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Colorado Legal Services

Executive Assistant, Denver Office

Colorado Legal Services seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to support the work of the Executive Director, helping to promote the effectiveness and efficient use of his time and program resources.  The Executive Assistant also supports the Board of Directors and its committees. The position is located in Denver, CO, with a salary range of $40,000 to $50,000, depending on experience, plus excellent benefits (generous leave; medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances; and a retirement plan). The successful candidate will possess at least five years experience as an Executive Assistant or high-level administrative support; proven interpersonal skills with experience providing complex administrative support, while maintaining confidentiality and professionalism; and, strong computer skills (MS Office products). Applications will be accepted until 2/1/19; interviews will begin shortly after this date.  Send cover letter, résumé and references to Jon Asher, jasher@colegalserv.org and Marilyn Billings, mbillings@colegalserv.org. EEO.

Paralegal/Private Attorney Involvement Coordinator, Craig Office

Part-time (30 hours per week), in a one-person office serving five counties in northwestern Colorado.  This office is part of the Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project, a private attorney involvement program working with local private attorneys who donate their time to help low-income and senior clients with civil legal matters.  Paralegal will screen and interview clients, refer eligible clients to volunteer attorneys, recruit new attorneys, conduct recognition activities for all volunteers, act as liaison with other local agencies and local Bar Association, write grants and grant reports, respond to callers requesting assistance, and maintain case files and office records.  Applicants should have at minimum a high school diploma or GED; fluency in Spanish required; and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations.  Law-related experience, understanding of legal ethics, and competence in Word and Excel preferred.  Coordinators must be able to handle a variety of tasks and establish priorities to successfully meet casehandling and reporting deadlines.  Send cover letter identifying position desired and résumé to pcraig@colegalserv.org.  Job Description provided upon email request.  EOE

Attorneys, Denver Office

Housing Attorney

Colorado Legal Services, Denver office Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit, to represent low-income and vulnerable clients in civil cases involving the rights of tenants in the Denver metropolitan area.  Salary range, based on union salary scale and experience, begins at $44,125.  Benefits are excellent, including paid health and dental insurance, annual and health leave, employer-supported 403(b) savings plan, and paid holidays. Applicants must be able to handle fast moving, high volume litigation caseload.  Sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals and minorities is prerequisite. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado. Cover letter, describing commitment to this work, and resume, must be received by October 1, 2018; interviews will begin shortly after this date. Send application materials to Executive Assistant Sharon Williams, CLS, swilliams@colegalserv.org and Director of Advocacy Reenie Terjak, rterjak@colegalserv.org. EOE.

Consumer Attorney

Colorado Legal Services, Denver office Consumer Unit, to aggressively provide legal representation and advocacy to low-income and senior clients in the area of consumer law, including defending debt collection cases, challenging unfair debt collections or deceptive trade practices, handling student loan issues, bankruptcy, and any other areas of need to the client population. Salary range, based on union salary scale and experience, begins at $44,125. CLS provides excellent benefits, including a monthly retirement stipend. Applicants must be able to handle fast-moving, high volume caseload and have demonstrated experience in using litigation in one or more consumer areas. Sensitivity to the legal needs of low-income individuals and minorities is a prerequisite. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Send cover letter Identifying Position Desired and résumé to Supervising Attorney Jose Vasquez, jvasquez@colegalserv.org. EOE. 

Attorneys, Multiple Offices

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 three positions available: in Grand Junction, LaJunta, and Pueblo offices of CLS. Salary range begins at $44,125 (DOE), with excellent benefits, including a monthly retirement 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, with funding to begin on January 1, 2019. Send materials to Reenie Terjak, Director of Advocacy, rterjak@colegalserv.org, specifying the position for which you are applying.  EOE.

 

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