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
"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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBA YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION IS SEEKING EXECUTIVE COUNCIL APPLICANTS
Interested in serving on the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (CBA YLD) Executive Council next year? The CBA YLD serves lawyers and law students 37 years of age and younger or in the first five years of practice, statewide. Our Council is comprised of 16 young lawyers who plan, organize, and host networking opportunities, CLEs, public service, and social events for young lawyers. Learn more about the CBA YLD here.
If you are interested in becoming an Executive Council Member, please submit your resume and a statement of interest (no longer than 1,000 words) outlining your relevant experience and characteristics, and why you would be a valuable addition to a dynamic and dedicated council. Topics for discussion can include projects taken on in other leadership roles, experience planning events, participation in other groups in the legal community or in law school, or any ideas about how the bar association might better serve Colorado’s young lawyers. Please submit your materials as an email attachment to Chair of the CBA YLD Executive Council, Jake Eisenstein, at email@example.com, no later than Friday, April 14.
Lawyers Needed For Grassroots Group
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
Colorado Department of Law & Office of the Attorney General
Litigation Paralegal (posted 4/26/17)
Miletich PC, an AV Preeminent-rated litigation firm focusing on employment and insurance law, seeks a litigation paralegal. Candidate must have strong communication and writing skills and be willing to perform some administrative duties. Three to five years of civil litigation experience preferred. A paralegal certificate, proficiency in MS Office, Westlaw, Adobe, PC Law, e-filing and federal and state court rules is required. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Miletich PC, 1660 Wynkoop, Ste. 1160, Denver, CO 80202; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Labor & Employment Attorney, Denver (posted 4/25/17)
The Denver office of Holland & Hart is seeking an attorney with 4-8 years of labor and employment experience to join its Labor & Employment group. This is designed as a long-term non-partnership track position.
Requirements: Successful candidates will have practical and substantive experience advising and counseling clients on labor and employment issues; representing clients in administrative proceedings (e.g., the EEOC, NLRB, DOL and others), arbitrations, and/or state and federal courts; taking and defending depositions; and the ability to work in a team environment on a variety of matters. Excellent legal research and writing skills and strong verbal communication skills are required. Preferred candidates will possess a strong academic background and judicial clerkship experience will be viewed favorably. Please apply online here and be prepared to submit a resume, cover letter and law school transcript. Please address cover letter to Misae Nishikura.
Holland & Hart is the preeminent law firm based in the Rocky Mountain West with more than 500 lawyers in 15 offices throughout the region and in Washington DC. We are a full-service law firm and one of only two Denver-based law firms ranked on The American Lawyer's list of the top 200 law firms. We are one of Working Mother’s 50 Best Law Firms for Women and one of only eight firms in the country to meet all six criteria for the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s certification.
Holland & Hart is an equal opportunity employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.
Development Manager-One Colorado (posted 4/24/17)
Assistant Attorney General, K-12 Education Unit, State Services Section
Application deadline: May 5, 2017
Salary range: $6,297 – $9,194 per month (commensurate with experience)
Job Duties: This attorney will work in the K-12 Education Unit in the State Services Section. This attorney will be part of a team responsible for advice and representation for the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado State Board of Education, the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, the Colorado Charter School Institute, and the Capital Construction Assistance Board (BEST Program).
Research, analysis and advice will cover all matters jurisdictional to the State Board of Education and the Colorado Department of Education, including school district accreditation and accountability, special education, charter school contracts and appeals, and compliance with federal education mandates. The unit may be responsible for high-profile litigation involving challenges to Colorado education statutes, but also handles administrative hearings related to teacher licensure. Lawyers in the unit also advise boards on statutes including the Colorado Open Records Act, Open Meetings Act, and various ethics and conflict-of-interest requirements.
The successful candidate will have at least five years of active law practice experience, including handling complex legal issues. He or she must be a strong writer who can equally craft an opinion memo explaining difficult legal questions for non-lawyer clients as well as a persuasive appellate brief.
Job Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar, have 5 years of experience practicing law, a demonstrated ability to provide legal advice to a variety of people, and effectively manage all aspects of litigation. The successful candidate should have well-developed general counsel and litigation skills and effective writing, editing, and research abilities. Candidates should have experience in building effective client relationships and working collaboratively with clients. A background in education law or public sector practice is highly desirable.
All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume via email to:
Assistant Attorney General - Natural Resources and Environment Section—Resource Conservation Unit (posted 4/20/17)
Application deadline: May 4, 2017
Salary range: $6,297
Information About the Job:
The Natural Resources and Environment Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is seeking a full-time attorney to start immediately in the Resource Conservation Unit to represent the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The duties of this position include representing the COGCC staff in monthly administrative hearings before the Commission, assisting staff with preparation of enforcement matters, and negotiating possible settlement. In addition, this attorney will provide the COGCC general advice and counsel on a variety of legal matters including rulemakings, litigation support in state court, bankruptcy, and statutory/regulatory interpretation and compliance.
Candidates must be admitted to the Colorado bar or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and in good standing with a minimum of 3 years of experience in administrative law and/or Natural Resources law. A background in administrative law and litigation experience is desired. The ideal candidate should possess strong negotiating, analytical, and writing skills in addition to a well-developed ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people. Additionally, applicants should have a demonstrated ability to effectively prepare technically complex contested matters for administrative enforcement hearings while simultaneously negotiating possible settlement.
All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to:
Assistant Attorney General- Revenue & Utilities Section/Marijuana, Liquor and Bankruptcy team
Attorney-Aspen, CO (posted 4/20/17)
Aspen law firm with cases nationwide is seeking an experienced, go-getter, top notch Colorado litigator. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter looking to supplement their income by working cases in a self-starting and independent manner. The firm will provide supervision and guidance but we are looking for someone who already knows how to do the job. Our firm handles significant amounts of family law and commercial litigation, so attorneys with strong command of family law and litigation, in Colorado, are strongly encouraged to apply. Hourly rate is negotiable but will be highly competitive. Lawyer should preferably be in the Roaring Fork Valley but strong candidates elsewhere will be considered. Big law firm experience, excellent writing skills, and any law review or moot court experience should be highlighted in a very brief cover email. To apply, please send a resume to email@example.com with the subject “Attorney Position – [Last name].”
First Assistant Attorney General-Agriculture Unit (posted 4/19/17)
Information About the Job: The Agriculture Unit within the Business & Licensing Section is seeking a First Assistant Attorney General to lead the Unit. The First Assistant reports directly to the Section Deputy. The First Assistant works with and advises the Department of Agriculture and its related programs, as well as the Mined Land Reclamation Board, the State Personnel Board, and the Civil Rights Commission. The First Assistant also will work with other Section Firsts in addressing issues of common concern to the Section and the office.
The First Assistant will be responsible for supervising a team of 4 attorneys by assigning and monitoring cases, providing leadership on case consultations, caseload management, co-counseling cases as appropriate, and ensuring that the Unit provides high quality legal representation within budget and on schedule. The First Assistant will be expected to carry a case load that may include high profile or complex cases such as enforcement actions seeking injunctive relief, actions to deny, discipline, or revoke a professional license, cease and desist actions, and other matters as may be requested by the clients. In addition to litigation, the First Assistant also advises the clients on issues such as Open Meetings Law, Colorado Open Records Act, rulemaking, and other issues from time to time.
The First Assistant manages the Unit, including budget/fiscal review and compliance, compiling information and statistics for budget and audit requests, assigning and monitoring cases, making hiring decisions and salary recommendations, motivating and evaluating staff, holding regular unit meetings, reporting to senior management on policy and personnel issues, monitoring legislation and legal developments related to clients in the Unit and Section, and other issues as appropriate. The First Assistant will be a primary interface with the Department of Agriculture, and thus will need to be able to communicate with the client on a variety of complex, inter-disciplinary matters impacting agriculture in Colorado.
Job Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Colorado bar or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and in good standing at the time of application. The position requires 7 years of legal experience, a civil litigation background, and preferably, some management and supervisory experience. Familiarity with open meetings laws, the Colorado Open Records Act, and other statutes impacting Unit and Section clients is preferred. Background in agriculture and the federal and state statutes and acts governing animal/livestock issues and/or plant/pesticide regulation strongly preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills, and an ability to develop successful team building strategies are essential. Good client relation skills and the ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills are critical.
All final candidates must successfully pass a thorough criminal background check.How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references via e-mail to:
Business & Licensing Section
Court Appointed Arraignment Counsel-City of Greeley Municipal Court- (posted 4/19/17)
Oil & Gas Associate-Lathrop Gage (posted 4/14/17)
National law firm is seeking an Oil and Gas Associate with 3-5 years experience to join its thriving Energy Group in Denver. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated self-starter who does well working on their own and in a team environment. Significant experience drafting title opinions in the DJ Basin is preferred, as is a license to practice in Colorado. Landman experience is a plus. Excellent academic qualifications and communication skills required. Firm offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits in a friendly, business casual setting.
Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit www.lathropgage.com
Program Assistant I / Real Estate Section Program Assistant- Colorado Parks and Wildlife
The link to the application is here:
Temporary Administrative Assistant-Colorado Parks and Wildlife (posted 4/14/17)
START & END DATE: May 2017 – February 2018
Mid-Level Corporate Attorney, Boulder- Holland & Hart (posted 4/14/17)
Employment Associate- Gordon & Rees (posted 4/14/17)
Gordon & Rees, a national law firm with more than 700 attorneys nationwide, seeks an associate attorney to join its Denver office. Qualified applicants must have at least two years of experience in a law firm, practicing employment law. Must possess outstanding academic credentials and strong writing, research, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Office Administrator-League of Women Voters (DENVER)
The League of Women Voters® of Colorado is seeking an Office Administrator to manage the Denver office and maintain its operation during a 24 - 30 hour a week (part-time, flexible) schedule. Our ideal candidate would enjoy a fast-paced environment, being involved in multiple projects throughout the day and collaborating with others (members and the public). Responsibilities include performing clerical and administrative tasks, supporting all activities of the LWVCO and implementing decisions and policies of the Board of Directors. The full job description can be found here.
Associate Hall & Evans (posted 3/30/17)
Hall & Evans is continuing to expand both locally and regionally. We are seeking an experienced 2-4 year associate-level attorney to join our thriving Workers' Compensation practice group. Defense and trial experience preferred and motions practice is a plus. We offer a collegial business-casual environment with opportunities to develop clients and work with some of Denver's most talented lawyers. If you're looking to join a growing organization, then this opportunity may be for you! All applicants will need to complete an online employment application and upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample at http://hallandevansllc.appone.com
Associate (posted 3/29/17)
Interested applicants should submit resume and law school transcript via email to LaLonnie Gray at email@example.com.
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to workforce diversity.
Assistant Federal Public Defender -Wyoming Trial (posted 3/16/17)The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior trial attorney to join our branch office in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Office of the Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals who are unable to afford counsel and prosecuted in our federal courts.
Job Description: This is full-time position, dedicated to all stages of the magistrate and district court proceedings. Our attorneys are expected to be zealous advocates of the highest caliber, devoted to the defense of the poor, and enforcement of the Bill of Rights. There is extensive motions practice and courtroom litigation. While our AFPDs are solely responsible for most cases, our office culture is one of collaborative teamwork. The successful applicant will be expected to be available in July, 2017.
Applicants must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.
The successful applicant will have at least five years of substantial criminal defense jury trial experience. Substantial criminal defense jury trial experience includes primary responsibility for felony cases, experience with scientific expert witness challenges and examinations, dispositive motions practice, and management of voluminous discovery. A strong and established work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team-oriented professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity are essential. Superior research and writing skills are required. Felony cases are heard in Cheyenne and Casper. Extensive driving, largely within the District of Wyoming, is required. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
Salary and Benefits: This is an “Excepted Appointment” full-time position with federal benefits and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit.
How to Apply: Apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample that is your own work. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be considered.Applications should be sent to:
Kim W. Bechard, Administrative Officer
Office of the Federal Public Defender633 17th Street, Ste. #1000
Denver CO 80202
Interviews will be conducted in person. Cost of travel must be incurred by the applicant. All positions are subject to the availability of funds. Open until filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.
Associate Attorney Position - Bond Family Law (Posted 3/14/2017)