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Colorado Legal Services, Internal Postings

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.

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: Colorado Springs, 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.

Paralegal, Denver Office

Colorado Legal Services (CLS), the statewide provider of civil legal services to low-income individuals, seeks a hard-working, compassionate, computer-savvy, bilingual (Spanish/English) paralegal to interview applicants for services through its Coordinated Statewide Intake system. The salary range begins at $32,838, based on experience, with a significant increase after a six-month probationary period. CLS also offers excellent health, dental and vision insurance, and robust leave and holidays. Qualified candidates must show experience working with vulnerable individuals. A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; a Bachelor’s Degree or paralegal certificate and experience as a paralegal are preferred. Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this position, to Executive Assistant Michelle Marin, mmarin@colegalserv.org

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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