro Tem to ensure consistent, professional hearing of cases. The Judge works with key stakeholders in the Municipal Court system to ensure effective, fair and respective municipal processes and collaborates with key leadership on policy issues related to the Court to provide joint policy recommendations to City Council.


    In order to be considered for this position all candidates must attach to their online application, a cover letter and resume (maximum two pages). This is a public process and we cannot extend anonymity or confidentiality to applicants.

    CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

    Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications

    Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university or college
  • Graduation from a nationally accredited school of law 
  • Licensed member of the Colorado State Bar Association in good standing
  • Extensive municipal law experience 
  • Extensive knowledge of Colorado law
  • Extensive experience as a practicing attorney
  • Preferred:

  • Minimum one to two years of experience as a judge or magistrate in Colorado 

Candidates with equivalent combinations of education, training, and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills may be considered.

HOW TO APPLY

A City of Westminster online employment application is required for this position and is due by 8:30 a.m., on the closing date. 

Apply online at: www.cityofwestminster.us/jobs


Spark Justice Law LLC: Associate Attorney (posted 12/30/2020)

Spark Justice Law LLC is excited to announce that we will be hiring an associate attorney.  Our practice focuses on all types of plaintiff-side civil rights litigation and representation.  Our practice areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Employment Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Education Law
  • Victim’s Rights
  • Housing Discrimination

For more information regarding our practice areas, please click here.

An ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience (or more), be licensed to practice law in Colorado, and will have shown a demonstrated commitment to civil rights throughout their career to date.  The position will begin fully remote on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, and after such time offices are anticipated to be located in Denver, Colorado.

Salary range: $50,000 - $60,000 per year, based on experience.

Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, an open vacation/sick leave policy, and discretionary bonuses.  Long-term employment will include an option to contribute to a SIMPLE IRA retirement account.

To apply, please send a copy of your resume, cover letter, writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), and list of references (not to exceed three references) to Laura Wolf at laura@spark-law.com.  Please only apply if you are willing and able to accept a start date as early as January 18, 2021.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: HR Compliance Analyst (posted 12/21/2020)

TITLE: HR Compliance Analyst

Organization: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the only lab in the DOE lab system, that focuses on renewable energy technology design, advancement, testing, security, and implementation.  Our organization’s employee base represents over 50 countries and a multitude of dialects and research interests/backgrounds. We pride ourselves on making an immediate impact both domestically and abroad for immediate as well as long-term, globally-impacting solutions.

Requirements: JD and 4+ years of relevant experience 

Impact to organization:
Your decisions on policies, procedures and findings during investigations effect: the financial, employee, or public relations "health" of NREL.

Salary Range: For this role, the range for this “job profile” is $90k min, $122K mid, $150K top.  

Scope of responsibilities:

  • Assist Leave Administration with the requests for reasonable accommodation and complicated leave requests.
  • Contribute to employee relations oversight by conducting workplace investigations at the direction of the Office of General Counsel.
  • Contribute to organizational efforts to maximize diversity and create an inclusive environment and helps coordinate such effort so that they are consistent with the Affirmative Action Plan and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report.
  • Develop and present management and HR training and facilitation to encourage effective communication, performance management, corrective action, and coaching and support.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders within HR, other departments, and in Science and Technology when managing projects, implementing changes, and revising procedures.
  • Researches the applicable law, DOE order, or other relevant guidance that serves as the basis for decisions, policies/procedures, and otherwise, and ensures that such decisions and guidance is sound by becoming fully informed and then raising any issues in a diplomatic manner.

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision health insurance
  • 3 weeks of PTO plus 2 floating holidays
  • 403(b) investment opportunities
  • Employee Pension Program
  • Continuing education reimbursement (includes certificates)
  • Onsite gyms and cafeteria as well as access to hiking trails
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and clubs/activity groups 

Directions to be considered: Please apply via the following link and please include a copy of your resume as well as a cover letter.

Click here to learn more about NREL.


Colorado Department of Labor and Employment: Director, Family and Medical Leave Insurance (posted 12/21/2020)

Following passage of Proposition 118, Colorado's paid family and medical leave ballot initiative, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has posted a job description for the Director of the newly established Family and Medical Leave Insurance Division (housed within CDLE). 

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Salary: $91,704.00 - $148,620.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Brief Description: 

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) seeks a Director to build and lead its new Division of Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI). The purpose of the Division of FAMLI is to provide partial wage-replacement benefits for up to 12 weeks per year to eligible individuals, and employment protections for individuals that take that leave in order to promote the health, safety, and welfare of all Coloradans. The Division of FAMLI will be responsible for ensuring the successful development and implementation of the program in accordance with the law, as enacted through proposition 118. Key to this development will be efforts to ensure that all Coloradans - no matter their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, education level, age, language, religion, ability, or geographic location – are effectively served within the mission and vision of the program. 

The State is conducting a national search for the position. Please share far and wide to your networks and contacts who may be interested in the position to help generate strong applicants for this critically important role.

Deadline extended to January 25 at 5 p.m. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.


City and County of Denver: General Counsel for Denver International Airport (posted 12/21/2020)

Apply at: General Counsel - Denver International Airport

Position Salary Range: $148,518.00 - $237,629.00

This posting will accept applications until 11:59pm on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

The Denver City Attorney's Office (CAO) is searching for a General Counsel at Denver International Airport (DEN). This position is a valued member of the CAO's senior management team and reports to the Mayor-appointed City Attorney and Deputy City Attorney.  The primary responsibility of the General Counsel is to ensure that DEN complies with local, state and federal laws, policies and procedures. This position serves as a trusted advisor to the DEN CEO and her senior executive team and represents them with the highest level of confidentiality, integrity, forthrightness, and professionalism. The General Counsel is also a member of the executive management team of the CAO and is a strategic partner in all CAO initiatives and projects, helping develop and ensure compliance with all policies and practices. The successful candidate will work collaboratively and harmoniously with CAO staff, DEN staff and all external agencies/organizations to ensure a positive image of DEN, the CAO and the City at large.

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport is the 20th-busiest airport in the world and the 5th-busiest airport in the United States, serving over 69 million passengers last year and generating more than $33.5 billion for the region annually. DEN is the largest and newest commercial airport in the United States and consists of 15 million square feet of built environment.  Our DEN community connects us globally through flight and through business.  Our core values serve as a way of life, and we fully embrace fostering a diverse and equitable experience where we are free to explore and share ideas and experiences that connect rather than divide us.

DEN Core Values: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Sustainability; Integrity; Stewardship; Innovation; and Humanity

DEN Strategic Objectives:  https://www.flydenver.com/about

City Attorney’s Office 

In the Denver City Attorney’s Office our mission is to provide the highest quality legal counsel and representation to our clients, accomplished by providing prompt, courteous and professional service. We are committed to ensuring a work environment that stimulates every person to achieve their highest professional and personal development. Our office plays an important role as stewards of the public trust.  Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, we respect and honor our differences, we create a culture of compassion, collaboration and common purpose of sharing our talents and creativity with each other and the City we serve. We celebrate bringing our whole selves to work every day. Our clients and CAO team members are valued, respected and supported as we work together on behalf of the City and County of Denver. Through exceptional and innovative legal counsel, we build a more accountable city government and a more inclusive and equitable community. 

CAO Values: Respect; Compassion; Trust; Belonging and Inclusion

CAO Focus: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Superior Client Service; Employee Engagement; and Organizational Health

  • Develops, implements and maintains the section's policies and procedures, goals and objectives, including promoting the value of a diverse workforce and inclusive working environment.
  • Implements pillars of CAO Strategic Plan and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action plan for DEN Legal staff.
  • Oversees work assigned to outside counsel for DEN to ensure quality outcomes and fiscal responsibility.
  • Develops and maintains effective external and internal stakeholder relationships, including those with federal agencies with regulatory authority over DEN.
  • Provides advice and guidance to CEO, Chief of Staff and Director of DEN Commerce Hub regarding program administration and ACDBE/MWBE participation.  
  • Keeps abreast of contemporary legal doctrine impacting DEN and works with the CEO, Chief of Staff, and other executive and senior staff to set the legal strategy for the Airport;
  • Provides business and legal perspective and advice on a wide range of strategic, tactical and operational issues to DEN.
  • Sets the strategic vision for DEN Legal, consistently recommending and managing improvements for the legal department; ensures DEN Legal employees understand and achieve CAO and DEN Legal’s strategic initiatives.
  • Interprets newly introduced bills and the impact of public acts to the Airport Authority. Interacts with the executive and legislative branch as needed to advance the public policy interests of DEN and provides legislative testimony on issues and field press inquiries as directed or necessary.
  • Develops and advances legislative proposals by working with airport trade associations to aid in promoting the legal best interests of DEN.
  • Prepares written analyses of legislation for DEN staff.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with legislators, authorities, and heads of regulatory agencies.

About You

We are looking for a visionary leader who is experienced with aviation law, possesses excellent stakeholder communication and demonstrates an ability to inclusively lead, manage and motivate an experienced and dynamic legal team. The General Counsel should have extensive experience working with people at all levels of an organization, someone who focuses on continuous improvement and the ability to develop, manage, and maintain plans, programs, and people.  Competitive candidates will also have:

  • 7 - 10 years related to legal, federal/state compliance, airport, management contracts, FAA/TSA compliance; more than 10 years of experience is preferred.
  • AAAE Certified Member (CM) or Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) certification preferred.
  • Commitment to embrace an environment of compassion, trust, belonging and inclusion where all voices are engaged and respected, and where we nurture the talents of our diverse employees.
  • Experience managing budget and researching financial impacts of projects
  • The ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a senior management team
  • Significant experience interpreting newly introduced bull and the impact of public acts to the Airport Authority
  • Current and ongoing knowledge of regulatory compliance issues in airport industry and specific job function.
  • Significant experience with coaching, training, and mentoring of legal staff.

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

  • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree or Bachelor of Laws Degree
  • Experience:  Two (2) years of experience supervising attorneys which must have included responsibility for operation and staff functions.
  • 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. The preceding list of non-reciprocal admission jurisdictions is intended to be used only as a guide, as rules and regulations of every jurisdiction are subject to change at any time. Positions with the Denver City Attorney's Office are dependent upon the rules and regulations in place at the time of application and subsequent hiring. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
  • Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted.

Stinson LLP: Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Associate Attorney (posted 12/8/2020, closes January 30. 2021)

Stinson LLP seeks a highly motivated associate with three to six years of experience to join our Kansas City, Phoenix, Denver or Washington, D.C. office. Judicial clerkship experience is a plus.   

Stinson's bankruptcy attorneys develop effective business solutions that reflect our clients' visions and goals. Our firm's national practice consistently creates strategies for clients of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries, such as real estate, hospitality, healthcare, nonprofit, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, professional sports, and the transportation and automotive industries.

Stinson's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights practice understands all dimensions of insolvency issues, whether in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, state court receiverships, or out-of-court restructurings. Our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights practice has consistently been ranked as a National Tier 1 Practice by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.

Qualified candidates will have a strong and sincere interest in bankruptcy practice and possess the ability to handle sophisticated bankruptcy and creditors' rights work at a national level. 

Qualifications Required: Active Missouri, Arizona, Colorado or District of Columbia licensure, or the ability to waive in, is required.  Three to five years of bankruptcy/creditors' rights experience or relevant experience is preferred. Superior academic performance and excellent research, writing and analytical skills are required. 

When applying, please upload a resume, cover letter, unofficial law school and a writing sample. For questions, contact Jaclyn Steiner, Attorney Recruiting Manager, at recruiting@stinson.com

Stinson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment. For more information about Stinson, visit us at http://www.stinson.com and the NALP Directory of Legal Employers, https://www.nalpdirectory.com.   

Click here for full job description. Job post closes on January 30, 2021.



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