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CAREER CENTER - LEGAL JOBS 

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 at no charge, please send the pertinent information including application deadline, online links, and salary and benefits information to the CWBA at execdir@cwba.org.

Requirement to include salary range and benefits overview information in all job postings:

The CWBA has created a guide to help educate employers about their obligations related to the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act which became effective January 1, 2021. This new law will provide an unprecedented opportunity to close the gender pay gap and build a more equitable economy in Colorado. We are sharing this guide with anyone who posts or requests us to post jobs on the listserv and/or our website. You may download a copy here. You may also download the info sheet from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment here. CWBA Member Ellen Giarratana also wrote an excellent post on our blog, “The 1891,” called “Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act – Explained.”

Postings are published for 30 days or until closing date.  (No professional recruiting firms, please.) 


JUDICIAL OPENINGS AND NOMINATIONS

"Storm The Bench!"  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. Click here for other openings within the Colorado Judicial Branch and benefits information.

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS OPENINGS


The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions - Seeking Applicants

The Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions is continually 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) 866-5232 for more information.   

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

None at this time.


JOB OPENINGS

The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law

The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law is the largest law firm in the State and as such frequently has job opportunities. The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is committed to serving as the “People’s Lawyer.” The Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official.  Its purpose is:

“Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.”

Its core values drive our actions and demonstrate that they are:

Principled – maintain highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, careful evaluation of facts

Public Servants – ensure our work is not about us, it’s about the people of Colorado

Innovative – identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, always look to improve

Better Together – support each other, partner with others

The Attorney General has primary authority for enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white-collar crimes, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and most natural resource and environmental matters. The Attorney General serves as counsel to all state officials, departments, boards and commissions. Visit the website to learn more

In addition to the challenging and impactful work being done at the Office of the Attorney General, there are many other benefits to joining the team:

  • Medical and dental health plan
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Free access to an on-site fitness center
  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including 401K and 457 plans
  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State personnel system
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program

Click here to learn more about the benefits

The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and understands that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public.  We encourage candidates with diverse qualities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.

Employment opportunities may be found on their website, and you'll find specifics about any current openings posted below in our listings


A Better Balance: Staff Attorney  (posted 7/10/2021)

A Better Balance (ABB) is hiring a Staff Attorney in Colorado to support the ongoing legal and policy work around workplace justice issues in Colorado, including the legal work around paid leave implementation and enforcement. The job posting is available here and copied below.

Job Opening: Colorado-Based Staff Attorney

Organization Description:

A Better Balance is a national legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace and helping workers care for themselves and their loved ones without sacrificing their economic security. Through legislative advocacy, direct legal services, strategic litigation, and public education, our expert legal team advances supportive workplace policies like paid leave and combats discrimination against caregivers and pregnant workers. We are dedicated to lifting up the voices of our clients and those most directly affected by our policy work and have a particular focus on centering gender and racial justice in our work.

Throughout the country, our organization has won victories in improved paid leave, equal pay, pregnancy and caregiver protections, fair scheduling, new legal recognition for LGBTQ families, and other economic justice issues. To date, we have helped to draft and pass 10 state paid family and medical leave laws, 16 state and dozens of local paid sick time or paid time off laws, more than 30 pregnancy accommodation laws, and many other family-supportive laws. We are also leaders in tackling the COVID-19 health crisis for workers by advancing stronger emergency and permanent policy measures as well as providing critical direct services and Know Your Rights public education. Our advocacy work and legal efforts have gained national recognition in dozens of outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

Position Description:

Based in Colorado, the Staff Attorney will support A Better Balance’s mission of advancing justice for working individuals, families, and caregivers.

The Staff Attorney will play a key role in helping to protect, defend, and implement several new workers’ rights protections in Colorado. In July 2020, the Governor of Colorado signed into law the country’s strongest paid sick time law, which now guarantees workers a minimum amount of paid time off for personal or family health and safety needs. Several months later, in November 2020, voters approved Proposition 118, a ballot initiative that will guarantee Coloradans 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave insurance to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill loved one, address domestic violence and sexual assault, and respond to military family caregiving needs. Drawing on our experience with paid leave implementation and our on-the-ground presence in Colorado, the Staff Attorney will provide extensive technical assistance to stakeholders across Colorado on implementation best practices, models, and needs.

The Staff Attorney’s responsibilities will include: monitoring and providing legal assistance on Proposition 118’s implementation, including proposed regulations; engaging in public education and outreach to ensure that workers understand their legal right to paid sick time; assisting our legal helpline staff when Colorado callers have questions regarding paid leave; and defending these laws against any challenges that might arise. In addition, the Staff Attorney will support A Better Balance’s policy and advocacy efforts to build on these legislative successes by passing new nondiscrimination and workplace protections for Colorado workers.

This dynamic position will also have national implications. Although the Staff Attorney will focus on paid leave and workplace justice efforts in Colorado, the individual will also provide assistance as needed with other state’s paid leave efforts. The individual will provide technical support as needed to other paid leave campaigns and share lessons learned from Colorado, particularly around implementation, with state and national partners. As the first State to approve paid family and medical leave by ballot, the Staff Attorney can help to ensure that Colorado serves as a model for effective, inclusive paid leave policies in other states and at the federal level. The Staff Attorney will have an exciting opportunity to grow ABB's work in Colorado, help to obtain new funding by demonstrating success, and develop this position. Funding is confirmed through 2022 with strong potential to continue and build on this work.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of legal experience preferred, but there is some flexibility on this qualification.
  • A JD and admission to practice law in the State of Colorado.
  • Availability to work in Denver office and ability to periodically travel within Colorado. Open to candidates in other locations in the State who are able to commute to Denver for part of the week or who prefer a hybrid position that is both in-person and remote.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, work/family law and policy, gender and women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, and/or advocacy for low-income populations.
  • Superior written and oral communication, advocacy, legal research, and analytic skills.
  • Ability to write and conduct trainings for legal and non-legal audiences.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building, and organizational skills.
  • Comfort with small non-profit environment, ability to use limited resources efficiently and effectively, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range is $75,000 to $85,000, depending on qualifications and experience. A Better Balance has a competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and paid vacation, sick, family and medical leave, and personal time. We are committed to “walking our talk” and encourage a healthy work/life balance for all employees.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail a tailored letter of interest, resume, and writing sample (in one combined PDF) with the subject line “[First Name][Last Name] Staff Attorney Application” to Jared Make at jmake@abetterbalance.org. No calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we seek someone to start in late July or early August.

A Better Balance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we value diversity, inclusion, and belonging in our workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, family status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, arrest or conviction, or any other factor protected by law.

First American: Senior Claims Counsel  (posted 7/8/2021)

Click here for the full job description and to apply online.

Company Summary

Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for six consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com.

Job Summary

Are you ready to join a diverse team of attorneys with full responsibility for your own title insurance claims? Do you want to be the decision maker rather than just an advisor? Are you seeking a change, or maybe you have just been waiting for the right in-house opportunity to become available?

If you are an independent and self-motivated worker who appreciates the opportunity to engage in complex legal analysis and craft creative solutions to difficult problems in a supportive team-oriented environment, then the Senior Claims Counsel position with First American Title Insurance Company provides an excellent opportunity for you. Senior Claims Counsel manage their own caseload, oversee outside litigation counsel, and engage in high-level problem solving, negotiation and legal analysis in a stimulating and collegial environment with an opportunity for long-term growth and advancement.

Among the responsibilities of Senior Claims Counsel are the following:

  • Investigate the facts and issues of complex, high-exposure claims, determine whether coverage exists, evaluate loss under the title policy, assess defenses for the insured and/or the company, determine need to retain outside counsel, develop and carry out creative solutions and plans to address the claim, and manage the claim and/or litigation through to final resolution
  • Negotiate settlements and resolutions with claimant / opposing counsel / third parties with minimal oversight
  • Appear as company representative in court proceedings, mediations and settlement conferences
  • Manage claim budget, review and approve outside counsel invoices and other expenses and determine settlement and expense reserves
  • Develop, and direct outside counsel on, litigation strategy through the course of claim administration and litigation
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to other team members and Claims professionals
  • Identify and pursue sources for recovery

Job Qualifications

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation and organizational skills
  • Law Degree required
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in any state of the United States
  • Ability to develop, evaluate and implement resolution strategies to fully conclude a claim.
  • Claims handling and insurance coverage experience is preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience with emphasis on real estate matters, insurance coverage, including some litigation, mediation, and arbitration experience. Specific expertise with title insurance, escrow and lender matters highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and to exhibit originality and ingenuity is required.

The Senior Claims Counsel position provides an excellent and stimulating in-house opportunity for the right candidate. First American is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are devoted to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse team members knowing that the value of having multiple perspectives makes us a stronger company. This commitment translates into four consecutive years in Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Diversity and other accolades such as Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women and the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Workplaces for LGBTQ Equality.

We are looking for a self-motivated attorney who shows initiative, has the ability to work independently, and who will be able to thrive and learn their new role in a temporary work-from-home environment. Our ideal candidate exhibits sound judgment, can make independent decisions, is a team player, has excellent analytic and legal skills and has experience in matters involving complex legal issues, including managing litigation or managing outside counsel.

If you are a hard worker, excellent legal analyst, and looking to grow with a company named to the 2020 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®" list for the fifth year in a row and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists, you are encouraged to apply.

The estimated salary range for this position is $120,000- $150,000. This position may be eligible for incentive pay.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

First American invests in its employees’ development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.


Tiemeier & Stich: Contract Attorney  (posted 7/8/2021)

Contract Attorney Needed – Boutique Firm.

Tiemeier & Stich is seeking a contract attorney(s) to assist with commercial litigation, medical malpractice and real estate transactional matters.

Ideal candidate will have strong research, writing, and analytical skills. Position can be fully remote on in person – you choose. Hours are flexible. Firm is family oriented with collegial atmosphere. Compensation is $75-150 per hour depending on client matter. Position has no benefits to disclose.

To apply please send resume to Heather Roell at hroell@tslawpc.com


Colorado Association of School Boards: Chief Legal Counsel & General Counsel  (posted 7/8/2021)

About CASB

The Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) was established in 1940 to provide a structure through which school board members could unite in their efforts to promote the interests and welfare of Colorado’s 178 school districts.

CASB represents and advocates for more than 1,000 school board members and superintendents statewide to groups both within and outside the K-12 education community. CASB provides services, information, and training programs to support school board members as they govern their local districts. Membership benefits and solutions are designed to enhance school board effectiveness and help board members increase their knowledge, boost their efficiency, and connect with their communities.

CASB also cultivates relationships with dozens of governing bodies and other education stakeholders—at both the state and national level—to ensure a unified and effective voice and presence on behalf of its members. The association is guided and governed by a 23-member board of directors composed of school board members representing 12 CASB regions across the state.

CASB Vision

The Colorado Association of School Boards through leadership, service, training, and advocacy prepares local boards of education to advance a system of public schools where all students are challenged to meet their full potential.

CASB Mission

Advancing excellence in public education and equity for each and every student through effective leadership by the collective action of locally elected boards of education.

About the Position

The Chief Legal Counsel and General Counsel will:

  • Serve as general counsel to CASB and advise CASB staff and the CASB Board of Directors on legal issues.
  • Lead CASB’s member legal resources and policy teams.
  • Serve as a resource for CASB-member school boards seeking general legal information and policy information.
  • Research and develop resources to keep CASB members apprised of current legal issues and policies affecting Colorado school districts.
  • Provide legal support to CASB’s advocacy and policy teams.
  • Monitor, review, and comment on rules pending before the State Board of Education and other state agencies that pertain to schools.
  • Serve on committees and working groups with the Colorado Department of Education and other state agencies and organizations that pertain to schools.
  • Monitor state and federal cases and decisions that pertain to schools.
  • Develop and deliver presentations that provide general legal information to school board members and other school district personnel at district locations and CASB events.

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree and licensed to practice law in Colorado.
  • Experience in education law in Colorado and nationwide.
  • Experience with school board policy research and/or development.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to analyze legal issues and trends within Colorado and nationwide and to forecast their impact on public education.
  • A genuine desire to work with people to improve public education.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with publicly-elected boards of education, the education community, political figures, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory compliance requirements impacting education within Colorado and nationwide.
  • Experience representing school districts, nonprofit education organizations, or other public education entities.
  • Experience with the legislative process and working with educational advocates / lobbyists.
  • Understanding of member school boards’ needs and an association's role in meeting those needs.
  • Experience serving as a senior leader within an organization.
  • Ability to contribute to and champion strategic change.
  • Experience supervising and managing staff.
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects and responsibilities.

Industry: Education   Location: Denver

Salary: CASB will offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, within the range of $110,000 - $130,000. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidates' qualifications, variability in years of experience, specialized skill sets and competencies, and may fall outside of the range shown.

Benefits: Sick leave, vacation leave, Public Employees Retirement Association membership, a group disability policy, and employee life insurance policy. We are committed to a healthy work-life integration based upon our unique culture that recognizes the importance of flexibility and collaboration. Additional optional benefits include a 401k plan, health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Anticipated start date: To be negotiated.

Please send a resume, a cover letter, an email with salary requirements, and references to Brittany Crossman at bcrossman@casb.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Colorado Association of School Boards is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status.

Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District: Two Openings - Deputy District Attorney for District Court and for Juvenile Division (posted 7/7/2021)

Title: Deputy District Attorney – District Court

Starting salary: $82,500

Title: Deputy District Attorney, Juvenile Division

Starting Salary: $82,500

Application link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/da18

Benefits: The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office is proud to offer a comprehensive benefit package for you and your active dependents. As an eligible employee working a minimum of 20 hours per week, you are enrolled in the following three benefits that are 100% company-paid:

+ Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

+ Long Term Disability Insurance

+ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

You may also choose coverage in the following benefits:

+ Medical Insurance

+ Dental Insurance

+ Vision Insurance

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Voluntary Life Insurance

+ Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident

+ 401(k) Retirement Plan (automatically enrolled)

The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office's plan year runs from January 1st to December 31st of each year.

*Employees receive additional benefits, such as paid time off (PTO), paid holidays and 401(k) matching (up to 8%).

University of Denver Sturm College of Law: Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice of Law  (posted 7/5/2021)

Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice of Law, Sturm College of Law

Apply now - Job no: 493990

Work type: Faculty Part-Time

Location: Denver, CO

Categories: Faculty

Founded in 1897, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a Top 75 law school and a national leader in experiential legal education. A cornerstone of the law school’s experiential learning program is its innovative, nationally recognized, and highly popular Externship Program, which provides students with hands-on experience in a variety of non-profit, governmental, and for-profit practice settings. Located in one of the nation’s most dynamic and beautiful cities, the Sturm College of Law features an outstanding and diverse student body, a faculty of outstanding scholar-teachers, a highly expert and collaborative staff, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains. The founder of the American clinical legal education movement and a recognized trailblazer in diversifying the U.S. legal profession, the Sturm College of Law has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Position Summary

We seek to hire one or more part-time visiting faculty members to teach in our nationally recognized Externship Program as Visiting Assistant Professor(s) of the Practice of Law, beginning in August 2021. The initial term of this salaried, benefited appointment is one year, with potential renewability for up to two additional years. In collaboration with the Director of the Externship Program, faculty members will assist students in selecting externship opportunities that advance their professional objectives, engage with employers regarding programmatic expectations, and advise students on ways to navigate their workplaces, strengthen their professional capacities, and beneficially shape their professional identities and ethical orientations.

Essential Functions

  • Advise students in identifying and selecting externship placements that advance their professional goals.
  • Lead and foster professional self-reflection by students, in both individual and group settings.
  • Assist students in navigating professional matters arising in the workplace, including ethical issues.
  • Engage with employers regarding programmatic expectations, including workloads, training programs, and student evaluations.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff members in the Externship Program to advance programmatic goals.
  • Work with the Office of Career and Professional Development to expand externship opportunities and leverage their postgraduate potential.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Qualifications

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Membership in the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Three years of post-JD legal work.
  • An understanding of legal practice across a variety of settings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Admission to the Colorado bar or ability to gain admission.
  • Experience mentoring, supervising, or teaching law students and/or early-career lawyers.
  • Familiarity with the legal communities of the city of Denver and the state of Colorado.
  • Experience with legal pedagogy Application.

Application Deadline: For best consideration, please submit your application materials by July 21, 2021.

Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number: The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range: The salary range for this position is $37,500 - $42,500.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. CV

2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: July 06, 2021

Applications close: Open until filled


Lathrop GPM: Litigation Associate  (posted 7/2/2021)

Lathrop GPM is seeking a qualified associate attorney with three to five years of general litigation experience to join its growing trusts and estates litigation practice in Denver. A successful candidate will have experience in trusts and estates litigation or a strong interest to practice in the trusts and estates litigation area. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials along with strong research, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Salary: $145,000 – $160,000 annually

Full comprehensive benefit plan including health care and retirement plan, paid days off, parental leave, and short/long term disability.

Lathrop GPM is a full-service, Am Law 200 law firm with offices in Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Overland Park, St. Cloud, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and a professional, challenging, yet comfortable working environment.

The firm was named to the Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list in 2021 and as a BTI “Midsize Heavyweight” in 2020. Also in 2020, we earned the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance Tipping the Scales award and a gold-standard ranking with the Women in Law Empowerment Forum. In 2021, Lathrop GPM was recognized for achieving a score of 95 (out of 100) in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

For more information, visit www.lathropgpm.com.

We celebrate and support diversity and the benefits it brings to our workplaces, clients and communities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

It is the employment policy and practice of Lathrop GPM to recruit and hire employees without discrimination because of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, national origin, military status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law.

We are not accepting Recruiter or Search Firm submissions for this position.


RTD: Associate General Counsel  (posted 7/2/2021)

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At the Regional Transportation District of Denver, CO (RTD) our mission is to meet our constituents' present and future public transit needs by offering safe, clean, reliable, courteous, accessible and cost-effective service throughout the District. We look for candidates to join our team in creating a legacy for current and future generations.

RTD Employee Benefits: https://www.rtd-denver.com/careers/benefits

RTD is looking for an Associate General Counsel to join its talented and collaborative team. The team, comprised of eight attorneys, along with a paralegal and legal assistant, report to the General Counsel.

Position Summary: The successful candidate will perform general legal services for the organization and be responsible for one or more areas of legal specialization such as construction, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, employment, labor, and workers' compensation. The Associate General Counsel supervises and administers all necessary legal services in assigned matters, in conjunction with other in-house or outside legal counsel as required.

Salary Range: $94,624 - $157,706

Reports To: Deputy General Counsel

Note: Application period closes July 16, 2021.

Duties & Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL:

Performs all aspects of legal services in assigned areas of legal specialization and is primarily responsible for developing and representing the organization’s legal positions in such areas.

Provides legal support, advice and advocacy for internal departments, divisions and the Board of Directors.

Handles a wide variety of claims by or against the organization that may include general civil litigation, administrative hearings (PUC, labor, workers’ compensation, civil rights, and others), arbitrations, contract claims, property damage subrogation claims, collection matters, and related discovery and depositions.

Assists or conducts real estate acquisition and sale of parcels in a wide variety of areas, title review, drafting and reviewing contracts, easements, leases and other documents; and negotiating and preparing documents for joint development of transportation projects with local jurisdictions and private developers.

Assists in preparation of contracts and governmental agreements for funding of joint projects, construction, utility relocation, and environmental studies.

Supervise and coordinate the activities of outside legal counsel retained by the organization for one or more specialized types of litigation.

OTHER:

All job-related duties as assigned.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

The work environment is a typical office environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; current membership in the Colorado Bar. Education in anticipated fields of legal specialization, e.g., real estate, construction, intergovernmental agreements, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, employment/civil rights, labor, workers' compensation, and/or contracts.
  • A minimum of four years of experience in the practice of law after admittance to the bar. (Individual recruitments may require experience in one or more particular fields of legal specialization as set forth above to satisfy the anticipated needs for in-house legal representation, including transactional and/or trial/hearing experience.
  • Proficiency in at least one area of legal specialization, such as real estate, construction, intergovernmental agreements, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, employment/civil rights, labor, workers' compensation, and contracts.
  • Proficiency in legal issues involving governmental entities.
  • Ability to conduct computerized and non-computerized legal and factual research, including Westlaw.
  • Ability to prepare briefs, memoranda and other legal documents, and to engage in oral advocacy, with strong analytical and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to maintain familiarity with general legal areas.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, sequences concepts logically, clarifies complex information, and gains understanding of complex material easily.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and maintain the strictest of confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.

OR

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

CAREER MAP

Based on job performance, experience and education the next step on the career map for this position may be:  Deputy General Counsel

Important Requirements:

For consideration for this position, the complete application requires:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (Limit 10 pages)
  • 3 professional references


United States Attorney's Office, District of Colorado: Assistant United States Attorney  (posted 7/1/2021)

USAO DISTRICT OF COLORADO
CRIMINAL DIVISION - CYBERCRIME AND NATIONAL SECURITY (CNS) ATTORNEY
1801 CALIFORNIA STREET, SUITE 1600, DENVER, CO 80202
21-CO-11154333-AUSA-03

Click here for the full job description

About the Office:

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

Join the lead federal law enforcement agency in the State of Colorado. As an employee of the United States Attorney's Office, you'll ensure that the mission of the Department of Justice is accomplished in the Rocky Mountain Region. The United States Attorney's Office enforces federal criminal law in Colorado, and represents the interests of the United States and its numerous agencies that have regional headquarters in Denver. You'll work in metropolitan Denver, which boasts a vibrant arts community, major sports franchises, and fantastic restaurants. The office has easy access to the Rocky Mountains, which feature four seasons of world-class outdoor recreational activities.

Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) to serve in the Criminal Division, Cybercrime and National Security (CNS) Section. This attorney will join a team of prosecutors who represent the United States in a wide variety of criminal matters involving cybercrime, including child exploitation, computer intrusions, and dark net and digital currencies facilitated offenses, as well as national security crimes, including terrorism, espionage, and export control offenses. Applicants for this position should expect an active litigation practice that may include handling cases in all subject matters listed above.

The home page for the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado, may be accessed at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/co/

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants must demonstrate superior analytical ability; possess strong research, writing and courtroom skills; exercise fair and sound judgment; exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies; follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies; be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel; handle matters in court persuasively and justly on behalf of the United States of America; and be devoted to excellence.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Salary: The range of basic pay is $76,158 to $172,400, which includes 27.13% locality pay

Benefits: click here.

Travel:  Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required

Application Process: Applications must be submitted through this link

No telephone calls please.

Applications must be submitted online. Each application must include a cover letter and one-page resume. The USAJobs resume will not substitute for this requirement. Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

Application Deadline: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Relocation Expenses:  Relocation expenses will not be authorized.


University of Denver’s Office of General Counsel: Assistant General Counsel  (posted 7/1/2021)

The University of Denver’s Office of General Counsel has an opening for an Assistant General Counsel. The position details and application instructions can be found on the DU Jobs website

University of Denver Assistant General Counsel
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Legal Professionals

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and counsel on a broad spectrum of legal issues that arise in the operation of the University. It is also responsible for engaging the services of outside law firms for specialized legal needs, and for coordinating and supervising their work.

Position Summary

This full-time position reports directly to the Associate General Counsel. The Assistant General Counsel will provide legal support for the formation, negotiation, execution and administration of the entire range of external transactions essential to the operations of the University in accordance with expectations of business and academic units and University objective. The Assistant General Counsel will report to the Associate General Counsel to provide efficient and high-quality customer service for contract and transactional review.

Essential Functions

· Providing legal counsel and operational advice to business and academic units on a wide variety of external transactional arrangements.

· Applying, interpreting, and implementing policy, technical and legal concepts to a wide variety of situations, and to use mature judgment in resolving related issues and problems.

· Analyzing the business case for external transactions with an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and strategic implications.

· Perform appropriate administrative and operational research to support transactional development.

· Collaborating with and advising business and academic units as necessary to achieve operational goals.

· Mentoring less-experienced transactional professionals.

· Providing professional development in transaction management.

· Performing other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Excellent research and analytical skills, and sound judgment.

· Knowledge of transactional legal issues that arise in corporate or non-profit setting.

· Aptitude to quickly absorb new information with highly developed interpersonal skills.

· Strong writing, critical thinking and reasoning skills.

· Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to deal with broad and diverse constituencies at all levels of management, with strong customer service orientation and skills.

· Demonstrated skill in performing under the pressure of frequent interruptions, conflicting demands, and changing priorities.

· Ability to perform in a cross-functional environment.

· High degree of independence and creative judgment.

· High ethical standards that reflect honesty, integrity, and reliability.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Outlook and Word) and Adobe DC.

· Ability to learn and effectively use TimeMatters matter management system for the Office of General Counsel.

· Demonstrated ability to provide effective general legal advice to large complex clients; sound judgment; discretion; diplomacy; objectivity; integrity and ethics.

· Demonstrated ability to identify discriminatory practices and other barriers to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of business operations and transactions and to support the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.

Required Qualifications

· J.D. degree from an accredited ABA law school.

· Good standing membership in or eligibility for admission to the Colorado State Bar.

· 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney advising clients on contracts and transactions.

Preferred Qualifications

· Previous work experience in a higher education setting.

· Familiarity with the University of Denver or comparable higher education institution.

· Understanding and appreciation of the historic role of the oldest independent private and high-research university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number: The salary grade for the position is 15.

Salary Range: The salary range for this position is $96,000 - $115,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


Boulder City Attorney's Office: Assistant City Attorney I  (posted 6/30/2021)

The Boulder City Attorney’s Office is looking to hire an entry-level attorney for general support of our City Attorney, so experience or knowledge of municipalities, support of Council and boards, etc. will be particularly helpful. Please pass on to anyone who may be interested.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE:

The City Attorney’s Office (CAO) is made up of talented attorneys and support staff that work on a variety of interesting and complex legal issues. The CAO enjoys a collaborative and collegial work environment and is looking for an exceptional attorney to join our team to provide legal counsel to the City Council, city departments, and boards and commissions.

Assistant City Attorneys may represent the city before administrative agencies, in municipal or water court, trial and appellate courts, at board and commission meetings, in real property transactions, or numerous other specialty areas. The CAO offers the opportunity to be involved in challenging, meaningful, and often cutting-edge legal work in service to the Boulder community.

Click here for the full job description.

Salary: $75,400.00 - $88,700.00 Annually

Benefits: At the City of Boulder, we provide competitive salaries and valuable benefits to our employees. Eligibility for benefits is determined by the employee’s position.

  • Retirement: One of the region’s best defined-benefit plans through Colorado PERA, more information at: https://www.copera.org. Optional retirement plans include 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: Up to 1.5 times annual salary, depending on the employee group
  • Medical Insurance: Two medical options available through Cigna Healthcare
  • Dental Insurance: Two dental options available through Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Vision Insurance: Two vision options available through VSP
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits:
    • Accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity
    • Legal assistance
    • Identity theft protection available through LegalShield
    • Pet insurance available through PetsBest
    • Additional life Insurance for yourself and dependents available through The Standard
  • Employee Assistance Program: Confidential resources and secure tools to help employees or guide them through difficult times
  • Leave Programs: Vacation leave, paid parental leave, sick leave, emergency leave and more
  • Holidays: Nine full-day and two half-day paid holidays
  • Well-Being Program: Recreation center passes, wellness education, training classes, wellness challenges, insurance premium discounts, and more!
  • Other Benefits: Short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending plan choices, health savings accounts, free transportation passes and more!
  • Discounts: Special savings on various purchasing or services such as childcare, fitness facilities, computers, phone plans, home and auto insurance, financial services and more!
  • More information can be found here


Child Advocates of Colorado: Staff Attorney  (posted 6/30/2021)

JOB TITLE: Staff Attorney
REPORTS TO: Kelli Narans
DIRECT REPORTS: N/A
DEPARTMENT: Legal
Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt
SALARY RANGE: Approx. $55,000-$62,000 depending on experience
Benefits: include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, and paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Agency: Child Advocates of Colorado, LLC is an organization which works on behalf of abused and neglected children. Our lawyers provide legal and social service advocacy, working in conjunction with staff social workers, called Clinical Consultants. CAC seeks to protect children by securing social services, finding alternative homes, and representing their interests in various legal settings including Dependency and Neglect cases. For all of the children committed to our care, we work to ensure safety, health, education, family permanency, and access to justice. Systemically, we promote collaborative, multi-disciplinary casework and solutions to recurrent problems.

Position Summary: Staff attorneys are guardians ad litem who are court appointed to represent the best interests of children in dependency and neglect cases and delinquency cases. Staff attorneys partner with clinical consultants and educational advocates to form the child’s multi-disciplinary legal team. In representing the child’s best interest, the guardian ad litem is charged with protecting the client’s interest and promoting the long-term safety, well-being and permanency for the child. This position requires field investigation regarding the child and a substantial amount of courtroom advocacy. Priority given to applicants who have a demonstrated interest/experience in child advocacy as demonstrated through work history, pro bono experience, or involvement in law school clinics.

Minimum Qualifications: Staff attorneys must be licensed or permitted to practice law and in good standing in the State of Colorado. Staff attorneys should possess strong legal advocacy skills and strong organizational and administrative skills, work well both independently and as a team member, are respectful and open to working with people from diverse backgrounds, enjoy creative problem solving, value the creation of relationships across disciplines, and are enthusiastic about being a part of an innovative method of advocacy. Additional qualifications include:

  • Exceptional legal skills, preferably in the relevant areas of law (school discipline/special education, Medicaid, delinquency, child welfare, or other areas of child welfare law).
  • Conduct regular home and community visits with the child and their parents or caregivers.
  • Establish a relationship with the child client and maintain regular contact.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be comfortable in a courtroom environment. Must be comfortable with a fast paced professional environment in which team work and communication are essential.
  • Bi-lingual communication skills are preferred.
  • Strong work ethic and availability to work nights and weekends.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with other advocates and social service providers.
  • Utilize case management database to document home visits, client contact, investigation, case related notes, and time spent on each case.
  • Demonstrated competence in working with diverse clients and client communities.

Travel Requirements: Work requires some local travel and may require occasional overnight travel and weekend and/or evening work.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Feldman at kfeldman@cacdenver.com no later than July 6, 2021. No phone calls please.

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN): Universal Representation Staff Attorney  (posted 6/30/2021)

The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) is hiring again! We have an immediate opening for a Universal Representation Staff Attorney in our Detention Program.

RMIAN’s Detention Program provides legal and social service support to individuals held at the privately-owned civil immigration detention facility located in Aurora, Colorado. The opening is specifically for a hybrid position that will offer universal representation both to Denver residents who are detained in Aurora as well as to children and families before the Denver Immigration Court. In addition to direct representation, the Universal Representation Staff Attorney will engage in advocacy work with the goal of expanding resources allocated to universal representation in Colorado. 

RMIAN is especially excited about this new position after the recent signing of a new Colorado Legal Defense Fund bill last week

Compensation:

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience; for less-experienced attorneys, the salary range is $50,000–$56,000, and for attorneys with experience, the range is between $56,000–$62,000. Salary includes a generous benefits package, including excellent health insurance (100% covered by RMIAN), life insurance, professional liability insurance, short-term disability insurance, eligibility to participate in RMIAN’s Simple IRA retirement plan (RMIAN matches 3%), and flexible spending plan. RMIAN provides professional development opportunities and paid vacation time and sick leave. RMIAN also provides a sabbatical policy after five years of employment.

Full job postings can be found on our website. Applicants, please submit materials to hr@rmian.org. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 


Colorado Court of Appeals: Staff Attorney  (posted 6/24/2021)

Apply by July 9, 2021
Click here for the full job description

Full Time Salary Range: $6,890.00 - $9,530.00
Benefits: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Benefits.cfm

STATEMENT OF DUTIES
General Statement Of Duties:

Provides highly complex legal services to the Court of Appeals, including advising the court regarding jurisdictional issues and motions presented to the court during the appeal process; independently review appellate briefs, prepare draft opinions in accordance with Colorado law; provide legal research, training, and advice to members of the court regarding resolution of highly complex or novel legal issues.

Distinguishing Factors:

Positions in this classification are distinguished from Appellate Law Clerk positions based on the depth of expertise, specialization, and independent judgment required to fulfill the Staff Attorney’s duties. Positions in this classification are distinguished from the Deputy Chief Staff Attorneys by the level of supervisory responsibility. Supervision is received from a Deputy Staff Attorney or the Chief Staff Attorney.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

The attorney filling this position will initially work on appeals in criminal cases. The position may be expanded to include other areas of specialization as the needs of the Court require. Flexibility and a willingness to work in more than one subject matter area are required. Experience as an appellate court law clerk, in appellate practice, or in criminal practice is preferred. Please submit the following three items: the electronic application, a resume, and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position. Please note that this position requires that the applicant be currently admitted to practice law in Colorado, with an active license, and a minimum of four years’ experience in the practice of law, as measured by bar admission date. The salary for this position begins at the minimum of the salary range. Please see the Judicial Branch website under “Careers” for a summary of employee benefits.

We have 3 Q&A web-ex sessions for interested applicants. Please see the attached flier for details and links to the Q&A sessions taking place on June 26, June 29, and July 7.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Maintains a high level of expertise in one or more subject areas by reviewing new rules, legislation, Colorado cases (both published and unpublished), applicable federal cases, including U.S. Supreme court cases, and other materials as appropriate.

Screens appeals for jurisdictional defects; analyzes issues relating to jurisdiction and appellate procedure and advises the court regarding the resolution of those issues; prepares orders as needed.

Independently reviews appeals in areas of expertise, analyzes issues presented, researches applicable rules, statutes, and case law as needed, and reviews relevant portions of the record. Determines whether issues have been preserved for review, whether they should be resolved procedurally or on the merits, and the correct resolution of each issue based on the controlling legal authority and the facts of the case.

Prepares draft opinions, clearly and concisely stating the relevant facts, the issues presented, the applicable legal authority, and the resolution of each issue. If necessary, drafts alternative resolutions and provides a recommendation as to which resolution is most appropriate and why. Recommends publication of cases as appropriate based on novelty or significance of issues, need for clarification of existing law, or other factors.

Consults with and advises judges regarding complex or novel legal issues.

Serves as a legal resource in areas of expertise for Law Clerks, other Staff Attorneys with different areas of expertise, and judges of the Court of Appeals. Prepares and maintains substantive and procedural resource materials in areas of expertise for judges and staff of the court. May also serve as a legal resource for the larger legal community through service in professional organizations, preparation and presentation of continuing legal education materials, or other appropriate activities.

Attend meetings and required training.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

Responsible for one's own work product and provides guidance, assistance, and mentorship to law clerks, less knowledgeable or experienced coworkers, volunteers, or interns, including scheduling of work, instructing in work methods and reviewing work products. May provide input into the hiring and discipline/termination processes. Normally has input into performance evaluation process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education:

Graduation from an accredited law school, possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Colorado; eligibility to practice law before the courts of the State of Colorado; and a minimum of four years of experience in the practice of law or equivalent experience.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and arms to perform repetitive motions; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations; may be subject to interruptions and multiple calls and inquiries. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.



Colorado Court of Appeals: Law Clerk Positions  (posted 6/9/2021)

Judge Jaclyn Brown has two law clerks, who serve staggered two-year terms. She will accept applications for the 2022-2024 term from June 1, 2021 through July 1, 2021. Applicants must be willing to commit to a two-year clerkship and should be available to start in August or September 2022. The salary for this position is $4,934.00 per month. Click here for benefits information.

Applicants should apply by email with the subject line “Appellate Clerk Application” to rebecca.siever@judicial.state.co.us and amber.paoloemilio@judicial.state.co.us and should include a (1) cover letter, (2) one page resume, (3) writing sample no longer than 10 pages, double spaced of unpublished material (indicate if it was edited by someone else; may be part of a larger piece of work and must not be a law review article), (4) transcripts (undergraduate and law school), and (5) two letters of recommendation (preferably only one from a law school professor). Interviews will be conducted in mid-July and a hiring decision will be made by early-August. Judge Brown may also ask the applicant to prepare an original writing sample based upon a fact pattern to be supplied by the judge. Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ+, and/or disabled individuals are encouraged to apply.


Moye White: Real Estate Partner and Real Estate Attorney  (posted 6/23/2021)

Two positions open at Moye White.

Seniority Level: Junior Level Real Estate Partner
Industry: Professional Services
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Functions: Legal Services
Position: Real Estate Partner

Job Description

Moye White LLP, a leading Denver law firm and Certified B Corp, representing clients in a diverse range of industries, seeks a junior level real estate partner attorney admitted to practice in the state who exercises independent judgment and discretion to perform substantive legal functions in client matters.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Commits to obtaining membership in state bar and completes all required Continuing Legal Education requirements on an annual basis.
  • Practices in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct and complies with all requirements of the firm’s professional liability insurer.
  • Reviews and analyzes newly assigned and existing matters to provide legal representation through each matter’s conclusion.
  • Drafts all necessary documents to provide legal representation to clients and routes them through the appropriate office procedures to produce final documents.
  • Diligently advises and communicates with clients to keep them informed on their matters.
  • Performs necessary legal research and analysis using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems.
  • Formulates and issues well-founded legal opinions to clients.
  • Effectively conducts negotiations, when appropriate, to resolve matters on behalf of clients.
  • Advises and communicates regularly with clients regarding the status of their matters.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.
  • Experience: 7-12 years relevant experience.
  • Licensure & Certification: Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application or possession of license from U.S. states that have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Colorado.
  • Qualified candidates will have a strong commercial real estate development background.
  • Ability to independently run complex real estate development transactions.
  • Strong leasing and general real estate transactional skills.
  • Excellent writing, communication, analytical and legal research skills.
  • Must be outgoing, collegial, and collaborative.
  • Ideal candidates must be responsive to clients and partners and accept project responsibility.
  • Qualifications include distinguished academics, strong writing skills, a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills a must.

Position Salary Range: $190,000 to $250,000 (Depending on experience and PBOB)

Benefits

Moye White LLP offers a professional work environment, competitive wages, and an excellent benefits package.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401k Profit Sharing Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Eco Pass
  • And more!

To apply, please send resume to Jacqueline Barsocchi, Director of Human Resources, Moye White LLP, 1400 16th Street, 6th Floor, Denver, CO 80202, or e-mail Jacqui.barsocchi@moyewhite.com

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Seniority Level: Associate
Industry: Professional Services
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Functions: Legal Services
Position: Real Estate Associate

Job Description

Moye White LLP, a leading Denver law firm and Certified B Corp, representing clients in a diverse range of industries, seeks a senior level real estate associate attorney admitted to practice in the state who exercises independent judgment and discretion to perform substantive legal functions in client matters.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Maintains membership in state bar and completes all required Continuing Legal Education requirements on an annual basis.
  • Follows the ethical requirements as set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the state and complies with all requirements of the firm’s professional liability insurer.
  • Reviews and analyzes newly assigned and existing matters to provide legal representation until the matter is concluded.
  • Drafts all necessary documents to provide legal representation to clients and routes them through the appropriate office procedures to produce final documents.
  • Performs necessary legal research using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems.
  • Formulates and issues well-founded legal opinions to clients.
  • Effectively conducts negotiations, when appropriate, to resolve matters on behalf of clients.
  • Advises and communicates regularly with clients regarding the status of their matter.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.
  • Experience: 4-8 years relevant experience.
  • Licensure & Certification: Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application or possession of license from U.S. states that have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Colorado.
  • Qualified candidates will have a strong commercial real estate development background.
  • Ability to independently run complex real estate development transactions.
  • Strong leasing and general real estate transactional skills.
  • Excellent writing, communication, analytical and legal research skills.
  • Must be outgoing, collegial, and collaborative.
  • Ideal candidates must be responsive to clients and partners and accept project responsibility.
  • Qualifications include distinguished academics, strong writing skills, a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills a must.

Position Salary Range: $170,000 to $195,000 

Benefits

Moye White LLP offers a professional work environment, competitive wages, and an excellent benefits package.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401k Profit Sharing Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA)
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Eco Pass
  • And more!

To apply, please send resume to Jacqueline Barsocchi, Director of Human Resources, Moye White LLP, 1400 16th Street, 6th Floor, Denver, CO 80202, or e-mail Jacqui.barsocchi@moyewhite.com

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About Moye White LLP

Moye White is a full-service law firm offering strategic representation in complex commercial transactions and disputes. Our clients include startups and Fortune 100 enterprises, tax-exempt organizations, and associations. We also provide local counsel services for many national law firms.

Our attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff collaborate in a unique, team-oriented environment. We take the time to get to know our clients, understand their interests, and help define their future goals. Attorneys from our Transaction and Trial sections often consult with each other on case issues and strategies. Our team approach fosters increased communication, streamlined processes, and shared knowledge that results in thorough advice to our clients. 

Moye White's attorneys have a reputation for excellence and an eye for detail. We integrate experience, commitment, creativity, and collaboration with premium service to create the best possible client-attorney partnership and add value for the long term.

Founded on a tradition of excellence, we embrace new methods, technologies, and perspectives to serve as effective legal advocates. Whatever the case, matter, or issue, the resources of the entire firm are dedicated to every client.

Moye White LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Moye White LLP to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP: Associate Attorney (posted 6/25/2021)

Denver Corporate Associate (#636)

Dorsey has an opening for an experienced transactional Associate attorney to join our Corporate group in Denver. In this role you will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, providing support to our Capital Markets & Corporate Compliance, Emerging Companies, and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups.

Qualified candidates will have:

- A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school

- Three to five years of corporate law experience, including capital markets, securities and/or emerging growth matters

- Colorado bar admission

- Excellent analytical and writing skills

- Excellent verbal communication

- Strong academic performance

For Denver applicants only (as required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act): The starting salary for associate positions in our Denver office is $150,000. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Associates are eligible to participate in Dorsey’s associate bonus program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions.

Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more!

Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Dorsey participates in E-Verify.

About Dorsey

Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.

Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success:

- Banking and Financial Institutions

- Development and Infrastructure

- Energy & Natural Resources

- Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

- Healthcare

- Technology

Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.

One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:

- Mansfield Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)

- Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)

- 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)

- Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)

- Adoption Advocate (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

How to Apply

Dorsey accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5149.

McGeady Becher, P.C.: Paralegal (posted 6/25/2021)

McGeady Becher P.C., a mid-sized, 17th Avenue law firm located in Uptown (Denver), practicing Special District Law has an immediate opening for a full-time Paralegal. The position seeks a highly motivated candidate with a minimum of 3 years of paralegal experience. A background in Special Districts, Municipal & Local Governments would be a plus. The ideal candidate will welcome the opportunity to learn new skills and work independently while contributing to a team environment, be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, and Worldox. The right candidate must possess strong organizational abilities, excellent verbal and written communication skills, research and writing skills and the ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to meet deadlines. This is a very busy role with a high level of responsibility and autonomy. This could be a good opportunity for an attorney who is seeking a different path.

Undergraduate degree and/or paralegal certificate required. Salary range is $55,000 - $90,000, depending on experience. This role is eligible for the following firm benefits: paid time off, firm paid medical insurance for the employee and their dependents, employer contribution to health savings account, life insurance, disability insurance, voluntary insurance including supplemental life, dental, vision, and employer contribution to individual’s 401(k) plan equal to 3% of salary after one year of service.

Please send resume, salary requirement, and cover letter to Cheryl Matlosz at cmatlosz@specialdistrictlaw.com.

Johnson Muffly & Dauster PC: Associate Attorney - Fort Collins (posted 6/23/2021)

Johnson Muffly & Dauster PC is a right sized law firm located in Old Town, Fort Collins, Colorado. The firm assists individuals and small/medium sized businesses with legal issues from litigation to organization to human resources to real estate. We are an established law firm with many clients in Northern Colorado. Our attorneys and our work are highly regarded among our clients and peers.

We have existing opportunities to work with established clients in business transactions including business sales and acquisitions, entity planning and real estate. We are seeking to hire an associate attorney with 3-5 years experience, or hire a more experienced attorney that has the capacity to help serve existing clients. We are looking for individuals licensed in Colorado or able to obtain a license in a short time. Our desired candidate would be good at drafting, have a balanced lifestyle with community oriented values, and have a high academic record.

Fort Collins is a very desirable location and our commitment to work/life balance makes our firm an outstanding opportunity. Please send us a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

Experience: Over 3 years

Education: JD

License: Colorado or able to become licensed in short time in Colorado

Benefits: Health, 401(k), PTO, holidays

Pay Range: $80,000 to $125,000.

Job Type: Full-time


City of Thornton, Colorado: City Attorney  (posted 6/8/2021)

Salary: Approximately $200,000+

Located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver metropolitan area, the city of Thornton is Colorado’s sixth largest city and home to a diverse and growing population of 146,000 residents. The City is only 10 minutes from downtown Denver, 35 minutes from Denver International Airport and less than 2 hours from the Breckenridge and Vail ski areas. The community’s location provides an ideal environment for a wide range of businesses to thrive, and the community’s natural setting of ridgelines, wildlife, waterways, rolling hills, and undeveloped land provide Thornton residents with amenities and an abundance of recreational opportunities that contribute to a unique and excellent quality of life.

Operating on a 2021 budget of $2,735,236 with 19 FTEs, the City of Thornton’s City Attorney's Office serves as legal counsel for the City, providing legal service to the City Council, the City Manager, all departments of the City, and all boards and commissions. The City Attorney’s Office consists of the City Attorney, a Deputy City Attorney, a Senior Assistant City Attorney, 9 Assistant City Attorney I/II’s, a Law Office Administrator, a Senior Legal Administrative Assistant, a Legal Administrative Assistant, and 4 Paralegals. The attorneys represent the City in litigation in state and federal courts and before local and state administrative agencies and protect the City's water rights in water court.

The City Attorney is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council on a contractual basis with the terms of employment outlined in the contract, the Charter, and the City Code. As the chief legal advisor for the City, the City Attorney provides a wide range of legal services to City Council, City boards and commissions and City departments.

A Juris Doctorate from a nationally accredited law school, and ten (10) years of experience in the active practice of law is required. Candidates should be a current member in good standing of the Colorado State Bar or be able to gain prompt admission to the Colorado State Bar. The ideal candidate will have extensive municipal law experience, will have a thorough understanding of the constitutional provisions regarding Home Rule, a broad spectrum of experience in municipal law, knowledge of water law, and an in-depth understanding of current issues confronting cities. While Colorado experience is preferred in the above areas, experienced City Attorneys, Assistant City Attorneys and/or other senior level public and private attorneys with municipal experience from anywhere in the United States are strongly encouraged to apply. Any equivalent combinations of education and experience that allow a candidate to perform the duties of the position may be considered.

The City of Thornton offers employees an outstanding benefit package. Benefits offered include health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, multilingual incentive pay, recreation pass, wellness program, in-house training opportunities, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Thornton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: June 27, 2021 (open until filled).





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