Job Postings  

Staff Attorney - Colorado Court of Appeals

Posted Date: 02/14/2020

Closing Date: 03/04/2020

Minimum Experience: Four years  of experience in the practice of law.

Monthly Salary Range: $6,890 - $9,530 

The Staff Attorney provides highly complex legal services to the Court of Appeals, including advising the court regarding jurisdictional issues and motions presented to the court during the appeal process; independently review appellate briefs, prepare draft opinions in accordance with Colorado law; provide legal research, training, and advice to members of the court regarding resolution of highly complex or novel legal issues. To learn more, click here.

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Chief Judge, Fort Collins, Colorado 

The Fort Collins City Council appoints the Chief Judge on a two-year contractual basis with the terms of employment outlined in the contract and City Charter. The Fort Collins Municipal Court is responsible for administering the operations of the City’s Judicial Branch according to the ordinances adopted by City Council. Cases adjudicated in Municipal Court typically include traffic violations, misdemeanors, and civil infractions. Generally, cases are brought to Municipal Court by the Fort Collins Police Services, Colorado State University Police Department, Animal Control, other City departments, and private residents. Liquor Licensing or Marijuana Licensing Authority duties may be included.

Eligible candidates will hold a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of five (5) years of related professional experience as a municipal judge, prosecuting or defense attorney and Colorado Bar License are required.  Licensed to practice law in Colorado and in good standing with the Colorado Supreme Court is also required. Comprehensive knowledge of Colorado Law, the Colorado Municipal Court Rules of Procedure, the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure, Fort Collins City Charter, City Code, and City Traffic Code and proficiency in two or more languages desired. The City of Fort Collins may consider any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

This position will remain posted until filled.  First review of applications begin on Friday, March 6, 2020.

To learn more, please click here.

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Colorado seeks dynamic, skilled, mission-driven applicants for two full-time Staff Attorney positions. 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.  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 17, 2020, and the positions will remain open until filled. For more information, please click here.

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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.

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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.


 


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