Job Postings

Second Judicial District announces District Court vacancy

Commission sets date to select nominees


              The Second Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet via videoconference on May 12, 2021, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Second Judicial District (Denver County). The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Hon. Kenneth M. Laff. The vacancy will occur on July 3, 2021.

              To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Second Judicial District at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The current annual salary for this position is $173,248. The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent district judge, if retained by the voters, has a term of six years.

              Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Maria E. Berkenkotter, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Jennifer Jantz, 1437 Bannock St., Room 256, Denver, CO 80202. Applications also are available at

              The completed application must be e-mailed to the address listed in the instructions  no later than 4 p.m. April 30, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by letter to be submitted to any member of the nominating commission, with a copy to the ex officio chair, no later than 4 p.m. April 23, 2021.

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Attorney - State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company


We are not just offering a job but a meaningful career! Come join our passionate team!

As a Fortune 50 company, we hire the best employees to serve our customers, making us a leader in the insurance and financial services industry. State Farm embraces diversity and inclusion to ensure a workforce that is engaged, builds on the strengths and talents of all associates, and creates a Good Neighbor culture.

We offer competitive benefits and pay with the potential for an annual financial award based on both individual and enterprise performance. Our employees have an opportunity to participate in volunteer events within the community and engage in a learning culture. We offer programs to assist with tuition reimbursement, professional designations, employee development, wellness initiatives, and more!

Salary range: Salary range is $88,000-$120,000 plus opportunity for bonus


Stuart S. Jorgensen & Associates, insurance staff counsel for State Farm Insurance Companies, seeks a trial and litigation attorney with two to five years of civil defense litigation experience to join our Westminster, CO office. Candidates should be versed in Colorado's civil discovery rules, trial procedures, and insurance defense law, and must be able to handle motions hearings and trials before juries and the bench. Competitive candidates will also have superior oral advocacy and writing skills, a strong teamwork orientation, and excellent work ethic. Competitive candidates will be well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to independently manage a caseload where all work is time-sensitive.

Located in Westminster, CO, we enjoy an active, busy civil trial practice. We provide a congenial, team-oriented professional work environment with skilled support staff.

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Assistant City Attorney - City of Aurora

There are multiple vacancies for the position of Assistant City Attorney I – Criminal. Previous experience in negotiations, trials, and appeals of municipal ordinance violations is preferred but not required. Applicants must have a current license to practice law in the State of Colorado. For more information, please click here.


Senior Attorney (Litigation) - Municipal Operations - City and County of Denver

The City and County of Denver is currently seeking a Senior Attorney focusing on Litigation for our Municipal Operations  Section.  

The posting will close at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Municipal Operations provides full service legal representation and advice to City officials, agencies and employees in the areas of general municipal law, environmental regulation and compliance, construction contracts, procurement, government contracting, tax, municipal finance, bankruptcy, real estate, land use and commercial litigation. This section offers a steady stream of clients with an incredible variety of legal needs.

The Denver City's Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 230 attorneys and 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.

We currently seek an attorney who will work on all aspects of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, eminent domain, and prosecution and defense of administrative hearings in district, federal, appellate courts and before administrative hearing officers.  

The preferred candidates will be attorneys who have:

  • Experience/knowledge in commercial, eminent domain, land use and zoning, real estate, environmental, bankruptcy, tax and municipal law.
  • A strong commitment to public service.
  • Strong written and oral advocacy skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Preferred experience must be demonstrated on application/resume.

We realize your time if valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least three (3) years of experience as an attorney at law.

Position Hiring Range

$121,575 - $150,000/year based on education and experience

City & County of Denver Benefits

For more information and to apply: Senior Attorney - Municipal Operation - City Attorney's Office


Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Diana Terry to retire

Nominating Commission sets date to select nominees 

              The Supreme Court Nominating Commission invites qualified attorneys to apply for a Colorado Court of Appeals judgeship created by the retirement of the Hon. Diana Terry. The vacancy will occur on July 7, 2021. The Commission will meet via videoconference on May 18 and May 19, 2021, to select applicants to interview, to interview applicants, and to select nominees for appointment by the governor.

              To be eligible for appointment to fill a vacancy, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the state of Colorado and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The annual salary for a court of appeals judge is currently $180,697. The initial term of office of a Court of Appeals judge is a provisional term of two years. Thereafter, the incumbent judge, if retained by the voters, has a term of eight years.

              Application forms are available from the office of the ex-officio chair of the Nominating Commission, Chief Justice Brian D. Boatright, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive of any of the 22 judicial districts. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at:

The completed application must be e-mailed to the address listed in the instructions above no later than 4 p.m. April 26, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by letter to be submitted to any member of the nominating commission, with a copy to the ex-officio chair, no later than 4 p.m. April 19, 2021. 


Assistant City Attorney I/II - City of Thornton

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Full-Time Law Clerk, Term Limited - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado is currently accepting applications for a Term Law Clerk for Chief Judge Michael E. Romero. For more information, please visit


Attorney Positions - Congressional Research Service

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.
CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

These are non-litigating positions emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.

For more information about the positions and how to apply, please click on the link(s) above. 

Please help us improve our recruitment efforts by letting us know how you heard about the position (question #10 of the online application).


Research Analyst I - National Conference of State Legislatures (Children and Families program)

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Assistant County Attorney - Boulder County Attorney's Office

Boulder County is a forward-thinking community with over 2,000 employees serving the needs of nearly 300,000 residents. From the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the thriving agricultural lands and urban centers on the plains, Boulder County's 740 square miles include some of the most diverse, natural landscapes and smart-growth development along the Front Range. Our county's leaders and employees have long held a commitment to being stewards of our land, environment and community. From visionary open space, land use and sustainability policies to award-winning wellness and public service programs, our county government helps foster a vibrant, healthy and active community. As individuals and an organization, we value and respect diversity, striving for a high quality of life for all employees and residents. Our policies and practices reflect our dedication to providing the very best in public service.

The County Attorney's Office is hiring an Assistant County Attorney to advise and represent the Board of County Commissioners and the Boulder County Sheriff. Experience advising law enforcement or jail operations is preferred. A successful candidate will be able to research and analyze state and federal laws, regulations, and caselaw; work with other county attorneys around the state on law enforcement issues; and engage in the state legislative process on issues affecting sheriff offices and jails.  Additional duties will be required depending on the needs of the office and the experience and interests of the attorney hired. Other components of the position may include:  advising the County and its elected officials on legal issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, zoning enforcement, or representing Community Justice Services, the Coroner, and the Office of Emergency Management, and other duties as may be required.

Work hours are Monday through Friday. Work hours are determined by need but generally fall between 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. The applicant will temporarily work remotely and then eventually work out of the Downtown Courthouse and/or the Sherrif Headquarters on a permanent basis. 
Boulder County requires its employees to reside in the state of Colorado as of the first day of work. Under FLSA guidelines, this position is exempt from overtime. 

Hiring Salary Range:
Assistant County Attorney II- $82,740-$119,124 annually 
Senior Assistant County Attorney-  $100,500-$135,000  Annually 

Full Salary Range:
Assistant County Attorney II- $82,740.00 - $119,124.00 Annually 
Senior Assistant County Attorney- $100,500.00 - $144,732.00 Annually 

For more information and to apply, please click here.

interested candidates reach out to County Attorney-Ben Pearlman at, Deputy County Attorney-David Hughes at, or Deputy County Attorney-Trina Ruhland at with any questions.


Transportation Electrification Policy Analyst - Western Resource Advocates 

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks a driven Transportation Electrification Policy Analyst to accelerate the electrification of transportation systems in the Interior West. WRA’s Clean Energy Program pursues transportation electrification policies in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollutants, and create economic opportunities in the Interior West. This position will focus on developing and advocating for policies and mechanisms which will support the rapid electrification of western transportation by accelerating the build out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, increasing access to EV models, ensuring EVs are well integrated into the electric grid, increasing customer awareness of the availability and benefits of EVs, and increasing access to the benefits of electrified transportation for historically underserved communities. The position will also entail building and maintaining relationships with a diverse set of partners and building coalitions in order to achieve policy objectives. The Transportation Electrification Policy Analyst is an exciting opportunity to shape state-level policy in a rapidly developing field in order to help build a clean, sustainable future for the communities and economies we enjoy in the Interior West. This position will report to the Transportation Electrification Manager, with opportunities to learn and grow while working with other Clean Energy professionals across the region. Apply here:


Intellectual Property Associate Attorney - Kutak Rock LLP

Kutak Rock LLP’s Denver office is seeking a full-time, mid-level (2-5 years) intellectual property associate attorney.  Patent bar required.  The practice will focus primarily on proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and patent litigation before various United States district courts, and secondarily on patent prosecution, licensing, and diligence.  The successful candidate must have strong communication and writing skills, be self-motivated with the drive to help shape and expand a growing practice, and have the ability and confidence to work independently.

Transactional Associate Attorney - Kutak Rock LLP

Kutak Rock LLP’s Denver office is seeking a Transactional Associate Attorney with 1 - 5 years of transactional, real estate, public finance and / or corporate securitization experience. Experience working with state and local governments, underwriters and banks in connection with tax-exempt and taxable financings is helpful.

This position will work with partners, associates and clients in a very busy national public finance/securitization practice, involving a wide range of types of transactions and projects throughout the country including: Preparation and negotiation of transaction documents, including indentures, loan agreements, purchase contracts, tax agreements and closing documents. Preparation of disclosure related documents, including offering documents, and other federal securities related documents.


Associate Attorney - Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP

The Denver plaintiff-side civil rights and employment law firm of Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP is looking for an associate attorney with 0-3 years’ experience. Our firm’s practice involves litigation of police brutality and misconduct cases, prisoner's rights, employment discrimination, First Amendment violations, defense of protesters, and other similarly righteous constitutional and civil rights cases. More information about our firm can be found online at: 

The work is challenging, important, and personally fulfilling. Strong legal research and writing skills are mandatory. The hired applicant will have the opportunity to grow into progressively more advanced responsibilities, such as depositions, trials, appellate arguments, and all tasks required to be a successful trial and appellate lawyer. A demonstrated commitment to the firm’s mission is required.    

Starting base salary range is $60,000-$70,000, depending on experience, in addition to bonuses related to firm and individual performance (historically, several bonuses per year). Excellent benefits package, including health, life, 401(k), and pet insurance (within reason), along with provision of parking or a public transit pass. Other benefits include: Rockies games (not mandatory – we are not monsters) and happy hours. We have a hammock on our balcony and wear t-shirts to work (on most days). Please send cover letter and resume to Darold Killmer at 


U.S. District Court Vacancy

Application Deadline - April 16, 2021

APABA Colorado encourages its members to apply for the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado created by Judge R. Brooke Jackson's taking of senior status later this year. Applications are available from Senator Bennet's and Senator Hickenlooper's websites.

Information about the Senators' selection process is available here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to apply to the offices of both Senator Bennet and Senator Hickenlooper? 

No. You may apply on either office’s website and your application will be reviewed by the District Court Advisory Committee that advises both senators.

Where can I find an application for consideration? 

The application is available on the websites for the offices of Bennet and Hickenlooper

Should I provide additional materials with my application? 

The application indicates which additional materials should be included in your application, including up to two letters of reference. The committee will only review the completed application. Please do not provide additional materials with your application.

Is this a confidential process? 

Yes, this is a confidential process. The only names that will be shared publicly are those who are ultimately recommended to the Biden Administration by the senators. 

When are applications due to the senators’ office? 

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by April 16, 2021.

How should I submit my completed application? 

Applicants should submit their entire completed application as a single PDF to

How will I know if I am granted an interview? 

Staff for Bennet and Hickenlooper will notify interviewees by May 8 of their selection for an interview with the committee. 

When will interviews take place?

Virtual interviews will take place the week of May 11. 

If I have further questions, who can I contact for assistance? 

Please email:


Application Due Date: April 16, 2021

Notification of Interviews: By May 8, 2021

Applicant Interviews: Week of May 11, 2021



Assistant Attorney General - Nursing & Professional Boards Unit -  Business & Licensing Section

The Nursing/Professional Boards Unit is seeking a dynamic attorney to join its collaborative nursing team, which focuses on representing the state nursing board. The Unit’s nursing team practices in a challenging area of law focused on protecting the public and ensuring high-quality nursing care for Coloradans. In addition to the regulatory work aimed at licensing and professional discipline of nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse aides, the Unit’s lawyers also advise and represent other professional boards within the Division of Professions and Occupations at the Department of Regulatory Agencies, including the state boards regulating accountants, architects, electricians, engineers, land surveyors, plumbers, and other programs. The successful candidate should have well-developed litigation skills and strong writing, editing, and research abilities, along with a strong ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people.  Previous background in administrative law, civil discovery, the Colorado Open Meetings Law, and the Open Records Act is highly desirable.   The ideal candidate will have an excellent ability to work with client agencies, have a passion for litigation, and demonstrate a strong desire to serve the public interest.


Deadline: 4/8/2021

Salary: $6,500 - $8,200 Monthly

Full job posting:

Assistant Attorney General – Tax Unit – Revenue & Utilities

The Tax Unit is seeking an attorney to join its dynamic and collaborative legal team. The Unit offers the opportunity to practice in a challenging area of law that frequently presents novel legal questions. Statutes and regulations governing state tax have a substantial impact on Coloradans and ensure that the state and local governments have the resources necessary to provide essential services. Attorneys in the Unit address a wide variety of interesting and complex tax-related legal issues, primarily advising and representing the Department of Revenue. Our goal is to add someone to our team who is genuinely eager to learn about state tax law, excited to do the work we do, and enthusiastic about growing and developing a litigation and general counsel practice with attorneys who are invested in their success. While we are interested in candidates that have some background and/or experience in state tax law, we know that not everyone will and it is not required. Further, we are open to receiving applications from individuals with varying years of experience. 


Deadline: 4/12/2021

Salary: $6550 - $8200

Full Job Posting:


Deputy Managing Attorney - Earthjustice (Rocky Mountain Office)

We are seeking a Deputy Managing Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates working at the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver.  Candidates should have at least ten years of litigation experience, as well as experience supporting the professional development of less senior attorneys through training and mentorship. The role is a 50-50 split of litigation and management. The salary range is $153,980 - $181,154, depending on experience.

To learn more about the role, please review the job ad here: .


Fourth Judicial District announces El Paso County Court vacancy