Welcome to the CWBA Career Center. As a service to our members, the CWBA posts judicial vacancies and nominating commission opportunities, as well as law-related employment and volunteer opportunities.
JUDICIAL OPENINGS AND NOMINATIONS
"Get Benched!" The CWBA and Colorado's other diversity bar associations encourage members to seek appointment for upcoming judicial vacancies. When a vacancy is announced by the Judicial Branch, information about the vacancy is posted here and publicized to members.
Information on Colorado's Merit Selection System, specific commission rosters and rules, and judicial vacancies may be found on the nominating commission portion of the Colorado Judicial Branch website. (Visit this site to download the nominating commission application in editable PDF format.)
The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions - Seeking Applicants
The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions is seeking applicants for a wide range of state boards and commissions. The Boards and Commissions book, listing all boards/commissions and expiration terms, may be downloaded from their website. Click here for the application, or contact the Governor's Office of Boards & Commissions at (303) 866-6380 for more information. If individuals have questions regarding whether they may qualify or not, or questions about board/commission service generally, please contact (303) 866-6380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
Colorado Judical Department- Colorado Covening on Children, Youth and Families seeking presentation proposals for 2018 conference
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.
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:
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:
State Services Section
Office of the Attorney General
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 email@example.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.
Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.
Assistant City Attorney - Associate, Municipal 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.