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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, 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


Colorado Department of Law, Water Quality & Radiation Protection Unit- First Assistant Attorney General (posted 7/20/17)

The Natural Resources and Environment Section is seeking a full-time First Assistant Attorney General to manage the Water Quality and Radiation Protection Unit.  This position represents and advises the Colorado Water Quality Control Division, the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission, and the Radiation Protection Program in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in their implementation and administration of state and federal laws designed to protect water quality and to protect against radiation hazards.  The Unit’s  representation of these agencies includes all matters pertaining to water quality protection, discharge permits, promulgation of regulations, enforcement, compliance assistance, and drinking water protection, as well as all matters pertaining to the protection of health and safety from radiation hazards, including medical, institutional and industrial uses of radioactive materials and machines and the regulation and remediation of uranium mills and disposal of radioactive materials. The First

Assistant will work closely with the Air Quality Unit to assist in providing legal counsel to the Colorado Energy Office.

The First Assistant supervises and evaluates four attorneys and one paralegal, including case and program consultations on a wide variety of programs and substantive and procedural legal issues and caseload management.  The First Assistant also carries a full caseload and takes lead on many cases and transactions. 

The First Assistant manages the Unit, including budget/fiscal review and compliance, assigning and monitoring cases and projects, making hiring decisions and salary recommendations, mentoring and evaluating staff, and reporting to senior management on policy, litigation and personnel matters.  The First Assistant works closely with the First Assistants that represent the other environmental divisions at CDPHE (air quality and hazardous wastes).  The First Assistant reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General, Natural Resources and Environment Section.

The candidate must be admitted to the Colorado bar or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing 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 water quality, radiation protection, or energy law/policy is strongly preferred.  Substantial experience with administrative and judicial proceedings, the State Administrative Procedure Act, and litigation 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.

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.


Colorado Department of Law, Natural Resources and Environment section- Assistant Attorney General (posted 7/19/17)

The Natural Resources and Environment Section is seeking a full-time Assistant Attorney General to start immediately in the Parks, Wildlife and Trust Lands Unit. This position will represent the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Parks and Wildlife Commission (collectively “CPW”) in a general counsel position with focus on transactional and contracting matters.  Primary duties include representation of CPW in transactions, administrative and judicial proceedings and providing advice and counsel to CPW in the development and implementation of its regulatory and parks and wildlife management programs.

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing.  All candidates must have at least five years of civil practice experience. Experience in land management, natural resource, and administrative law is strongly preferred. Significant transactional experience, including real estate and general contracting matters is also strongly preferred. Experience with conservation easements and general litigation is also preferred. 

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

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

Apply by August 2nd.

Click here for more information.


Colorado Supreme Court- Character and Fitness Investigator (posted 7/12/17)

The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel seeks applications for a Character and Fitness Investigator. Salary $60,000 per year. Duties include conducting background investigations of applicants for admission to the practice of law in the State of Colorado; monitoring information gathering; verifying accuracy of data; using in-house and on-line resources; drafting investigation reports; and making recommendations for action. Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree. Word processing and computer skills required. Send letter of intent with salary requirements, resume, and references to Robin Lehmann, 1300 Broadway, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203, by July 21, 2017.

Click here for more information.

 

Holland & Hart LLP- Tradmark Attorney (posted 7/12/17)

Candidates should have solid law-firm experience in the trademark field, superior writing and communication skills, and a commitment to delivering stellar client service and practical business-oriented advice to a sophisticated clientele.  Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced environment that emphasizes innovation, efficiency, teamwork, and excellence. References will be required. Please apply directly online at http://careers.hollandhart.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=d3901d2c-cb2d-40fc-bc87-d713775e17bc and be prepared to submit your resume, cover letter and law school transcript or send your materials to Michael Garms, Legal Recruitment Coordinator at mjgarms@hollandhart.com

Holland & Hart LLP is an equal opportunity employer. No search firms, please. No phone calls, please.


Districts of Colorado and Wyoming- Assistant 

Federal Public Defender (posted 7/11/17)

This is a hybrid appellate and trial side Motions Team position. The Motions Team conducts advanced legal research and writing in our most complex cases. These duties will include preparing legal research memoranda; writing briefs, motions, and jury instructions; and tracking and advising our offices about case law developments. The Motions Team supports both offices, but this is not simply a support position. You will appear in court, and may have primary responsibility for oral argument in your cases at both the trial and appellate levels.  Case demands may require travel. 

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

33 17th Street, Ste. 1000

Denver CO 80202

Click here for more information.

Director of Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services (posted 7/7/17)

Seeking a licensed attorney to lead the Office of Legislative Legal Services, a nonpartisan legislative service agency that provides legal counsel and legislative bill drafting services to the Colorado legislature.

The Director must be a licensed attorney and is responsible for managing the forty-five-person OLLS staff, including twenty-five attorneys; setting the vision for the OLLS; providing assistance and legal advice to the legislative leadership, legislators, the Committee on Legal Services, and the General Assembly as a whole; coordinating litigation involving the General Assembly; overseeing the publication of the Colorado Revised Statutes and the review of administrative rules; and performing any other duties assigned by the Committee on Legal Services or the legislative leadership.

Qualifications: Management experience and prior legislative experience or familiarity with the legislative environment are required.  
 
For a detailed description of the position, see  https://leg.colorado.gov/agencies/office-legislative-legal-services/employment-opportunities.

Submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Debbie Haskins, Assistant Director, at debbie.haskins@state.co.us

Applications must by received by 5:00 p.m. MDT on July 25. 


United States District Court-Colorado District- Jury Assistant (posted 6/28/17)

The representative duties of this position include but are not limited to:

·         Perform duties relating to master wheel refill and grand jury selection. Monitor and record the jury questionnaire process, juror attendance and selection. Provide support and assist jurors during jury service.

·         Prepare and mail summons notices and forms. Process payments and reimbursements for jurors; prepare attendance certificates on behalf of jurors. Process returned summons (including data entry and preparing excusal letters).

·         Operates the court’s JMS and e-juror component of JMS and other automated systems.

·         Maintain and update the inbound and outbound telephone calls through use of an interactive voice response system for summoned jurors. Maintain and update demographic and other information on juror candidates.

·         Work with chambers staff, clerk’s office staff, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and other groups to ensure the smooth operation of high-profile or protracted jury trials.

·         Communicate and respond to all requests regarding operations. Answer procedural questions for judges, staff, and the public. Provide customer service and resolve difficulties while complying with regulations, rules, and procedures. Abide by the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and court confidentiality requirements. Demonstrate sound ethics and good judgment at all times. Handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.

The successful applicant must be a high school graduate (or equivalent), and must have two years of general experience and one year of specialized experience to begin at CL-24. One year specialized experience equivalent to the CL-24 to begin at CL-25. One year specialized experience equivalent to the CL-25 to begin at CL-26.

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Sayer Law Group - Attorney (posted 6/28/17)

The Sayer Law Group, a Midwest regional default services law firm, is seeking qualified, energetic candidates to fill full-time or part-time attorney positions in Denver, Colorado. Must have strong communication and organization skills. Primary responsibilities would be as default foreclosure, bankruptcy and/or collection attorney. Bankruptcy, Foreclosure or Real Estate experience a plus. Travel to court throughout Colorado required. Salary negotiable based on experience. Please send cover letter, resume and references tomlasley@sayerlaw.com.
 

First Assistant Attorney General – Business & Licensing (posted 6/26/17)

The Insurance 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, works with and advises the Division of Insurance and will also work with all B&L Firsts in addressing issues of common concern to the Section and the office.

The First Assistant will be responsible for supervising a team of 6 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, damages, restitution, disgorgement, and the appointment of a receiver, 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.

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.  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.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references via e-mail to:
Maria Ruiz
Business & Licensing Section
E-mail: maria.ruiz@coag.gov

Click here for more information.


"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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