Job Opportunities

Colorado Legal Services

Attorneys, Denver Office

 Supervising Attorney, Health and Elder Law Unit. The Supervising Attorney will have primary responsibility for developing complex legal work strategies consistent with program priorities and the long-term goals of the Unit. The Supervising Attorney will oversee Unit staff and CLS attorneys in their substantive legal work to address the legal needs of low-income individuals facing barriers to federal, state and county benefit programs, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid denials and overpayments.  The position requires excellent analytical, organizational and writing skills. The successful candidate must be highly motivated, detail-oriented and have sensitivity to serving the legal needs of low-income persons and seniors. Experience in legal services, with demonstrated competency in service provision for disabled individuals, is required. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado. Five or more years’ experience as a legal services attorney is expected. Prior supervisory or administrative experience with a legal services program or law office is desirable, as is Spanish proficiency. Applications considered until November 30, 2018.Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, list of three references and one legal or other professional writing sample to Reenie Terjak, Director of Advocacy,rterjak@colegalserv.org, and Sharon Williams, Executive Assistant, swilliams@colegalserv.org. EOE.

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 Executive Assistant Sharon Williams, swilliams@colegalserv.org, and 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 Executive Assistant, Sharon Williams, swilliams@colegalserv.org, and Reenie Terjak, Director of Advocacy, rterjak@colegalserv.org, specifying the position for which you are applying.  EOE.

 

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