9/22/17: Deputy Regulation Counsel, Trial Division, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Job Title: Deputy Regulation Counsel – Trial Division
Status: At-will employee
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:
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
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
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:
The Legal Director reports to the Executive Director.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history by email to Emily Tofte Nestaval, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.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
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:
The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history by email to Emily Tofte Nestaval, Executive Director, at email@example.com. 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:
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:
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:
Title: Deputy Attorney General
Section: Criminal Justice
1300 Broadway, 9th floor
Denver, CO 80203
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Email is preferred)
8/22/17: General Counsel, Metropolitan State University of Denver
MSU Denver Posting #A00878, Position # E 360
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.
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.
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
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:
Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications:
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
Education and/or Experience:
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.
7/27/17: Associate, Construction and Design Practice Group, Hall & Evans LLC
Hall & Evans, LLC, one of Denver's most established law firms, has an opportunity for an associate with 3-6 years’ experience to join our Construction and Design Practice Group. The ideal candidate for the position will have experience representing developers, general contractors, design professionals, or subcontractors. Trial experience preferred.
All applicants will need to apply online at http://hallandevansllc.appone.com/
7/21/17: Office of General Counsel, Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel (SSA-OGC) is currently seeking to replenish their applicant supply file with talented, articulate, and enthusiastic attorneys with superior academic qualifications, and excellent research, writing, and communication skills. OGC attorneys provide comprehensive legal advice and representation supporting the administration of SSA's programs and the development of national policies and procedures. They also represent SSA before administrative agencies and provide legal advice on matters ranging from family and trust law to employment law and labor relations. Excellent writing skills are required. Interested applicants should send a resume, a law school transcript, a writing sample, and proof of bar certification to: OGC.DEN.Recruitment@ssa.gov
7/20/17: Labor and Employment Associate, Fisher Phillips LLP
The Denver office of Fisher Phillips seeks a labor and employment associate with 4+ years of experience. The ideal candidate will have experience litigating cases involving wage and hour issues, wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, and restrictive covenants. Experience in federal courts in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions and Title VII discrimination suits. Experience with charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Colorado Civil Rights Division and appeared before arbitration panels, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Experience with collective bargaining and contract administration, including grievance arbitration. Prior experience defending and prosecuting unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board is preferred. Candidate must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong writing, analytical and communication skills. Must be admitted to practice in Colorado or eligible for admission by reciprocity. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume here.
7/18/17: Assistant Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming
The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior attorney to join our office. This is a full‐time position stationed in our Colorado office. The Office of the Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals who are unable to afford counsel and prosecuted in our federal courts. Our Assistant Federal Public Defenders provide zealous, professional legal representation to defendants in the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming and before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Job Description: This is a hybrid appellate and trial side Motions Team position. The Motions Team conducts advanced legal research and writing in our most complex cases. These duties will include preparing legal research memoranda; writing briefs, motions, and jury instructions; and tracking and advising our offices about case law developments. The Motions Team supports both offices, but this is not simply a support position. You will appear in court, and may have primary responsibility for oral argument in your cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Case demands may require travel.
Applicants must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.
The successful applicant should have at least five years of substantial experience in criminal defense, preferably in federal court. “Substantial experience” means a combination of: a federal trial or appellate court clerkship, dispositive motions or appellate practice, and significant responsibility for trials in felony cases. Applicants with less experience but strong credentials and a background in federal practice will also be considered. The successful applicant will have outstanding analytical skills and be an exceptional writer, researcher, and oral advocate. A strong and established work ethic, including the ability to successfully manage multiple deadlines, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team‐oriented professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity are essential.
Salary and Benefits: This is an “Excepted Appointment” full‐time position with federal benefits and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit.
How to Apply: Apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample that is your own work. E‐mailed and faxed applications will not be considered.
Applications should be sent to:
Kim W. Bechard, Administrative Officer
Office of the Federal Public Defender
633 17th Street, Ste. 1000
Denver CO 80202
Interviews will be conducted in person. Cost of travel must be incurred by the applicant. All positions are subject to the availability of funds. Applications submitted by August 10, 2017 will be given preference. Posted July 10, 2017 ‐‐ open until filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EMAIL INQUIRIES ARE DISCOURAGED AND MAY NOT RECEIVE RESPONSES. The Federal Public Defender Organization is an equal opportunity employer.
7/18/17: Trademark Attorney, Denver or Boulder (Reference # 75150114), Holland & Hart
Holland & Hart's innovative and rapidly growing trademark practice is seeking an associate with two to five years of trademark experience, to join our trademark prosecution and enforcement team in our Denver or Boulder office. The successful candidate’s practice will focus on domestic and international prosecution, search and clearance, and enforcement, including demand letters, TTAB proceedings, UDRP proceedings, and some federal court litigation.
Requirements: Candidates should have solid law-firm experience in the trademark field, superior writing and communication skills, and a commitment to delivering stellar client service and practical business-oriented advice to a sophisticated clientele. Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced environment that emphasizes innovation, efficiency, teamwork, and excellence. References will be required. Please apply directly online at http://careers.hollandhart.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?Tag=d3901d2c-cb2d-40fc-bc87-d713775e17bc and be prepared to submit your resume, cover letter and law school transcript or send your materials to Michael Garms, Legal Recruitment Coordinator at email@example.com
Holland & Hart LLP is an equal opportunity employer. No search firms, please. No phone calls, please.
7/17/17: Assistant Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel seeks applications for the position of Assistant Regulation Counsel in the Central Intake Division. Salary range of $95,000 - $99,000 based on experience. Duties include investigation of attorney discipline, attorney disability, magistrate and judicial matters. Applicant must be a five-year lawyer with three years actual trial experience, and be admitted to or eligible for admission to practice law in Colorado. Word processing and computer skills required. Send letter of intent, resume and writing sample to Matthew Samuelson, Chief Deputy Regulation Counsel, 1300 Broadway, Suite 520, Denver, CO 80203, by August 4, 2017.
7/7/17: Director of Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services, Colorado General Assembly
Seeking a licensed attorney to lead the Office of Legislative Legal Services, a nonpartisan legislative service agency that provides legal counsel and legislative bill drafting services to the Colorado legislature.
The Director must be a licensed attorney and is responsible for managing the forty-five-person OLLS staff, including twenty-five attorneys; setting the vision for the OLLS; providing assistance and legal advice to the legislative leadership, legislators, the Committee on Legal Services, and the General Assembly as a whole; coordinating litigation involving the General Assembly; overseeing the publication of the Colorado Revised Statutes and the review of administrative rules; and performing any other duties assigned by the Committee on Legal Services or the legislative leadership.
Qualifications: Management experience and prior legislative experience or familiarity with the legislative environment are required.
For a detailed description of the position, see https://leg.colorado.gov/agencies/office-legislative-legal-services/employment-opportunities. Submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Debbie Haskins, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must by received by 5:00 p.m. MDT on July 25.