Job Postings

11/14/17: Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters, American Constitution Society (Full time, remote)

ACS has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters to help manage a growing national network of over 40 lawyer chapters in cities across the country and support the overall work of the Department of Network Advancement. This is a remote position. Preference will be given to candidates based in an area other than Chicago, Houston, or Washington, D.C. (where current Department staff are based).

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters will:

·         Help manage the existing network of ACS lawyer chapters across the country and strategic expansion of ACS lawyer chapters in new cities and states;

·         Build a vibrant, diverse, active and cohesive network for members at all stages of their careers;

·         Facilitate programming for lawyer chapters;

·         Approve and handle funding for lawyer chapter events;

·         Implement the lawyer chapter division’s budget and strategic priorities;

·         Integrate lawyer chapter activities and chapter members into ACS’s various substantive initiatives;

·         Develop and plan signature events to raise money and to raise ACS’s profile and broaden its impact in key legal markets around the country;

·         Facilitate outreach to student chapter members and outside organizations;

·         Work with the Director of Lawyer Chapters, other Assistant Director of Lawyer Chapters, Vice President of Network Advancement, and Director of Student Chapters to ensure career-long engagement of young lawyers and law students with the ACS network;

·         Help coordinate the participation of network members with ACS special projects and career opportunities; and

·         Other duties as may be assigned from time to time within the overall department

*ACS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. ACS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status.

How To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, 1-3 page writing sample, and 3-5 references to: jobs@acslaw.org

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

·         The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and personal attributes:

·         Campaign or other organizing experience

·         Would do anything for a networking opportunity (loves it, loves it, loves it!)

·         Details are your friends

·         Ability to absorb information about several moving parts

·         Works equally well with millennials, law students, new and seasoned lawyers, scholars, judges and public officials

·         Event planning and/or fundraising experience

·         Excellent writing skills

·         Thrives in an outcome-driven work culture

·         Knowledge of current legal and public policy issues

·         Some travel for meetings and events is required

·         JD and 2+ years of post-law school experience

·         Social media, HTML and Excel experience are a plus

·         Being based in a southern or western state is a plus

11/8/17: Assistant Attorney General, Medical Unit, Business & Licensing Section

Salary range: $6,486 - $8,000/month (commensurate with experience)

Job Duties:  This litigation counsel position is in the Medical Unit within the Business & Licensing Section. The attorney will represent professional regulatory programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations including primarily the Colorado Medical Board as litigation counsel on license discipline, license application denial and unauthorized practice cases. The Medical Unit has a cooperative, open-door culture in which each member independently handles a substantial caseload. The attorney’s responsibilities may include any of the following matters:

·         Independently handle litigation, negotiation, administrative hearings, and appeals;

·         Litigate matters that require immediate action including prosecuting license suspensions;

·         Advising the Medical Board’s Inquiry and Licensing Panels;

·         Enforcement of the Medical Practice Act against unauthorized persons through actions in the district court for injunctive relief;

·         Assisting other attorneys in the Medical Unit and in the Section.

Job Qualifications:  Must have a license to practice law in Colorado (or clearly eligible and in process to waive into the Colorado Bar), a minimum of 5 years of experience practicing law, and a demonstrated ability to handle negotiations, litigation and trials independently and effectively. The successful candidate must have excellent writing skills. A background in healthcare matters and work with experts in the medical field is desirable. The ideal candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships, have a passion for litigation/trials and for learning new areas of law/the healing arts, and demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public interest.

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

Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to:
Maria Ruiz, Office Manager
Business and Licensing Section
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
Denver, Colorado  80203
Email:  maria.ruiz@coag.gov
Fax:  720-508-6037

11/8/17: Assistant Attorney General, Dental and Healthcare Boards, Business and Licensing Section

Salary Range: $6,486 - $8,000/month

Release Date: November 6, 2017

Apply by:  November 22, 2017

Job Duties: This attorney position is within the Dental & Healthcare Boards Unit of the Business & Licensing Section of the Attorney General’s Office.  The attorney will practice with the legal team representing the Colorado Dental Board, the Physical Therapy Board, the Pharmacy Board, PDMP and other boards within the Division of Professions and Occupations, as needed.  This work promotes consumer protection through regulating, licensing and taking disciplinary action against the respective licensees.  This position may include general counsel representation of one or more boards within the Unit. 

Our attorneys represent our clients’ interests in a variety of settings, including administrative licensure and disciplinary actions.  The position involves primarily an administrative law practice before the Office of Administrative Courts, as well as some practice in District Court and the Court of Appeals.  Additionally, the practice involves advising clients in all aspects of its regulatory functions and responsibilities including regarding open meetings and open records laws, and assisting with the promulgation of rules.  The position also may include representation of other state licensing boards and programs.

Job Qualifications:    Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado (or clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar) and a minimum of three years of trial/litigation experience that included strong negotiation, analytical and writing skills and a well-developed ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people.  Applicants should possess a strong commitment to the mission of public service and public protection.  General Counsel experience is preferred.  Familiarity with the practice of dentistry is preferred.

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

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references (via either email or U.S. Mail) to:
Maria Ruiz, Office Manager
Colorado Department of Law
Business and Licensing Section
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor

Denver, Colorado 80203

Phone: 720-508-6421
Fax: 720-508-6037
Email:  maria.ruiz@coag.gov

11/8/17: Litigation Counsel, Business & Licensing Section, Colorado Attorney General

Deadline: 11/24/2017
Salary range: $6,486 - $8,000/month (commensurate with experience)

Job Duties: This litigation counsel position is in the Medical Unit within the Business & Licensing Section. The attorney will represent professional regulatory programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations including primarily the Colorado Medical Board as litigation counsel on license discipline, license application denial and unauthorized practice cases. The Medical Unit has a cooperative, open-door culture in which each member independently handles a substantial caseload. The attorney’s responsibilities may include any of the following matters:
• Independently handle litigation, negotiation, administrative hearings, and appeals;
• Litigate matters that require immediate action including prosecuting license suspensions;
• Advising the Medical Board’s Inquiry and Licensing Panels;
• Enforcement of the Medical Practice Act against unauthorized persons through actions in the district court for injunctive relief;
• Assisting other attorneys in the Medical Unit and in the Section.

Job Qualifications: Must have a license to practice law in Colorado (or clearly eligible and in process to waive into the Colorado Bar), a minimum of 5 years of experience practicing law, and a demonstrated ability to handle negotiations, litigation and trials independently and effectively. The successful candidate must have excellent writing skills. A background in healthcare matters and work with experts in the medical field is desirable. The ideal candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships, have a passion for litigation/trials and for learning new areas of law/the healing arts, and demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public interest.

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.

All final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to: Maria Ruiz, Office Manager Business and Licensing Section Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center 1300 Broadway, 8th Floor Denver, Colorado 80203 Email: maria.ruiz@coag.gov Fax: 720-508-6037

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.


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