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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.

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.) 


"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.


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.   



Denver Water

Denver Water employs approximately 1100 employees in diverse job classifications, ranging from laborer to a variety of professions, the vast majority of whom are civil servants.  On occasion employees may face disciplinary action resulting in a loss of pay or employment, which invokes due process protections, so a post-discipline appeal is available.  Annually, about two to three employees invoke their right to an appeal.  Denver Water’s Personnel Policies outline the administrative hearing process available under such circumstances, including the role of a Hearing Officer.  The Hearing Officer’s authority is limited in scope to determining whether Denver Water had cause for its decision.  The purpose of this letter is to serve as a request for proposal and statement of qualifications to provide administrative Hearing Officer services.

If you would be interested in undertaking these services, please submit a proposal by June 15, 2017, to the Office of General Counsel, including the following information: 

  • A description of attorney and firm experience with civil service employment matters;
  • Your hourly rate;
  • Any potential conflict of interest and whether you expect such a conflict of interest could be resolved; and
  • Any minority-owned and/or small business certification.

 In making our decision, the availability and cost of proposed services will be considered, along with applicable expertise.  Should you have any questions, including a request to review the Personnel Policies relevant to the Hearing Officer’s authority, please feel free to call Attorney Kris Bates at 303-628-6409.

Click Here for more information.

Colorado Judicial Branch Family Violence Justice Fund Grant

The Colorado Judicial Branch announced today it has opened the application process for fiscal year 2018 grants from the Family Violence Justice Fund, which funds programs that provide civil legal services to indigent Coloradans who are victims of domestic violence. 

Applications must be received by the State Court Administrator’s Office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, to be considered for a grant. To be eligible, organizations must be non-profit and currently serving the legal needs of indigent victims of family violence.

Applications will be accepted only via email at jessica.zender@judicial.state.co.us. The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  Questions may be directed to Jessica Zender at the e-mail address above or by calling 720-625-5947. Click here for more information.

COLTAF Funding Opportunity

The Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF) is pleased to announce a one-time funding opportunity for legal aid organizations in Colorado to provide foreclosure prevention legal assistance and/or community redevelopment legal assistance.

Interested 501(c)(3) legal aid organizations that meet the qualifying criteria are invited to submit an electronic Letter of Interest.  Select organizations will then be invited to submit full proposals.  Please review the attached Request for Letters of Interest for more information and instructions. 

Submission of a Letter of Interest does not guarantee solicitation of a full proposal; and solicitation of a full proposal does not guarantee funding.

Letters of Interest must be submitted by Thursday, June 15, 2017. Click here for more info.  Any questions about the Letter of Interest instructions should be emailed to coltaf@legalaidfoundation.org.


First Assistant Attorney General – Parks, Wildlife and Trust Lands Unit (posted 6/22/17)

The Natural Resources and Environment Section is seeking a full-time First Assistant Attorney General to manage the Parks, Wildlife and Trust Lands Unit.  This position is responsible for the representation of the Parks and Wildlife Commission and the Division of Parks and Wildlife (collectively Colorado Parks and Wildlife) and the State Land Board and its staff on all their legal matters.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the State Land Board are both cash funded agencies and operate as state enterprises in the management of parks, wildlife and trust land resources in Colorado.   

Representation of Colorado Parks and Wildlife includes assisting and advising the Commission in the development of state wildlife and park management programs, for all associated licensing requirements, and for the promulgation of rules and orders concerning wildlife and parks programs, and assisting and advising the Division in the implementation of the Commission’s programs, licensing requirements, rules and orders.     

Representation of the State Land Board includes assisting and advising the Board in the development of management programs for the mineral resources and lands granted to the state in public trust by the federal government, including those for the support of public schools, and other state lands held by the Board in public trust, and assisting and advising the staff in the implementation of the Board’s programs. 

The First Assistant supervises and evaluates ten attorneys and one and a half legal assistants, including case and program consultations on a wide variety of programs and substantive and procedural legal issues, caseload and transaction management, and co-counseling cases and program transactions.  The First Assistant also carries a full caseload and takes the lead on many of the more complex cases and transactions involving Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the State Land Board.  

The First Assistant manages the Unit, including budget/fiscal review and compliance, assigning and monitoring cases and transactions, making hiring decisions and salary recommendations, mentoring and evaluating staff, and reporting to senior management on policy, litigation, transactional and personnel matters.  The First Assistant works closely with the other supervising attorneys in the section and reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General of the Natural Resources and Environment Section.

The candidate must be admitted to the Colorado bar and in good standing or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar at the time of application.  The position requires at least 7 years of civil practice and/or in-house counsel.  Previous management and supervisory experience is strongly preferred.  Natural resource law and policy experience, including federal and state laws regarding wildlife, parks, outdoor recreation, minerals and real estate transactions is strongly preferred.  Substantial experience with administrative and judicial proceedings, the State Administrative Procedure Act, and negotiations are strongly preferred.  Essential skills include: strong written and oral communication skills, an ability to develop successful team building strategies, excellent client relations skills and strong leadership.

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:

Patti Dubose

Office Manager

Natural Resources and Environment Section
Email: patti.dubose@coag.gov

Click here for more information.

City of Thornton- Associate Judge (posted 6/19/17)

Provide judicial functions for the Municipal Court, a home rule court of record, through adjudication of traffic, criminal, parking and other municipal code violations. Conduct hearings on motions, trials to the court, jury trials and other requisite judicial duties when the Presiding Judge is unavailable or in instances of judicial disqualification. Provide coverage on a temporary and as needed basis.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Provides judicial services consistent with the United States and Colorado Constitutions, Colorado State law, the Charter and ordinances of the City of Thornton and the Colorado Code of Judicial Conduct.

Adjudicates criminal, traffic and non-traffic municipal ordinance violations for both adults and juveniles. Conducts hearings required to adjudicate cases including but not limited to arraignments, motions, pre-trial hearings and trials. Addresses cases and applies laws.

Reviews arrest affidavits and determines probable cause; issues search warrants for municipal matters when appropriate.

Education/Experience: Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Registered Electors of the State of Colorado and at least twenty-five (25) years of age.

Five years of litigation and/or judicial experience; Demonstrable knowledge of, and the ability to apply the Colorado Rules of Evidence, the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Colorado Rules of Municipal procedure, and the general ordinance, statutory and case law in Colorado preferred.

Licensing/Certification Requirements: Licensed (in good standing) to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado (must remain in good standing). Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife- Administrative Assistant in the Real Estate Section (updated 6/19/17)

Work involves providing professional administrative support to the team of Real Estate Specialists and the Land Protection Specialist who comprise the Section. This is often a fast-paced, deadline-oriented role, which demands excellent attention to detail, an ability to work independently, and the ability to complete projects in a timely fashion.

A background in land conservation or real estate is not required, but an interest in the mission of the agency is helpful.

Required skills:

  • Excellent work ethic and attitude
  • Very strong background in MS Office Suite: PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Publisher and particularly Access; ability to use Adobe Acrobat Professional (not Reader)
  • Familiarity with relational databases and their application
  • Familiarity with Google Apps and their use in business applications
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and to take direction from management and senior staff

Minimum work requirements:  College degree and minimum one year related work experience.

How to apply: Please email a current resume, cover letter, and separate description of one page or less outlining computer skills to: Diana.Caruso@state.co.us. Qualified applicants will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

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Hall & Evans- Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney (posted 6/14/17)

Hall & Evans, LLC, one of Denver's most established law firms, has an opportunity for an attorney with 4-10 years’ experience to join our busy medical malpractice group.  Medical malpractice experience required. Defense and trial experience preferred. 

Position Requirements 

  • Colorado licensed attorney in good standing;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Exceptional writing skills;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills;
  • Interpersonal communication skills;
  • Microsoft Work and Outlook proficiency (Microsoft Office 365 preferred)

All applicants will need to complete an online employment application and upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.


Rider Goodwin Law Offices- Family Law Associate (posted 6/14/17)

Rider Goodwin Law Offices has been rapidly growing and we are currently looking for another Family Law Associate to add to our expanding team-oriented office.

We are looking for a candidate who is able to hit the ground running helping Clients, is licensed to practice in Colorado, and above all shares a “child first” approach to family law. Our firm serves clients along the Front Range and we continually pride ourselves on being Client-Centered, compassionate, and dedicated to our community.

The position is full-time, competitive compensation which includes providing health insurance, 401K, legal malpractice insurance, CLE credits per year, and a bonus structure.

Anyone who may be interested  can check out our ad on Indeed, or send the office a Resume and Cover Letter to carrie@ridergoodwinlaw.com

Denver Assistant City Attorney- Law's Municipal Operation Section (posted 6/14/17)

The City and County of Denver is currently seeking an Assistant City Attorney - Section Supervisor for the Department of Law's Municipal Operations Section. This role supervises and directs the activities of the Municipal Operations section within the City Attorney's Office and provides legal counsel and representation to City officers and employees. We seek an attorney with significant legal experience to provide counsel and legal advice related to municipal law, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, bankruptcy, real estate, and land use.
This is a first level supervisory classification which has predominately internal focus and day-today, direct supervisory responsibility for attorneys and other staff in a section of the City Attorney's Office. This position provides appropriate input and/or direction to the staff attorneys on substantive and procedural law and ensuring Municipal Operations is meeting the needs of the client. This supervisor will be expected to assist City agencies directly in addition to his/her supervisory responsibilities.
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.
Municipal Operations is looking for section supervisor with skills in the following areas:
Leadership and Vision – the supervisor must be able to lead by example, develop high performance teams, foster a culture of inclusion, and collaborate with the Section Director and other supervisors on matters.
Talent Management – the supervisor must be able to establish high quality relationships with employees, providing regular and meaningful feedback, while identifying and resolving conflict or issues.
Legal Competence – the supervisor must have general knowledge of a wide variety of municipal law areas and expertise in subject matters handled by the Municipal Operations section.
Operational and Administrative Competence – the supervisor must assist the Director, other Section Supervisor and Operations Supervisors in overseeing the Section's business operations matters.
Investment in Organization – the supervisor must actively participate and promote organizational and Mayoral priorities such as Peak Performance, and the City Attorney actions plans, as well as other department initiatives. 


City of Aurora- Assistant City Attorney (posted 6/12/17)

The City of Aurora is seeking a highly motivated Municipal Prosecutor. This position is a Full time, entry-level position to commerce as soon as possible. The position involves the prosecution of city ordinance violations, including negotiations, motions, trial practice and appeals, applicants must be memvers, in good standings, of the colorado bar. 

As an assistant city attorney, yo will utilize your knowledge and abilities obrained through law school education and municipal governmental or private experience to conduct research, draft legal documents and prosecute cases in the Aurora Municipal Court, through the criminal division of the City Attorney's Office.

Applicants must include updated resume, cover letter, and writing sample to be considered.

Click here for more information

University of Denver- Investigator for Office of Human Resources(posted 6/9/17)

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is guided by the University of Denver's commitment to create and maintain an academic and work environment where its students, faculty and staff are able to thrive free of harassment or discrimination. 

Investigators provide professional and technical support to the Office of Equal Opportunity by assessing, investigating and resolving discrimination and/or harassment complaints on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This includes investigating alleged violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

The Investigator will conduct initial review and complete investigations of allegations of discrimination or harassment (including allegations of gender-based violence) involving faculty, staff and students at the University of Denver. Investigations will include conducting a preliminary review of the complaint, making determinations concerning the necessity for a formal investigation, interviewing relevant individuals and reviewing documents or other evidence. Investigators are expected to understand which issues are appropriate for them to resolve on their own and which issues need to be referred to the Director of Equal Opportunity or the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Required Qualifications

·         Bachelor's degree.

·         1-2 years of investigative experience with an understanding of and experience with anti-discrimination laws and policies.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Advanced degree such as a JD.

·         Prior experience working in higher education.

·         Prior experience conducting civil rights investigations involving students and employees.

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, June 19, 2017.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.  The OEO is committed to Inclusive Excellence and maintaining a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to effectively engage with individuals from diverse communities.  In your cover letter, in addition to explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, please describe your knowledge and experience and how you will advance this commitment.

Please include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with your application.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Tenenbaum Law Firm- Temporary Contract Attorney (posted 6/5/17)

The Tenenbaum Law Firm, a DTC commercial litigation firm specializing in securities regulatory defense, is seeking qualified candidates for a contract attorney position. This temporary position will support the firm in preparing for a major 10 day securities fraud trial that is currently scheduled to begin in mid-September 2017.

The job responsibilities of the position will include helping the firm prepare for trial through legal research and memo writing, discovery and deposition preparation, as well as drafting and responding to pretrial motions and trial briefs. This contract attorney position will be ongoing through trial and may also include post-trial briefing.

Candidates must have a JD and be licensed in good-standing with the State of Colorado with 6-10 years of complex commercial litigation experience. Specific experience in securities litigation and/or large case management is preferred but not required. Availability to work in the DTC area is required. Flexibility with hours of work is preferred.

The position begins in late June 2017 and will require onsite work in the law firm’s DTC office, although at times work may be done remotely. It is expected that this position will begin with part-time hours of approximately 20-30 hours per week with the understanding that the time commitment will be 40+ hours per week as trial approaches. The rate of pay is $40 per hour for each hour worked. Parking is the only benefit included with this temporary position.

More information about the firm can be found at http://www.tlawfirm.com/.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Tom Tenenbaum along with their current resume and list of references to cv@tlawfirm.com by June 16, 2017.

Assistant Federal Public Defender-Wyoming Trial (updated 6/19/17)

This is full-time position, stationed in our branch office in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The Assistant Federal Public Defender provides zealous, professional legal representation, in writing and at court hearings, in all stages of federal criminal proceedings pending in the District of Wyoming.  Duties include the investigation and defense of complex and diverse federal cases, comprehensive legal research, extensive motions practice, and frequent courtroom litigation.  While our AFPDs are solely responsible for most cases, our office culture is one of collaborative teamwork.

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 experience in criminal defense, preferably in federal court. Substantial experience includes primary responsibility for jury trials in felony cases, previous work with scientific expert witnesses (including 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 and oral advocacy skills are required.  Extensive driving, largely within the District of Wyoming and between our Casper and Cheyenne courts, 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 Defender

633 17th Street, Ste. #1000

Denver CO 80202

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City of Lakewood-Court Administrator (posted 5/31/17)

•Receives general supervision and direction from the Presiding Judge on administrative and judicial matters in the court, and from the City Manager on City administrative matters

• Will have the ability to work independently while being able to create and sustain cross-functional partnerships

• Is responsible for overseeing the administrative and operational processes of the court, supervising all of the court personnel, and developing the administration of the annual court budget

For more information click here.

"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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