Job Postings


10/13/17: RFQ for City and County of Denver and Department of Aviation

The Denver City Attorney is seeking the services of a qualified pool of law firms to serve as special counsel to assist the City and County of Denver and the Department of Aviation as outside counsel for conflicts, overflow or specialized expertise, in both transactional and litigation matters/cases.

The deadline to Submit Qualifications Statement is Monday, October 23, 2017, 3:00 P.M., Local (Mountain) Time. Please refer to “2017 CAO/DOA Outside/Conflicts Counsel RFQ” at www.denvergov.org/cityattorney (Jobs and Opportunities > RFQ Solicitations) or email lynn.sargent@flydenver.com to request a copy of the RFQ.

Access the RFQ here.

10/13/17: Reproductive Rights Counsel, ACLU of Colorado

ACLU of Colorado seeks dynamic, skilled, mission-driven applicants for a new full-time Reproductive Rights Policy Counsel position. Under the direction of the Public Policy Director, and working closely with the Legal Director and legal staff, the Reproductive Rights Policy Counsel will participate in advocacy, litigation, and communications to protect and advance reproductive freedom and increase access to abortion in Colorado.

Under the direction of the Public Policy Director, the Reproductive Rights Policy Counsel will be responsible for developing and advancing the ACLU of Colorado’s legal and advocacy work regarding reproductive freedom and increasing access to abortion. The Policy Counsel will work closely with all parts of the organization: the Policy, Legal, and Communications and Outreach departments, coalition partners, ACLU of Colorado legal panel, national ACLU legal, advocacy, and communications staff, and cooperating attorneys. The Reproductive Rights Policy Counsel’s advocacy responsibilities include research, drafting reports and talking points, analyzing and drafting bills, and participating in public education efforts regarding reproductive rights and access to abortion in Colorado. The Policy Counsel will also work with the Legal Director and legal staff on investigations and cases involving reproductive freedom and access to abortion, including developing, investigating and working with cooperating attorneys to bring legal cases; performing legal research; and conducting discovery, drafting pleadings, motions and briefs. 

Full job description and requirements are available here.

10/10/17: Associate General Counsel - Regulatory, Mercy Health (Cincinnati, OH)

Major, Lindsey & Africa is conducting for Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States.

Mercy Health seeks to hire an Associate General Counsel – Regulatory to be resident in the System’s Cincinnati, Ohio headquarters.  The successful candidate will have 7 + years of expertise in health care law matters, and will be responsible for advising on matters involving transactions with hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers, as well as on the federal and state fraud and abuse laws, including the federal Anti-Kickback statute and the Stark Law, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and payment rules, HIPAA, and EMTALA, among others, and is likely to come from a major law firm, governmental entity or integrated healthcare system. 

Full job description and requirements are available here.

10/10/17: Associate Attorney-- Civil Litigation, Fowler Schimberg, Flanagan & McLetchie PC

Fowler, Schimberg, Flanagan & McLetchie, PC, a downtown Denver firm with a strong civil litigation practice seeks an entry level Associate as well as an Associate with 5 years or more of relevant experience.  The preferred entry level candidate should possess strong writing skills.  For the experienced level, the preferred candidate should possess litigation and/or trial experience.  We value professionalism, integrity and team work.  We offer an excellent benefit package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Candidates should send a resume, salary requirements and a relevant writing sample to t_schimberg@fsf-law.com.

10/10/17: Assistant City Attorney, Section Supervisor, Municipal Operations, City and County of Denver

The City and County of Denver is currently seeking an Assistant City Attorney - Section Supervisor for the Department of Law's Municipal Operations Section. This role supervises and directs the activities of the Municipal Operations section within the City Attorney's Office and provides legal counsel and representation to City officers and employees. We seek an attorney with significant legal experience to provide counsel and legal advice related to municipal law, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, bankruptcy, real estate, and land use.

This is a first level supervisory classification which has predominately internal focus and day-today, direct supervisory responsibility for attorneys and other staff in a section of the City Attorney's Office. This position provides appropriate input and/or direction to the staff attorneys on substantive and procedural law and ensuring Municipal Operations is meeting the needs of the client. This supervisor will be expected to assist City agencies directly in addition to his/her supervisory responsibilities.

The Denver City's Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 90 attorneys and approximately 90 staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members. It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado. Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities. The City Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect.

Municipal Operations is looking for section supervisor with skills in the following areas:
Leadership and Vision – the supervisor must be able to lead by example, develop high performance teams, foster a culture of inclusion, and collaborate with the Section Director and other supervisors on matters.
Talent Management – the supervisor must be able to establish high quality relationships with employees, providing regular and meaningful feedback, while identifying and resolving conflict or issues.
Legal Competence – the supervisor must have general knowledge of a wide variety of municipal law areas and expertise in subject matters handled by the Municipal Operations section.
Operational and Administrative Competence – the supervisor must assist the Director, other Section Supervisor and Operations Supervisors in overseeing the Section's business operations matters.
Investment in Organization – the supervisor must actively participate and promote organizational and Mayoral priorities such as Peak Performance, and the City Attorney actions plans, as well as other department initiatives. 

To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denver/jobs/1856861/assistant-city-attorney-section-supervisor-municipal-operations?keywords=assistant%20city&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

10/10/17: Litigation Associate, Stinson Leonard Street

Stinson Leonard Street LLP is seeking a highly motivated associate with 0-2 years of experience to join our business and commercial litigation practice areas in the Fall of 2018 in our Denver, Colorado office. Judicial clerkship experience is preferred.

Qualifications Required: Juris Doctor and active Colorado license required. Qualified candidates will have exceptional academic performance. Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills are required.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a copy of your law school transcript by e-mail to:

Anna Lloyd

Attorney Recruiting Manager

Stinson Leonard Street

1201 Walnut, Suite 2900

Kansas City, MO 64106

recruiting@stinson.com

Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment. For more information about Stinson Leonard Street, visit us at www.stinson.com.

10/10/17: Civil Litigation Attorney, Semple, Farrington & Everall, PC

Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C., a well-established firm in downtown Denver specializing in school law, labor and employment law, and government entity defense, seeks an attorney with 2+ years of meaningful civil litigation experience, excellent writing skills, and a strong academic record. Experience relevant to our firm’s specialty areas (including education/special education) and ability to act as lead counsel strongly preferred. Applications should consist of a letter of interest, resume, and reference list.  Submit applications to Brent Case at bcase@semplelaw.comwww.semplelaw.com.   

10/2/17: Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) (Princeton, NJ)

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by BMS to search for an experienced in-house counsel to serve as the company’s new Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer. The role is based in the Princeton, NJ area, reports to BMS' general counsel, Sandy Leung, and sits on the CEO’s executive leadership team.

Here’s the ideal candidate profile in a nutshell:

  • 20+ years of overall legal experience, including a minimum of 10+ years of in-house legal experience in the life sciences sector or other highly regulated industry;
  • Significant experience of progressive in-house legal or compliance management and leadership, international exposure and enterprise-wide perspective and expertise; and
  • Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from well-respected universities.

It will be important for the candidate to have practiced law at a top-tier law firm in the early phase of his or her career because the person who fills the CCEO role will be viewed as the leading internal candidate to succeed to the general counsel position when Sandy Leung retires in a few years.

Full job description and requirements are available here.

9/27/17: Executive Director, Dragon 5280 Corporation (Colorado Dragon Boat Festival & Colorado Dragon Film Festival)

Dragon 5280 Corporation (D5280), the organizer of both the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival and the Colorado Dragon Film Festival, and the largest pan-Asian cultural organization in the Front Range region, is seeking a dynamic and seasoned leader to guide the organization into the next phase of growth. More information about D5280 can be found at www.cdbf.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director’s responsibilities are primarily, but not limited to, the following:

1. Identifies, cultivates, and solicits donors, as well as relationships with foundations,corporations, individuals, and community organizations.

2. Meets with local public agencies, community members, and other organizations to tell the D5280 story and to gain financial support.

3. Monitors organizational activities; identifies and corrects problems related to areas such as funding, expenditures, and related matters.

4. Manages and coordinates volunteer and professional relationships in support of D5280 events and fundraising activities.

5. Reports to the Board of Directors and attends year-round monthly Board meetings.

6. Manages all marketing activities for D5280, including the website, social media, and print materials.

7. Supervises staff, contractors, consultants, and other paid personnel of D5280, including supervising the planning of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival and the Colorado Dragon Film Festival.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

D5280’s team approach to special event and organizational management mandates that all staff possess a keen sense of self-motivation, the ability to work positively with a variety of personality types and leadership styles, and the ability to be responsive, flexible and to embrace change. D5280 staff will possess and demonstrate a high standard of integrity and professionalism. Other duties as assigned based on need of the organization.

Specific requirements include:

● Minimum four-year college degree, preferably in business or nonprofit management, event planning, or a combination of equivalent training, experience and education.

● Proven track record of success in a leadership position overseeing operations of an organization or program with exposure to donors, while maintaining solid relationships with staff, board, donors, and the community at large.

● Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and implement successful fundraising strategies with individuals, donors, and grantors.

● Demonstrated experience with grant writing, fund management, and related reporting.

● A solid knowledge of accounting, budgeting, financial management, and marketing.

● Extensive experience in leading the process of ongoing strategic planning.

● Extensive experience in public speaking/public relations.

● An entrepreneurial spirit, preferably including experience developing and implementing partnerships to achieve community-wide social and economic goals.

Other desirable attributes include:

● Keen awareness of and sensitivity to cross-cultural diversity and inclusiveness.

● Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders from Board of Directors to community leaders and neighborhood associations.

● Demonstrated ability to manage accounting processes, budget development, and related reporting.

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail in all mediums.

● Excellent public speaking and presentation skills and ability to interface with various media.

● Excellent problem solving, multitasking and time management skills.

● Proven supervisory, management, and administrative experience with a variety of reports.

COMPENSATION

The D5280 Executive Director position is a full-time management position, with an annual salary competitive with similar non-profit organizations. The specific terms will be subject to the candidate’s experience and skills.

TO APPLY

Applications will be reviewed starting on September 26, 2017. If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume to the attention of Raymond Cho at sonbi1@gmail.com.

9/22/17: Deputy Regulation Counsel, Trial Division, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Job Title:                    Deputy Regulation Counsel – Trial Division

Status:                        At-will employee

                                    Exempt

                                    Full-Time

                                    This position is not covered by the Colorado Judicial Department Personnel Rules.

Salary Range:            $156,277       

General Statement of Duties

The Deputy Regulation Counsel supervises the Trial Division of the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.  These duties include supervising trial lawyers, investigators, and trial assistants in the representation of the People of the State of Colorado in formal attorney discipline proceedings, disability proceedings, reinstatement and readmission proceedings, immediate suspension proceedings, contempt proceedings, and appellate proceedings.  The Deputy supervises the Trial Division in the investigation of Client Protection Fund claims and the reporting of investigative findings to the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Attorneys’ Fund for Client Protection.  The Deputy supervises the Trial Division in its representation of the People of the State of Colorado in unauthorized practice of law investigations and proceedings, the Colorado State Board of Law Examiners in contested applications for admission to the practice of law in Colorado, and the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline in investigations and proceedings.  The Deputy’s duties also include developing and presenting educational programs for lawyers and the public regarding the office and the ethical issues that confront lawyers and judges. The Deputy Regulation Counsel works under the supervision of the Chief Deputy Regulation Counsel and Attorney Regulation Counsel in accordance with the rules governing attorney admissions, attorney discipline, attorney disability, the unauthorized practice of law, the Attorney’s Fund for Client Protection, judicial discipline, the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure and office policy.  

For more information, please click here.

9/22/17: Assistant General Counsel II, Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD)

At the Regional Transportation District of Denver, CO (RTD) our mission is to meet our constituents' and future public transit needs by offering safe, clean, reliable, courteous, accessible and cost-effective transit service throughout the RTD district.  The mission of RTD’s Legal Services Division (RTD Law) is to counsel and lead RTD to achieve its goals by providing reflective legal guidance, efficient and effective advocacy, and creative solutions. We look for candidates to join our team in creating and operating a premier transit system.

RTD is currently seeking a motivated attorney to join its team.  We have a collegial work atmosphere and an abundance of rewarding and challenging work for an attorney interested in working in the public sector.  Applicants must have two to three years of experience in the actual practice of law as well as excellent research, writing, and analytical skills. We are looking for a versatile attorney interested in opportunities to work on both litigation and transactional matters. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. This is a great opportunity for attorneys looking to work on a cross-functional team with frequent client contact and get hands on experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of professional references.

This position requires: 

  • A J.D. degree from an accredited law school
  • Admittance to the Colorado Bar
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the practice of law

OR

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

Description of Work: This position is responsible for performing general legal services for the organization. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.rtd-denver.com/careers

Regional Transportation District (RTD)
Denver, CO 80202

EOE/AA/Drug Free

9/19/17: Legal Director, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (August 31 deadline has been extended)

Class: 1.0 FTE; Salaried; Exempt

Salary: Commensurate with experience

General Description:

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center is to transform the criminal justice system to consistently honor the voice of every victim and vigorously safeguard victims’ rights. The Legal Director is responsible for oversight of legal representation and legal technical assistance for victims, law enforcement, and service providers under the Victim Rights Program. The Legal Director provides strategic leadership to further the mission of the organization with other senior management within RMvlc. In collaboration with the Executive Director and other staff members, the Legal Director will prioritize the selection of cases, motions, and litigation of Victims’ Rights Act matters that require attention in the state of Colorado.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct representation to victims related to their criminal legal needs.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to victim service providers, prosecutors, and law enforcement related to the VRA, victim privacy, and other related issues.
  • Develop legal trainings for attorneys regarding victim rights and victim privacy.
  • Provide regular legal supervision to Victim Rights Program Staff Attorney who provides direct representation, technical assistance and training regarding the VRA.
  • Actively participate and assist in the development of RMvlc’s attorney referral list.
  • Ensure that RMvlc’s Victim Rights program is serving victims across the state in collaboration with the Executive Director and Client Services Director.
  • Expand and supervise the legal intern program.
  • Develop and implement program evaluation tools related to the legal services provided through the VRA program.
  • Participate in the collection and reporting of data regarding service provision and representation, technical assistance, and trainings as needed and requested by the Client Services Director.
  • Conduct outreach and trainings, both in-person and technology assisted, regarding RMvlc’s services and VRA issues to partners across the state of Colorado in collaboration with the Client Services Director and Executive Director.
  • Develop innovative victim rights legal services programming in collaboration with other staff members.
  • Assist with public policy initiatives as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Maintain necessary case files and documentation for clients.
  • Other duties as necessary.

Accountability:

The Legal Director reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Juris doctorate plus 7-10 years of related experience and licensed to practice in the state of Colorado.
  • Prior experience in the criminal justice system strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding and previous experience with both federal and state Victims’ Rights Acts.
  • Strong conflict management skills.
  • General knowledge of appellate process, specifically amicus curiae.
  • Experience providing trainings for professional audiences.
  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding to multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice issues.
  • Experience working in collaboration and partnership with victim service providers, non-attorneys, and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience working with victims of violent crime and demonstrated understanding of the impact of trauma.
  • Demonstrated understanding of victim issues, victims’ rights within the state of Colorado, and a passion for RMvlc’s mission.
  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding to multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking, preferred.
  • Computer literacy including MS Office products: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • High degree of energy, self-motivation, and flexibility.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history by email to Emily Tofte Nestaval, Executive Director, at emily@rmvictimlaw.org. Please include, “Victim Rights Legal Director Position” in the subject line. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. Applications received by August 31, 2017 will be given priority. No phone calls please.

9/19/17: Victim Rights Program Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (August 31 deadline has been extended)

Class: 1.0 FTE; Salaried; Exempt

Salary: Commensurate with experience

General Description:

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center is to transform the criminal justice system to consistently honor the voice of every victim and vigorously safeguard victims’ rights. The Victim Rights Staff Attorney is responsible for the legal representation and legal technical assistance for victims, law enforcement, and service providers. In collaboration with the Victim Rights Program Staff, this position will prioritize the selection of cases, motions, and litigation of Victims’ Rights Act (VRA) matters that require attention in the state of Colorado.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct representation to victims related to their rights under the VRA.
  • Conduct intakes and needs assessments with individuals seeking services as needed.
  • Participate in weekly case review meetings.
  • Participate and attend various collaboration meetings as assigned by the Victim Rights Legal Director and Executive Director.
  • Participate in the collection and reporting of data regarding service provision.
  • Maintain necessary case files and documentation for clients.
  • Provide education and support to victims related to their rights.
  • Provide technical assistance to service providers, District Attorneys, and law enforcement regarding VRA issues.
  • Conduct trainings, both in-person and technology assisted, regarding VRA issues to partners across the state of Colorado as requested by the Legal Director.
  • Other duties as requested.

Accountability:

The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director.

Qualifications:

  • Juris doctorate plus 2-5 years of related experience and licensed to practice in the state of Colorado.
  • Demonstrated understanding of both federal and state Victims’ Rights Acts.
  • Strong conflict management skills.
  • Experience working with victims of violent crime and demonstrated understanding of the impact of trauma.
  • Demonstrated understanding of victim issues, victims’ rights within the state of Colorado, and a passion for RMvlc’s mission.
  • Experience working in collaboration and partnership with other victim service providers and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding to multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice issues.
  • High degree of energy, self-motivation, and flexibility.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking, preferred.
  • Computer literacy including MS Office products: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history by email to Emily Tofte Nestaval, Executive Director, at emily@rmvictimlaw.org. Please include, “Victim Rights Staff Attorney Position” in the subject line.

Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. Applications received by August 31, 2017 will be given priority.

No phone calls please.

8/30/17: Assistant Attorney General, Special Prosecutions – Violent Crimes Assistance Team

Application Deadline:  September 12, 2017

Salary range:  $7,500 to $9,000 per month

The Office of the Attorney General/Colorado Department of Law is the largest law firm in the State.  The Attorney General is elected by popular vote of the statewide electorate and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official.

Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman oversees the Department and manages a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Prosecuting and defending all civil and criminal actions in which the State has an interest, including on appeal
    Defending the laws and the Constitution of the State of Colorado
    Protecting consumers from scams and fraudulent activity
    Serving as legal advisor to officers of the State of Colorado and defending them from legal challenge
    Protecting and preserving Colorado’s natural resources
    Advocating for policies that help law enforcement improve community safety
    Investigating and prosecuting Medicaid fraud throughout the State

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

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system
    Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA’s Defined Benefit Plan or PERA’s Defined Contribution Plan, including 401K
    and 457 plans
    Medical and dental health plans
    Paid life insurance
    Short and long-term disability coverage
    Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month

    10 paid holidays per year
    Free access to a fitness center located in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
    Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program

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.

Information About the Job: This attorney is part of a three person specialized team within the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Criminal Justice Section that advises and assists local district attorneys and investigators in the investigation and prosecution of major violent felony offenses, including homicides, cold case homicides, sexual assaults and crimes related to gang activity.  Litigation may include pre-trial motions work, discovery, voir dire, trial, post-trial and appellate proceedings involving major violent crimes.  These cases may qualify for consideration for the death penalty and the applicant should be prepared to participate in death penalty litigation on a regular basis.  Cases will also consist of non-capital cases and other serious violent felonies.  Frequent, overnight travel within the State of Colorado will be required. 

All prosecutions in which the team participates involve extensive legal research and pre-trial motions work, much of which is performed by the team attorney assigned to the case.  The attorney must possess superb analytical abilities and the proven writing skills necessary to provide superior support in motions practice. In addition, the attorney must possess strong and proven litigation skills, which enable the attorney to consult and/or participate in all aspects of the prosecution, including discovery, depositions, hearings and all phases of the prosecution of a major violent felony.  This expertise includes being able to master the unique issues involved in conducting voir dire, trial, and managing the jury instructions.  It is preferred that the attorney have prior experience managing and litigating murder and/or sexual assault cases as well as cases involving mental health defenses and forensic evidence (DNA).  In addition to litigation skills, effective communication with local prosecutors and local law enforcement is essential. 

Regarding the capital offense litigation aspect of this position, the attorney will be expected to acquire the specialized skills and develop the expertise to ultimately manage the unique legal issues which often exist in capital offense litigation.

This attorney will participate in the training of prosecutors statewide on issues related to best practices in litigating major violent crimes and prosecutions and to also provide consultative, research and drafting assistance regarding significant legal issues and legislation.

This attorney is also expected to work with team investigators in their efforts to assist law enforcement agencies and district attorneys throughout the State in furtherance of investigations; this includes cold homicide cases. Among other things, this aspect of the position requires a working knowledge of the laws of arrest, search and seizure and procedures for acquisition of evidence or determination of identity.

Qualifications:  Must be licensed to practice in Colorado courts or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and have at least 7 years’ prosecution trial experience. While prior experience as a prosecutor is required, private practice experience may be considered and, depending upon the nature of such experience, may substitute for a portion of the foregoing 7-year requirement. 

Exceptional litigation, analysis, writing, along with consultive and persuasive communication skills are required. A working knowledge of the laws of arrest, search and seizure and procedures for acquisition of evidence or determination of identity are also essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience includes appellate work, managing and litigating murder and/or sexual assault cases as well as cases involving mental health defenses and forensic evidence (DNA) are strongly preferred.   

Frequent, overnight travel within the State of Colorado will be required.

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

Please submit resume, three professional references and a writing sample to:

Scott Turner
Title:   Deputy Attorney General
Section:  Criminal Justice

1300 Broadway, 9th floor
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 720-508-6714

Fax: 720-508-6036

Email: scott.turner@coag.gov (Email is preferred)

8/22/17: General Counsel, Metropolitan State University of Denver

MSU Denver Posting #A00878, Position # E 360

https://www.msudenverjobs.com/postings/10052

To ensure full consideration, application documents are required to be submitted along with the fully completed online application by 11:59 pm on September 8, 2017.

Job Summary:

The General Counsel reports to the President of Metropolitan State University of Denver and the MSU Denver Board of Trustees. General Counsel performs a broad array of legal duties for the Board of Trustees, the President, administrative staff and campus committees under the President’s direction. This position also serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees which reports to the Board and the President and executes all Board related functions in compliance with applicable laws and policies. The institution’s size, diversity, and urban setting promise a varied and challenging workload emphasizing public law, employment and civil rights, transactional matters, litigation, corporate governance, legislative drafting and analysis, and the law of student and academic affairs. The position is subject to designation as an Assistant Attorney General at the discretion of the Attorney General of the State of Colorado.

The position demands a record of and reputation for personal and professional integrity and fairness.  Flexibility, creativity and diplomacy are key factors in the daily legal practice. Objectivity and maturity of judgment as well as the ability to represent the University professionally and tactfully are essential skills for the successful candidate.  The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with varied internal and external clients and constituencies is also essential.

As one of the preeminent public, urban universities in the country, Metropolitan State University of Denver creates lasting community impact by providing an exceptional academic experience to approximately 20,000 students. MSU Denver is the leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans and has the highest number of students of color among the state’s four-year universities. The University offers more than 240 degree and certificate options. Over 75 percent of our more than 88,000 alumni remain in Colorado after graduation.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • ·         Serves in the capacity as chief legal officer, serves on the President’s Cabinet and provides supervision and management of all legal matters affecting Metropolitan State University of Denver in addition to providing legal representation to the University in all legal matters, including interpreting laws, regulations and policies, conducting investigations, and directing litigation.
  •  
  • ·         Works on a variety of legal matters including student and employment concerns, research compliance, intellectual property and technology transfer, constitutional law, regulatory and other laws, construction, real property and local governmental regulation, administrative law, athletics, liability issues, contracts, business and corporate matters, open meetings and public records issues.
  • ·         Works closely with University Vice Presidents and staff, including the office of Academic and Student Affairs, Business/Finance office, Equal Opportunity and Human Resources on a variety of compliance, grievance, training, and personnel matters.
  • ·         As Secretary to the Board of Trustees, provides the infrastructure necessary for the Board of Trustees to discharge its fiduciary obligations. Duties include organizing and staffing all Board and committee meetings and executive sessions; creating and distributing Board materials in collaboration with the President and Vice Presidents; maintaining Board records, budget and technology infrastructure; performing Board orientation; analysis and revision of Board enabling statues, policies and bylaws; interface with the Governor’s office regarding Board vacancies and appointments; supervising related staff; and ensuring compliance with applicable open records and meetings laws and other statutes regarding the Board’s authority. The Board Secretary communicates regularly with the President, Chair and Vice Chair as well as individual members of the Board of Trustees concerning critical issues and needs of the Board.

Required Qualifications:

  • ·         J.D. from an ABA accredited law school with a good to excellent academic record.
  • ·         Admitted to the Colorado Bar (by the time of appointment) and in good standing.
  • ·         12 years of experience as a practicing attorney. 5 years of that experience in higher education law.
  • ·         8 years of experience in a complex higher education, government, non-profit, corporate or other organization with comparable complexity.  
  • ·         Experience supervising/managing other attorneys, department staff, outside consultants, and budgets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ·         At least 5 years of full-time experience representing a public institution of higher education.
  • ·         Excellent academic record and credentials.
  • ·         Previous in-house legal experience.
  • ·         Experience handling or managing litigation.
  • ·         Experience serving as legal advisor and/or providing support, as outlined in the job duties, to a Board of Trustees or similarly situated Board.
  • ·         Knowledge and experience working with complex governmental institutions and their applicable laws and regulations.
  • ·         Evidence of expertise in three or more of the practice areas specified in the job description.
  • ·         Superior research, analytical, and writing skills.
  • ·         Ability to prioritize and handle a significant and varied workload.
  • ·         Demonstrated interest in working at an educational institution with MSU Denver’s mission and challenges.

Application Closing Date:  09/08/2017

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and education

Special Instructions to Applicants:          

In order to be considered as an applicant, you must apply via www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

8/15/17: Paralegal (Litigation), Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Job Summary/Scope:

The Paralegal works with attorneys during all phases of the litigation process from the beginning of a case to the discovery period, through trial and post-trial findings and appeals.  This position reports to the Litigation Practice Group Leader and the Managing Attorney of the Denver office.  The regular hours for this position are 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize documents and coordinate the production of documents using Bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing.
  • Electronically scan and properly categorize/name documents.
  • Conduct document searches and factual research from a variety of resources.
  • Create and maintain internal databases.
  • Prepare witness materials and assist in case preparation.
  • Prepare for depositions by organizing exhibits and gathering needed materials.
  • Prepare pleadings and other court filings; assist in the preparation and filing of all court documents.
  • Maintain and oversee the ordering of transcripts from reporting services and fulfilling requests from outside counsel.
  • Prepare for and attend trial, including coordinating trial set-up and organizing files and taking notes in court.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 – Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proficiency in Relativity and CaseMap
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours/a flexible schedule to accommodate projects as needed, especially during trial periods
  • Ability to work well with others within the firm and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of electronic court filing procedures and rules for state and federal courts
  • Professional demeanor

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

Education and/or Experience:

  • A Paralegal Certificate or 4-year Degree in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies is preferred
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant in a law firm environment

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.


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