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

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.

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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