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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

None at this time


JOB OPENINGS

Attorney General, Real Estate Unit within the Business & Licensing Section- Assistant Attorney General (posted 8/16/17)

Information about the Job:  The Real Estate Unit within the Business & Licensing Section is seeking an experienced and talented attorney to join its real estate team. 

The attorney will practice within a team that represents the Colorado Division of Real Estate and the various professional boards and commission housed within this Division to include the Real Estate Commission, the Board of Real Estate Appraisers, the Conservation Easement Commission and the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators.  In this capacity, the attorney will litigate cases involving real estate professionals before the Office of Administrative Courts and throughout the judicial review process in state district courts.  The successful candidate also will advise clients in all aspects of their regulatory functions and responsibilities including assisting with the promulgation of rules and compliance with open meeting laws.  The position also may include representation of other state licensing boards and programs represented within the unit, such as the Broadband Deployment Board, the State Board of Equalization and the Independent Ethics Commission

Job Qualifications:  Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar with at least five years of civil practice experience.   Additionally, strong litigation and communication (writing and oral) skills are necessary.   A demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of people is also required.  Good client relation skills are necessary and experience with Real Estate programs, the Administrative Procedures Act, Colorado Open Meetings and Open Records laws is preferred.   Applicants should possess a strong commitment to the mission of public service and public protection. 

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

Address your resume and cover letter to the attention of Gina Simonson, First Assistant Attorney General and email your materials to: Hannah Engle
Real Estate Unit
Email address:  
Hannah.Engle@coag.gov

Apply by August 28th, 2017.

Click here for more information.


Attorney General,  Civil Litigation and Employment Law Section, Employment Tort Litigation team- Assistant Attorney General (posted 8/16/17)

The Unit defends all employment-related lawsuits brought in state and federal court against the state, state agencies and higher education institutions, and state employees.  The attorney who fills this position will handle a caseload of complex employment litigation in state and federal court including cases brought under Title VII, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, the ADEA, the Equal Pay Act, the FLSA, the FMLA, 42 U.S.C. Sections 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, the U.S. Constitution, the state Whistleblower Act, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act and the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act.   The attorney will serve as lead counsel in jury trials and will also co-counsel jury trials.  The attorney will handle appeals in state and federal court.  The attorney will work closely with the Employment Personnel Unit in advising and training state agencies, and will handle cases before the State Personnel Board, as needed.

Candidate must be admitted to the Colorado Bar or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing with a minimum of five years’ experience in civil litigation.  A working knowledge of employment law is required.  Strong litigation, analytical, research, oral, written, negotiation, and client relations skills, and a well-developed ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people, are also required.  The successful candidate must be able eventually to assume his or her own caseload with minimal supervision and must have good judgment as to when to consult teammates and the unit supervisor.  The candidate should be a self-starter and capable of working independently. 

Highly desirable qualifications include experience with the rules and procedures governing practice in state court and federal court, relevant experience in employment litigation, experience practicing before the State Personnel Board, experience training managers on employment issues, and knowledge of the specific laws applicable to the defense of state employees and agencies in the employment context. 

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

Please submit a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to:

Elaine Sanchez

Office Manager

Civil Litigation and Employment Law Section

1300 Broadway, 10th floor

Denver, CO 80203

Email: Elaine.Sanchez@coag.gov

Apply by August 28, 2017.

Click here for more information.


Colorado Legal Services- Attorney (posted 8/2/17)

Colorado Legal Services, Denver office, Health and Elder Law Unit, to represent vulnerable and/or low-income individuals and seniors in a range of actions involving health benefits, including in state and federal agencies and courts, and to advocate for these issues with grantors and community organizations.  Applicants must be able to handle fast moving, high volume caseload.  Sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals and minorities is prerequisite. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado.  Salary range, based on union salary scale and experience, begins at $44,125; excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, and generous leave.  Applications must be received by September 1, 2017; interviews will begin shortly after this date. Send cover letter and résumé to Executive Assistant Sharon Williams, swilliams@colegalserv.org, and specify this position.  

Attorney General, Public Utilities Commission Unit- Assistant Attorney General (posted 8/2/17)

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Unit provides legal counsel to the PUC on complex public utility regulation matters including procedural and substantive issues in the following areas: transportation, telecommunications, gas, electric, steam, and water issues. 

The PUC Unit’s work includes constitutional, statutory, and federal and state regulatory issues.  The Unit is also responsible for reviewing testimony and evidence in evidentiary hearings before the PUC, conducting cross-examination of witnesses on behalf of the Commissioners, reviewing and analyzing written pleadings, motions, and petitions in matters before the PUC, analyzing proposed rules, and advising the Commissioners on all matters before it.  The Unit closely works with PUC Commissioners and technical advisors in matters before the PUC, and also provides general counsel advice to the Commissioners and Commission Staff.  The Unit represents the PUC in appeals of its orders to state and federal district courts, as well as state and federal appellate courts. 

On a daily basis, PUC Unit attorneys provide legal support to the PUC Staff and Commissioners on an as needed basis, conducting legal research and providing legal advice on an ad hoc basis or through the preparation of formal and informal legal briefs, requiring the ability to interact and communicate with a wide variety of personnel, including Commissioners, engineers, financial advisors, economists and administrative staff.  PUC Unit attorneys also draft orders of Commission decisions made at its weekly meetings or at the conclusion of hearings over which the Commissioners preside. 

Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and in good standing at the time of application. Three to 5 years’ experience in regulatory/administrative law is preferred. Strong academic, research, writing and interpersonal communication skills are essential. 

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

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

Terri Connell

Colorado Department of Law

Email:  terri.connell@coag.gov  

Apply by August 30, 2017.

Click here for more information.


Wells, Anderson, & Race, LLC- Litigation Attorney (posted 8/2/17)

Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC has an immediate opening for a litigation attorney experienced in bad faith litigation, who has trial experience. Excellent research, writing, and case handling skills required. The associate is expected to work in a team environment, and to be the primary attorney handling some matters. Experience in Colorado a must. Prior judicial clerkship is highly valued for a candidate. Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to sdell@warllc.com.


Epsteom Patierno- Associate Attorney (posted 8/1/17)

A Denver and Greenwood  Village family law firm, Epstein Patierno, LLP, has an opening for a full-time associate.  The applicant should have 3-5 years experience, civil law experience, clerkship in court of appeals, strong research and writing skills and ability to work well under pressure.  Salary and benefits are competitive.  Please submit resume to abarich@epfamilylawattorneys.com if interested.


Attorney General, Business & Licensing Section- Assistant Attorney General (posted 7/26/17)

The Real Estate Unit within the Business & Licensing Section is seeking an experienced and talented attorney to join its real estate team and to provide legal representation to the Independent Ethics Commission.  The attorney will join a dynamic group of collaborative attorneys in the real estate unit, which is located within the Business and Licensing Section of the Attorney General’s Office. 

The position will serve as primary counsel to the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission (IEC) and will also represent the Colorado Division of Real Estate and the various professional boards and commission housed within this Division. As counsel to the IEC, the attorney will review and advise the IEC on all legal matters relevant to Article XXIX of the Colorado Constitution; attend all IEC meetings and provide legal counsel as necessary; and represent the IEC in district court and all subsequent appellate proceedings. This position works closely with the commission’s Executive Director to prepare advisory opinions, letter rulings, position statements and complaint opinions and prepare for commission meetings. This position requires an attorney with the maturity and professionalism to work with and provide guidance to a highly proficient commission addressing challenging issues.

The attorney also will practice within a team that represents the Colorado Division of Real Estate and the various professional boards and commission housed within this Division to include the Real Estate Commission, the Board of Real Estate Appraisers, the Conservation Easement Commission and the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators.  In this capacity, the attorney will litigate cases involving real estate professionals before the Office of Administrative Courts and throughout the judicial review process in state district courts.  The successful candidate also will advise clients in all aspects of their regulatory functions and responsibilities including assisting with the promulgation of rules and compliance with open meeting laws. 

Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar with at least 7 years of civil practice experience. Additionally, strong interpersonal, writing and appellate litigation skills are necessary.  Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of people, good client relation skills are critical and experience with government ethics and standards of conduct are also required. A familiarity and knowledge of real estate industry practices is also preferred but not required.  Applicants should possess a strong commitment to the mission of public service and public protection. 

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

Address your resume and cover letter to the attention of Gina Simonson, First Assistant Attorney General and email your materials to:
Hannah Engle
Real Estate Unit
Email address: Hannah.Engle@coag.gov


Hall & Evams LLC-Associate Attorney (posted 7/25/17)

 one of Denver's most established law firms, has an opportunity for an associate with 3-6 years’ experience to join ourConstruction and Design Practice Group.  The ideal candidate for the position will have experience representing developers, general contractors, design professionals, or subcontractors. Trial experience preferred.  All applicants will need to apply online at http://hallandevansllc.appone.com/

Position Requirements:

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


Social Security Administration, Office of the General Counsel-Attorney (posted 7/21/17)

The Social Security Administration’s, Office of the General Counsel (SSA-OGC) is currently seeking to replenish their applicant supply file with talented, articulate, and enthusiastic attorneys with superior academic qualifications, and excellent research, writing, and communication skills.   OGC attorneys provide comprehensive legal advice and representation supporting the administration of SSA's programs and the development of national policies and procedures.   They also represent SSA before administrative agencies and provide legal advice on matters ranging from family and trust law to employment law and labor relations.  Excellent writing skills are required.  Interested applicants should send a resume, a law school transcript, a writing sample, and proof of bar certification to: OGC.DEN.Recruitment@ssa.gov


"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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