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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.
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.)
The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions - Seeking Applicants
The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions is continually seeking applicants for a wide range of state boards and commissions. The Boards and Commissions book, listing all boards/commissions and expiration terms, may be downloaded from their website. Click here for the application, or contact the Governor's Office of Boards & Commissions at (303) 866-5232 for more information.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL
Denver Water: Bond and Disclosure Counsel (posted 9/16/2019)
Denver Water is seeking firms interested in providing bond counsel and/or disclosure counsel services in connection with the issuance of revenue bond/notes or other securities for Denver Water. The RFP documents have been posted on the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System (BidNet) under the title “RFP 504168– Bond and Disclosure Counsel”. BidNet is the official system of record for all documents and future addenda. Vendor registration is free to access the documents. RFP documents are also attached below for your convenience.
Any questions or clarifications regarding this RFP are required to be submitted in writing by Monday, September 23, 2019 at 2PM MT. Proposals for this RFP are due by Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2PM MT via physical delivery as detailed in the RFP.
The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law
The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law is the largest law firm in the State and as such frequently has job opportunities. The Attorney General is elected by popular vote of the statewide electorate and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official.
Attorney General Phil Weiser oversees the Department and manages a wide range of responsibilities.
The Office of the Attorney General offers the opportunity to be involved in challenging, interesting, and meaningful work. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public. They encourage candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds to apply.
Employment opportunities may be found on their website, and you'll find specifics about any current openings posted below in our listings.
Office of the Attorney General: Assistant Attorney General - State Services/Human Services Unit (posted 9/6/2019)
Job Title: Assistant Attorney General
The Human Services Unit is filling two positions. One position is permanent and one is temporary. Please indicate on your application which position you are interested in, or if you would like to be considered for both opportunities.
Job Duties: This attorney works in the Human Services Unit within the State Services Section. The Human Services Unit represents the Colorado Department of Human Services and its various divisions, including: the Office of Community Access and Independence, the Office of Children, Youth & Families, the Office of Behavioral Health, the Office of Early Childhood, and the Office of Economic Security.
The Human Services Unit appears in the Office of Administrative Courts to defend findings of abuse and neglect made by county human services departments concerning children and at-risk adults, and to prosecute licensing actions against childcare providers and substance disorder treatment providers for violation of Department rules and applicable state statutes. The Unit also defends the Department’s decisions on judicial review in the district court and defends against civil complaints seeking non-compensatory relief. Other cases involve issues related to juvenile justice, public benefits and child support services, and the care and treatment of individuals living with developmental disabilities or a mental health disorder.
The Unit routinely provides general counsel to the Department on rulemaking, legislation, and records requests and subpoenas. Other duties include legal research and writing to advise the Department on specific issues. Cases and assignments vary and may originate from any division within the Department.
Job Qualifications: Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and in good standing; application materials must clearly state which of these criteria the candidate meets.
This position requires at least 5 years of legal experience and a demonstrated interest in human services. Exceptional written communication skills, strong analytical ability, and litigation experience are preferred. Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work both independently and productively as part of a team are essential. Applicants should be team players and have a proven ability to learn new areas of law quickly.
All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and a list of three references by email. In your transmittal email, please indicate which position(s) you are interested in (permanent and/or temporary).
SPECIAL NOTE: Temporary employees pay state, federal and local (if applicable) taxes, Medicare tax, and contribute to the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). Temporary employees also receive Workers' Compensation coverage. A temporary employee does not receive health/dental/life insurance benefits and does not receive sick/annual/holiday or any other leave benefits.
Office of the Clerk for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals: Counsel to the Clerk (posted 9/16/2019)
The office of the Clerk for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals located in Denver, Colorado is seeking a highly qualified graduate of an accredited law school to serve as Counsel to the Clerk. For the full announcement and application instructions, please visit: https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/hr/jobs
Colorado Parks and Wildlife: Real Estate Specialist (posted 9/6/2019)
The Real Estate Section coordinates implements and manages the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's (CPW) real estate program for the acquisition, disposition, management and administration of real property assets which are necessary for the preservation and conservation of the state's wildlife habitat and parks. The Real Estate Section is responsible for ensuring compliance with the legal and procedural requirements of federal and state statues pertaining to the real estate program as well as the directives and policies of CPW and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission (Commission). The section is responsible for creating and maintaining recording systems (manual, electronic and interactive databases) necessary to document, track, and archive real property assets and transactions.
Description of Job
This position provides professional real estate services for CPW and the Commission to include acting as an official representative in real property transactions and negotiations involving the acquisition and disposition of real estate. The position provides expert analysis of a variety of complex real estate documents including land surveys, title commitments, abstracts, deeds and related legal documents. The position advises and educates CPW staff and outside stakeholders, including CPW legal representatives, on the intricacies and potential challenges regarding land surveys, title searches, title insurance, conveyance documents, and related issues.
More Details Here.
Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel (posted 9/6/2019)
The Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel (ORPC) is seeking applicants for the ORPC governing Commission from the 2nd Congressional District and the 5thCongressional District.
The application period will be open from August 29, 2019 until September 30, 2019.
ABOUT THE ORPC
The Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel (ORPC) is an independent agency within the State of Colorado Judicial Branch that is vested with the oversight and administration of legal representation for indigent parents in child welfare cases across Colorado.
It is the responsibility of the office to work cooperatively with local judicial districts and attorneys to form a partnership between those entities and persons, parents, and the state for the purpose of ensuring the provision of uniform, high-quality legal representation for parents involved in judicial dependency and neglect proceedings in Colorado and who lack the financial means to afford legal representation.
Respondent Parents’ Counsel (RPC) play a critical role in achieving the best outcomes for children in child welfare cases by protecting the legal and due process rights of parents, presenting balanced information to courts, and promoting the preservation of family relationships. To learn more, visit https://www.coloradoorpc.org/.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The ORPC governing Commission is comprised of nine members appointed by the Colorado Supreme Court. The membership of the Commission must, to the extent practicable, include persons from throughout the state, persons with disabilities, and take into consideration race, gender, and the ethnic diversity of the state. The Commission should be comprised of individuals with substantive child welfare expertise. The Commission has the following duties under section 13-92-103(3), C.R.S.:
The ORPC Commission meets quarterly with the option to appear in person or by phone. Commission members are invited and encouraged to attend in-person the quarterly meeting that takes place in the month of September at the annual ORPC fall conference. The September quarterly meeting is considered the annual commission retreat, where the election of the Chair and Vice Chair takes place. Commission members serve for terms of four years.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a statement of interest and resume to ORPC Executive Director, Melissa Thompson at email@example.com by COB on September 30, 2019. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Thompson.
Nemirow Perez P.C.: Associate Attorney (posted 9/16/2019)
Lakewood area litigation law firm seeks an associate attorney. Candidates should ideally have 1-3 years of legal experience and be looking for a position with a focus on flexibility. We look for excellent writing skills, strong legal analysis abilities, and close attention to detail. We offer a flexible, tech-focused work environment, and benefits after a period. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
United States Department of Justice Openings (posted 9/16/2019)
Assistant US Attorney, Criminal Division
Supervisory Assistant US Attorney
Law Student Volunteer (Summer 2020)
City of Centennial Openings: Presiding Judge and Hearing Officer (posted 9/16/2019)
The City of Centennial is seeking a new Presiding Judge and a Hearing Officer for the Local Licensing Authority. This is an RFP process for both positions (although may be filled by the same individual). Below are the RFPs for both.
The Closing Date and Time for both is October 1, 2019, 2:00 p.m. by City Clock. These positions will begin on January 1, 2020.
For more information, please click here.
nd salary expectations to email@example.com.
City and County of Denver: Entry Level City Attorney (posted 9/16/2019)
The City and County of Denver is currently seeking an Entry City Attorney for our Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section.
This posting will close at 11:59 pm on September 23, 2019. This is a limited position with an expected end date of December 31,2019. However, there is a high expectation that this position will continue passed 2019.
The Denver City's Attorney's Office seeks an entry level Assistant City Attorney for the Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section of the Department of Law. An entry level Assistant City Attorney works in an office atmosphere that is built on a team-concept to prosecute violations of the Denver Revised Municipal Code, criminal prosecution of ordinance violations, quality of life issues and domestic violence cases in municipal, district, and appellate courts. The candidate must be comfortable with using good analytical skills to make independent decisions.
The Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section (also known as "PACE") prosecutes some minor state violations and all municipal ordinance matters, including: traffic and arraignment, city code enforcement, juvenile matters, nuisance abatement, excise and license matters, general sessions/general violation cases, domestic violence cases, mental health commitments, drug and alcohol commitments, and developmental disabilities commitments.
The Denver City Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 90 attorneys and approximately 90 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.
The responsibilities for this position include:
To be considered for this position, you must include an attachment that addresses the following questions in the same format (upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):
1. Describe your experience in the prosecution of Criminal cases. Please provide specific examples and outcomes. Enter N/A if this doesn't apply.
2. Describe your experience/knowledge preparing routine cases for litigation. Please provide specific examples and outcomes.
3. Describe your experience performing routine legal research and assisting with research of complex legal problems. Please provide specific examples and outcomes.
4. Tell us about why you want to be an entry-level municipal prosecutor. What does it mean to you to be a "municipal prosecutor"?
5. When deadlines are tight and stress is high, describe your approach to delivering the best possible outcome.
6. Describe a situation where you were part of a team where multiple factors led to low trust, resentment, and disrespect. What lessons have you learned from this?
7. Describe a situation when you disagreed with a teammate about a decision or action. Tell us about your approach and process in navigating disagreements on a team.
Empower Retirement Opening - Sr. Paralegal - Privacy (posted 8/30/2019)
Looking to make a real difference? You belong right here.
Come build a rewarding career helping others achieve their financial dream at an organization that values your own long-term success. With your unique talents, you have what it takes to be bold and brilliant in everything you do and reach new heights for a company dedicated to diversity and inclusion, community and you.
If you share that belief, this is where you belong. Join our team of nearly 6,000 associates across 40 different locations worldwide and start your future today.
The purpose of the Paralegal – Privacy position is to support Empower’s in-house counsel on a wide range of data, consumer protection, privacy and cyber security matters. The position is responsible for advising on issues involving privacy regulations, privacy compliance, cyber security, fraud mitigation, consumer protection (e.g., FCRA, TCPA, CAN-SPAM, etc), and legal support for the company’s Anti-Money Laundering program.
Duties, Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
College degree and/or certificate of paralegal studies
Other Preferred Qualifications:
Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions:
Typical office environment. Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities with strict deadlines. Other physical duties as required.
Self-motivated individual with responsibility for managing a case load and delivering results with regular oversight and guidance from supervisor.Click here to apply.
Husch Blackwell - Real Estate Associate, Denver (posted 8/28/2019)
Husch Blackwell, a full service law firm, has an immediate opening in its Denver office for a Real Estate Associate with two to five years of experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with general real estate transactional matters, real estate finance, leasing, purchase/sale transactions, development incentives, and/or public private partnerships. The candidate must be a self-starter with strong project management and interpersonal skills, the ability to work well with a team, superior judgment, the ability to effectively handle multiple projects, and the ability to articulate legal strategies and courses of action.
Candidates should have a Colorado bar license or commit to obtaining one as soon as possible.
We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and much more.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample through our online application process at www.huschblackwell.com.
Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Assistant Attorney General - Insurance Unit (posted 8/26/2019)
Position: LAA NEW
This attorney will work in the Insurance Unit within the Business & Licensing Section and represent the Colorado Division of Insurance. Responsibilities may include representation in any of the following matters:
In addition, this position will handle matters on an as-needed basis to assist other attorneys in the unit and the Business & Licensing Section.
The Insurance Unit provides legal services that touch on diverse legal issues and handles matters in administrative, state, and appellate courts.
Minimum Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar with a minimum of four years of experience practicing law. The successful candidate should have well-developed litigation skills, and strong writing, editing and research abilities along with an ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people. A working knowledge of insurance law and administrative law is preferred, but not required. The successful candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships and must be able to eventually assume her or his own caseload with minimal supervision.
All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to:
Kutak Rock LLP - Associate Attorney (posted 8/26/2019)
Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm, seeks a full-time associate attorney with 1-4 years’ experience in commercial real estate transactions and real estate finance to join its Denver, Colorado office. The ideal candidate will have background in drafting commercial real estate transaction documents including purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements and other related documents, as well as reviewing and managing real estate-related due diligence. An excellent academic record is preferred, and superior writing skills are required. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript for consideration for this position.
Kutak Rock offers a collegial working environment with a competitive benefits package.
Apply online here.
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP - Trademark Prosecution Associate (posted 8/23/2019)
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP seeks an experienced trademark prosecution attorney for our thriving Intellectual Property practice. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. This position offers the opportunity to play a key role in growing our existing trademark, copyright, and advertising practice in our Denver, Indianapolis or Minneapolis office.
Successful candidates should have two or more years of experience in trademark advice, counseling, and prosecution, preferably with TTAB experience. Experience with copyright, advertising, licensing, sweepstakes and privacy matters is a plus. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and have strong written and oral communications skills.
This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth. If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online here and include your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.
Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law - Assistant Attorney General - Transportation Unit (posted 8/21/2019)
This attorney position is part of the Transportation Unit that advises and assists the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and divisions within CDOT. This position will provide a broad spectrum of legal counsel to CDOT including providing advice and counsel to CDOT on real property and highway right-of-way issues and representing CDOT in eminent domain and condemnation matters. This position will also represent CDOT’s outdoor advertising program and will handle administrative appeals. Litigation activities will include an active motions practice, discovery, preparing witnesses for hearings and trials, and co-chairing trails. Other duties will be assigned including legal research and writing to advise the client on specific issues. This position offers an opportunity to form lasting client relationships and there will be frequent client interaction. This position will require some travel within Colorado.
Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado and in good standing, or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar, with a minimum of three years of legal experience including 2 to 3 years of substantive civil litigation experience. Specific experience in real property law or construction law is preferred. Strong research, writing and speaking skills are required along with the ability to work both independently and productively as part of a team. Training in eminent domain and condemnation will be provided, but a sincere interest in real property law and issues is essential. Some travel around Colorado may be required.
All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough background investigation.
How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, short writing sample and a minimum of three professional references via e-mail to:
Elaine Sanchez, Program Assistant
Husch Blackwell - Tax Credit Associate - St. Louis or Denver (posted 8/20/2019)
Husch Blackwell, a full service law firm, has an immediate opening in its St. Louis or Denver offices for a Tax Credit Associate with a minimum of one to three years of experience in federal income tax.
The ideal candidate would have experience with real estate finance projects, restructuring real estate ventures, New Market Tax Credits, as well as other tax credit transactions.
The candidate must have a strong academic record, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a team, superior judgment, the ability to effectively handle multiple projects, and the ability to articulate legal strategies and courses of action.
Candidates should have a Missouri or Colorado bar license, as applicable, or commit to obtaining one as soon as possible.
We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and much more.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume through our online application process at www.huschblackwell.com.
Ballard Spahr - Commercial Litigation Associate (posted 8/18/2019)
Our Denver office is seeking two associates to join our strong litigation practice. One associate hired will be at a junior level, with 1 to 3 years of experience, and one will be hired at the mid-level, with 3 to 5 years of experience. Qualified candidates will have strong research and writing skills. This is an excellent opportunity to join a sophisticated nationwide litigation practice and work in a dynamic, expanding, and team-oriented atmosphere. Our Litigation Department is our largest department and represents a wide range of local, national and international clients in all types of complex litigation. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials, communication skills, and written work product. Active bar license in CO is preferred.
Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information and to apply, please click here.