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 applications 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.


Adams County District Attorney's Office: Three Openings  (posted 9/16/2021)

These postings will close on Sunday, Sept 26 at 9:30 pm.

Senior Deputy District Attorney
Salary: $109,775.15 - $153,685.23 Annually

The Senior Deputy District Attorney performs professional legal work in the prosecution of criminal cases in the 17th Judicial District, acting on behalf of the District Attorney and representing the People of the State of Colorado. Attorneys in this category have consistently demonstrated the experience and competence necessary to handle first chair/lead prosecutor responsibilities on any type of case, regardless of complexity. Attorneys have also demonstrated leadership ability and consistency in developing working relationships with law enforcement, the judiciary, the defense bar, victim groups, and the community.

Deputy District Attorney – Felony Prosecutor
Salary: $86,952.21 - $121,733.09 Annually

The Deputy District Attorney – Felony Prosecutor performs professional legal work in the prosecution of felony criminal cases in the 17th Judicial District, acting on behalf of the District Attorney and representing the People of the State of Colorado. Attorneys in this category have consistently demonstrated the experience and competence necessary to prosecute complex felony cases. Attorneys have also demonstrated leadership ability and consistency in developing working relationships with law enforcement, the judiciary, the defense bar, victim groups, and the community.

Deputy District Attorney – County Court
Salary: $73,006.75 - $102,209.45 Annually

The Deputy District Attorney performs professional legal work in the prosecution of cases in County Court, acting on behalf of the District Attorney and representing the People of the State of Colorado in court proceedings. The Deputy District Attorney is an entry level prosecutor who handles a significant docket of misdemeanor and traffic cases including DUIs, domestic violence, assault and careless driving cases.



Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing: Procurement Specialist  (posted 9/10/2021)

Salary: $4,370.00 - $4,678.00 Monthly
Click here for the full job description and benefits.

Description of Job - This is what you'll be doing:

Do the values and mission of where you work matter? Do you like finding innovative solutions to problems? Can you effectively balance business needs against legal risks? Do you want your work to benefit every person in the State? If you answered yes to these questions this role might be great for you.

The work this position does will impact our entire agency as part of a cutting-edge and highly innovative procurement team. You will help create and facilitate the evaluation of the solicitations that the Department uses to select its vendors, and then create the contracts that the Department uses to hold those vendors accountable.

Here are more specifics about what you will do:

- Determine the most appropriate solicitation type for a wide variety of purchases

- Use information provided by programmatic staff to draft clear and concise solicitation and contract documents

- Guide programmatic staff on procurement laws, regulations, policies, and processes

- Ensure compliance with procurement laws, regulations, policies, and processes

- Aid programmatic staff in creating requirements that meet business needs

- Negotiate legal terms with vendors and aid in the negotiation of business requirements

This is a funding contingent position with funding subject to approval by the federal government on an ongoing basis.

Closing: 9/23/2021 5:00 PM Mountain


Dorsey & Whitney LLP: Several Openings (posted 8/31/2021)

Corporate Associate (#642)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an experienced Corporate Associate to join our Toronto office. This associate will primarily support the Capital Markets & Corporate Compliance Practice Group which focuses on Canadian/U.S. cross border transactions. The associate will work closely with Dorsey partners and clients on a wide variety of matters, providing a great opportunity for professional growth.

The associate will primarily provide U.S. legal advice to Canadian issuers but will also provide advice to U.S. domestic and other foreign companies. Dorsey’s Capital Markets team advises clients on the full range of public and private financings in the United States. Our experience encompasses the complete spectrum of equity, debt and hybrid instruments. Our capital markets clients range from emerging companies, to large cap issuers, and venture capital and private equity sponsors to the underwriting and advisory teams of investment banks.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Three to five years of corporate attorney experience, including public company governance, public offerings, registered direct offerings, PIPE offerings, Nasdaq and NYSE compliance and public mergers and acquisitions;
  • Experience working in the business/corporate group of a large law firm;
  • Strong communication and writing skills;
  • Top academic credentials;
  • At least one U.S. bar admission; and
  • Experience working with Canadian or other foreign public companies, strongly preferred, but not required.

For Denver applicants only (as required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act): The starting salary for associate positions in our Denver office is $180,000. 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.

Denver Trademark Associate (#657)

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an Associate attorney with three to six years of experience in the intellectual property field to join the Trademark, Copyright and Brand Management department in our Denver or Minneapolis office.

This Associate will work primarily on trademark and copyright matters, including: trademark strategy, clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters, domestic and international; copyright strategy, analysis and filings and handling digital content issues such as fair use, URDP complaints and online enforcement and take down requests; drafting intellectual property related agreements such as licenses and rights transfer agreements; and assistance with due diligence in purchase, sale, and financing transactions that relate to intellectual property assets. The work may also include handling of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (with litigation support as needed), and work on advertising, marketing and unfair competition matters.

The following qualifications are required:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Three to six years of intellectual property experience in the trademark and copyright field, including trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement; copyright prosecution and enforcement; domain name disputes and UDRP proceedings; intellectual property assignments or licensing; intellectual property-related due diligence in corporate transactions; and DMCA compliance matters
  • Exemplary organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Track record of successfully managing client projects and deadlines with independence
  • Experience with client interactions and direct communications
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Strong academic performance
  • Colorado bar admission (for Denver office candidates) or Minnesota bar admission (for Minneapolis office candidates)

Candidates who have experience on intellectual property agreements (in addition to licensing) and/or experience in advertising, contest or sweepstakes matters are preferred.

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.

Denver Corporate Finance Associate (#632) - posted 9/16/21

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a Corporate Finance Associate with three to six years of experience to join the Dallas, Denver, Salt Lake City, or Wilmington office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions, including senior debt, asset based lending, cash flow, sponsor finance, unitranche and mezzanine transactions.

Qualified candidates will have:

- A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school;

- Three to six years of corporate finance experience at a large law firm;

- Texas bar admission (for Dallas candidates), Colorado bar admission (for Denver candidates), Utah bar admission (for Salt Lake City candidates) or Delaware bar admission (for Wilmington candidates);

- Strong communication and writing skills; and

- Top academic credentials.

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.

Denver Patent Associate (#612) - posted 9/20/21

Dorsey’s Patent group is seeking an associate with two to three years of experience and a technical background in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field and an interest for patent prosecution involving complex software systems. Successful candidates maybe based in Seattle, Salt Lake City, or Denver, and a demonstrated commitment to one of these locations is preferred. You will join an exceptional team of attorneys, agents, paralegals, and staff servicing a wide array of clients – from large multinational corporations to entrepreneurs and innovative startup companies. You will have responsibility for an active docket of patent prosecution matters – from drafting applications through all phases of domestic and foreign patent prosecution. You will have the opportunity to counsel clients on patent strategy, and gain exposure to conducting searches and preparing patentability, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions. In our general practice firm, there are also opportunities to support litigation and transactional practices.

Dorsey’s patent group includes a diverse team of 35 Patent attorneys and 5 agents and technical advisors spread across five of Dorsey’s offices (Denver, Minneapolis, Palo Alto, Salt Lake City, and Seattle) who advise clients around the world on developing domestic and international intellectual property portfolios; conducting patent prosecution, including reexamination, reissue, and foreign filings; preparing patentability, validity and infringement opinions; supporting intellectual property commercialization and technology transfers; and performing M&A intellectual property due diligence. We are supported by a talented and dedicated team of paralegals and legal staff.

The following qualifications are required:

- USPTO admission

- Two to three years of patent attorney or agent experience

- B.S. and/or M.S. in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or a B.S. in Engineering with relevant technical Electrical Engineering or Computer Science work experience

- Strong academic performance and writing ability

Preferred candidates will thrive in a fast-paced, client-centric team where they enjoy a significant amount of responsibility for seeing matters through to completion.

Colorado bar admission preferred for Denver candidates. Washington bar admission preferred for Seattle candidates. Utah bar admission preferred for Salt Lake City candidates.

In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample.

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.

ABOUT DORSEY

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.

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 online.  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.

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Telephone: (303) 831-1040

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