American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Colorado seeks dynamic, skilled, mission-driven applicants for a full-time Staff Attorney position. The successful applicant will join the ACLU staff in Denver. Under the direction of the ACLU Legal Director and other experienced attorneys, the Staff Attorney will participate in litigation and legal advocacy to further the ACLU's mission of protecting the civil rights and civil liberties of all persons in Colorado. For more information, please click here.
DENVER COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATION COMMISSION
The Denver County Court Judicial Nomination Commission is accepting applications from qualified attorneys to fill three vacancies for the Denver County Court Bench.
Two vacancies will be created by the retirements of Johnny C. Barajas, and Brian T. Campbell respectively. They will formally notify the Mayor and Presiding Judge on December 3rd, 2019 of their retirement. Johnny C. Barajas’s retirement will be effective the end of business day January 31, 2019. Brian T. Campbell’s retirement will be effective the end of business day March 10, 2020. A third vacancy will be created pending City Council’s approval of a new judgeship. The anticipated judgeship will be created December 6, 2019.
Judge Barajas has served Denver County Court since January 2003. Judge Campbell has served Denver County Court since February 1980. The Court appreciates their dedicated public service.
Applicants for the position must be qualified electors of the City and County of Denver at the time of application and licensed Colorado attorneys with a minimum of five years as licensed practicing attorneys. Each appointment will be for a provisional term of two years with retention for a regular four-year term determined at the first November General Election after the provisional term.
The original and eight (8) copies of the completed application must be filed with the Denver County Court Presiding Judge's office no later than Monday, November 18, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. Late applications will not be considered. Applications will be kept confidential except that the Nomination Commission shall publicly disclose the names of those nominees submitted to the Mayor and the nominees’ full applications will be forwarded to the Mayor. Persons interested in obtaining additional information or an application may contact the Presiding Judge's Office, 1437 Bannock St. Room 108 or call 720-865-7870. Applicants selected for a personal interview by the Commission should anticipate all interviews on December 16, or 17, of 2019.
The application will also be available online at : https://www.denvercountycourt.org/judicial-applications/.
NOTE: The application form has been modified by approval of the Commission.
Application period opens for Judicial Nominating Commission positions
Forty vacancies to occur on 17 commissions
Applications are now being accepted for upcoming vacancies on 17 Judicial Nominating Commissions throughout Colorado.
As of Dec. 31, 2019, there will be 40 vacancies as detailed below. Judicial nominating commissioners are volunteers and serve six-year terms interviewing applicants for judicial vacancies and nominating candidates to the governor.
The First Judicial District (Jefferson & Gilpin Counties): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy.
The Fourth Judicial District (El Paso & Teller Counties): 1 attorney vacancy.
The Sixth Judicial District (La Plata, Archuleta, & San Juan Counties): 3 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 2 non-attorney vacancies.
The Ninth Judicial District (Garfield, Rio Blanco, & Pitkin Counties): 4 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 3 non-attorney vacancies. One commissioner must reside in Rio Blanco County.
The Tenth Judicial District (Pueblo County): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy.
The Twelfth Judicial District (Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Conejos, & Costilla Counties): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy. One commissioner must reside in Alamosa County and one commissioner must reside in Saguache County.
The Thirteenth Judicial District (Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Yuma, Washington, & Kit Carson Counties): 3 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 2 non-attorney vacancies. One commissioner must reside in Morgan County, one commissioner must reside in Washington County, and one commissioner must reside in Kit Carson County.
The Fourteenth Judicial District (Moffat, Routt, & Grand Counties): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy. One commissioner must reside in Grand County.
The Fifteenth Judicial District (Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, & Baca Counties): 3 non-attorney vacancies. One commissioner must reside in Cheyenne County and one commissioner must reside in Baca County.
The Sixteenth Judicial District (Crowley, Otero, & Bent Counties): 3 non-attorney vacancies. One commissioner must reside in Bent County.
The Seventeenth Judicial District (Adams County & City and County of Broomfield): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy. One commissioner must reside in the City and County of Broomfield.
The Eighteenth Judicial District (Lincoln, Elbert, Douglas, & Arapahoe Counties): 1 attorney vacancy.
The Nineteenth Judicial District (Weld County): 1 attorney vacancy.
The Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder County): 2 non-attorney vacancies.
The Twenty-First Judicial District (Mesa County): 3 vacancies; 2 attorney vacancies, 1 non-attorney vacancy.
The Twenty-Second Judicial District (Montezuma & Dolores Counties): 1 non-attorney vacancy.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission: 5 vacancies; 2 attorney vacancies (1stCongressional District & 6th Congressional District), 3 non-attorney vacancies (3rd Congressional District, 6thCongressional District, & At-Large).
More information on nominating commissions may be found on the Judicial Branch Web site at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Nominating.cfm.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with initial application review and consideration beginning on Oct. 11, 2019. Applications may be made only online at the State of Colorado Boards and Commissions Application page at https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions-application. Applicants should include a current resume or biography where indicated on the application.
Office of Public Guardianship Pilot Program
The Colorado Office of Public Guardianship (OPG) Pilot Program is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.
Compensation for this position ranges from $115,000 to $120,000.
Mission of the Office of Public Guardian Pilot Program:
The mission of the Office of Public Guardianship Pilot Program is to:
Provide guardianship services for indigent and incapacitated adults, within the targeted judicial district(s), when other
guardianship possibilities are exhausted. If Colorado adults lack willing and appropriate family or friends, resources to
compensate a private guardian, and access to public service organizations that offer guardianship, the OPG provides
guardianship services to secure the health and safety of these individuals while preserving their independence wherever
possible. Assess the need for and feasibility of a statewide office of public guardianship services and provide detailed
recommendations for action to the Colorado General Assembly.
For more information, please click here.
Dorsey & Whitney Associate Openings:
Dorsey is seeking a Corporate Associate to provide support to our Palo Alto Corporate Group. This position could be based in Denver, Minneapolis, Palo Alto, Salt Lake City or Seattle. The associate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital transactions, financings and fund formation. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
Colorado Attorney General Jobs
See https://coag.gov/employment/attorney-positions for more information. Check back frequently, as the COAG is adding postings on a rolling basis.