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Colorado Legal Services

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, Multiple Offices

Migrant Division - Denver Office

Attorney

Staff Attorney, Migrant Farmworker Division of  Colorado Legal Services. Duties include federal and state litigation involving wage theft, human trafficking, immigration, and civil rights; administrative advocacy; summer outreach to labor camp workers; and working with community-based groups.  Experience working with low income communities; a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights and social justice; excellent writing and communication skills preferred. Spanish /English proficiency and regular travel in Colorado is required. Preference given to applicants with prior litigation experience and admission to the Colorado Bar or eligible for reciprocal admission. Salary commensurate with experience; benefits included. Position open until filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references and one writing sample to Amy Wood Ocaña, awoodocana@colegalserv.org EOE.

Colorado Springs Office

Attorney needed to represent low-income clients primarily in family law cases.  Salary range begins at $44,125 (DOE), excellent benefits.  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. Applications must be received by April 5,  2019. Send cover letter and résumé to Sarah Lipka, Managing Attorney at slipka@colegalserv.org. and Roma Lucero, Executive Assistant at rlucero@colegalserv.org. EOE

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 two positions available: in  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. Send materials to  Bob Keating, Managing Attorney,  rkeating@colegalserv.org and Reenie Terjak, Director of Advocacy, rterjak@colegalserv.org, specifying the position for which you are applying.  EEO.

External to CLS

Assistant Federal Public Denver - Wyoming Trial Division - Casper

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