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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

  • "Beyond The Safety Pin: How To Be An Active Ally" Resource Sheet
    Organizations to support -- either as a volunteer or financially
  • "Storming The Ballot" - Engaging In the Political Process Resource Sheet  Organizations that offer training and resource

    Immigration Lawyers Needed  (posted 9/11/17)
    Click here now to volunteer at a DACA legal clinic

    In response to the rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), L4GG and the L4GG Foundation are coordinating with immigration groups all over the country to assist individuals and families at risk.

    The most pressing need between now and October 5, 2017 is to help individuals with current DACA status expiring between now and March 5, 2018.

    Renewal is still possible for those individuals, but renewal applications must be received by DHS no later than 10/5/17, so that gives us less than four weeks. Many immigration-focused organizations are organizing "rapid fire" clinics to be held between now and 10/5/17, and need attorneys to volunteer at these clinics over the next four weeks. You do not have to be an immigration lawyer; we believe it will take no more than 30 - 60 minutes of training for lawyers to be able to assist with renewal forms.

    If you are willing and able to volunteer at clinics for individuals with current DACA status, either to assist with renewals between now and 10/5/17, or to assist in other ways after 10/5/17, please click here and fill out the volunteer form ASAP.

    Assuming sufficient levels of interest, these groups will continue to coordinate with immigration groups hosting DACA clinics to help ensure that they have the volunteer lawyers needed in various locations. Once you've filled out the form, you will be notified via email as soon as we become aware of a clinic in need of lawyers in your area.


REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

Colorado Judical Department- Colorado Covening on Children, Youth and Families seeking presentation proposals for 2018 conference

Click here for more details.


JOB OPENINGS

Denver City Attorney's Office- Paralegal II (posted 9/20/17)

The City Attorney's Office is seeking Paralegal II applicants for its Civil Litigation Section.  The Paralegal II performs standard/intermediate level paraprofessional legal work assisting attorneys with full-range of legal support work such as research, analysis, drafting various legal documents, and providing full-range standard level paralegal assistance.  The Litigation Section is seeking an individual with significant experience in civil litigation in state and federal court as well as appeals.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in providing attorney support through all phases of the litigation process, including trial and post-trial.      
The Civil Litigation Section handles most of the tort claims and civil rights cases brought against Denver and its officers and employees. The attorneys regularly appear in all federal and state courts. This job is a perfect fit for a paralegal that is highly skilled, highly organized, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and a self-starter.

Click here for more information.


RTD- Assistant Attorney General II (posted 9/20/17)

RTD is currently seeking a motivated attorney to join its team.  We have a collegial work atmosphere and an abundance of rewarding and challenging work for an attorney interested in working in the public sector.  Applicants must have two to three years of experience in the actual practice of law as well as excellent research, writing, and analytical skills. We are looking for a versatile attorney interested in opportunities to work on both litigation and transactional matters. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. This is a great opportunity for attorneys looking to work on a cross-functional team with frequent client contact and get hands on experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of professional references.

This position requires:

  • A J.D. degree from an accredited law school
  • Admittance to the Colorado Bar
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the practice of law

OR

An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities.

Description of Work: This position is responsible for performing general legal services for the organization. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.rtd-denver.com/careers.


Assistant Attorney General, State Services Section, Contracts and Procurement Unit (posted 9/13/17)

The Contracts and Procurement Unit of the State Services Section consists of three attorneys, one legal assistant, and an administrative assistant.  The unit works as a team; however, each attorney has a diverse case load with significant independent duties and responsibilities.  This unit advises and represents all Colorado state agencies, higher education institutions and elected officials on a wide range of transactional matters including:  state procurement matters; requests for proposals; IT vendor agreements (including cloud based contracts); trademark; capital construction; real property transactions (including leases and lease purchase agreements); agreements relating to banking, credit cards and debt management; public finance agreements (including bonds, certificates of participation, and public loans); complex vendor agreements; revenue generating agreements (e.g. licenses and grants); intergovernmental agreements and memoranda of understanding (including with local airports and the federal government); energy loan agreements; and fee agreements with special assistant attorneys general.  The unit also provides general counsel advice on transactional issues (e.g. procurement and contract matters), negotiates and drafts contracts, and assists clients with contract disputes.  This unit acts as general counsel for the State Controller’s Office (“SCO”), and works closely with the SCO on state-wide contracting and procurement issues, and rulemaking. The unit works closely with the State Treasurer on financial matters.  This unit is primarily involved in state contract drafting, negotiating, contract review, resolving contract disputes, and terminating contracts as appropriate.  The unit also serves as an educational and training resource for the Department of Law and its client agencies and monitors legislation relating to the Unit’s subject matters.

Principal duties of this position include representation in all state contracts, with significant drafting and contract review with the goal of compliance with state fiscal rules and the state procurement code. The candidate assists state clients when contract disputes arise. The candidate is expected to constantly fine tune the contract improvement process, which means working with the SCO and procurement office, drafting state templates, ensuring adequate contractual protections for the state and state agencies on a daily basis, and working with vendors to ensure the state’s best interests and needs are met.  The candidate will provide legal opinions for all clients on a wide variety of issues involving specific agency contracts and programs.  Additionally, the candidate will work closely with the Treasurer’s office on financial transactions.  Responsibilities will also include assisting other units and other sections within the Department of Law, as necessary. The successful candidate is expected to be a contributing member of the unit with regard to educational and training resource for client agencies.

 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.  All candidates must have a minimum of five years legal experience and a minimum of three years of significant contract, transactional and financial agreements drafting experience.  Candidate must also have a strong background in real estate.  Interest in, and specific experience with, government contracts or transactions are strongly desired. Good client relations skills and the ability to work independently and productively as part of a team are essential.

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

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (preferably a contract or agreement) and three professional references via e-mail no later than September 27, 2017 to:

Xan Serocki

Legal Assistant

State Services Section

Office of the Attorney General

Email: Xan.Serocki@coag.gov

Deadline to apply: September 27, 2017


Childs McCune- Litigation Attorney (posted 9/13/17)

Downtown Denver based trial law firm, Childs McCune, seeks litigation attorney with 2-8 yrs. exp., able to take lead on depos and 2nd chair trials. Ideal candidate has strong stand-up skills/ability to think on their feet. Excel. research/writing. Leadership, professional, community, charitable acts, academic perf. valued. Licensed in CO. Competitive salary/benefits. Partnership track opportunity. Send cover letter/resume/references/writing sample to Melinda Strickland at mstrickland@childsmccune.com


Denver International Airport-Senior Assistant City Attorney (posted 9/8/17)

Denver International Airport is looking for a Senior Assistant City Attorney. In this role you will work with the Airport Legal team to provide legal representation and advice to Airport officials and employees in the areas of general municipal and aviation law, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, environmental law, bankruptcy, real estate, and land use. On average you will oversee 50 to 60 contracts per year and serve on negotiating teams settling issues related to airline matters, construction contracts, claims, concessionaires and other tenant agreements. The selected candidate will be responsible for negotiating agreements, advising City agencies and officials, and representing the City before administrative agencies and/or courts. Developing or modifying work plans, methods and procedures, determining work priorities and developing work schedules to provide adequate staff coverage.

  • Advising and counseling City officials and agencies regarding municipal law, administrative law, and related topics;
  • Representing City agencies in administrative hearings, trial courts and appellate courts;
  • Preparing memoranda, motions, briefs and pleadings filed in judicial and administrative proceedings;
  • Negotiating transactions, drafting contracts and defending claims arising from contracts;
  • Drafting and interpreting City ordinances, rules and regulations, and charter requirements;
  • Conducting and/or supervising legal research;
  • Assisting attorneys working in specialized areas with litigation, research and related activities;
  • As assigned by the City Attorney, providing City officers and employees with counsel and advice and formal legal opinions on complex matters, in specialized legal areas;
  • Providing guidance to subordinate attorneys; and

Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.

Please apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denver/jobs/1844565/senior-assistant-city-attorney-denver-international-airport?keywords=attorney&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Assistant City Attorney - AssociateMunicipal Operations Section (posted 9/8/17)

The Denver City's Attorney's Office seeks an Assistant City Attorney - Associate for the Municipal Operations Section. This mid-level attorney will work on all aspects of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, eminent domain, and prosecution and defense of administrative hearings in district, federal, appellate courts and before administrative hearing officers.

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.  The Municipal Operations Section provides full service legal representation and advice to City officials, agencies and employees in the areas of general municipal law, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, bankruptcy, real estate, land use and commercial litigation. This section offers a steady stream of clients with an incredible variety of legal needs.

Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denver/jobs/1844033/assistant-city-attorney-associate-municipal-operations?keywords=attorney&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Fowler, Schimberg, Flanagan & McLetchie, PC- Associate Attorney, Civil Litigation (posted 8/29/17, keep posted for 60 days)

Fowler, Schimberg, Flanagan & McLetchie, PC, a downtown Denver firm with a strong civil litigation practice seeks an entry level Associate as well as an Associate with 5 years or more of relevant experience.  The preferred candidates should possess strong writing skills.  We value professionalism, integrity and team work.  We offer an excellent benefit package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Candidates should send a resume, salary requirements and a relevant writing sample to t_schimberg@fsf-law.com.


Wells, Anderson, & Race, LLC- Litigation Attorney (updated 8/29/17)

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.


"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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