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CAREER CENTER

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

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

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

JUDICIAL OPENINGS AND NOMINATIONS

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

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

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

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS OPENINGS


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

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

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL

There are none at this time. 

JOB OPENINGS

The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

Better Together – support each other, partner with others

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paralegal - ACLU Denver (posted 8/11/2020)

The ACLU of Colorado seeks to hire a full-time Paralegal, who will report to the Legal Director and the Managing Attorney. The Paralegal will provide support for all ACLU of Colorado litigation as well as administrative support for the Legal Department’s legal advocacy and non-litigation strategies. The Paralegal will work with the Legal Director and four Staff Attorneys on the wide variety of constitutional law and civil liberties issues that comprise the ACLU’s docket.

The Paralegal will join an enthusiastic group of individuals who are committed to their work and the organization. The position requires compassion, a sense of humor, and an ability to juggle multiple assignments with varying deadlines. We seek candidates who demonstrate professionalism, superior organizational skills, careful attention to detail, and an ability to communicate well with co-workers, clients, prospective clients, and members of the public.

Find out more and apply here

Structured Finance Associate - Kutak Rock LLP (posted 8/11/2020)

The Denver office of Kutak Rock LLP seeks an attorney with at least four (4) years of experience to join the structured finance group. A strong background with structured finance and securitization transactions is preferred. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with a strong academic background, excellent analytical ability and writing skills and will be able to demonstrate leadership and initiative and the ability to work effectively as a contributing member within a team of lawyers. New York bar membership or eligibility is preferred but not required. The candidate will work with a team of lawyers in a busy national taxable and tax-exempt structured finance practice, involving a wide range of asset classes, complex transaction structures and projects throughout the country. The position would include significant interaction and communication with clients who include investment banks, issuers, servicers, administrators and investors. The candidate would have a primary role in drafting transaction documents and negotiating transaction terms and documentation with opposing counsel and other transaction parties. Relocation preferred but not required. The position provides exceptional opportunity for practice area growth.

Find out more and apply here

Assistant Attorney General: Revenue & Utilities - Colorado Department of Law (posted 8/11/2020)

Application Deadline: August 24th, 2020

The Tax Unit is seeking an attorney to join its dynamic and collaborative legal team. The Unit offers the opportunity to practice in a challenging area of law that frequently presents novel legal questions. Statutes and regulations governing state tax have a substantial impact on Coloradans and ensure that the state and local governments have the resources necessary to provide essential services. Attorneys in the Unit address a wide variety of interesting and complex tax-related legal issues, primarily advising and representing the Department of Revenue.

For more information and to apply, click here

Senior Specialist Client Contracts - Empower Retirement (posted 8/10/2020)

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 Senior Specialist supports Empower's retirement plan services business, which provides plan record keeping and related services to public, corporate, institutional, non-profit, and government entities that offer qualified and non-qualified retirement plans to their employees.

Find out more and apply here

Attorney - Overturf McGath & Hull, P.C. (posted 8/06/2020)

Overturf McGath & Hull, P.C., a premier regional, general civil litigation firm providing representation to clients emphasizing tort litigation, products liability, construction and commercial litigation, employment law, and general business law, seeks attorney with minimum of 4 years litigation experience and current Colorado license. Licensure in Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana or New Mexico a plus. Responsibilities include pre-trial and trial work, motion practice, depositions, case management, and client contact. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send resume, current writing sample and reference list to “Hiring Attorney” at omh-office@omhlaw.com.

Overturf McGath & Hull, P.C., is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tax Attorney - Moye White LLP (posted 8/05/2020)

Moye White LLP, a leading Denver law firm and Certified B Corp, representing clients in a diverse range of industries, seeks an experienced Tax Attorney (5+ years of experience) to assist its tax, corporate, and estate planning practices.

Duties and Qualifications:

Transactional tax experience, including tax planning and advising clients regarding tax efficient structures is required. A tax LL.M. is required. Qualified candidates must also have demonstrable experience in tax and corporate matters, including entity formation; structuring, drafting, and negotiating operating agreements and partnership agreements; mergers and acquisitions; and incentive plans and other equity compensation arrangements.

Experience in equity financing including capital raises, private placements, and representation of private equity clients in the negotiation and drafting of partnership agreements and subscription documents for investment funds is critical. In addition, experience or an interest in advising clients regarding tax planning for estate planning matters is preferred.

Additional qualifications include distinguished academics, strong writing skills, keen attention to detail, and the desire to succeed in an outstanding practice. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are a must.

To apply, please send resume and salary requirement to Jacqueline Barsocchi, Director of Human Resources, Moye White LLP, 1400 16th Street, 6th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80202 or e-mail Jacqui.barsocchi@moyewhite.com

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

City Attorney - City of Lakewood, CO (posted 8/05/2020)

Application Deadline: August 29th, 2020

The City Attorney provides management of the City Attorney's Office and serves as the chief legal advisor to City Council, City boards and commissions, City departments and City staff.

The City Council shall appoint a City Attorney who, at the time of appointment, shall be licensed to practice in Colorado. The City Attorney shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council and at a compensation fixed by the City Council. The City Council may retain special counsel upon its own motion or upon the request of the City Attorney. This position is required to submit monthly written updates to City Council. The City Attorney will report directly to the City Council, and performance will be evaluated on an annual basis and at the discretion of City Council. The City Attorney performs legal work exclusively for the City of Lakewood and may not be employed by or have any partnership/ownership interest in a law firm.

For more info and to apply, click here

Litigation Attorney - Hall & Evans, LLC (posted 7/23/2020)

Hall & Evans, LLC, a well-known regional defense litigation firm headquartered in Denver, CO is continuing to grow. Our Construction & Design practice area continues to rapidly expand and we are seeking an experienced C&D attorney with 3-7 years of experience to join our talented team of associates. The ideal candidate will have experience in representing developers, general contractors, design professionals, and subcontractors. Trial and/or arbitration experience is always a plus. Don’t miss this opportunity to join an established, highly respected firm that offers a great culture, phenomenal growth opportunities, and the chance to work with some of the best attorneys in the industry.

Requirements

Qualified candidates should possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

· Currently licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado

· A strong work ethic and proven case management skills

· Excellent communication and analytical skills

· Exceptional research and writing skills

· Top-notch marketing and client development skills

· Ability to travel

· Competent computer skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook

· Trial and/or arbitration experience is a plus

· Construction & Design experience is a plus

If you are looking for an employer who appreciates dedicated employees with a strong desire for excellence, then this opportunity is perfect for you. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, foster a collaborative culture, and honor work/life balance.

How to Apply

Please go to www.hallevans.com and select the careers tab and then follow the application process. To be considered, you must complete an online employment application, provide a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

Civil Rights Attorney - Colorado Law Team (posted 7/21/2020)

Application Deadline: August 18th 

We're a small firm with a familial atmosphere that is looking to add another attorney. Most of the cases will involve representing special needs kids against school districts. We also represent higher-ed students, often with disabilities.

Ideal candidate MUST have at least three years of experience, preferably five, with a lot of trial experience. A background in civil rights law is desired but not required, but a passion for civil rights work is essential.

Pay is competitive and includes retirement, health insurance and bonuses.

Email resumes and cover letters to igor@coloradolawteam.com.

Associate Attorney: Family Law - Radeff & Hart, P.C. (posted 7/21/2020)

Application Deadline: August 21st 

Waiting for your results from the Bar Exam? Or just ready to make a change? If you have a strong desire to practice family law, join us at Radeff & Hart, P.C. We are an established and busy Golden law firm, representing clients through various life changes including divorce, custody and child support issues, post decree matters, maintenance modifications, step-parent adoption, and child advocacy matters. What do we want from you? You will have 0-3 years’ experience and be ready to hone your skills. You will be self-motivated, enjoy working in an energetic, team-driven environment, and have a sense of humor. Available benefits include health/dental insurance and 401(k) retirement plan. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to “Office Manager” at harper@rhfamlaw.com.

Real Estate Attorney - Moye White LLP (posted 7/15/2020)

Moye White LLP, a leading Denver law firm and Certified B Corp, representing clients in a diverse range of industries, seeks a senior level real estate attorney (7-12 years of experience). Qualified candidates will have a strong commercial real estate development background, independently run complex real estate development transactions, and have strong leasing and general real estate transactional skills. Must be outgoing, collegial and collaborative.

Ideal candidates must be responsive to clients and partners, and accept project responsibility. The ability to quickly win the confidence of clients and team members will be essential. Qualifications include excellent writing skills, great attention to detail and the desire to succeed in an outstanding practice. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills a must. Strong academic record.

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

Associate Attorney (bilingual) - Gendelman Klimas, Ltd. (posted 7/9/2020)

Application deadline: August 14th

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

Duties

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

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA Accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado
  • At least one year of experience in contested family law, probate, trust, and/or estates
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Strong commitment to professionalism
  • Self-motivated
  • Quick-learner

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in contested family law, probate, trust, and/or estates
  • Experience with finance, tax, or banking
  • Bilingual with proficiency or fluency in both Spanish and English

Compensation:

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

To apply, email Zaharah Hakim directly at zaharah@gendelmanklimas.com

 

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