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CAREER CENTER - LEGAL JOBS 

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 range and benefits overview 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. CWBA Member Ellen Giarratana also wrote an excellent post on our blog, “The 1891,” called “Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act – Explained.”

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 QUALIFICATIONS

The Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission is seeking outside legal services. Interested parties should review the Request for Information and submit responses by April 23It is posted on the Colorado Redistricting Commission Website and can be accessed through the following link: https://redistricting.colorado.gov/  (scroll down below "Upcoming Meetings" to see the post). 


Click here to download the Request for Information.

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 Department of Law: Temporary Assistant Attorney General – Corrections & Public Safety Unit - Civil Litigation and Employment Section  (posted 4/13/2021)

The Civil Litigation and Employment Section is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, and experienced attorney 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. This position 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 attorney’s 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.

Salary: $37.79 - $47.31 Hourly

Deadline: April 23, 2021

Click here for full job posting with benefits.

17th Judicial District: Two Positions  (posted 4/19/2021)

Deputy District Attorney (Entry Level)

The Deputy District Attorney performs professional legal work in the prosecution of cases in County Court, acting on behalf of the District Attorney and representing the People of the State of Colorado in court proceedings.

Salary:  $73,006.75 Annually

To be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume MUST be attached to the application. This posting will close on 4/29/2021.

To view more details and to apply, please click here.

Deputy District Attorney – District Court

The Deputy District Attorney performs professional legal duties in the prosecution of felony criminal cases in District Court.
Salary:  $86,952.21 - $121,733.09 Annually

To be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume MUST be attached to the application. This posting will close on 4/25/2021.

To view more details and to apply, please click here.

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP: Senior Level Real Estate Associate  (posted 4/19/2021)

Real Estate Attorney Job Description
Seniority Level: Associate
Industry: Professional Services
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Functions: Legal Services

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, a seeks a senior level real estate associate attorney admitted to practice in the state who exercises independent judgment and discretion to perform complex legal work in client matters.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Maintains membership in state bar and completes all required Continuing Legal Education requirements on an annual basis.
  • Follows the ethical requirements as set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the state and complies with all requirements of the firm’s professional liability insurer.
  • Reviews and analyzes newly assigned and existing matters to provide legal representation until the matter is concluded.
  • Drafts all necessary documents to provide legal representation to clients and routes them through the appropriate office procedures to produce final documents.
  • Performs necessary legal research using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems.
  • Formulates and issues well-founded legal opinions to clients.
  • Effectively conducts negotiations, when appropriate, to resolve matters on behalf of clients.
  • Advises and communicates regularly with clients regarding the status of their matter.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.
  • Experience: At least 5-7 years relevant experience.
  • Able to work in the Boulder office
  • 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.
  • Qualified candidates will have a strong commercial real estate development background.
  • Ability to independently run complex real estate development transactions.
  • Strong leasing and general real estate transactional skills.
  • Excellent writing, communication, analytical and legal research skills.
  • Must be outgoing, collegial, and collaborative.
  • Ideal candidates must be responsive to clients and partners and accept project responsibility.
  • Qualifications include distinguished academics, strong writing skills, a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills a must.

About Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

While we are a mid-size firm, our practice is sophisticated and far-reaching. We represent international and national corporations in local, regional, national, and international transactional matters and disputes in North America, Central America and South America. We also assist individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and emerging growth companies with various legal needs. In addition, several of our lawyers serve as mediators and arbitrators, providing us unique insight on preventive law and successful claim documentation and presentation.

Our business model is simple – we are a client-centric law firm that is focused on developing long-term relationships with clients and becoming their strategic partners. We work closely with our client’s legal department and business leaders to learn about their legal and business objectives. Our lawyers are purposefully cross-trained in litigation and transactional law, which allows us to provide strategic, innovative and cost-effective counsel to our clients. And, we believe efficiency matters and that clients should not overpay for quality. To that end, our size allows us to be nimble, efficient and cost-effective in ways that larger firms cannot compete. Simply put, our size and expertise allow us to provide exceptional value without compromising quality and service, and we routinely handle transactional and litigation matters against international firms with great success.

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of BHGR to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Benefits

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP offers a professional work environment, competitive wages, and an excellent benefits package.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401k Profit Sharing Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Eco Pass and or free parking
  • And more!

Position Salary Range: Base range is $110,000 - 135,000 but could vary based on experience.
To apply, please send resume to Liz Martinez, Director of Administration.

FEMA Region 8 (Denver): Regional Attorney  (posted 4/14/2021)

IC 13/14 CORE Attorney Advisor (FEMA Region 8 (Denver, Colorado)) [Salary equivalent to that of a GS 13/14]

The Regional and Field Operations Legal Division (RFOLD) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Regional Attorney. The incumbent will serve as an attorney under the immediate supervision of the Regional Counsel for Region 8, with a duty station of Denver, Colorado. However, the incumbent will also support other Regional Counsel and Regions. While it is anticipated that much of the support to other Regions will be virtual, the incumbent may be required to travel to other Regions and Field Offices. Travel is expected to be approximately 10-15% for this position, depending on need and disaster activity. In addition, candidates must have strong research, writing, and communication skills; the ability to work independently; and the ability to represent the agency at a high level both internally and externally.

This is a temporary CORE appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. This position will be filled at the IC-13/14 level. This means that RFOLD may fill the position at either the IC-13 or IC-14 level. An individual hired at the IC-13 level may later be promoted to the IC-14 level. The position has a full performance level of IC-14.

The salary is equivalent to the GS 13/14 level which ranges from $101,000-119,000. Benefits include: health insurance, life insurance, retirement, 10 paid holidays per year, and vacation time. In addition, we offer training/career development opportunities, and flexible work schedules.

Note: Due to COVID-19, there is some flexibility in when the successful applicant would need to physically report to the Denver office or physically travel to other Regions and Field Offices.

Duties include:

  • Supporting Regional Counsel in advising the Regional Administrator, regional management, and other members of the regional offices on all of FEMA’s Stafford Act program responsibilities and a wide variety of mission support areas.
  • Independently analyzing and interpreting FEMA’s statutory authorities, including the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 USC § 5121-5206 and other relevant laws, regulations, policies, and Executive Orders and providing solution oriented, articulate, legally sufficient, and timely written and oral legal advice on a wide range of matters involving difficult legal or factual questions.
  • Independently advising, and coordinating within OCC, on legal issues relating, but not limited to, disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation; flood insurance and floodplain management; procurement; contracts; grants; personnel; environmental and historic preservation; property; finance; financial management; claims; freedom of information; privacy; ethics; training and education; and administrative procedure issues.
  • Informing Regions of new developments in the law, as well as the status of cases and matters relevant to regional operations.
  • Serving as an Agency Adjunct Ethics Counselor. Certification is not required prior to appointment but is expected within 90 days of on-boarding. Duties as an Adjunct Ethics Counselor include advising on issues related to 5 CFR Parts 2634 and 2635 as well as coordinating with Regional Counsel on the review of annual confidential financial disclosures.

The incumbent to this position will be required to train for and attain qualification as a disaster field attorney. Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. The requirement to deploy to new disasters is an infrequent and collateral duty for this position, however, all FEMA positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements for the grade level to which they are applying by the closing date of this announcement.

You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level if you possess the requisite specialized experience and other qualifications:

  • Applicants must have at least two (2) years of full-time legal experience. Legal experience means experience in which the candidate’s job duties required the provision of legal advice or representation, and which required the candidate to be an active member in good standing of the bar of any state or territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience that is directly related to the line of work of this position, which has equipped the applicant with particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and must be at a level of difficulty and responsibility to that of an attorney at the GS-12 level. Specialized experience for this position includes:

o Independently analyzing and interpreting federal and state statutes, regulations, and policies; Executive Orders; and judicial and administrative decisions in the course of rendering advice.

o Working in one or more of the following areas: administrative law, personnel law; fiscal law; procurement; grants management; environmental law; floodplain management and hazard mitigation; disaster response and recovery; environmental and historic preservation laws, and emergency preparedness. experience providing legal advice and/or representation on complex administrative law, personnel law; fiscal law; procurement; grants management; environmental law; floodplain management and hazard mitigation; disaster response and recovery; environmental and historic preservation laws, and emergency preparedness.

  • Applicants must be the graduate of an ABA accredited law school and be an active member of the Bar of the highest court of a state, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia.

You qualify for this position at the GS-14 level if you possess the requisite specialized experience and other qualifications:

  • Applicants must have at least three (3) years of full-time legal experience. Legal experience means experience in which the candidate’s job duties required the provision of legal advice or representation, and which required the candidate to be an active member in good standing of the bar of any state or territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must have at least two (2) years of specialized experience that is directly related to the line of work of this position, which has equipped the applicant with particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. At least one of the two years of specialized experience must be at a level of difficulty and responsibility to that of an attorney at the GS-13 level. Specialized experience for this position includes:

o Independently analyzing and interpreting federal and state statutes, regulations, and policies; Executive Orders; and judicial and administrative decisions in the course of rendering advice.

o Working in one or more of the following areas: administrative law, personnel law; fiscal law; procurement; grants management; environmental law; floodplain management and hazard mitigation; disaster response and recovery; environmental and historic preservation laws, and emergency preparedness. experience providing legal advice and/or representation on complex administrative law, personnel law; fiscal law; procurement; grants management; environmental law; floodplain management and hazard mitigation; disaster response and recovery; environmental and historic preservation laws, and emergency preparedness.

  • Applicants must be the graduate of an ABA accredited law school and be an active member of the Bar of the highest court of a state, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia.

Interested applicants should send an email to Scott Dowling at occ-rfold-regions@fema.dhs.gov with the subject line “R8 Regional Attorney Application” containing a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in the position and how their experience will make them an outstanding Region 8 Regional Attorney. Applications must be received by 5pm Eastern, Friday, April 23, 2021.


City and County of Denver: Senior Attorney, Municipal Operations Section  (posted 4/7/2021)

The City and County of Denver is currently seeking a Senior Attorney focusing on Litigation for our Municipal Operations Section.

Apply at: Senior Attorney - Municipal Operation - City Attorney's Office

The posting will close at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Municipal Operations provides full service legal representation and advice to City officials, agencies and employees in the areas of general municipal law, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, bankruptcy, real estate, land use and commercial litigation. This section offers a steady stream of clients with an incredible variety of legal needs.

The Denver City's Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 230 attorneys and staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members. It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado. Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities. The City Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect.

We currently seek an attorney who will work on all aspects of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, eminent domain, and prosecution and defense of administrative hearings in district, federal, appellate courts and before administrative hearing officers.

The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Prepares administrative hearings and complex cases for trial, develops motions and civil discovery documents, and represents the City in those proceedings as well as corresponding appellate briefing and argument.
  • Drafts and prepares memoranda, motions, briefs and pleadings to be filed in judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings.
  • Conducts or provides feedback with legal research.
  • Assists attorneys working in specialized areas with legal research and related activities, to include bankruptcy and tax litigation.
  • Assists subordinate attorneys with legal counseling activities, issues and procedures.
  • Prepares documents and responses for disclosure and discovery processes, as well as record requests.
  • Provides City agencies with legal advice, including rules of evidence and rules of procedure.
  • Represents City agencies concerning administrative remedies and initiatives and on interpretation of policy, ordinances and charter requirements.
  • Assists attorneys working in specialized areas with litigation, research and related activities.
  • Assists in developing performance evaluation programs, providing ongoing feedback regarding levels of performance, and assists in the formal evaluation of subordinate attorneys.
  • Provides City officers and employees with counsel and advice and formal legal opinions on complex matters, in specialized legal areas.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.

About You

The preferred candidates will be attorneys who have:

  • Experience/knowledge in commercial, eminent domain, land use and zoning, real estate, environmental, bankruptcy, tax and municipal law.
  • A strong commitment to public service.
  • Strong written and oral advocacy skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Preferred experience must be demonstrated on application/resume.

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: Three (3) years of experience as an attorney at law.
  • License/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 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.
  • Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted

To be considered for this position, you must include a resume AND an attachment that addresses the following questions to your application (Upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Describe three (3) years of your experience in litigation, commercial litigation, eminent domain, real estate litigation, construction claims and/or contract claims, or environmental litigation. Indicate how many years of experience you have with this area or aspect of litigation and/or municipal law by providing dates, your title and the name of your employer/firm. If none, indicate N/A.
  • Describe a time when you independently prepared a complex case for an administrative hearing or trial. Please describe a specific case, your involvement and the outcome. Include your title and the name of your employer/firm. If none, indicate N/A.
  • Describe a time when you had to give a client advice that the client did not want to receive. What approach did you take, how did the client respond, what was the outcome, and what did you learn from the experience? If none, indicate N/A.

Position Hiring Range

$121,575 - $150,000/year based on education and experience

City & County of Denver Benefits

Moye White LLP: Six Openings  (posted 4/3/2021)

Moye White LLP is a leading Denver law firm and Certified B Corp, with Chambers-rated and Benchmark-ranked practices. We are a full-service business-oriented law firm that represent clients in a diverse range of industries. Moye White is a charter member of Mansfield Midsized Rule 1.0, and is committed to increase and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce within our firm. We are seeking to hire half a dozen attorneys in a variety of practice areas.

Our open positions can be found here, along with salary ranges and benefits for each position: https://www.moyewhite.com/about/careers/open-positions

  • ESTATE PLANNING ASSOCIATE
  • REAL ESTATE LEVEL PARTNER
  • PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY PARTNER (SUPPORTING EMERGING COMPANIES AND VENTURE CAPITAL PRACTICES)
  • REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE
  • STARTUPS PARTNER (EMERGING COMPANIES AND VENTURE CAPITAL PRACTICES)
  • TAX ASSOCIATE

The positions are all located in Denver, but the firm will consider candidates not only located locally in Denver, but throughout the state and country (let your friends know!). Moye White is especially interested in seeking out candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities, including the LGBT community. Work at a long-established and growing firm that also encourages its contributors to bring all of themselves to the workplace.

Moye White LLP offers a professional work environment, competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Moye White LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send resume and salary requirement to: Jacqueline Barsocchi, Director of Human Resources, Moye White LLP opportunities@moyewhite.com.

Johnson Law: Attorney Opening  (posted 4/2/2021)

We are a busy boutique law office focusing on construction defect law, general construction, and real estate nondisclosure law. We are currently seeking a full-time attorney to join our firm.

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft pleadings, discovery, and dispositive motions
  • Client coordination from intake through trial
  • Defend and take depositions
  • Prepare for and try your cases either as first or second chair

Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Admission to Colorado bar
  • 3-10 years litigation experience
  • Experience in construction defect, general construction, commercial litigation, and/or real estate nondisclosure law

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

  • Prefers to represent people and small businesses rather than insurance companies and large businesses
  • Is a self-starter, has great organization skills, and superior customer service
  • Has great attention to detail
  • Significant deposition and trial/arbitration experience is a major plus
  • Our office strives to be paperless, uses Mac OS, Clio, and other cloud technology, so familiarity with technology is crucial

What we offer:

  • A flexible work schedule with offices across the state and ability to telecommute
  • A base salary commensurate with your experience and in the $75,000-110,000 range
  • The ability and expectation to pay bonuses beyond your salary
  • A health care benefits plan
  • A 401k plan with matching contributions
  • A comfortable, collaborative, and friendly work environment

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


The Dadvocates: Experienced Family Law Attorney  (posted 4/2/2021)

The Dadvocates, a leading Colorado family law and criminal defense firm that specializes in Fathers' and Men's matters, is looking to add several experienced family law and criminal defense attorneys throughout the state to its superb award-winning team, with salaries ranging from $100,000 to $130,000 annually.

While attorneys will have access to office space and modern/ tech-savvy resources to litigate all matters from A to Z, the positions can be primarily work-from-home-office for those who prefer that setup. For those who work better in an office setting, offices will be provided regardless of location. We will hire each attorney's current paralegal if that is requested and if the paralegal wishes to join the firm. Our top-notch technology and software make working from home a breeze.

Candidates must each have a minimum of three years of experience in extensive full-time family law litigation as first chair with excellent references. Salary is commensurate with experience. The firm is green, relying on cloud-based technology and top-of-the-line office space and equipment. The firm is Mac-based, but we will accommodate special equipment requests in regard to computers if learning Mac is a deal-breaker.

Excellent and competitive salary and benefits offered for the position with generous benefits and annual raises. End of year performance-based bonus. Excellent work-life balance and environment. Looking for someone who wants a position long-term. Our attorneys are not required to collect from clients; the firm has a full-time admin team and a billing and collections business model in place that allows attorneys to focus only on the law.

Job Type: Full-time (Mon - Fri 8-5)
Pay: $100,000.00 - $130,000.00 per year
Benefits:

  • 401K and max match after six months of employment
  • $400 monthly health insurance stipend
  • Four weeks paid off annually
  • Paid sick time
  • CLE Elite pass, annual
  • Paid monthly reimbursable expenses
  • Annual year-end performance-based bonus up to $12,000
  • Annual raises based on performance

Some Key Subscriptions: Cosmolex (desktop and app); CaseText; Family Law Software; Math4Law; Adobe Sign; Gsuite; Google Drive professional; and software attachments

Extremely collegial and supportive work environment and management with no yelling, drama, or gossip. Collaborative approach when errors occur.

Contact: Samera Habib, Esq., Attorney at Law, The Dadvocates
Samera@thedadvocates.com


Halliburton Law Firm, LLC: Associate Attorney  (posted 4/1/2021)

The Halliburton Law Firm, LLC is seeking an Associate Attorney with at least 3-5 years of experience in one or more of the Firm’s practice areas: 

  1. Civil & Commercial Litigation 
  2. Business (Contracts, General Counsel), 
  3. Employment (Title VII, Whistleblower Retaliation) and/or 
  4. Personal Injury (Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Traumatic Brain Injuries)

Please visit www.thehalliburtonlawfirm.com for more information about our practice areas. 

We are a fast-pace, team-based law firm that takes care of business and has fun doing it.  Our varied practice areas offer an interesting yet challenging and rewarding experience.  We strongly value our people, our clients and our relationships with others. We focus on providing high quality, professional and ethical legal services, and we are looking for an Associate Attorney who shares our values. 

The Associate Attorney position requires strong legal research, writing and analytical skills. Please submit your best writing sample, cover letter, resume and list of three references (please include at least one employer).  The Associate Attorney will have the opportunity to conduct depositions; prepare pleadings, motions, and correspondence; review, analyze and prepare contractual agreements; and participate in client meetings, court conferences and trial. The Associate Attorney will be given autonomy to handle cases upon demonstrated ability. 

Starting salary for the Associate Attorney position is $70,000-$75,000, depending on experience. Benefits include group health insurance with Kaiser Permanente and employer contributions towards employee insurance premiums.  We are currently working remote due to Covid-19; however, we are slowly progressing back to in-office work, and we currently offer flexible work-from-home arrangements. 

If you are interested in joining The Halliburton Law Firm’s team as an Associate Attorney, please send your application materials to Samantha Pryor spryor@thehalliburtonlawfirm.com


U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado: Full-Time Law Clerk, Term Limited (posted 3/30/2021)

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado is currently accepting applications for a Term Law Clerk for Chief Judge Michael E. Romero.

Salary Range: JSP Grades 12-14 ($84,960 – $155,196)

This position will be appointed to the chambers of Chief Judge Michael E. Romero for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado in Denver. The term judicial law clerk researches issues of law, attends court proceedings, and makes recommendations to the assigned judicial officer based on the law. There is daily interaction with the judicial officers and other law clerks concerning legal and court-related issues.

This appointment will be for an initial term of two years and may be extended to no more than an additional two years. Previous federal service as a Term Law Clerk may lessen the four-year total appointment. Successful candidate will be able to provide a minimum two-year commitment to the appointment. The preferred start date is May 3, 2021 but is negotiable.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for the position of law clerk, an applicant must be a law school graduate (or be certified as having completed all law school studies and requirements and merely awaiting conferment of degree) from a law school of recognized standing and have one or more of the following attributes:

  • Standing within the upper third of the law school class from a law school on the approved list of either the American Bar Association or the Association of American Law Schools;
  • Experience on the editorial board of a law review of such a school;
  • Graduation from such a school with an LLM degree; or
  • Demonstration of proficiency in legal studies, which in the opinion of the judge, is equivalent to one of the above.
  • At least one year in practice or judicial clerkship. Knowledge of bankruptcy law is highly preferable.

To qualify for grade 12 in the Judicial Salary Plan (JSP), one year of legal work experience following law school graduation is required. To qualify for JSP grade 13, two years of legal work experience following law school graduation is required.

Legal work experience is defined as progressively responsible experience in the practice of law, legal research, legal administration, or equivalent experience received after graduation from law school. Major or substantial legal activities while in military service may be credited on a month-for-month basis, whether before or after graduation, but not to exceed one year if before graduation from law school.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that applicants have experience in the bankruptcy field or comparable practice areas. Applicants must be highly skilled in legal research and writing, and must be able to use Westlaw, Lexis and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with electronic case filing and management systems is preferred. Applicants must be able to quickly process and resolve complex issues. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, maturity, judgment and discretion are required.

Additional Information:

This position is considered a term appointment. Term appointments end no later than four years from the date of the appointment unless previous federal Term law clerk experience applies. Law clerks appointed to term appointments are subject to social security deductions and are eligible for health, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Term law clerks are not eligible to participate in the retirement system or the Thrift Savings Plan. Based on the judge’s discretion, Term law clerks may or may not be placed on the Leave Act. Please visit our website for a complete federal benefits overview. Employees must adhere to the judiciary’s Code of Conduct. In addition, this position is subject to mandatory fund transfer (EFT) participation, adherence to 8 U.S.C.§ 1324b(a)(3)(B) regarding hiring of lawful permanent residents, and an FBI fingerprint and/or background check. Employees of the United States Courts are not included in the government’s Civil Service classification and are considered “at will” employees.

For more information, please see the full job description.

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City of Thornton - Assistant City Attorney I/II - Thornton Water Project (posted 3/30/2021)

The City Attorney’s Office for the City of Thornton is seeking an Assistant City Attorney. Applicants must be licensed to practice law. Three (3) or more years experience in Municipal law, real estate and eminent domain issues are preferred. County or State work relevant to municipal law will be considered as an equivalency for municipal experience. In addition, familiarity working with water rights is also a preference.

Under specific supervision, provides a wide range of legal services to City Council, City boards and commissions and City departments including representing the City in litigation, and drafting and reviewing resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and other legal documents.

Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I or, when filled from the outside, require prior directly related experience.

Assistant City Attorney I:

Under direction, this is the entry-level class in the Assistant City Attorney series. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of work assigned to this class and to work with considerable independence and initiative. Employees receive only occasional instruction or assistance.

Assistant City Attorney II:

Under general direction, this is the journey-level position in the Assistant City Attorney series, exercising independent judgment and initiative. May provide some guidance to Assistant City Attorney I or other office support staff.

Click here for the full job description.

Salary: $84,468.00 - $127,654.00 Annually

Benefits: The City of Thornton offers employees an outstanding benefits package. Benefit eligibility is based on the status of the position applied for. Benefits offered may include the following depending on the job type/status of the position:

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life, Dependent Life & Supplemental Life Insurance Options
Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy
Flexible Spending Plan
Retiree Health Savings Plan
Pension Plan & Deferred Compensation Plans
Short & Long-term Disability Plans
Paid Holidays
Vacation & Sick Leave
Multilingual Incentive Pay
Recreation Pass
Wellness Program - Learn more here
In-House Training Opportunities
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program

Basler Family Law - Associate Attorney (posted 3/29/2021)

Basler Family Law is seeking an Associate Attorney with two- to five-years of family law experience to join an energetic, forward thinking firm with a professional yet relaxed atmosphere. We believe in work/life balance and that such balance enables us to best provide exceptional service to the families we help. 

Salary: $65,000 - $120,000 + plus bonuses depending on experience and desired employment structure

Benefits: Medical

Requirements & Qualifications: 

  • Honest, empathetic, client centered approach focused on helping families.
  • Excellent oral & written skills
  • Extensive courtroom experience 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills 
  • J.D. degree
  • Current state license
  • Member of the Bar in good standing

To apply, please submit resume, writing sample, cover letter, and three references to Lydia@baslerfamilylaw.com.  Cover letters should indicate why applicants have chosen to pursue family law as a career and a description of their best attributes in helping people going through their family law related matters. 


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (“EEOC”), Denver Office - Trial Attorney (posted 3/26/2021)

Denver office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (“EEOC”) is hiring a trial attorney.

The link to apply is below, with additional information within. We are a federal agency enforcing anti-discrimination laws in the workplace, representing interests of employees while seeking to eradicate unlawful workplace discrimination. Individuals with employment law, civil litigation, or public interest experience are particularly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is April 21, 2021. More information regarding benefits, qualifications, and the process to apply is within the link below. Beginning salary is listed at $92,143 but with Denver cost of living adjustments that is $101,028 for the first year. After successful completion of the first year, salary is increased to $119,384. Subsequent increases are in accordance with the Office of Professional Management’s General Schedule which can be found here for the Denver area

Click here for link to the full job description.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION
Denver Field Office
950 17th St., Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202

Polsinelli: Employment Advice and Investigations / Associate / Denver (posted 3/25/2021)

Polsinelli, a top AmLaw 100 national law firm, is seeking a highly qualified, proactive and motivated associate for our Labor & Employment Department in our Denver office. Ideal candidates will have an excellent academic record and 4+ years of litigation experience with 2-3 years of experience in employment counseling and litigation, including knowledge of discrimination, retaliation and harassment law and familiarity with federal and state wage and hour laws. Although the position will involve some litigation, the focus will be on advice and counseling.

Starting salary: $135,000+. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, challenging work and significant responsibility in a collegial work environment. Relocations are welcome for highly qualified candidate.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript via polsinelli.com directed to Cristy M. Johnson, Director of Firm-Wide Legal Recruiting.

Please click here to review the benefits and submit your application.

Application Deadline 4/19/21

Boulder County Attorney's Office: Assistant County Attorney (posted 3/25/2021)

Interested candidates may reach out to County Attorney-Ben Pearlman at bpearlman@bouldercounty.org, Deputy County Attorney-David Hughes at dhughes@bouldercounty.org, or Deputy County Attorney-Trina Ruhland at truhland@bouldercounty.org with any questions.

The County Attorney's Office is hiring an Assistant County Attorney to advise and represent the Board of County Commissioners and the Boulder County Sheriff. Experience advising law enforcement or jail operations is preferred. A successful candidate will be able to research and analyze state and federal laws, regulations, and caselaw; work with other county attorneys around the state on law enforcement issues; and engage in the state legislative process on issues affecting sheriff offices and jails. Additional duties will be required depending on the needs of the office and the experience and interests of the attorney hired. Other components of the position may include: advising the County and its elected officials on legal issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, zoning enforcement, or representing Community Justice Services, the Coroner, and the Office of Emergency Management, and other duties as may be required.

Salary Ranges: Monthly: $6,895.00 - $12,061.00 | Annually: $82,740.00 - $144,732.00

As well as offering competitive pay and a caring work environment, Boulder County offers employees an array of benefits. For all FTE and Term employees, we provide:

  • a family-friendly workplace, including paid caregiver leave, a breast feeding friendly-work environment, sick child care, an infants-at-work policy, and generous paid vacation, medical leave, and holidays
  • the opportunity to take charge of your well-being through a nationally-recognized wellness program, employee assistance program, and the choice of comprehensive health plans that include vision and dental coverage
  • peace of mind for the future with PERA pension, PERA 401k, and Social Security retirement plans, in addition to life and disability insurance, as well as critical illness and accidental insurance options
  • the opportunity to master new skills with robust learning programs and certificates, federal loan forgiveness (after ten years of public service), and county-paid tuition assistance for continuing education
  • free and discounted ways to get around town with an RTD Eco Pass and B-Cycle membership

For more information about benefits, visit the Jobs page.
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Underhill Law - Associate Attorney (posted 3/24/2021)

Underhill Law is currently looking for an entry-level Associate Attorney with litigation experience and excellent writing and research skills to join our staff in the DTC area.

A litigation and business law firm in the Denver Tech Center is looking for an associate attorney who shares our core values of honesty, integrity, initiative, collegiality, and a continuous improvement mindset, to join our growing practice. About 60% of the practice is business litigation; the balance is a mix of business and real estate transactions, government regulatory issues, and day-to-day business problems and solutions. Applicants should have a JD from a nationally recognized law school, well-developed research and writing skills, and experience in one or more of the following areas: business, civil, or real estate litigation and business transactions. The ideal candidate will share our interest in a good work-life balance and team effort. 

Salary range – 1-2 yrs experience: $55,000 - $65,000; 3-5 yrs experience: $70,000 - $75,000  | Earning potential is commensurate with productivity. 

Benefits include paid time off, Flex spending account, 401K after 1 year of employment and 100 % paid Health and Dental insurance for employees. Top 20% of law school class, law review, judicial clerkship, 1st seat trial experience, and/or Washington DC experience are a plus but not mandatory. 

If interested, submit a resume and cover letter providing substantive information about your relevant experience. Writing samples in the firm’s practice areas are also appreciated. Send to accounting@underhilllaw.com for our review.

RTD  -  Business & Licensing Section (posted 3/23/2021)

Denver Regional Transit District (RTD) is looking for a Paralegal to join its talented and collaborative team. The team, comprised of eight attorneys, along with a paralegal and legal assistant, report to the Deputy General Counsel. The paralegal supports the Legal Services Division attorneys in litigation, compliance, and transaction matters, and administers the Division’s legal practice and records management systems.

Salary Range: Min: $73,440 Max: $99,360 RTD
Employee Benefits: https://www.rtd-denver.com/careers/benefits 
For additional information, and to apply online, please click this link

City of Boulder -  City Attorney (posted 3/25/2021)

The Opportunity

The City of Boulder, Colorado is seeking a new City Attorney to serve as the chief legal counsel for the City and serve as the primary legal advisor to the City Council, Boards and Commissions, and all city officials. This position provides an outstanding opportunity to address the most complex legal challenges, work closely with elected officials to carry out Council priorities, partner with city leadership, and lead a team of dedicated professionals in service to the Boulder community.

The new City Attorney quickly understands the values of Boulder and is comfortable working in a community accustomed to high-quality municipal services and a tradition of community involvement. With unquestioned integrity and sound ethics rooted in justice, the City Attorney is dedicated to public service for the benefit of the whole and works in the best interest of the City at all times. The successful candidate maintains objectivity and supports sound legal decisions while remaining solutions-oriented.

With an inclusive and approachable style, the City Attorney develops positive relationships throughout the city, establishing a high level of trust and actively collaborating with others to achieve objectives. The successful candidate partners with legal staff to develop creative options while still providing sound legal advice to complex local government problems. The City Attorney has substantial local government law experience and leverages that knowledge to anticipate issues and proactively identify risk in order to develop strategies for legally sound positions.

Qualifications

A minimum of ten years in the practice of municipal law, ideally with a successful track record as a City or County Attorney, Deputy Attorney, or experience in a private law firm advising municipal governments with a full range of municipal services. Direct leadership experience managing professional and paraprofessional legal personnel is essential. A broad and diverse background with legal expertise in more than one area, including civil rights, constitution, contracts, criminal justice, elections, employment, environmental, land use, litigation, and legislative matters, is ideal. Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, rules, and ordinances applicable to city activities and functions, including municipal liability, data security, public meetings, public records, and public financing, is required. Home Rule City experience is valuable, with direct experience in Colorado being beneficial but not required. The City Attorney is required to reside within the City of Boulder.

Compensation and Benefits

The City Attorney contract is at the discretion of the City Council, with a hiring range of $230,000 - $250,000 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Relocation assistance will be provided. The City of Boulder is a progressive organization that values employee engagement and well-being. The City recognizes the importance of providing an encompassing health and life benefits program to employees, including hybrid work schedules. Additional information can be viewed here.

To Be Considered

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://bit.ly/310fPMY. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Please apply no later than April 25, 2021.


17th Judicial District Attorney's Office (Adams & Broomfield Counties): Deputy District Attorney (posted 3/14/2021)

Click here for full job description and benefits overview.

Salary: $73,006.75 Annually

What Success Looks Like In This Job

The Deputy District Attorney performs professional legal work in the prosecution of cases in County Court, acting on behalf of the District Attorney and representing the People of the State of Colorado in court proceedings. The Deputy District Attorney is an entry level prosecutor who handles a significant docket of misdemeanor and traffic cases including DUIs, domestic violence, assault and careless driving cases.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Prepares and conducts jury trials on misdemeanor and traffic offenses and, when appropriate, serves as co-counsel on felony cases as well.
  • Reviews criminal case files including police reports, evidence, witness statements, criminal histories and victim input and determines appropriate plea offers for said cases.
  • Presents evidence, argues motions of suppression and other technical legal motions, conducts jury selection, cross-examination of witnesses and opening and closing arguments in open court.
  • Performs legal research and legal writing for legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
  • Assists victims of crime through the criminal justice system and communicates with victims and witnesses on cases in which they are involved
  • Periodically serves on call to provide legal advice to law enforcement agencies and answer immediate questions from the public
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado
  • Knowledge of Colorado criminal case law statutes and relevant case law
  • Commitment to protecting the public and making the criminal justice system better
  • Commitment to working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Responsible for reviewing criminal case files and preparing said files for trial
  • Ability to prepare for and effectively manage a heavy caseload including reviewing each case prior to court and being prepared to facilitate disposition of cases
  • Skill in researching and drafting legal pleadings necessary for the successful prosecution of cases
  • Ability to effectively prepare for and conduct court and jury trials.
  • Ability to comply with all Victims' Rights mandates, to include victim notification and/or consultation at all critical stages of a case
  • Strong critical thinking skills, writing skills, and ability to think on one’s feet in a high stress environment
  • Skill in courtroom presentation
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet statutory deadlines
  • Must have proficiency in current computer case management software programs
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, court officials, law enforcement, the public and other government agencies

Qualifications for Success

  • Must possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Cover Letter and Resume: To be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume MUST be attached to the application.

Colorado Association of School Boards: Chief Legal Counsel & General Counsel (posted 3/9/2021)

Chief Legal Counsel & General Counsel
Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) | Denver, Colorado
Online posting - Application deadline: April 21, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

About CASB

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

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

CASB also cultivates relationships with dozens of governing bodies and other education stakeholders—at both the state and national level—to ensure a unified and effective voice and presence on behalf of its members. The association is guided and governed by a 23-member board of directors composed of school board members representing 12 CASB regions across the state.

CASB Vision

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

CASB Mission

Advancing excellence in public education and equity for each and every student through effective leadership by the collective action of locally elected boards of education.

About the Position

The Chief Legal Counsel and General Counsel will:

  • Serve as general counsel to CASB and advise CASB staff and the CASB Board of Directors on legal issues.
  • Lead CASB’s member legal resources and policy teams.
  • Serve as a resource for CASB-member school boards seeking general legal information and policy information.
  • Research and develop resources to keep CASB members apprised of current legal issues and policies affecting Colorado school districts.
  • Provide legal support to CASB’s advocacy and policy teams.
  • Monitor, review, and comment on rules pending before the State Board of Education and other state agencies that pertain to schools.
  • Serve on committees and working groups with the Colorado Department of Education and other state agencies and organizations that pertain to schools.
  • Monitor state and federal cases and decisions that pertain to schools.
  • Develop and deliver presentations that provide general legal information to school board members and other school district personnel at district locations and CASB events.

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree and licensed to practice law in Colorado.
  • Experience in education law in Colorado and nationwide.
  • Experience with school board policy research and/or development.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to analyze legal issues and trends within Colorado and nationwide and to forecast their impact on public education.
  • A genuine desire to work with people to improve public education.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with publicly-elected boards of education, the education community, political figures, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory compliance requirements impacting education within Colorado and nationwide.
  • Experience representing school districts, nonprofit education organizations, or other public education entities.
  • Experience with the legislative process and working with educational advocates / lobbyists.
  • Understanding of member school boards’ needs and an association's role in meeting those needs.
  • Experience serving as a senior leader within an organization.
  • Ability to contribute to and champion strategic change.
  • Experience supervising and managing staff.
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects and responsibilities.

Industry: Education

Salary: CASB will offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, within the range of $100,000 - $120,000. Benefits: Sick leave, vacation leave, Public Employees Retirement Association membership, a group disability policy, and employee life insurance policy. Additional optional benefits include a 401k plan, health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance.

Job Posting Date: March 5, 2021.

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m., April 21, 2021

Anticipated start date: To be negotiated.

Please send a resume, a cover letter, an email with salary requirements, and references to Brittany Crossman at bcrossman@casb.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

Dorsey: Corporate Attorney (posted 3/26/2021)

Dorsey is seeking an experienced Corporate Attorney to provide support to our Emerging Companies Practice. This position could be based in Palo Alto, Denver, Salt Lake City or Seattle. The attorney will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of transactions for emerging companies, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and venture capital financings. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates will have:

- Two to six years of experience with venture capital financing transactions;

- Additional experience in any of the following areas: mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, partnerships/LLCs, commercial transactions;

- Strong quantitative and communication skills; and

- Top academic credentials.

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.

For Denver applicants only (as required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act): 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 participates in E-Verify.

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 612-492-5149.


Kutak Rock LLP: Intellectual Property Associate Attorney (posted 3/25/2021)

Kutak Rock LLP’s Denver office is seeking a full-time, mid-level (2-5 years) intellectual property associate attorney. Patent bar required. The practice will focus primarily on proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and patent litigation before various United States district courts, and secondarily on patent prosecution, licensing, and diligence. The successful candidate must have strong communication and writing skills, be self-motivated with the drive to help shape and expand a growing practice, and have the ability and confidence to work independently.

Salary Range: $135,000 - $160,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Paid Holidays and Vacation. Employee Assistance Program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.

Click here for the full job description.  

Kutak Rock LLP: Transactional Associate Attorney (posted 3/26/2021)

Kutak Rock LLP’s Denver office is seeking a Transactional Associate Attorney with 1 - 5 years of transactional, real estate, public finance and / or corporate securitization experience. Experience working with state and local governments, underwriters and banks in connection with tax-exempt and taxable financings is helpful.

This position will work with partners, associates and clients in a very busy national public finance/securitization practice, involving a wide range of types of transactions and projects throughout the country including: Preparation and negotiation of transaction documents, including indentures, loan agreements, purchase contracts, tax agreements and closing documents. Preparation of disclosure related documents, including offering documents, and other federal securities related documents.

Salary Range: $135,000 - $160,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Paid Holidays and Vacation. Employee Assistance Program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.

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