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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



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


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.

City and County of Denver: Assistant City Attorney & Entry Deputy District Attorney  (posted 6/9/2021)

The City and County of Denver is currently seeking two entry-level attorney position. One is for the City Attorney’s Office in the Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section and one is an Entry Deputy District Attorney.

Apply at:

Assistant City Attorney, Entry - Prosecution and Code Enforcement – Starting salary $77,174 - $90,000/year based on education and experience

Entry Deputy District Attorney - Denver District Attorney's Office – Starting salary $77,174/year

City & County of Denver Benefits

Recruiting and Hiring Questions? Check out the Hiring Center or contact the HR Service Center at 720-337-4357.


Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC: Litigation Attorney  (posted 6/9/2021)

Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC, an international law firm with eight offices, seeks a client-facing, self-starting litigation associate with 5-6 years of experience for our Chicago, Irvine, Denver, Phoenix, or Las Vegas office. Experience analyzing coverage and defending insurance coverage/bad faith matters is a plus. Must be licensed in IL, CA, CO, AZ, or NV and proficient at managing discovery, drafting motions, and handling court proceedings. Strong analytical and writing skills are required. This position may require some travel.

Salary range up to $125,000/year will be set based upon level of experience, plus the potential for annual bonuses. In addition to base compensation, the attorney will be eligible to participate in the firm’s benefits package which includes health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) with discretionary profit-sharing, and enrollment – without any premiums – in the firm’s short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance policies. The firm may consider flexible work arrangements and hours for the right candidate. For immediate consideration, please submit résumé, salary expectation, and a cover letter to careers@fgppr.com.

Boulder County Attorney's Office: Senior Legal Assistant  (posted 6/8/2021)

The Boulder County Attorney's Office is seeking a Senior Legal Assistant to join our operations team in providing technical, clerical, and administrative support for the office. The primary duties for this position will be working to help manage the county’s response to Colorado Open Records Act requests from the public, including working with county departments and offices to obtain, compile, assess, and release documents to requesters as required by statute; to search databases and other sources for documents; to work with attorneys in the office to determine which documents to release; and, using specialized software to track requests, document review time, and payments. The senior legal assistant will also work on other issues in the office, including some of the following (depending on the needs and of the office and the interests of the legal assistant hired): supporting the mental health commitment or property tax appeal processes; providing litigation matter support, including filing documents in state and federal courts; or providing general support to attorneys or administrative support to the office. A successful candidate will be very organized, detail-oriented, able to juggle many tasks and deadlines, technologically adept and able to learn and use different specialized software products, and able to work closely and effectively with a variety of people both inside and outside the organization.

Hiring Salary Range: $48,624.00 - $59,316.00 Annually
Classification Salary Range: $48,624.00 - $70,008.00 Annually

Link to benefits overview and complete job description

Kutak Rock LLP: Corporate Associate Attorney  (posted 6/8/2021)

Kutak Rock LLP's Denver office is seeking a corporate associate attorney for its Tax Credit Financing Group. Ideally, the candidate would be a lateral associate candidate with 2-3 years of experience and would join the Firm as a mid-level associate attorney.

Salary Range: $135,000 - $150,000, commensurate with experience.

Click here for full job description and benefits overview.

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).


Castle Lantz Maricle: Litigation Associate  (posted 6/8/2021)

The salary range for this position is $70,000-$90,000 depending on experience. Resumes can be sent to sarah@bloombens.com.

Reports to: Managing Partner
Job Summary

The Litigation Associate we are looking for will work closely with clients and senior attorneys in the preparation of pleadings, briefs and other litigation-related documents. The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently research relevant laws and regulations. The candidate should have solid knowledge of litigation procedure and rules of evidence in Colorado and ability to assist and support a busy litigation team in complex litigation cases.

Experience handling pretrial discovery, motion practice, trial preparation, and trial work is desired but the Firm is willing to train the right person. Bankruptcy experience is a plus. The Firm is interested in a candidate who demonstrates humility, is willing to receive and give constructive feedback, and works well in a team environment. Moreover, the Firm is looking for a candidate who is active in the community, enthusiastic about the practice of law, entrepreneurial, with a desire to help grow the Firm.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Litigation Associate will be able to:

  • Manage civil litigation matters from start to finish;
  • Have excellent legal research and writing skills;
  • Draft and review pleadings prior to court hearings;
  • Help develop litigation strategies;
  • Gather evidence;
  • Update and consult with senior associates
  • Supervise paralegals or legal assistants from time to time

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines Advanced critical and legal reasoning skills
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with others Attention to detail

The ideal candidate will have some courtroom experience and be willing enter an appearance in court if necessary.

Education and Experience

  • J.D. from ABA accredited law school
  • Admittance to the Colorado Bar required
  • 2-4 years of litigation experience but if you are a new attorney with litigation internship experience and you believe that litigation is where you want to be in 5 years, we will consider you.

Benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D. The Company pays 100% of Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D and contributes to employee Medical premiums.

Colorado Bar Association: Human Resources Manager  (posted 5/28/2021)

POSITION: Human Resources Manager
REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director
SALARY RANGE: $65,000 to $75,000
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full Time
JOB LOCATION: 1290 Broadway, Ste. 1700, Denver, Colorado 80203

Summary of Job Duties:

The Human Resources Manager assists in developing, maintaining, and administering human resource policies and procedures regarding compliance, compensation, benefits, organizational development, employee relations, performance management, recruiting, training, and safety in accordance with federal, state, and local law and regulations and the Association’s Mission, Values, and Vision Statements (referenced below).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures compliance with the Associations’ Human Resources policies, procedures, and business conduct as well as federal, state, and local law and regulations
  • Regularly reviews and recommends updates and improvements to the Associations’ personnel-related policies, procedures, and practices
  • Conducts wage surveys within labor market to determine competitive wage rate. Research industry pay scales and participate in salary surveys. Makes recommendations to senior management for compensation adjustments and bonuses
  • Coordinates director training in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance reviews, and safety.
  • Collaborates with directors to recruit, fill openings, and determine compensation
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation
  • Conducts follow-up meetings with newly hired staff; identifies and addresses issues
  • Coordinates the annual performance review process for all employees
  • Assists senior management with voluntary and involuntary separation processes, including exit interviews and severance packages, and participates in termination meetings as necessary. Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation and participates in exit interviews as necessary to determine reasons for separation
  • Assists senior management in addressing complex employee relations issues
  • Monitors current trends in the areas of personnel policies, performance management, problem resolution, discipline, and termination

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent
  • Three to five years’ human resources experience

Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance: 100% employee covered with family/children option
  • Dental Insurance: Self‐pay at group rates
  • Vision: Self‐pay at group rates
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA): caps out of pocket expense at $2000
  • Group Life Insurance: employee coverage up to $50,000
  • Group Long‐Term Disability Insurance: employee coverage up to $5,000
  • Paid Time Off: 15 days/year to start, 20 days/year after three years and 25 days/year after 10 years
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • 401(k): Annual contribution by the employer after one year of employment: 10% of salary and
  • Transportation/IT allowance

Application Interest:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jessica Lindzy at jlindzy@cobar.org

About the Colorado Bar Association:

Colorado Bar Association is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to any protected class, including age, sex, race, color, veteran status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin. It is our policy to promote a non-discriminatory environment, free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon protected classes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Mission Statement

We are an association that advances members’ practice, supports the justice system, and enriches our community.

The Colorado Bar Association (“CBA”) values its diverse membership and our communities. We are committed to the eradication of racism, discrimination, and any other form of injustice against underrepresented groups. We promote diversity, equity, inclusion and the removal of barriers to success within the CBA and the communities we serve.

Values Statement

We are Strategic, Inclusive, Professional, Effective, Inspirational, Innovative, Member-focused, and Ethical.

The CBA seeks inclusion and equity through broad recognition of diversity, including, but not limited to age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, geographical diversity, national origin, practice setting, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, veteran status, and years in practice. We prioritize broad, equitable, and inclusive participation in our membership and leadership. The CBA is dedicated to promoting attorneys of all backgrounds, identities, and circumstances through the removal of barriers to engagement and leadership, specifically including those who are historically underrepresented, diverse members of the CBA.

We are committed to actively changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices, and attitudes, so that power is distributed and shared equitably and inclusively.

Vision Statement

The Colorado Bar Association will be the leader in providing members throughout the state with the tools to be successful, a community within which to build relationships, and the focus to successfully navigate the future.


Colorado Bar Association: Federal Pro Se Clinic Managing Attorney  (posted 5/27/2021)

The Managing Attorney is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Federal Pro Se Clinic (FPSC) and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clinic. The Managing Attorney is a full-time position, located at the Arraj U.S. Courthouse. (However, currently working remotely.) Responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring the program's legal services delivery, as well as fostering and maintaining relationships with clients, volunteer attorneys, judges, court administrators and staff, and FPSC Advisory Committee.

The position requires a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice of law in the state of Colorado and U.S. District Court – District of Colorado, and no pending or actual censure, suspension, or disbarment in any jurisdiction. It is preferred that the Managing Attorney have three years minimum experience in the practice of law in the public or the private sector in Federal Court litigating cases involving employment and/or civil rights. Salary is $70,000 plus benefits, including fully paid employee health insurance with family options, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, 401K (after a year of employment) and other benefits.

Send cover letter and resume to kschoen@cobar.org with subject line FPSC Managing Attorney.

Timmins Law - Attorney (posted 5/28/2021)

Excellent small firm opportunity for attorney looking to develop more business

A small, collegial law firm located in uptown Denver seeks an experienced attorney with at least five years' experience, a strong top-tier academic record, and a portable book of business. If you have a minimal client base, must be set on & driven to grow your practice. We offer competitive salary and/or commission splits and a very flexible work schedule. We offer a tech-savvy large firm experience while valuing the importance of the dedication, personal attention, responsiveness, and efficiency of a small firm. Through this unique combination, we have built a practice focused on exceptional work product and long-lasting, successful client relationships. Additional benefits include medical and vision coverage, free covered parking, a 401K with 3% company match, and a delightful, successful attorney team. Please send your cover letter and resume for immediate consideration to nc@timminslaw.com.

Salary Range: $70,000-$95,000 | Hourly Wage: $100.00 per hour


Elkind Alterman Harston PC - Associate Attorney - Immigration Law (posted 5/18/2021)

Elkind Alterman Harston PC, an Immigration Law Firm in downtown Denver, seeks an Associate Attorney to work closely with the partners, fellow attorneys, paralegals, and the legal/administrative staff to prepare and file cases in various areas of immigration law including family, business, and removal defense. Please provide resume, cover letter, references, salary requirement, and a writing sample addressed to: HR@eahimmigration.com

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Active license to practice law in Colorado and/or other U.S. jurisdiction;
  • Some prior immigration law experience preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication;
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize, multi-task, and delegate;
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively; and
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in Spanish (preferred).

Benefits and Compensation: 

Standard Professional Benefits including Health, Dental and Life and Long-term Disability insurance, 401K, parking/public transport and generous PTO.

Salary Range: $70,000-$95,000

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Employers Council - Employment Law Staff Attorney in Loveland  (posted 5/18/2021)

This opening is in Loveland and services Northern Colorado and parts of Wyoming.

To apply, please click here. 

Employment Law Staff Attorney | Loveland, CO

Description

Employers Council is a preeminent Employers Association committed to partnering with our member-employers to build exceptional workplaces. We provide a full array of employment law, organizational management and human resources expertise and services, including virtual and in person employee training. We serve members from a variety of industries and varying sizes, with support that ranges from the transactional to the transformational.

We are currently seeking an Employment Law Staff Attorney to join our Northern Regional Office team. Our office is based out of Loveland, CO and serves the Northern region of Colorado and our member employers in Wyoming.

Our employment law staff attorney should have a practical, solutions-driven counseling ability with a client-service-oriented approach. This includes the capability of multi-tasking and dealing with ambiguity in the law, process and procedure. In this role, you should be able to adequately demonstrate a solid understanding of various substantive areas of employment law including, but not limited to, discrimination and harassment, disability and accommodations, employee policies, and wage and hour matters (e.g., Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, OSHA and related state laws).

Employers Council offers our employees the opportunity for remote work, flexibility and an outstanding work/life balance. If you wish to have an impact on assisting in the success of our mission and provide impactful assistance to our member employers, we are looking for you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

  • Staff attorneys advise and counsel employers regarding multiple and complex legal issues, recognizing and addressing potential risks with situations including performance documentation, discipline, termination, layoffs, employment agreements, waiver and release agreements, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, and similar.
  • Manage legal and business priorities and help build consensus among multiple stakeholders (e.g., HR professionals and management teams)
  • Advise on EEO/Civil Rights — evaluate and analyze claims and draft position, arbitration and mediation statements
  • Advise on Family and Medical Leave Act — including a basic understanding of interplay between FMLA, disability law and workers compensation obligations
  • Advise Wage and Hour law including a working knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act, exemption classifications, and state wage laws
  • Represent members in administrative hearing processes including unemployment hearings, civil rights charges, and wage claims
  • Prepare and deliver live and virtual training to organizations in various practice areas including harassment, equal employment opportunity law, termination, wage and hour, FMLA, disability law, performance documentation, and similar
  • Review employee handbooks, manuals, policies and procedures from a legal perspective
  • Advise on OSHA, USERRA, COBRA, HIPAA, drug and alcohol, workers compensation and other employment law practice areas
  • Advise organizations concerning employee relations matters, risk management, policies, procedures and other employment law and HR issues
  • Substantially interact with employers and member companies

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrate independence, competence, and confidence when advising management and business leaders on complex employment law matters
  • Strong legal research capability and a solid understanding of Westlaw or other similar research platforms
  • Excellent attention to detail; ability to work independently and execute plans to meet member needs; ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience with employment-related agreements such as offer letters, employment contracts, severance, confidentiality and contractor agreements
  • Experience in representation and responding to state & federal agency charges, audits and investigations
  • Training and/or public speaking experience highly preferred. Courtroom experience can meet this expectation
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point

Education and Experience Requirements

Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required:

  • Law degree (JD) and Colorado Bar admission is required. Multistate licensure (or the willingness to seek admission), is preferred
  • Experience of no less than 3 years in employment law is required
  • Litigation experience in employment matters, including but not limited to agency related claims, mediations, arbitrations and/or trials is a preferred. In-house or government agency experience will be considered to meet this requirement

Candidates must have their own reliable transportation as driving to member sites, mostly in the region, is required. There also may be the need for some overnight trips as well which will be expected.

Work Environment

General office environment most time. Occasional lifting. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Exemption Status: Exempt

Starting annual salary range: $74,540 - $83,855

Benefits

Employers Council provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Insured group health, dental, & vision plans with optional tax deferred 125 plans are available
  • Long term income protection via 401k and defined benefit pension plans
  • Life, AD&D, Long term disability plans primarily paid for by employer
  • A generous mix of vacation, sick and holiday paid days off

Employers Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

To apply, please click here


Sheridan Ross P.C. - Patent Prosecution Associate in Mechanical Engineering Field (posted 5/12/2021)

Sheridan Ross P.C. is seeking a Patent Prosecution Associate in the Mechanical Engineering field. Qualified candidates will be USPTO admitted or have plans to take the exam and have 1-5 years of experience prosecuting patent matters.

Essential Functions

  • Draft and prepare provisional and non-provisional patent applications and other related patent prosecution documents
  • Review, analyze, and draft responses to office actions
  • Draft reporting letters summarizing the specific action received from the applicable patent office
  • Review and draft licensing agreements and other IP related contractual documents
  • Provide advice and assistance on all matters relating to invention management and patent applications
  • Conduct legal, technical, and scientific research and gather evidence
  • Ensure compliance with USPTO rules and regulations for U.S. prosecution matters
  • Correspond with clients and foreign associates

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, or metallurgical engineering
  • Advanced engineering degree or commensurate engineering work experience (preferred)
  • Juris Doctor (JD)

Experience

  • 1-5 years of patent prosecution experience

Other Requirements

  • Preferred candidates are licensed to practice law in Colorado and be in good standing
  • All candidates should be admitted or eligible to practice before the USPTO
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment

Sheridan Ross offers a competitive pay and benefits package to full-time employees including health care benefits, personal paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k) matching, discretionary bonus, parking reimbursement, and more.

Base Salary Range: $115,000 – $155,000

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume to hr@sheridanross.com.

If you have questions, let me know (kpearson@sheridanross.com). The position is in my group.

KENDRIA E. PEARSON
Shareholder
Registered Patent Attorney
SHERIDAN ROSS PC / attorneys at innovation
patent / trademark / copyright
1560 BROADWAY, SUITE 1200 / DENVER, CO / 80202-5145
303.863.2986 / www.sheridanross.com

Vantage Data Centers - Corporate Counsel, North America (posted 5/18/2021)

Corporate Counsel, North America

ABOUT VANTAGE DATA CENTERS

Vantage is committed to being a workplace of inclusion, equity, respect, and acceptance. We celebrate diversity and intentionally seek out opportunities to learn from one another’s experience.

Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects, and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across six markets in North America and six markets in Europe, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands. Vantage’s business is growing exponentially, through a combination of greenfield market expansion and acquisitions across North America and Europe.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Corporate Counsel, North America is responsible for legal and corporate governance in support of Vantage’s strategic opportunities and business objectives in general. In addition to providing excellent legal expertise and support, the candidate must bring a proactive, business and solution-oriented mindset to legal matters, an enterprise lens and a proven ability to work collaboratively across the organization. Ideal candidates for this role will have both in-house and law firm experience, strong business acumen, enterprise leadership, passion for growing a business and experience in continuous improvement and driving enhancements that benefit the Company.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Support Vantage and be a strategic partner by providing practical, business-focused, and sound legal advice to the Design, Engineering & Construction, Finance, Sales and Operations teams.
  • Provide proactive and strategic legal advice that enables Vantage to achieve its business and strategic objectives while fully and appropriately managing legal risk.
  • Supporting the roll out and ongoing monitoring and conformity with group/regional compliance policies covering key regulatory areas.
  • Manage the legal work for complex business transactions and agreements with consultants, contractors, and customers.
  • Responsible for supporting legal matters involving the North American Design, Engineering & Construction, Finance, Sales and Operations teams, including negotiating agreements, dispute resolution, governance and contract management, and assisting with the management of outside counsel.

DUTIES

  • Structure, review, draft and negotiate various vendor contracts, including construction agreements, supply contracts and other vendor agreements.
  • Negotiate complex commercial contracts, including but not limited to commercial lease agreements, colocation agreements, repeatable lease templates.
  • Support global legal strategy for commercial contracts with contractors and customers; including contract management and governance.
  • Responsible for legal work and supervision of outside counsel associated with development, engineering, and construction projects, including professional services agreements, supplier contracts, master agreements, and purchase orders.
  • Support the legal department in ongoing continuous improvement initiatives and standardization of working practices across the region.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school and admission to a state bar or Member of Barreau du Quebec.
  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience.
  • Experience with commercial contracts.
  • Working knowledge of real estate law.
  • Experience in supporting group compliance activities, including developing policies, providing training and monitoring.
  • Experience within the data center or telecommunications industry preferred, but not required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-rounded corporate and commercial lawyer who is also a practical and business-minded executive.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and legal writing skills. Good interpersonal and management skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to operate independently.
  • Ability to navigate seamlessly between being highly strategic and hands-on approach.
  • Proactive and solution oriented with the ability to identify opportunities for improvements within legal practices.
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills that enable the successful candidate to juggle multiple responsibilities at once and consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Impeccable integrity, credibility, character, and ethics.

We operate with No Ego and No Arrogance. We work to build each other up and support one another, appreciating each other’s strengths and respecting each other’s weaknesses. We find joy in our work and each other, actively seeking opportunities to inject fun into what we do. Our hard and efficient work is rewarded with an above market total compensation package. We offer a comprehensive suite of health and welfare, retirement, and paid leave benefits exceeding local expectations.

Safety and security always matter. During COVID, all positions that can work remotely have been, and appropriate steps have been taken to ensure the safety of employees in any position essential to be on site. Regardless of where you are working, technology to work effectively is provided on or in advance of your first day of employment.

Throughout the year, the advantage of being part of the Vantage team is evident with an array of benefits, recognition, training and development, and the knowledge that your contribution adds value to the company and our community.

Don't meet all the requirements? Please still apply if you think you are the right person for the position. We are always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

  • Salary Range: $135 - $188 Base + Bonus
  • This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits.
  • Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including your qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience and may fall outside of the range shown.

Click here to apply.

Vantage Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employee


Ballard Spahr - Corporate Associate (posted 5/12/2021)

Ballard Spahr is looking to hire a corporate associate with 2-5 years experience for either the Denver or Boulder office. 

Salary Range: $152,500 - $172,500

Benefits Overview:

  • Medical & dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death & short/long term disability insurance
  • 401k
  • Dependent care FSA
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental and family leave
  • Emergency Elder & Child Care Services

Husch Blackwell - Commercial Litigation Associate, Denver  (posted 5/12/2021)

Husch Blackwell, a national law firm, has an immediate opening in its Denver office for a Commercial Litigation Associate with three to five years of experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with all phases of complex commercial litigation, including depositions, discovery, drafting motions and pleadings, communicating with clients, and assisting in trial.

The ideal candidate will have excellent academic credentials, a commitment to the community, superior communications skills and a demonstrated record of working well under pressure. Judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Candidates should have a Colorado bar license or commit to obtaining one as soon as possible.

Pursuant to Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the compensation range for this position in Denver is $155,000 to $165,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Associates are eligible for an Associate Performance Bonus and Client Development Bonus. In addition, employees receive a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume through our online application process at www.huschblackwell.com.

EOE


Southeast Colorado Power Association – Chief Legal Officer/CIO  (posted 5/13/2021)

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

Southeast Colorado Power Association, (SECPA) and its broadband subsidiary SECOM headquartered in La Junta, Colorado, is accepting applications for the position of Chief Legal Officer/CLO reporting directly to the CEO.

SECPA is a member-owned rural electric cooperative that provides electric service to over 10,500 AMI meters at 55MW peak. The 13,000 square mile service territory covers all or parts of 11 southeast Colorado counties with 5700 energized line miles (14.4kV, 24.9kV, 69kV). SECPA/SECOM have satellite offices in Lamar, Eads, Springfield, and Pueblo West with a combined 117 employees.

The companies are led by a combined management team including a CEO, CFO, CTO/CMSO, CHRO, COO (SECPA), COO (SECOM), CCO (SECOM), and CBDO (SECOM).

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

CLO will serve as General Counsel to both companies. CLO will provide legal services and counsel in assigned areas including, but not limited to regulatory matters, property rights; contracts, drafting, negotiation; dispute and litigation management and corporate governance.

Doctor of Jurisprudence, other higher education degree(s), industry certification(s) and/or practical application of skills in a related type of organization for a minimum of ten (10) years is required. Should possess demonstrated legal expertise with minimum ten (10) years’ experience. Valid Colorado Driver's License and Colorado Bar Certification are required.

Applicants should be team focused, member-driven, self-motivated, excellent communicators and possess strong interpersonal skills. Candidates should also possess high integrity and a positive attitude towards success achievement. All interested applicants should read the job description in its entirety.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Salary Range is $85,000-125,000. Benefits offered include: two types of medical plans: PPO and High Deductible with Health Savings Account; Pension Plan; 401k match up to 3%; Life Insurances - basic, supplemental, accidental death & dismemberment, spouse, and child; Long Term Disability; Vision; Dental; Vacation; Sick Leave; Personal Holidays; Paid Holidays (8); Parental Leave; Bereavement Leave; and a 4-day work week.

COMMUNITY:

SECPA/SECOM is headquartered in the rural community of La Junta, Colorado (www.ci.la-junta.co.us), along the Arkansas River with a number of other similar communities within short commuting distances. The region is proud of its contemporary farming/ranching, manufacturing, healthcare, railroad, gas, and service economy. The community is close to lakes, rivers, canyons, and grassland offering many nearby outdoor recreational opportunities. Pueblo, Colorado, is approximately a 1-hour drive, Colorado Springs 1.5 hours and Denver 3 hours.

APPLICATION:

For consideration, please complete, print and email the job application at www.secpa.com/about-secpa/job-opportunities along with your confidential resume and cover letter to applications@secpa.com. All submissions will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews conducted until position is filled.



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