Job Opportunities

Colorado Legal Services, Internal Postings

Boulder Office

Pro Bono Coordinator

The Boulder office of Colorado Legal Services has an opening for a Pro Bono Coordinator. This position oversees local grants, the Boulder Private Attorney Involvement program, and work with the Boulder County courts and Bar Association, and works in collaboration with the staff of the Boulder office. Every year, the Boulder office refers approximately 150 cases to private attorneys. These cases are referred on a pro bono, contract, or reduced fee basis. It is the responsibility of the Pro Bono Coordinator to implement, coordinate and maintain the volunteer attorney program at BCLS. The Pro Bono Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment and retention of volunteer attorneys and other professionals. This position requires experience working with volunteers; proficiency with Windows, Excel, and a client database. College education is preferred. Priority will be given to applicants with sensitivity to legal problems of the poor, with fundraising experience, strong organizational skills, and networking ability. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Managing Attorney Brett Landis, blandis@colegalserv.org and to Executive Assistant Michelle Marin, mmarin@colegalserv.org.

Attorneys, Multiple Offices

Supervising Attorney

Supervising attorney to oversee the work of a new grant source, providing civil legal services to low-income clients facing eviction in housing in four CLS offices: Colorado Springs, Denver, Greeley and Pueblo.  Salary range, based on experience, begins at $66,695.  Excellent benefits.  Applicants will oversee the work of the grant, including grant administration, reporting, training, and case oversight and management.  The supervisor will also handle a fast-moving, high volume litigation caseload.  Sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals and minorities is required; CO law license required and at least five years of legal experience, preferably in legal services. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Apply by December 13, 2019; interviews will follow shortly thereafter. Send resume and cover letter to Executive Assistant Michelle Marin, mmarin@colegalserv.org and Director of Advocacy, Reenie Terjak, rterjak@colegalserv.org.

Attorneys

Attorneys to represent low-income clients in housing cases in four CLS offices: Colorado Springs, Denver, Greeley and Pueblo.  Salary range, based on union scale and experience, begins at $53,000.  Excellent benefits. Opportunity to work with other like-minded individuals, and gain training and litigation experience.  Successful candidates will handle a fast moving, high volume litigation caseload.  Sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals and minorities is required; CO law license required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Apply by December 13, 2019; interviews will follow shortly thereafter. Send resume and cover letter to Executive Assistant Michelle Marin, mmarin@colegalserv.org.

Paralegals

Paralegals to support the work of attorneys who will represent low-income clients in housing cases in Denver and Colorado Springs offices of Colorado Legal Services.  Salary range, based on union scale and experience, begins at $32,838, with significant increase after six months probationary period.  Excellent benefits. Opportunity to work with other like-minded individuals, and gain training and litigation experience.  Successful candidates will support fast moving, high volume litigation caseload.  Sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals and minorities is required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Apply by December 13, 2019; interviews will follow shortly thereafter. Send resume and cover letter to Executive Assistant Michelle Marin, mmarin@colegalserv.org.

Grant Attorneys

Colorado Legal Services, through specialized funding to represent low-income victims of violence in civil matters, especially protection orders and domestic relations matters, with positions available in three offices: LaJunta, and Pueblo offices. Salary range begins at $53,000 (DOE), with excellent benefits, including a monthly stipend. Attorneys must be able to handle fast-moving, high volume litigation caseload while also using demonstrated sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals, victims of crime, and minorities. Bilingual English/Spanish is desired. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado. Cover letter and resume will be accepted on a rolling basis. Send materials for the Pueblo office to Bob Keating, Managing Attorney,  rkeating@colegalserv.org and Reenie Terjak, Director of Advocacy, rterjak@colegalserv.org; for the Springs office to Sarah Lipka, Managing Attorney, and Reenie Terjak (info above); and for the La Junta office to Erin Harris, Managing Attoney, eharris@colegalserv.org, and to Reenie Terjak (info above). Please specify the position for which you are applying. EOE.

External Postings

Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, Colorado

Required Qualifications: JD degree from an accredited school of law and bar admission. Preferred Qualifications: Five (5) years of relevant experience as a practicing attorney with an interest in federal Indian law; experience with, and knowledge of, Native American communities and culture; and experience with federal and state court litigation.  American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply.  If not already licensed to practice in Colorado, the successful applicant will be required to become so as soon as reasonably possible. The Native American Rights Fund is a non-profit national Indian law firm representing Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals in Indian law matters of major significance.  NARF’s main office is in Boulder, Colorado, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Anchorage, Alaska.  Salary is highly competitive, plus generous health and vacation benefits. NARF is looking for an experienced attorney with excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills to assume a litigation docket. Submit by email: a cover letter, complete resume (including representative sample of litigation matters), three references, and a writing sample to: Ron Mack, Office/HR Administrator, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302, rmack@narf.org. NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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