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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.) 


"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.


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.   


No proposals at this time.


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.

Social Security Administration, Office of the General Counsel - Fraud Attorney (posted 10/5/2020)

Closing Date:  October 13, 2020
Duty Location: Denver, Colorado

Click here for full job summary, salary, required qualifications, and how to apply.

Aurora Municipal Court - Associate Judge (posted 10/5/2020)

The Aurora Municipal Court is accepting applications for an Associate Judge. Judges sit as trial judges hearing cases charging municipal ordinance violations. The position requires a minimum of five years of the practice of law with emphasis in litigation or judicial experience, along with demonstrable knowledge of, and the ability to apply, the Colorado Rules of Evidence and the Colorado Municipal Court Rules of Procedure. Applicants must possess judicial demeanor, verifiable ethical and moral character, and the ability to work with judicial colleagues, staff and the public.

To obtain an application, please click here.  Applications must be received by 5:00 pm MDT, October 18, 2020. If you should have any questions please feel free to contact Michele Moore at mdmoore@auroragov.org or at 303-739-6535.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP - Corporate Associate  (posted 10/5/2020)

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. 


- 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 at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. 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.

Assistant Attorney General – Department of Law: Transportation - Civil Litigation  (posted 9/30/2020)

Salary: $6,550.00 - $8,200.00 Monthly

Closing Date: October 16, 2020

The Department of Law/Office of the Attorney General, Civil Litigation and Employment Law Section is seeking an attorney with civil litigation experience and interest in real property law for a position in our Transportation unit. This position offers an exciting opportunity to be a government attorney, practice construction law, be trained in real property law, including eminent domain and condemnation, and to form lasting and rewarding client relationships in a position with frequent client interaction. This position is best suited for an attorney who excels at tackling new and unfamiliar issues on a regular basis and who enjoys working cooperatively with other attorneys and staff.

Applicants for the Transportation position should have the following qualifications: admitted to the Colorado bar or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing at the time of application; or be eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar (and will be required to submit proof of their completed application before the first day of employment). Position requires a minimum of three years of legal experience including three years of substantive civil litigation experience; strong research, writing and speaking skills; and the ability to work both independently and productively as part of a team. 

Please see the full job announcement and how to apply here

U.S. District Court – Chief Deputy Clerk  (posted 9/28/2020)

Application Period for Chief Deputy Clerk vacancy opened September 10 and has a preference date of October 5, 2020.

A full notice for the position is posted in the office of the clerk of the district court, located in the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Room A-105, Denver, CO 80294. The notice and application form are also available here: https://www.cod.uscourts.gov/HR/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx.

Interested persons may contact Miss Sayre Deane, Human Resources Division, at 303-335-2491 for additional information.

Perkins Coie LLP, Denver – Mergers & Acquisitions - Associate Attorney, Junior and Midlevel Positions  (posted 9/28/2020)

Mergers & Acquisitions - Associate Attorney - Junior

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity

Job #A20200304 – Denver, Colorado

The Denver office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an experienced associate attorney to join our expanding Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and one to three years of experience handling  private equity and/or private target mergers and acquisitions work, preferably at a national law firm. To be considered, please access the link below to provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and deal sheet.  M&A Junior Assoc Denver CO

Mergers & Acquisitions - Associate Attorney - Midlevel

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity

Job #A20191001 – Denver, Colorado

The Denver office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an experienced associate attorney to join our expanding Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and a minimum of four years of experience handling private equity and/or private target mergers and acquisitions work, preferably at a national law firm. To be considered, please access the link below to provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and deal sheet.  M&A Midlevel Assoc Denver CO

American Constitution Society – Director of Strategic Engagement  (posted 9/23/2020)

(This work can be conducted remotely while the ACS office is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  When the office re-opens, the candidate would need to work from the Washington, DC office.)

ACS seeks an energetic, detailed, and adaptable Director of Strategic Engagement to help lead the organization’s work on a combination of judicial nominations, ACS’s career pipeline, and cultivation of public officials, including judges and legislators in ACS’s network. This position reports to the Vice President of Strategic Engagement. 


The Director of Strategic Engagement portfolio includes: 

  • Building and cultivating relationships in the executive, legislative and judicial branches at the federal, state, and local level, as well as with partner organizations, to further ACS's work on judicial nominations and related issues;
  • Managing ACS’s Path to the Bench program to identify progressive lawyers for the bench and other key roles.
  • Liaising with ACS’s national network as well as colleagues in Network Advancement and Policy and Program to arrange events, conference calls, briefings, and media outreach related to building the pipeline and on judicial nominations;
  • Serving on the team to assist students and lawyers to secure jobs and clerkships as a key part of pipeline building.
  • Overseeing communications for internal and external audiences, such as Op-Eds, Letters to the Editor, emails, talking points, and briefing documents, and work closely with the Communications team to disseminate information on the courts and related issues;
  • Assisting in managing the Strategic Engagement Fellow, who assists with all of the needs of the department.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and personal attributes: 

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, internally and externally;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with high profile individuals with discretion;
  • Excellent writing skills across a variety of contexts;
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail;
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at once and change direction as needed;
  • Sense of humor;
  • Self-motivation with ability to work independently while recognizing role on a dynamic team;
  • Knowledge of current legal and public policy issues;
  • Our office is currently working remotely, but when operations resume, some travel for meetings and events will be required;
  • JD required

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. 

ACS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. ACS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and short (no more than 10 pages) writing sample to jobs@acslaw.org (Attention: Office Manager).

Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel  – Character and Fitness Staff Attorney  (posted 9/22/2020)

Character and Fitness Staff Attorney

The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel seeks applications for a Character and Fitness Staff Attorney in the Office of Attorney Admissions. The position is part-time (24 hours per week), and the salary is $60,600 per year. The Character and Fitness Staff Attorney will provide professional and technical support to the Office of Attorney Admissions by assessing the character and fitness of applicants for admission to the practice of law in the State of Colorado in accordance with state and federal laws, and the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure. The Character and Fitness Staff Attorney is responsible for conducting background investigations; the gathering of and the monitoring of information gathered by team members; verifying accuracy of data; using in-house and on-line resources; drafting investigation reports; analyzing applicants’ character and fitness findings in relation to relevant rules and discipline cases; and, making recommendations for action.

Applicant must have a law degree and active license to practice law in Colorado. Five years of experience practicing law. A familiarity with the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct and the application of Rules to practicing attorneys. A demonstrated and verifiable reputation for integrity. Effective written and oral communication skills. Word processing and computer skills required.

Send letter of intent, resume, and references to Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Attn: Office Manager, 1300 Broadway, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203 or via email to k.hanks@csc.state.co.us to be received by October 12, 2020.

Complete Job Description

Disability Law Colorado – Two Openings: Access Attorney Team Leader and Director of Legal Services  (posted 9/22/2020)

Access Attorney Team Leader

Disability Law Colorado has an immediate opening for an attorney team leader (5+ years’ experience) for its Access Team. The attorney will advocate for individuals with disabilities who experienced discrimination in employment, housing, secondary education and public accommodations, including issues involving service and assistance animals. This will involve individual and systemic representation, investigation of complaints, providing self- advocacy assistance, conducting trainings and public outreach, and assisting in organizational public policy issues. Position will also include work with the Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation through the Client Assistance Program to resolve client complaints. The Team Leader is responsible for supervising Access Team attorneys and non-attorney staff, assigning and overseeing case selection, determining annual priorities from community input, working with the Intake Team and leading monthly team meetings. The Team Leader will be expected to represent Disability Law Colorado on relevant committees in the areas of disability rights, as well as work with policy makers on relevant issues and train community members on the rights of people with disabilities.

Law Degree from an accredited law school and a current Colorado license to practice law are required or the ability to waive into Colorado through another state license. Ability to travel throughout the state is required. Experience working with people with disabilities and/or knowledge of employment, housing or public accommodation law is preferred.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team is required. Computer literacy and proficiency with software utilized to carry out job functions.

The closing date is October 12. Please submit resume and cover letter outlining your interest and experience for this position. Interested applicants please mail, fax or e-mail resume with cover letter to:

Julie Busby, Office Manager

Disability Law Colorado

455 Sherman Street, Suite 130

Denver, CO 80203

FAX: (303) 722-0720


Disability Law Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, creed, national origin or disability. Applicants with disabilities and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Director of Legal Services

Disability Law Colorado has an immediate opening for the Director of Legal Services (7 - 10 years’ experience) to carry out the delivery of legal and advocacy services for the organization. This position provides vision and leadership to the Protection and Advocacy staff and manages legal and advocacy personnel who work in the Protection and Advocacy programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees legal and disability program services at Disability Law Colorado, including the Grand Junction office.
  • Supervises managing attorneys, team leaders, program coordinators and oversees case selection, work assignments, and evaluation of work.
  • Oversees staff training and development activities in order to maintain and grow expertise and ensure a high level of ethical standards in the delivery of legal services.
  • Manages litigation activities of Disability Law Colorado.
  • Interacts with the public and high-level state officials through committee work, conducting workshops, speaking engagements, and a variety of advocacy and public relations activities.
  • Reviews and analyzes public policy involving disability issues, including interacting with policy makers and testifying before committees, as needed.
  • Participates in budgetary activities, including assisting in the development of program budgets, recommendations for salary levels of staff and approving program expenditures.
  • Reports to the Executive Director and interacts with Board of Directors and the Executive Committee as necessary in carrying out Disability Law Colorado’s legal services activities.
  • Participates in long-range and strategic planning activities to ensure Disability Law Colorado has the resources it needs for its long-term success.
  • Work performance consistent with the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school and a current Colorado license to practice law are required, or the ability to waive into Colorado through another state license.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams,
  • Broad knowledge and progressively responsible experience in disability law along with litigation and management experience required.
  • Must have a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art service delivery to people with disabilities.
  • Must have knowledge of state and federal laws affecting people with disabilities.
  • Prior experience with the Protection and Advocacy system is beneficial.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with software utilized to carry out job functions.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written intakes, legal documents and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Possesses a valid Colorado driver’s license and is able to regularly travel throughout Colorado.

Please submit resume and cover letter outlining your interest and experience for this position. The closing date is October 12.

Disability Law Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, creed, national origin or disability. Applicants with disabilities and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants please mail, fax or e-mail resume with cover letter to:
Julie Busby, 
Office Manager Disability Law Colorado                                                       
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130Denver, CO 80203

FAX: (303) 722-0720


Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C. - Commercial and Construction Litigation Attorney (posted 9/15/2020)

Job Opening for Commercial and Construction Litigation Attorney with 3 to 5 years’ Experience.   Partner Track Position.  Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to Firm Administrator, Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C., 102 South Tejon, Suite 900, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 or by email at firm@mullikenlaw.com.

Boulder City Attorney's Office - Assistant City Attorney II: Utilities Department of Public Works (posted 9/15/2020)

The Boulder City Attorney’s Office is looking to hire a mid-level attorney to focus on water quality and related water rights and environmental work for the Utilities Department.  

Salary   $79,847.00 - $121,561.00 Annually

Location   Boulder, CO

Job Type  Full-Time

Department  City Manager's Office

This job posting is "continuous" or "open until filled." It will remain open for a minimum of 5 days from 9/11/2020 after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

Click here to apply and learn more about the position.

Gendelman Klimas, Ltd. - Associate Attorney (posted 9/15/2020)

At Gendelman Klimas, Ltd., Family is Everything. We practice in the areas of probate, estate planning, and family law. This associate attorney’s caseload will consist of both family law and probate cases; however, they may assist with cases in all practice areas of the firm. 


  • Independently manage high-volume litigation caseload
  • Make court appearances on a regular basis
  • Draft motions, discovery, and other pleadings
  • Attend depositions
  • Attend client and intake meetings
  • Perform legal research
  • Attend mediations and engage in other dispute resolution processes 
  • Delegate and supervise work to other staff members
  • Assist other attorneys on matters as needed
  • Adhere to billing standards and conventions


  • Juris Doctor from an ABA Accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Strong commitment to professionalism
  • Self-motivated
  • Quick-learner

Preferred qualifications

  • 1 year of experience in contested family law, probate, trust, and/or estates, though we will also consider new graduates with no law firm experience
  • Experience with finance, tax, or banking
  • Bilingual with proficiency or fluency in both Spanish and English


  • Salary DOE 
  • Total earnings will consist of base pay plus commission/incentive pay


  • Paid time off
  • Unlimited unpaid time off, with advance approval
  • Payment of attorney registration and CBA dues
  • Nine paid holidays per year
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with up to 3% matching 
  • Flexible schedule
  • Possibility of remote work

Applicants can email me directly zaharah@gendelmanklimas.com to apply and should submit applications by October 15. Please identify salary requirement in either in the email or cover letter.

Zaharah Hakim 
pronouns: she, her, hers
Director of Operations
Gendelman Klimas, Ltd.1888 Sherman StreetSuite 200, Denver, CO 80203 

Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (“IAALS”) - CEO Search (posted 9/10/2020)

IAALS works to develop and implement solutions in the areas of civil justice reform, family justice reform, the judiciary, legal education, and the legal profession with the goal of transforming justice for the 21st Century.  IAALS works with numerous bar associations and prominent legal organizations including the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law on various projects such as the IAALS/ACTL Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice (the Principles of which have helped lay the foundation for state and federal rule reform) and the HiiL/IAALS US Justice Needs survey (surveying 10,000 individuals in the United States to identify the justice gap and solutions to eliminate it).

IAALS is in the process of finding its next CEO. Its prior CEOs were Justices of the Colorado and Arizona State Supreme Courts, and their interim CEO was the Chief Legal Officer of Molson Coors and Cabinet member of the prior Governor of Colorado.  The candidate would need to be willing to live in Denver, Colorado, to lead this dynamic organization.

IAALS values diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Please click here for details, and click here for the job posting.

The search consultants are Jackie Zavitz (jzavitz@heidrick.com) and David Burd (dburd@heidrick.com) of Heidrick & Struggles and they would be happy to answer any questions. 

Application Deadline

A review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by September 18, 2020. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Attorney Advisor, Denver (posted 9/9/2020)

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking an attorney to join its Region VIII office in Denver, Colorado. OGC supports the development and implementation of HHS programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary and the Department's agencies and divisions. 

Salary Range: $70,181 - $153,659 

Click here for the vacancy announcement and details

OGC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates. 

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