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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.   


CBA YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION IS SEEKING EXECUTIVE COUNCIL APPLICANTS
Deadline to Apply: April 14

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 jeisenstein@yourcoloradolawyers.com, no later than Friday, April 14.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Lawyers Needed For Grassroots Group
A grassroots organizing group has been assisting with a youth group in Sheridan and they are hosting a workshop on April 18 from 6 to 8pm at Sheridan High. They are seeking a handful of Colorado-licensed lawyers to help review power of attorney documents and also be available to answer individual questions for the families.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Alexi Freeman at afreeman@law.du.edu.


REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
None at this time.


JOB OPENINGS

Colorado Department of Law & Office of the Attorney General
The Colorado Department of Law is the largest law firm in the State.  The Attorney General is elected by popular vote of the statewide electorate and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official. For current employments opportunities and those not listed here, please visit the website.


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: rhansen@miletichpc.com

 

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)

Location: Denver, Colorado (with some statewide travel)
Type: Full-Time (40 hours per week), requires flexible schedule including some
evenings and weekends

The Organization:
One Colorado is a statewide organization dedicated to advancing equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families. Our vision is a fair and just Colorado.

One Colorado is comprised of three organizations: One Colorado, a 501(c)(4) that leads lobbying and advocacy efforts; One Colorado Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) that spearheads public education and awareness-building efforts; and One Colorado PAC, a state political action committee that supports the organization’s political endorsements.

The Position:
The Development Manager of One Colorado is responsible for working with the Development Director and Executive Director to execute the organization’s annual fundraising plan to raise $1.5 million and develop fundraising strategies and efforts on major donor cultivation and stakeholder outreach.
●    Event Planning and Execution (50%): Responsible for the planning and execution of small-dollar and mid-level development events. Will work closely with Development Director to successfully plan the organization’s largest annual events.
●    Relationship Management (25%): Responsible for managing key stakeholder relationships, including many mid-level donors and business partners.
●    All Other Fundraising Efforts (25%): Responsible for other organizational fundraising efforts, including small to mid-level donor programs, written fundraising materials, donor database management, maintaining donor recognition systems, and donor prospecting.
One Colorado is looking for candidates with strengths in the following areas:
●    Written Communication and Editing Skills: Strong writer with a proven ability to craft different forms of writing, including programmatic reporting and compelling development collateral.
●    Planning and Project Management: Highly organized, detail oriented, and accountable to the set goals of each project.
●    Strong Fundraising Instincts: Proven track record to meet fundraising goals and familiarity with individual and/or business fundraising strategies. Ability to think creatively and execute innovative fundraising strategies.
●    Relationship Building: Proven ability to manage various key stakeholders.
●    Champion of Diversity and Equity: Has a track record of working with diverse stakeholders and a desire to improve the lives of LGBTQ Coloradans and their families.
Additional Qualifications:
●    Preferably 2+ years of development and/or fundraising experience in a professional environment
●    Knowledge of Colorado political and nonprofit landscape
●    Basic familiarity with c3/c4 structures
●    Familiarity with any donor databases
To Apply:
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Becca Moser, Development Director, at beccam@one-colorado.org. Priority will be given to applications received by May 22nd, 2017, but candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

Salary is competitive with full health and dental insurance, and matching retirement funds.

One Colorado welcomes applications from all – particularly people of color, women, LGBTQ people, immigrants or refugees, people with disabilities, and people from low- or moderate-income backgrounds. One Colorado is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, disability status, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, and political party affiliation, or on any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law.

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:

Latrice Johnston
State Services Section
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 6th Floor
Denver, Colorado  80203
Email: Latrice.johnston@coag.gov

 

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.  

Job Qualifications: 

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:
Patti Dubose
Office manager
Natural Resources and Environment Section
Email: Patti.Dubose@coag.gov


Assistant Attorney General- Revenue & Utilities Section/Marijuana, Liquor and Bankruptcy team

Application deadline:   May 4, 2017

Salary Range: $6,297- $9,194/month (Commensurate with experience)

The Revenue & Utilities Section is seeking an attorney to join the Marijuana, Liquor and Bankruptcy team.

As counsel to the Marijuana and Liquor Enforcement Divisions for the Department of Revenue, the attorney’s primary responsibility will be to handle administrative cases from inception through administrative hearing and, where applicable, judicial review. These cases range in complexity from relatively simple to quite complex. For example, the Divisions may seek enforcement action based on underage sales of marijuana or liquor, substantial security and public health violations or sophisticated corporate and financial schemes intended to allow unauthorized entities and individuals to control businesses. The attorney may also represent the clients in state or, at times, federal courts in cases involving requests for injunctive relief, subpoenas for confidential documents, litigation between third parties when necessary to safeguard the client’s regulatory authority and lawsuits challenging state laws and regulations.

Additionally, the attorney may work with the team to provide general counsel to the Marijuana and Liquor Enforcement Divisions regarding rulemaking, legislative review, policies and processes, open meetings and open records laws, and all aspects of the client agencies’ functions and responsibilities.

This position offers the opportunity to practice in a novel and challenging area of the law. Statutes and regulations governing marijuana and liquor are amended frequently, requiring legal advice to adapt and evolve accordingly. For example, in 2016 alone, the Colorado General Assembly adopted substantial changes to laws governing regulation of both the marijuana and the liquor industries. Senate Bill 16-197 represents the largest change in Colorado liquor law since the repeal of Prohibition. And Senate Bill 16-040 significantly changes the ownership and financial interests that may be held in licensed marijuana businesses in Colorado, expanding access to sources of capital, including from investors in other states. Liquor regulation presents a unique regulatory landscape involving considerations of federal, state, and local regulations around trade practices and the three-tier system dating back to the Prohibition era. The law surrounding statewide regulation of medical and recreational marijuana often involves questions of first impression, conflicts between state and federal law, and a variety of unusual legal and constitutional issues.

The attorney may also assist with representation of other Unit clients. The Unit handles bankruptcy matters for all state clients, represents the Department of Revenue’s Taxation Divisions and represents the Property Tax Administrator in the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. The attorney will be part of a dynamic and collaborative legal team meeting the diverse legal needs of these clients, and addressing a wide variety of complex legal issues of significant importance to the state of Colorado.

Job Qualifications:  All candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. The ideal candidate will have well-developed litigation skills, excellent writing, research, and analytical abilities and a background in regulatory and constitutional law.

The final candidate for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation and tax background check.

Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to:
Sherry Penfold, Office Manager
Ralph L. Carr, Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th floor
Denver, Colorado  80203
Email:  sherry.penfold @coag.gov

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 giugi@bovinolaw.com with the subject “Attorney Position – [Last name].”

First Assistant Attorney General-Agriculture Unit (posted 4/19/17)
Apply by May 10,2017
Salary Range: $9,149 - $11,800/month

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:
Maria Ruiz
Office Manager
Business & Licensing Section
E-mail: maria.ruiz@coag.gov

Court Appointed Arraignment Counsel-City of Greeley Municipal Court- (posted 4/19/17)

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and résumé/vitae to Roxanna Caldwell, Court Administrator, 1122 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631, or Roxanna.caldwell@greeleygov.com. Deadline: 5:00 p.m. April 28, 2017.
 
Department: Greeley Municipal Court
 
Salary: Contract Position, $45.00/hour
 
JOB SUMMARY: This part-time Defense Attorney position will work at and for the Greeley Municipal Court approximately ten to sixteen hours per week (generally, Monday mornings and afternoons and Thursday mornings for docket days as well as in-custody dockets currently scheduled at 11:00 a.m. and/or 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday). This individual must work independently to represent defendants of the Court facing a variety of minor criminal and traffic charges; including such duties as:
o Interviewing clients, police officers and other witnesses; and performing legal research to obtain information necessary to inform clients of legal options.
o Filing motions and meeting with various parties involved on pending cases.
o Preparing various records to support the defense of the client and document case status and progress.
o Represent the client in plea discussions, negotiations and agreements.
o Other services as outlined in HB13-1210 and HB16-1309.
 
REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND:
o Must be a graduate from an ABA accredited law school and a licensed attorney in the State of Colorado; must know and comply with Rules of Professional Conduct and the Colorado Municipal Court Rules
o Ability to pass a background check
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
o Demonstrate compassion and desire to advocate on behalf of the poor.
o Must be able to handle frequent interruptions and multiple inquiries.
o Must have exceptional communication skills.
o Must have the ability to use all necessary electronic devices especially computers.
o Must be able to handle emergency or crisis situations.
o Must be able to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
o Must be able to withstand a moderate noise level in the work environment.
o Must be proficient in managing your own case load and work without supervisory oversight.
o Ability to transport themselves and their work files to court or jail facility and any other place where their physical presence is required.
o Must exhibit professionalism and courtesy towards the Court, the City Attorney’s Office, all City of Greeley Staff, and clients.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
o Work location is in court room and office environments which may involve long periods of sitting and walking.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
o Vision enough to interpret written documents;
o Communication skills to adequately convey information to defendants, attorneys, coworkers and the general public.
 
TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and résumé/vitae to Roxanna Caldwell, Court Administrator, 1122 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631, or Roxanna.caldwell@greeleygov.com. Deadline: 5:00 p.m. April 28, 2017. The top four applicants will be interviewed. Interviewee selection is determined by scoring key experiences/skills demonstrated within letters of interest and resumes to include the following: Up to 30 points for relevant experience; up to 30 points for defense advocacy and communication; up to 30 points for independent case management skills; and up to 10 points for computer skills and multitasking.

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 kackerman@lathropgage.com . Visit  www.lathropgage.com

Program Assistant I / Real Estate Section Program Assistant- Colorado Parks and Wildlife
(posted 4/14/17)

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
PAY RATE:   18.95/hour, no benefits

LOCATION: Denver, Real Estate Section

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  ASAP until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  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 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.


Mid-Level Corporate Attorney, Boulder- Holland & Hart (posted 4/14/17)

(Reference # 53120113)
Searching for a talented corporate transactional attorney with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience. Come join our growing team in Boulder and enjoy a dynamic emerging growth, venture capital, M&A, and corporate & securities practice focused on, among others, the natural products/food & beverage space at the largest firm based in the Mountain West.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
This position involves structuring, drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of agreements and transactions related to emerging growth companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds, and public companies in financings, acquisitions, and similar matters. The position also involves public company securities law, stock exchange and fiduciary duty compliance counseling, as well as oversight and mentoring of more junior corporate transactional attorneys.  Our clients include a mix of emerging growth, Mountain West mid-market and Fortune 500 companies, as well as high net worth individuals in connection with their investing activities.  This position will involve a significant amount of work not only in the natural products, foods, and beverages spaces, but also in the outdoor and outdoor recreation, finance, oil & gas, and pharmaceutical industries.

WHO YOU ARE
Excellent academics; 3-5 years of quality, relevant transactional law firm experience; especially known for your judgment, diligence and superior drafting skills; extraordinary attention to detail; passion for working hard, responding quickly and taking initiative in a fast-paced environment with like-minded, collegial colleagues; embody our firm values (https://www.hollandhart.com/statement-of-values); and Colorado licensed or willing to become Colorado licensed.  You are particularly interested in the industries in which the Boulder office works, and you desire ownership of tasks and view proactivity as a must.

ABOUT HOLLAND & HART
Holland & Hart is the largest law firm based in the Mountain West with more than 500 lawyers in 16 offices. The Boulder office of H&H is the third largest office and home to 45 attorneys. We are a full-service law firm and one of the few Denver-based law firms ranked on The American Lawyer's list of the top 200 law firms in the U.S. 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.

Please apply online and be prepared to submit a resume, cover letter and law school transcript. Please address cover letter to Misae Nishikura. Holland & Hart is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No headhunters please.


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. 

We offer a friendly business casual environment and competitive pay.  Please submit cover letter and resume to cparrish@gordonrees.com.  No recruiter or telephone calls please. Gordon & Rees is an equal opportunity employer.


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.
 
The League of Women Voters® of Colorado (LWVCO) is a highly respected political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. LWVCO is a non partisan organization that does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Our current advocacy efforts include Defending the Environment, Reforming Money in Politics and Redistricting for Fair Districts.


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) 
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated associate with 2-5 years of Employment litigation experience to join our nationally-recognized Labor & Employment firm in the Denver, Colorado office. We are looking for a candidate with outstanding legal writing and research skills, and significant experience with discovery, including drafting of pleadings and motions, and assisting with depositions and trial preparation in both state and federal courts. Our ideal candidate also will have experience with class and collective actions in addition to demonstrated client relationship skills and business development acumen. Management-side employment litigation and counseling experience strongly preferred. Strong academic credentials are required and judicial clerkship experience is a plus. To be considered, a candidate must hold a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and must be an active member in good standing of the Colorado Bar.

Interested applicants should submit resume and law school transcript via email to LaLonnie Gray at lgray@constangy.com.

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to workforce diversity.
 
Litigation Paralegal
(posted 3/29/17) 
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, a national labor and employment law firm representing management, is searching for an experienced Litigation Paralegal to support its expanding and diverse Denver, Colorado office.
 
Duties include:
 
Creating and maintaining case schedules and calendars;
Creating, maintaining and organizing electronic litigation files;
Filing documents in federal and state district and appellate courts;
Demonstrating strong organizational and writing skills;
Researching, analyzing and summarizing facts and legal sources; 
Docketing and taking appropriate action to monitor and meet deadlines;
Establishing priorities and working concurrently on a variety of projects;
Performing all assignments in strict compliance with ethical guidelines governing the practice of law;
Consistently exhibiting a high degree of professionalism and teamwork;
Using initiative and discretion in accomplishing assignments with minimum supervision. 
 
The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree plus a Paralegal Certificate (ABA-approved preferred) or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. We prefer at least 5 years of litigation experience with an emphasis on employment litigation matters. This experience should include Electronic Court Filing, and proficiency in e-discovery, specifically Relativity, Recommend, and other web-based litigation databases. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter, detail-oriented with strong organizational and verbal/written communication skills and will be able to juggle multiple assignments in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life, vision and disability insurance and 401(k) plan that includes a Firm contribution.

For consideration, please e-mail your resume to lgray@constangy.com.

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)
Small, but busy, Boulder family law firm looking for an Associate Attorney. A qualified candidate will be a licensed attorney who is confident, motivated, excels at time management, enthusiastic and happy. Curmudgeons need not apply. Additional qualifications: strong research and writing skills, superb organization, good work ethic and working knowledge of practice management software. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits offered. Please reply with résumé and cover letter to helen@bondfamilylaw.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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