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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

"Get Benched!"  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 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) 866-6380 for more information. If individuals have questions regarding whether they may qualify or not, or questions about board/commission service generally, please contact (303) 866-6380 or boards@state.co.us.   


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS


JOB OPENINGS

Assistant Attorney General, Business and Licensing Section, Financial and Health Services Unit (posted 11/22/17)

This attorney will work within the Business & Licensing Section representing the Colorado Division of Securities and the Colorado Division of Banking.  Responsibilities may include representation in any of the following matters:

  • Hearings, mediations, trials, or appeals;
  • Assist in representation of the Banking Board at regular meetings and rulemaking hearings;
  • Enforcement of the Colorado Securities Act and the Colorado Banking Code through actions in the district court for injunctive relief; or
  • Any other legal matter for the programs.

In addition, this positon will handle matters on an as-needed basis to assist other attorneys in the unit and in the section.

The Financial and Health Services team provides legal services that touch on diverse legal issues and handles matters in administrative, state, and appellate courts.

Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and a minimum of 4 years of experience practicing law, and a demonstrated ability to handle courtroom litigation and discovery matters effectively. The successful candidate should have well-developed litigation skills, and strong writing, editing and research abilities along with a strong ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people.  Previous background in administrative law, Colorado Open Meetings and Open Records laws are highly desirable.  The ideal candidate will have an excellent ability to work with client agencies, have a passion for litigation, and demonstrate a strong desire to serve the public interest.

All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to:
Maria Ruiz, Office Manager
Business and Licensing Section
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
Denver, Colorado  80203
Email:  maria.ruiz@coag.gov
Fax:  720-508-6037

Deadline to apply December 6, 2017.


Assistant Attorney General/Director of Professional Development (posted 11/22/17)

This position operates at a high professional level, administering the Department’s professional development program.  Professional development responsibilities include: coordinating the Department’s formal training program, including the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, serving as the Department’s main point of contact for all professional development inquiries and requests, managing the Department’s training calendar and registration process for attendees, and ensuring that the professional development program information and related news are communicated to employees and available on the Intranet.  This position reviews training proposals, researches potential avenues to acquire training, identifies appropriate trainers, manages the purchasing process for acquiring and paying for training, and assists trainers in identifying relevant training objectives in accordance with accepted theories and principles of adult learning.  This position manages all training-related data and records for the Department, and generates reports, as necessary, by tracking course offerings, associated course material, training waivers, attendance records, course and instructor assessments, needs assessments, instructor credentials, and program expenses.

In coordination with the Chief of Staff, this position develops and implements an annual strategic plan that guides a wide array of educational and developmental opportunities for Department staff.  This includes leading and coordinating the Department’s professional development committee efforts to identify employee training and professional development goals and objectives throughout the organization, identifying strategies for meeting those goals, and projecting the necessary budget.  This position also represents the professional development-related interests of the DOL at relevant meetings.

Additionally, the Director of Professional Development serves as an office-wide trial and legal mentor.  This position is responsible for developing and implementing a “boot camp” training program for new Assistant Attorneys General, as well as a multi-level trial refresher.  Position may be required to develop and deliver other relevant trainings as appropriate.  Position will also serves as a resource/mentor to all attorneys, assisting with the development of effective trial strategies and providing feedback and guidance on such.

This position may be required to assist with trials in the areas of administrative law, civil law, and criminal prosecutions.

Job Qualifications:

Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar.

Experience must include at least 5 years as a practicing attorney, which included a breadth of trial experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong trial skills;
  • Training/professional development program experience, preferably in a legal setting;
  • Experience mentoring in a legal setting;
  • Program administration experience in a government setting; and
  • Experience developing and administering programmatic strategic plans, including oversight of a budget;

Required Competencies:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships;
  • Self-directed and motivated work ethic;
  • Exemplary critical thinking/problem solving skills, including the ability to research, collect and analyze data and provide recommendations; and the ability to synthesize, interpret, and implement complex or technical information; 
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to set and manage goals, priorities and deliverables to achieve maximum productivity;
  • Keen ability to manage competing priorities and demonstrate flexibility; and
  • Ability to work in a team environment.


All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to:

Sue Black, Program Assistant

Office of the Attorney General

1300 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 720-508-6560

Email: Sue.black@coag.gov

Deadline to apply is November 29, 2017.


City of Thornton- Assistant City Attorney I/II (posted 11/22/17)

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. 

3 or more years’ experience of dedicated transactional work (e.g., commercial real estate, business contracts, and/or construction contracts) is a bonus factor

You must submit a cover letter and copy of your resume to holly.archer@cityofthornton.net in addition to completing the City’s application process if the electronic application process is available. 

Assistant City Attorney I: 

Under direction, this is the journey-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 master-level position in the Assistant City Attorney series, exercising independent judgment and initiative. May exercise direct or functional supervision over Municipal Court Prosecutor, Assistant City Attorney I or other office support staff. 

Click here for more information.


American Constitution Society - Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters (posted 11/14/17)

The Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters will:

·         Help manage the existing network of ACS lawyer chapters across the country and strategic expansion of ACS lawyer chapters in new cities and states;
·         Build a vibrant, diverse, active and cohesive network for members at all stages of their careers;
·         Facilitate programming for lawyer chapters;
·         Approve and handle funding for lawyer chapter events;
·         Implement the lawyer chapter division’s budget and strategic priorities;
·         Integrate lawyer chapter activities and chapter members into ACS’s various substantive initiatives;
·         Develop and plan signature events to raise money and to raise ACS’s profile and broaden its impact in key legal markets around the country;
·         Facilitate outreach to student chapter members and outside organizations;
·         Work with the Director of Lawyer Chapters, other Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters, Vice President of Network Advancement, and Director of Student Chapters to ensure career-long engagement of young lawyers and law students with the ACS network;
·         Help coordinate the participation of network members with ACS special projects and career opportunities; and
·         Other duties as may be assigned from time to time within the overall department

*ACS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. ACS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status.

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

  • Campaign or other organizing experience
  • Would do anything for a networking opportunity (loves it, loves it, loves it!)
  • Details are your friends
  • Ability to absorb information about several moving parts
  • Works equally well with millennials, law students, new and seasoned lawyers, scholars, judges and public officials
  • Event planning and/or fundraising experience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Thrives in an outcome-driven work culture
  • Knowledge of current legal and public policy issues
  • Some travel for meetings and events is required
  • JD and 2+ years of post-law school experience
  • Social media, HTML and Excel experience are a plus
  • Being based in a southern or western state is a plus

How To Apply:  Please send a resume, cover letter, 1-3 page writing sample, and 3-5 references to: jobs@acslaw.org


Assistant Attorney General- Natural Resources & Environment Section (posted 11/14/17)

This attorney will serve as an assistant general counsel to the Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Parks and Wildlife Commission, and will also assist on issues relating to the federal Endangered Species Act.  General counsel duties involve advising the Division and Commission on a remarkably wide array of topics including development and implementation of rules and regulations regarding hunting and fishing in Colorado; management of state parks and state wildlife areas; policies regarding aquatic nuisance species; compliance with federal wildlife grant provisions and federal statutory requirements (e.g., ADA requirements); legal conflicts over management of habitat for species of conservation concern and management of game and nongame wildlife populations; assisting with license suspension hearings and appeals; response to CORA requests; and many others.  The position requires a willingness to travel around the State and to work with biologists, park managers, wildlife officers, fish hatcheries, and others as well as to gain familiarity with the legislative, regulatory, and procurement processes that govern state agencies.   

The attorney will also assist with the state’s ESA proceedings and litigation, including multi-state litigation and species protection efforts.  In this area, the attorney will provide legal counsel to the Department of Natural Resources on the application of the ESA and related regulations and help prepare for, pursue, and defend against litigation, including review of administrative records, legal research, and drafting motions and briefs.  Job responsibilities will also include helping to prepare comments on proposed listings and designation of critical habitat and on proposed federal rules and regulations involving the ESA; attending public meetings; and keeping apprised of the science and best practices available to help in recovery efforts.         

The successful candidate must also be admitted to the Colorado bar or be eligible to waive in; be in good standing in all bars where admitted; and have a minimum of four years of civil practice, preferably in natural resources or administrative law.

This position requires candidates with excellent analytical and communication skills, the ability to confidently advise clients both in private and public meetings and have a strong commitment to serving the public interest. 

The ideal candidate will be familiar with the state and federal Administrative Procedures Acts; be familiar with federal wildlife and land management statutes including the ESA, NEPA, and FLPMA; and have a working knowledge of biology or ecology.

All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references via e-mail to: 

Patti Dubose, Office Manager
Colorado Department of Law
Natural Resources & Environment Section
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
Denver, Colorado  80203

Deadline to apply is December 4.


Assistant Attorney General, Natural Resources & Environment Section (posted 11/14/17)

The Natural Resources and Environment Section is seeking a real estate and transactional attorney to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Parks, Wildlife and Trust Lands Unit.  This attorney will counsel Colorado’s Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Parks and Wildlife Commission regarding acquisition, management, exchange, sale, and lease of Parks and Wildlife’s extensive real property holdings, including the negotiation and drafting of instruments affecting fee title interests, conservation easements, lease agreements, including oil and gas leasing, concession agreements, and water rights.  The position requires an ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, provide legal services to a sophisticated client, and to work with other agencies in the State’s contracting and procurement processes.  The attorney must be willing to travel in-state, perform research, prepare memos, advise the client on complex real estate transactions, and must have the ability to respond nimbly to a variety of legal issues that do not typically arise for non-State property owners.  This position will be located in the Parks, Wildlife and Trust Lands Unit, and the attorney may also be called upon to assist with transactions for the State Land Board and/or with general counsel matters for Parks and Wildlife.  

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing.  Candidates must have a minimum of four years of civil practice experience, preferably in real estate and general transactional matters. Experience with conservation easements and/or water law, or an eagerness to learn these areas, is preferred.  Experience with public procurement and the State’s contracting policies and fiscal rules is also preferred, but not required.  Candidates must have demonstrated strong writing and oral communication skills.        

All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a criminal background check. 

How to Apply:  Please submit a cover letter (including a description of your real estate and transactional experience), resume, writing sample and three professional references via e-mail to: 

Patti Dubose, Office Manager
Colorado Department of Law
Natural Resources & Environment Section
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
Denver, Colorado  80203
Email: 
patti.dubose@coag.gov

Deadline to apply December 4.


Assistant Attorney General-Business and Licensing Section, Dental and Healthcare Boards Unit (posted 11/6/17)

This attorney position is within the Dental & Healthcare Boards Unit of the Business & Licensing Section of the Attorney General’s Office.  The attorney will practice with the legal team representing the Colorado Dental Board, the Physical Therapy Board, the Pharmacy Board, PDMP and other boards within the Division of Professions and Occupations, as needed.  This work promotes consumer protection through regulating, licensing and taking disciplinary action against the respective licensees.  This position may include general counsel representation of one or more boards within the Unit. 

Our attorneys represent our clients’ interests in a variety of settings, including administrative licensure and disciplinary actions.  The position involves primarily an administrative law practice before the Office of Administrative Courts, as well as some practice in District Court and the Court of Appeals.  Additionally, the practice involves advising clients in all aspects of its regulatory functions and responsibilities including regarding open meetings and open records laws, and assisting with the promulgation of rules.  The position also may include representation of other state licensing boards and programs.

Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado (or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar) and a minimum of three years of trial/litigation experience that included strong negotiation, analytical and writing skills and a well-developed ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people.  Applicants should possess a strong commitment to the mission of public service and public protection.  General Counsel experience is preferred.  Familiarity with the practice of dentistry is preferred.

All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references (via either email or U.S. Mail) to:
Maria Ruiz, Office Manager
Colorado Department of Law
Business and Licensing Section
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: 720-508-6421
Fax: 720-508-6037
Email:  maria.ruiz@coag.gov

Click here for more information.

Deadline to apply November 29, 2017.


Litigation Counsel- Business & Licensing Section, Medical Unit (posted 11/2/17)

This litigation counsel position is in the Medical Unit within the Business & Licensing Section. The attorney will represent professional regulatory programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations including primarily the Colorado Medical Board as litigation counsel on license discipline, license application denial and unauthorized practice cases. The Medical Unit has a cooperative, open-door culture in which each member independently handles a substantial caseload. The attorney’s responsibilities may include any of the following matters:

  • Independently handle litigation, negotiation, administrative hearings, and appeals;
  • Litigate matters that require immediate action including prosecuting license suspensions;
  • Advising the Medical Board’s Inquiry and Licensing Panels;
  • Enforcement of the Medical Practice Act against unauthorized persons through actions in the district court for injunctive relief;
  • Assisting other attorneys in the Medical Unit and in the Section.

Must have a license to practice law in Colorado (or clearly eligible and in process to waive into the Colorado Bar), a minimum of 5 years of experience practicing law, and a demonstrated ability to handle negotiations, litigation and trials independently and effectively. The successful candidate must have excellent writing skills. A background in healthcare matters and work with experts in the medical field is desirable. The ideal candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships, have a passion for litigation/trials and for learning new areas of law/the healing arts, and demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public interest.

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.

All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.

Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to:
Maria Ruiz, Office Manager
Business and Licensing Section
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
Denver, Colorado  80203
Email:  maria.ruiz@coag.gov
Fax:  720-508-6037
Click here for more information.
Deadline to apply November 24, 2017.


Denver City Attorney's Office- Paralegal II (posted 11/2/17)

The City Attorney's Office is seeking Paralegal II applicants for its Civil Litigation Section. The Paralegal II performs standard/intermediate level paraprofessional legal work assisting attorneys with full-range of legal support work such as research, analysis, drafting various legal documents, and providing full-range standard level paralegal assistance. 

The Litigation Section is seeking an individual with significant experience in civil litigation in state and federal court as well as appeals. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in providing attorney support through all phases of the litigation process, including trial and post-trial. The Civil Litigation Section handles most of the tort claims and civil rights cases brought against Denver and its officers and employees. The attorneys regularly appear in all federal and state courts. This job is a perfect fit for a paralegal that is highly skilled, highly organized, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and a self-starter. 

The Denver City's 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.

Click here for more information. To apply: http://www.denvergov.org/jobs


Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C.- Attorney (posted 10/24/17)

Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C., a well-established firm in downtown Denver specializing in school law, labor and employment law, and government entity defense, seeks an attorney with 2+ years of meaningful civil litigation experience, excellent writing skills, and a strong academic record. Experience relevant to our firm’s specialty areas (including education/special education) and ability to act as lead counsel strongly preferred. Applications should consist of a letter of interest, resume, and reference list.  Submit applications to Brent Case at bcase@semplelaw.com.  www.semplelaw.com  



"Getting Benched"  The CWBA and Colorado's other specialty 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.
"Getting Benched"  The CWBA and Colorado's other specialty 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.

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