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CAREER CENTER

Welcome to the CWBA Career Center. As a service to our members, the CWBA posts judicial vacancies and nominating commission opportunities, as well as law-related employment and volunteer opportunities.

To request to have an opportunity posted on our website, please send the pertinent information including application deadline to the CWBA at execdir@cwba.org.

Postings are published for 30 days or until closing date.  (No professional recruiting firms, please.) 

JUDICIAL OPENINGS AND NOMINATIONS

"Storm The Bench!"  The CWBA and Colorado's other diversity bar associations encourage members to seek appointment for upcoming judicial vacancies.  When a vacancy is announced by the Judicial Branch, information about the vacancy is posted here and publicized to members.

Information on Colorado's Merit Selection System, specific commission rosters and rules, and judicial vacancies may be found on the nominating commission portion of the Colorado Judicial Branch website(Visit this site to download the nominating commission application in editable PDF format.)  

You'll also find Colorado Judicial Openings on the Colorado Judicial Branch website.

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS OPENINGS


The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions - Seeking Applicants

The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions is continually seeking applicants for a wide range of state boards and commissions. The Boards and Commissions book, listing all boards/commissions and expiration terms, may be downloaded from their website.   Click here for the application, or contact the Governor's Office of Boards & Commissions at (303) 866-5232 for more information.   

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL

No RFPs at this time. 

JOB OPENINGS

The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

Better Together – support each other, partner with others

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local Legal Initiative - Colorado Attorney (posted 1/23/2020)

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has established an initiative where it is hiring an attorney in 5 states – and Colorado is one of them – as part of a Local Legal Initiative to support a free press. If you are interested, please check out the link here.

https://www.rcfp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Local-Legal-Initiative-Attorney-Colorado.pdf

Regional Chief Counsel - The Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel (posted 1/23/2020)

The Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is taking applications for the position of Regional Chief Counsel in Denver, CO. OGC advises the SSA Commissioner on legal matters, and provides all legal advice to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and subordinate organizational components in connection with the operation and administration of the agency. The Offices of the Regional Chief Counsels provide the Commissioner, SSA Regional Commissioners, and various regional components with legal and managerial expertise, as well as litigation support, legal services, and advice.

To learn more about the position and to apply for it, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556733900. Open & closing dates: 01/16/2020 to 02/13/2020.


Real Estate Finance Associate - Ballard Spahr (posted 1/22/2020)

Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking an associate with a minimum of three years of sophisticated transactional real estate experience for our Finance Department in Denver. Qualified candidates will have distinguished academic credentials and relevant transactional experience (finance, sales and acquisitions, leasing and commercial development). This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth in a collegial environment. AmLaw 100 law firm experience and active bar license in CO preferred.

Ballard Spahr has an industry-leading finance practice. We represent a wide variety of institutional clients nationwide, including commercial and investment banks, finance companies, life insurance companies, real estate lenders, bond underwriters, private equity firms, investors and developers, and major non-profits.

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

http://selfapply.ballardspahr.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=ab1f03e9-7e4d-49c2-a8b8-02b24d94f90d


Deputy Monitor Position Opening: Office of Independent Monitor - City and County of Denver (posted 1/22/2020)

 The Office of the Independent Monitor (“OIM”) is seeking a Deputy Monitor. The OIM provides independent civilian oversight of the Denver Police and Sheriff Departments. The OIM strives to foster transparency and accountability in law enforcement. We are a staff made up of lawyers, criminologists/statisticians, and others. We are seeking an accomplished professional with investigative and legal experience to review law enforcement Internal Affairs investigations to ensure that they are conducted fairly and without bias. The successful candidate will also be able to help analyze law enforcement policy and practice to help us ensure constitutional law enforcement for the citizens and residents of Denver.

Please click here to view the job link for the Deputy Monitor position with the Office of Independent Monitor w/ the City and County of Denver.

The job application closes on Sunday, February 3rd at 11:59 pm. Contact information is listed below if any one has any questions.

Christina Hadera | Recruiter

Talent Acquisition, Office of Human Resources | City and County of Denver

E:christina.hadera@denvergov.org

P:720-913-5734


Assistant Attorney General - Civil Litigation and Employment/Corrections and Public Safety (posted 1/21/2020)

Application Deadline: February 4, 2020

The Civil Litigation and Employment Section is seeking talented, enthusiastic, an experienced attorneys to represent the State of Colorado in state and federal court, handling a caseload which primarily involves civil rights litigation filed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. The positions are located in the Corrections and Public Safety Unit of the Attorney General’s Office, which provides representation to the Colorado Department of Corrections, the Colorado Parole Board, and various divisions of the Colorado Department of Public Safety including the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Criminal Justice. Attorneys in the Unit represent these agencies in a variety of cases, including claims brought pursuant to the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The Unit’s cases also involve claims brought under statutes such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, habeas corpus petitions, and judicial review of agency rulings. Attorneys may also provide general legal advice to client agencies on a broad variety of topics including policy issues and subpoena or open records requests. The attorneys’ duties will include all aspects of litigation: an active motions practice, discovery, preparing witnesses for hearing and trial, trying cases in both state and federal court, and briefing and arguing appeals before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ideal candidate will be able to handle his or her own federal and state cases individually (but also work well in a team) from the pleading stage through trial and appeal, with only high‐level supervision.

Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing at the time of application. Positions require a minimum of 3 years of litigation experience. Interest in and specific experience with 42 U.S.C. §1983 cases, C.R.C.P. 106 cases, constitutional law, administrative law, and federal and state appeals is strongly desired. Strong written and oral communication skills and an ability to develop a successful litigation strategy are essential.

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

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a minimum of three professional references via e‐mail to:

Mariah Cruz‐Nanio, Administrative Assistant

Corrections and Public Safety Unit

Mariah.cruz‐nanio@coag.gov

Hall & Evans - Litigation Attorney Position (posted 1/21/2020)

Hall & Evans, LLC is seeking an Associate Attorney with 5+ years of experience to join our thriving Transportation practice.  Defense and trial experience preferred.  We offer a collegial business-casual environment with opportunities to develop clients and work with some of Denver's most talented lawyers.  If you're looking to join a growing firm, then this opportunity may be for you!

Job Requirements

·          Colorado licensed attorney in good standing

·          Strong academic credentials

·          Exceptional writing skills

·          Excellent research and analytical skills

·          Strong written & verbal communication skills

·          Ability to travel extensively

·          Microsoft Word and Outlook proficiency (Microsoft Office 365 preferred)

Please visit https://www.hallevans.com/careers/current-openings/ to apply.

Attorney Law Clerk Position -- Adams County (posted 1/21/2020)

Position open until January 29, 2020.

The attorney-clerk will work for both Judge Priscilla Loew and Judge Roberto Ramírez in the felony criminal docket and will work on trial and post-trial cases. Aside from the application, they seek a cover letter expressing interest in the position as well as a resume.

The application may be found at: https://www.its.courts.state.co.us/mosaic/careerApplyNow?positionNumber=6979

City and County of Denver: Assistant Director - Civil Litigation Section (posted 1/11/2020)

Apply at: Assistant Director - Civil Litigation Section

This posting will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

The Denver City Attorney’s Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 125 attorneys and approximately 110 staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members. It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado. Clients include the Mayor, the Clerk and Recorder, City Council, and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions, and authorities.

The City Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect. The City and County of Denver’s core values are integrity, transparency, collaboration, mutual respect, support, inclusivity, trust, and organizational excellence. The successful candidate for this position must demonstrate these core operating principles and work ethic.

The Civil Litigation Section is responsible for handling most of the tort and 42 U.S.C. § 1983   actions brought against the City and County of Denver, its employees, and officers. The Section is also responsible for investigating and managing the majority of claims made against the City, excluding claims involving Denver International Airport and the Department of Human Services. Additionally, the Civil Litigation Section provides training, advice, and opinions related to policies, practices, and laws to various City Departments and Agencies. The Section handles approximately 120 lawsuits and over 600 claims annually. 

This position presents a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a leader and manager with extensive legal and litigation experience, who thrives in a fast-paced, constantly changing work environment. The Assistant Director is responsible for serving as lead counsel on some of the City’s most complex litigation and is expected to be an expert on all aspects of federal constitutional and civil rights law, as well as the application of the provisions of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act. In addition to serving as lead counsel, the Assistant Director provides strategic counsel to the leadership team and staff, advises City agencies and departments, and provides coaching and supervision to a team of ten talented litigation attorneys of various experience levels.      

Job responsibilities for the Assistant Director position include the following:

Leadership and Collaboration

  • Supports and implements the vision of the Section and the City Attorney’s Office as a whole.
  • Develops high-performance teams by establishing a spirit of cooperation, cohesion for achieving goals, and openness to feedback.
  • Demonstrates agility and adaptability by quickly identifying solutions to potential political issues or internal/external forces that may influence or alter the Section’s goals or the goals of the organization.
  • Collaborates with other leadership in the City Attorney’s Office to achieve agency or Mayoral priorities.
  • Demonstrates openness to new organizational structures, procedures and technology, and coaches the team to embrace change.   
  • Engages employees in achieving the Section’s objectives and actively fosters a culture of inclusion.
  • Implements management initiatives that positively impact operations, including advocating and defending final decisions.
  • Resolves problems and mediates conflicts encountered during daily operations and determines appropriate resolutions. 
  • Promotes teamwork and provides and encourages regular communication, ensuring assigned attorneys are informed of relevant business issues and their impact on the organization.
  • Participates in planning and managing budget systems, prepares and presents budget recommendations to higher management, operates within budget parameters, and appropriately adjusts work plans/activities due to budget changes.

Talent Management

  • Coaches, mentors, develops, and provides challenging opportunities for all assigned attorneys.
  • Effectively allocates work assignments for attorneys based upon experience and expertise, workload, and opportunities for growth and development.
  • Consistently reviews work product to ensure sound and appropriate legal analysis and decision-making and the production of a high-quality work product. Provides oversight and supervision for hearings, oral arguments and trials.    
  • Champions continuous improvement, including devising new strategies and opportunities for the Section in coordination with the rest of Section’s leadership team.
  • Sets consistent performance standards for attorneys and ensures Section operations continuously achieve or exceed performance metrics.
  • Develops and implements training and professional development plans for assigned attorneys.
  • Effectively identifies and resolves team and/or individual performance related issues or conflicts, including removing hidden barriers that disproportionately impact an attorney’s performance.
  • Conduct performance reviews of assigned attorneys and document causes for disciplinary action, initiating letters of reprimand, as appropriate, and making formal recommendations for disciplinary action.
  • Respond to formal and informal employee grievances and prepare written responses.

Legal Excellence

  • Possesses a strong knowledge of and high proficiency in a wide variety of local government and other applicable law, with specialized demonstrated expertise in the areas of torts and civil rights. 
  • Produces concise, coherent, comprehensive, and well-reasoned work with an emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Acts as lead counsel on high-profile lawsuits.
  • Uses problem-solving skills and demonstrates an ability to consistently work well under high pressure situations.
  • Provides excellent client service, including representing, advising, and developing sound legal opinions for City officers and employees.
  • Assists with responding to CORA requests and media inquiries directed toward the City Attorney’s Office.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by Section Director or City Attorney.

About You

We are looking for a true leader who is a self-starter, team-player, is passionate about working in public service, and strives to achieve operational excellence in defending against claims and lawsuits filed against the City and its employees. The right candidate must be outcome and results oriented, ethical and fair, have good common sense and sound judgment, be capable of working on and managing several complex and varied lawsuits and/or issues at one time, and demonstrate an ability to develop, lead, manage, and motivate an experienced and dynamic legal team.

In additional, we are looking for someone with the following skills/experience:

  • At least ten (10) years of experience practicing law
  • At least seven (7) years of significant litigation experience, including successfully managing a large case load and trying cases as lead counsel
  • Experience handling litigation involving public entities
  • Experience in civil rights law and/or complex tort litigation
  • Experience with budgeting and leading and managing complex projects, including developing, reviewing, and implementing policies, procedures, and reports
  • At least three (3) years supervisory experience, including a demonstrated ability to evaluate and develop employees
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment

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

  • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree or Bachelor of Laws Degree.
  • Experience: Three years of experience of the type and/or at the level of Assistant City Attorney – Senior with demonstrated significant experience in civil litigation.
  • Licensures/Certifications: Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application or possession of a license from any U.S. state that has 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. 

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

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Davis & Ceriani: Real Estate Associate (posted 1/11/2020)

Davis & Ceriani P.C. is seeking an associate with no less than two years of experience to join its transactional group. The candidate should have experience in complex commercial real estate transactions and entity formation. Experience with owners associations, metropolitan districts, construction contracts or insurance would be beneficial. We offer a competitive compensation package and work/life balance. The ideal candidate is a self-starter willing to take on a high level of responsibility. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to ehusband@davisandceriani.com.

Andrus Wagstaff: Associate Attorney Position (posted 1/11/2020)

Job Description

Andrus Wagstaff, a National Mass Tort law firm, is seeking a Litigation Associate to support our growing firm.  Join our wonderful legal team and have a great opportunity to learn the mass tort process while being part of a team of professionals.  In order to succeed in this firm, you must have a strong work ethic; possess excellent writing and communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, strong analytical skills, good time management, and be as committed as we are to providing the best service to our clients. You will collaborate with Partners in the mass tort process by reviewing documents and preparing for client and expert witness depositions.  Andrus Wagstaff is a professional work environment with a casual dress code.  Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401k plans are offered.    

Essential Job Functions

  • Draft complex legal memorandums 
  • Manage a large docket of cases in multiple states 
  • Evaluate merits of potential cases
  • Conduct legal research on cases 
  • Document review
  • Draft and respond to discovery
  • Defend and take depositions including experts
  • Prepare expert reports and assist with trial prep
  • Correspond with opposing counsel and clients to facilitate the legal process
  • Track and manage SOL analysis
  • E-filings in state and federal courts
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

Position requires 2-3 years of litigation experience, preferably in mass tort.  Juris Doctorate required from accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado.  Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak English. Scheduled work hours are 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.  Must be able to work overtime and travel. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills are critical in addition to working well under tight deadlines. Able to prioritize multiple projects and comply with the firm and court deadlines. Maintain CLE credit requirements. 

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Andrus Wagstaff.  To apply, please send resume to Katie.ingleby@andruswagstaff.com 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Andrus Wagstaff is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Andrus Wagstaff provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Office of the Attorney General: Assistant Attorney General (posted 12/20/2019)

Position Number: LAA 09441
Title: Assistant Attorney General
Section: State Services
Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Salary: $6,550 - $8,200/monthly

Information About the Job:

The State Services Section and Office of the Attorney General seek an attorney who will guide the Department of Law (DOL) and its client agencies in managing and responding to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), Colorado Criminal Justice Act (CCJRA), and the Judicial Department’s Public Access to Information and Records Rule 2 (PAIRR2). This attorney primarily will prepare and coordinate the issuance of responses to public records requests sent to the DOL, and also will advise and support other DOL attorneys with responses to public records requests sent to their client agencies, including coordinating responses to mass requests sent to multiple agencies. This attorney will defend and initiate district court actions under CORA, CCJRA, and PAIRR2 on behalf of the DOL and its client agencies; develop and update the DOL’s public records policies; research, analyze, and advise about complex legal and policy issues implicated by CORA and CCJRA requests, including issues of first impression; monitor developments in public records laws, including case law and legislation; and serve as a training resource for the DOL and its client agencies.

Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing. In addition, qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years of legal experience. The ideal candidate will have a passion for legal analysis, research, training, and a strong desire to serve the public interest. The ideal candidate will also: be interested in working under the fast‐paced deadlines for responses to public records requests; have excellent multitasking, organizational, and communication skills; and enjoy collaborating with other DOL attorneys and their client agencies. Experience responding to open records requests on behalf of a government agency is strongly preferred.

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

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

Ms. Terri ConnellState Services Section

Colorado Department of Law1300 Broadway, 6th FloorDenver, CO 80203

Email: terri.connell@coag.gov


Office of the Attorney General: Assistant Attorney General (posted 12/18/2019)

Position Number: LAA PCSC1     Title: Assistant Attorney General    Section/ Unit: State Services

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Salary: $6,550-$8,200/monthly 

Information About the Job: 

Job Duties: The State Services Section and the Office of the Attorney General are looking for a talented, enthusiastic, and experienced privacy attorney who will guide the Department of Law (DOL) and its client agencies in data privacy and cybersecurity matters. This attorney will serve as the DOL’s subject matter expert on data privacy and cybersecurity matters. This attorney will develop and implement privacy and cybersecurity legal strategy and design innovative privacy and security solutions for the DOL’s multiple state agency clients as they develop and integrate technology-driven solutions to state government. This attorney will also help lead the DOL’s cross-section Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Impact Team. 

The Data Privacy and Cybersecurity attorney should have in-depth knowledge of international, federal and state laws and regulations regarding data protection, privacy, and data security to provide counsel on data privacy and security related matters. Responsibilities include: 

• Advising on legal and regulatory developments impacting data privacy and data security, including identifying trends, legal risks, and potential impacts on the DOL and Colorado State government agencies. 

• Guiding client agencies and effectively counseling multiple state clients on data privacy and data security legal requirements for existing and new services, including in the areas of data analytics (including the use of big data), data sharing, Internet of things, mobile apps, wearables, artificial intelligence, and digital marketing initiatives. 

• Advising on data privacy and data security legal requirements in State contracts, including working with the DOL’s Contracts and Procurement team regarding data privacy and security provisions in agreements with service providers, business partners and other transaction parties. 

• Supporting the DOL and State agency clients regarding IT Security policies, standards, and programs to ensure adherence to applicable data security legal requirements. 

• Providing training on data privacy and security issues to the DOL and to State agencies. 

• Managing potential liability and other legal aspects related to data privacy and data security incidents for DOL and DOL’s state agency clients, including investigating potential incidents, identifying applicable legal obligations, and managing incident response. 

• Responding to regulatory inquiries and serving as a liaison with regulators on privacy and data security issues, in coordination with other stakeholders as appropriate. 

• Developing and updating data privacy templates (e. g., contract language, consents, and privacy notices), and providing counseling on the use of such templates to other DOL attorneys and State agencies. 

• Advising and assisting with privacy litigation involving the DOL’s State agency clients. 

• Reviewing and evaluating data governance systems, evaluating who has access and authorization to access what data, how and for how long data is stored, and how such systems are overseen and audited. 

Job Qualifications: 

Applicants should possess a strong commitment to the mission of public service and public protection. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing at the time of application. Position requires 5 years of experience, at least 2 years of active privacy, data breach, cybersecurity, or related experience. Interest in and specific experience with advising clients on privacy matters, litigation under federal or state privacy, data breach, or cybersecurity statutes is strongly desired. Strong written and oral communication skills and an ability to develop a successful privacy strategy are essential. The ideal candidate is also expected to manage urgent situations involving data security; have excellent multitasking, organizational, and communication skills; and enjoy collaborating with other DOL attorneys and their client agencies. Knowledge of and experience with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Federal Tax Information (FTI), and FTC Guidelines are a definite plus. 

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

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a minimum of three professional references via e-mail to: 

Ms. Terri Connell
State Services Section
Colorado Department of Law
1300 Broadway, 6th Floor Denver, CO 80203
Email: terri.connell@coag.gov 


Regional Transportation District (RTD) Denver: Labor Relations Manager (posted 12/23/2019) 

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and negotiate tactfully and effectively
  • Proficiency in arbitration, mediation and conflict resolution procedures.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with emotional and/or confrontational situations.

OR

An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities.

We currently have the following position available:

Labor Relations Manager

Description of Work: Promotes and builds solid and effective relationships between the union and the organization’s management. Monitors implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the terms of the bargaining agreement.  Applications will be accepted through January 10, 2020. 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

EOE/AA/Drug Free


Dorsey Whitney LLP: Capital Markets Associate (posted 12/23/2019)

Capital Markets Associate (#549)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an experienced Corporate Associate to join our Denver office. This associate will primarily support the Capital Markets & Corporate Compliance Practice Group. The associate will work closely with Dorsey partners and clients on a wide variety of matters, providing a great opportunity for professional growth.

Dorsey’s Capital Markets team advises clients on the full range of public and private financings in the United States and key international financial centers. Our experience encompasses the complete spectrum of equity, debt and hybrid instruments. Our capital markets clients range from emerging companies, Fortune 500 seasoned issuers, and venture capital and private equity sponsors to the underwriting and advisory teams of investment banks.

Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement in a collegial and dynamic environment, with competitive salary and excellent benefits. We support and encourage the professional development and advancement of our lawyers through numerous CLE programs offered by Dorsey U, our internal professional development service. In your first year at Dorsey, you will be invited to attend two New Lawyer Training sessions specifically designed to teach you about our firm and our Corporate Practice Group.

Qualified candidates will have:

- Two to three years of corporate attorney experience, including public company governance, public offerings, registered direct offerings, PIPE offerings, Nasdaq and NYSE compliance and public mergers and acquisitions;

- Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;

- Strong communication and writing skills; and

- Top academic credentials.

Colorado bar admission preferred.

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. 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 Rule Plus Certification (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)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants 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; and 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.

How to Apply

Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified applicants with disabilities. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.


Elkind Alternman Harston PC: Firm Administrator (posted 12/19/2019)

Elkind Alterman Harston PC, an Immigration Law Firm in Lower Downtown Denver, seeks a full-time Firm Administrator. Reporting to and working closely with the Partners, the Administrator is responsible for the following:

  1. Financial Management to include budgeting, profitability analysis, billing and collections, payroll and cash flow control.  Evaluation of organization and business structure for efficiency and effectiveness.
  2. Human Resources to include recruitment of attorneys and staff, performance evaluations, employee relations, and administration of HR policies and procedures.  Directly supervise administrative staff.
  3. Marketing Management to include planning client development, forecasting of business opportunities, executing of marketing plan, and enhancing the firm's visibility in desired markets.
  4. Technology to include computer and equipment purchasing, minor troubleshooting, and liaison between firm and network service provider
  5. Facilities Management to include space planning, purchasing, inventory control, records storage, vendor relations, information technology and telecommunications.

Candidate must have knowledge of legal service organizations and managing business operations such as human resources, technology, facilities, finance and marketing. Expected to keep abreast of trends in the immigration legal services sector and identify opportunities for improvement in efficiencies and effectiveness of areas within responsibility.

Candidate must manage daily office functions and personnel economically and efficiently, organize work, establish priorities and maintain good interpersonal relations and communications with lawyers and staff. Displays excellent supervisory and leadership skills. Demonstrates willingness and ability to delegate. Uncompromising ethics and integrity are also required.

Education and Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or related field and two-years of law firm operations experience (or MSLA) and preference for prior immigration law experience.
  2. Strong knowledge of accounting and finance.
  3. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  4. Organized and high-level attention to detail.
  5. Excellent leadership and motivational skills.
  6. Strong conflict resolution skills.

Please email your resume and salary requirements to HR@eahimmigration.com.  No phone calls please.


United States Department of Justice: Law Student Volunteer Summer 2020 (posted 12/16/2019)

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 

Job Description: 

Internships at the Denver and Aurora Immigration Courts offer individuals the opportunity to develop their research, writing, and analytical skills, and expand their knowledge of immigration law. Typical assignments include researching complex issues of removability and eligibility for relief from removal, preparing decisions on motions, and drafting final decisions for immigration judges. Interns work closely with Judicial Law Clerks, and have the opportunity to observe hearings and gain insight into the adjudicatory process. 

Qualifications: 

Any United States citizen law student enrolled at least half-time, and who has completed at least one semester of law school is eligible to apply for volunteer internship positions at any time. Interns should have strong legal research and writing skills. Prior immigration law experience is preferred but not required.

Interns must commit to working full time for at least 10 weeks. Although the internship is unpaid, interns may obtain academic credit with the permission of their law schools.

Salary: 

Uncompensated (volunteer). Interns may be able to receive course credit through their law

Travel: 

None

Application Process:  

Please send a cover letter, resume (include law school GPA), writing sample, unofficial law school transcript, and contact information for three professional references (academic references are acceptable) via email to: 

Seth Garfinkel

Attorney Advisor

Seth.Garfinkel@usdoj.gov

Applicants should indicate in their cover letter whether they would like to be considered for the Denver immigration court (non-detained), the Aurora immigration court (detained), or both.

 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/law-student-volunteer-summer-2020-13

Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP: Wealth Planning Associate (posted 12/19/2019)

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking a Wealth Planning Associate with 2-6 years of experience to work in our Colorado office. The ideal candidate will have experience creating and implementing estate plans, the administration of trusts and estates, creating marital property agreements, and transfer tax planning. The attorney will build strong relationships with clients while advising them on adapting and responding to unforeseen family and business issues, economic conditions, and ever- changing tax laws.

Position requirement include:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Valid authorization to work in the U.S.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing practice group with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP has provided services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 200 professionals.

Please contact our Recruiting Specialist, Tara Mellon (tlmellon@michaelbest.com) with any questions.


Office of the Federal Public Defender: Assistant Federal Public Defender (posted 12/16/2019)

Posted December 12, 2019—open until filled.    

WYOMING TRIAL DIVISION—CASPER

 

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior trial attorney to join our office.  The Office of the Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals who are unable to afford counsel and prosecuted in our federal courts.

 

Job Description: 

 

This is full-time position, stationed in our office in Casper, Wyoming.  The Assistant Federal Public Defender provides zealous, professional legal representation at court hearings, covering initial appearances and subsequent stages of federal criminal proceedings, primarily on the Casper docket.  Duties include the investigation and defense of complex and diverse federal cases, comprehensive legal research, extensive motions practice, and frequent courtroom litigation.  The AFPD assigned to Casper will be supported by colleagues in the Cheyenne and Denver FPD offices.

 

Applicants must be:

 

1) a graduate of an accredited law school;

2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and

4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency.  Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check.  Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law. 

 

The successful applicant will have:

  

At least five years of substantial experience in criminal defense.  Substantial experience includes primary responsibility for jury trials in felony cases, previous work with scientific expert witnesses (including challenges and examinations), dispositive motions practice, sentencing mitigation, and management of voluminous discovery.  A strong and established work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team-oriented professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity are essential.  Superior research and writing and oral advocacy skills are required.  Extensive driving, largely within the District of Wyoming between Casper and remote detention facilities is required.  Proficiency in Spanish is useful but not required. 

 

Salary and Benefits: 

 

This is an “Excepted Appointment” full-time position with federal benefits and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan.  Salary is payable only by direct deposit. 

 

How to Apply: 

 

Apply via email by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample that is your own work.  No phone calls please.

 

Applications should be sent to:  Kim W. Bechard, Administrative Officer, at 

employment@cofpd.org 

 

At least one interview will be conducted in person.  Cost of travel is incurred by the applicant.  All positions are subject to the availability of funds. 

Children's Hospital Colorado: Part-Time Attorney (posted 12/16/2019)

Description: 

Children’s Hospital is looking for a part-time (20 hrs/wk) attorney. The person in this position would be working in the Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) program.  

Click here for details

Hall & Evans, LLC: Marketing Assistant (posted 1/6/2020)

Hall & Evans, LLC, one of Colorado's most established law firms has an immediate full-time opening for an experienced Marketing Assistant to join our Marketing Department.  This is a great opportunity for someone with 3-5 years of marketing experience.  Law firm experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels within and outside of the firm;
  • Excellent organization skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow instructions with high degree of accuracy;
  • Ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects and requests;
  • Strong time management skills and sense of urgency to requests, along with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to anticipate problems, find solutions, and prioritize work accordingly;
  • Strong editing, proofreading, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and composition skills;
  • Creativity;
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of client, firm, and personnel information;
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and processes.

Required Computer Skills/Knowledge:

  • Must have experience with Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and InDesign;
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • SharePoint, WordPress, and iManage experience is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, process, and track all admissions, associations, and bar dues memberships for all attorneys within the firm;
  • Assist with firm intranet and website updates;
  • Assist with creating advertisements;
  • Assist with special event tracking and planning;
  • Assist with social media posts;
  • Assist in preparing PowerPoint/Prezi presentations;
  • Assist in preparing pitch material and proposals;
  • Edit and maintain attorney and paralegal resumes;
  • Process business trip requests and collect business trip reports;
  • Process and track sponsorship requests;
  • Update spreadsheets/databases with statistical, financial, and other data;
  • Update directories in which the firm is listed;
  • Research prospective clients, professional organizations, and other topics as assigned;
  • Order and distribute business cards, stationery, and other collateral;
  • Schedule marketing meetings.

Please visit https://www.hallevans.com/careers/current-openings/ to apply.


 

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