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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.
Requirement to include salary and benefits compensation 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.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.)
BOARDS & COMMISSIONS OPENINGS
The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions is continually seeking applicants for a wide range of state boards and commissions. The Boards and Commissions book, listing all boards/commissions and expiration terms, may be downloaded from their website. Click here for the application, or contact the Governor's Office of Boards & Commissions at (303) 866-5232 for more information.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL
No requests at this time.
The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law
The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law is the largest law firm in the State and as such frequently has job opportunities. The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is committed to serving as the “People’s Lawyer.” The Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official. Its purpose is:
“Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.”
Its core values drive our actions and demonstrate that they are:
Principled – maintain highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, careful evaluation of facts
Public Servants – ensure our work is not about us, it’s about the people of Colorado
Innovative – identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, always look to improve
Better Together – support each other, partner with others
The Attorney General has primary authority for enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white-collar crimes, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and most natural resource and environmental matters. The Attorney General serves as counsel to all state officials, departments, boards and commissions. Visit the website to learn more.
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:
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.
State of Colorado, Department of Health Care, Policy, and Financing - Contracts and Procurement Office (posted 2/26/2021)
We are looking for two Procurement Specialist, that will help create and facilitate the evaluation of the solicitations that the Department uses to select its vendors, and then create the contracts that the Department uses to hold those vendors accountable.
Here for the FTE position.
Here for the term-limited position.
Included with these jobs is a comprehensive benefits package.
Monthly Salary ranges from $4,284.00 - $4,498.00.
Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center: Staff Attorney (posted 2/13/2021)
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center is hiring a staff attorney to lead its young adult legal advocacy program.
Staff Attorney – Job Description Position Summary:
The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center is a non-profit legal organization with the mission of advocating for children and youth, driving systemic reform, and boldly challenging the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability has the opportunity to thrive. Staff attorneys at the Children’s Law Center are responsible for providing zealous advocacy and legal representation to clients involved in domestic violence, family stability, education, and young adult civil legal matters. The work of our staff attorneys also advances our organization’s systemic reform efforts.
This position is primarily focused on leading our Young Adult Legal Advocacy program by providing civil legal services for young people transitioning out of foster care/juvenile justice or experiencing homelessness. The purpose of this program is to break down barriers that young people may face as they transition to adulthood. These cases may include expungement of juvenile records, name change/identification, landlord-tenant disputes, public benefits appeals, and other related areas. This position will also be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with community partners and engaging in policy work on related issues. As a member of our larger direct legal advocacy team, the position will also take cases as needed in other RMCLC program areas.
Salary Range: $55,000 to $62,000 per year – based on skills, education, and experience
Interested parties must submit a resume, writing sample, references, and letter of intent to Randy Fons, Deputy Director, at email@example.com with the subject line: Staff Attorney Position. Submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2021.
Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC: Insurance Coverage Attorney (posted 2/12/2021)
Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC seeks a client-facing, self-starting litigation associate with 5+ years of experience for our growing Denver office. Experience defending insurance coverage matters is a plus. Our collegial and collaborative attorneys are committed to mentoring associates and encouraging their professional growth. Must be licensed in Colorado and proficient at managing discovery, drafting motions, taking depositions and handling court proceedings. Strong writing skills are required. This position may require some travel.
Salary starting range between $105,000 - $145,000 depending on experience, plus discretionary annual bonuses. Foran Glennon offers a competitive benefits package which includes, but is not limited to the following: Paid Holidays; Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance; Short-Term Disability; Long-Term Disability; Group Term Life Insurance; Voluntary Life Insurance; Retirement Plan; and more. The firm may consider flexible work arrangements and hours for the right candidate. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Foran Glennon at www.fgppr.com.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary range is $45,000-$55,000, and within pay scale parameters of the nationwide ACLU and the Denver area nonprofit sector. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, 401k contribution, and paid vacation and holidays.
Please answer the following questions in your cover letter: Each answer should not exceed one paragraph.
1. What experience do you have working with non-dominant communities?
2. What work have you done in the areas of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion?
3. How do you solve problems at work?
ACLU of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. We value an equitable and inclusive workforce and culture and are continuously working toward becoming and remaining an anti-racist, equitable organization. ACLU of Colorado encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction. The ACLU encourages candidates from non-dominant communities to apply.
18th Judicial District Attorney's Office - Deputy District Attorney (posted 2/8/2021)
Title: Deputy District Attorney
Starting salary: $72,500
Benefits: The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office is proud to offer a comprehensive benefit package for you and your active dependents. As an eligible employee working a minimum of 20 hours per week, you are enrolled in the following three benefits that are 100% company-paid:
*Employees receive additional benefits, such as paid time off (PTO), paid holidays and 401(k) matching (up to 8%)!
Hernandez & Associates, P.C. -- Two Associate Attorney Positions (posted 2/5/2021)
HERNANDEZ & ASSOCIATES, P.C., is seeking two (2) dynamic Associate Attorneys to join our Team. Positions are available in our Immigration Department and our Criminal Defense Department.
Description: Mid-sized, fast-paced downtown law firm specializing in criminal defense and immigration law is looking to expand our team. We are seeking associate attorneys with experience and a demonstrated interest in immigration or criminal defense.
Successful candidates will be licensed, possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and be eager to achieve. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. Candidates must have high standards, be organized, have effective time management skills, be a team-player, be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and punctual.
We offer a wide variety of challenging and stimulating work in a professional, collegial atmosphere. No relocation assistance.
Location: Our offices are located on 1801 York Street Denver, Colorado 80206.
Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. However, candidates for this position can anticipate a base salary ranging between $70,000 to $95,000 per year. This position also includes a generous benefits package, with a substantial stipend for excellent health insurance, annual bar dues, professional liability insurance, eligibility to participate in the Firm’s 401 (k) retirement plan (with Firm matching up to 3.5%), reimbursement for CLE hours, and enrollment in a wellness plan. The Firm provides professional development opportunities, and paid PTO.
Interested individuals ought to submit resume and cover letter to: Arnulfo D. Hernandez at email@example.com.
Husch Blackwell -- Real Estate Associate (posted 2/5/2021)
Husch Blackwell, a full service law firm, has an immediate opening in our Austin, Denver*, Kansas City, Milwaukee or Omaha office for a Real Estate Associate with four to five years of experience to work in our firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Business Unit. The candidate will work primarily with attorneys in our Renewable Energy Sector as part of a fast-growing, interdisciplinary team in multiple offices. Successful candidates will join our team and work on the development, construction, acquisition and disposition, and financing of renewable energy projects throughout the United States and internationally. The candidate must have experience with real estate transactional matters including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, and project due diligence. Experience working on wind and solar renewable energy projects and real estate finance is also desired but not required.
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 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.
*Pursuant to Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the compensation range for this position in Denver is $165,000 to $175,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Associates are eligible for an Associate Performance Bonus and Client Development Bonus. In addition, employees receive a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision.
Interfaith Alliance of Colorado - Executive Director (posted 1/26/2021)
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and has day-to-day responsibility for managing staff and programs, conducting financial oversight, building community partnerships, and collaborating with partners while communicating the overall tone and driving vision for the organization. The Executive Director promotes a progressive interfaith voice to enact change for the betterment of our community to further racial and social justice values paired with a workstyle that is collaborative and facilitates open conversations between faith communities.
United States Attorney's Office (Denver): Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year (posted 1/4/2021)
About the Office:
The District of Colorado is an energetic, forward-looking District comprised of three staff offices: Denver, Durango, and Grand Junction. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds.
Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.
Assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting dispositive or other types of motions, responses, and replies; memoranda of law; and appellate briefs. Interns become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court - District of Colorado, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, interns may attend depositions, meetings with agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings. Read the full job description here.
Practice Areas: Appellate Litigation Civil Litigation Criminal Litigation
The District of Colorado is seeking outstanding candidates for legal internships to assist in our mission. The start and end dates are negotiable, but we ask that our interns commit to at least 6 weeks of service.
Acceptance of applications for this announcement will be limited to first-year (second semester), second and third-year law students. Law school graduates are not eligible for law student volunteer positions. An eligible student is an individual who is enrolled in law school pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree and is taking at least half-time academic course load in an accredited university. Successful candidates must have outstanding academic records, superior writing skills, and be in good academic standing at his/her university.
Application Process: Applications must be submitted online through this link.
This announcement is open from September 18, 2020 to April 18, 2021. Qualified/eligible candidates may be referred to the selecting official as early as September 18, 2020 and thereafter up to the closing date.
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.