Careers at Colorado Legal Services

CLS is currently hiring for the following positions. Click the job title for details and see the FAQ below for more information about working environment, salary, and benefits. Generally, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you are a student interested in internship opportunities, see our volunteer page.

Please note: Colorado Legal Services does not recruit, communicate, or provide offers on third-party platforms, such as Skype, Slack, WhatsApp, or LinkedIn. CLS will not and would never ask a candidate to open cloud accounts or to share a password as a condition for employment.

Consumer Attorney - Denver

  • Job description
  • Essential qualifications: JD; must be licensed to practice law in Colorado
  • Include Consumer Attorney in the subject line of your application email

Eviction Diversion Attorney - Pueblo

  • Job description
  • This is a full-time position advising and representing clients at risk of eviction, often in the mediation process. It is currently grant-funded for three years, with the possibility of continued funding.
  • Essential qualifications: JD; must be licensed to practice law in Colorado.
  • Include "Pueblo Attorney" in the subject line of your application email

    Housing Attorney - Greeley

    • Job description
    • This is a full-time position based in CLS' Denver, Greeley or Ft. Collins offices advising and representing clients at risk of eviction in the 13th and 19th judicial districts. It is currently funded for one year.
    • Essential qualifications: JD; must be licensed to practice law in Colorado; frequent travel to CLS' Greeley office (if not based there) and occasional travel within the 13th Judicial District is expected
    • Include Greeley Housing Attorney in the subject line of your application email.

    Housing Paralegal - Denver

    • Job description
    • This is a full-time position supporting a team of attorneys on cases for tenants at risk of eviction.
    • Essential qualifications: excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; an eye for detail; Spanish fluency preferred; no paralegal certificate required.
    • Include Denver Housing Paralegal in the subject line of your application email.

    Intake Paralegal - Any Office

    • Job description
    • This is a full-time position answering calls and interviewing applicants for legal services as part of CLS' Coordinated Statewide Intake (CSI). While CSI is based out of our Denver office, this person could feasibly work at any CLS office in the state.
    • Essential qualifications: Spanish fluency; excellent time management skills; experience in customer service preferred.
    • Include CSI Paralegal in the subject line of your application email

    Outreach Coordinator (Paralegal), Migrant Farm Worker Division - Denver

    • Job description
    • This is a full-time position in CLS’ Migrant Farm Worker Division. It is currently grant-funded for one year, with the possibility of continued funding.
    • Essential qualifications: Spanish fluency; comfortable with flexible schedule/evening work; available for frequent solo travel and outreach within the state. Experience with low-income workers preferred; no paralegal certificate required
    • Include "Outreach Coordinator" in the subject line of your application email

    Paralegal - La Junta

    • Job description
    • This is a full-time position with mostly in office work expected at this time.
    • Essential qualifications: experience or strong interest in public interest law, human services, and/or equity work, paralegal certificate not required.
    • Include La Junta Paralegal in the subject line of your application email.

    Office Manager - Denver

    • Job description
    • This is a part time (50% of 37.5 hour workweek) position in the Denver Office, with mostly in office work expected at this time.
    • Annual salary ranges from $24,000-$33,600 (depending on years of experience) plus benefits.
    • Essential qualifications: excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required; previous office management experience strongly preferred.
    • Include “Office Manager” in the subject line of your application email.

    Secretary/Receptionist – Colorado Springs

    • Job description
    • This is a full-time position with mostly in-office (on-site) work expected at this time.
    • Annual salary ranges from $24,000-$33,600 (depending on years of experience) plus benefits.
    • Essential qualifications: communication skills and professionalism..
    • Include CS Secretary in the subject line of your application email.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. What is CLS doing to protect staff and the broader community against covid-19? Does this job allow for or require remote work? 

    CLS will remain responsive to public health guidance and prioritize the safety of staff, clients, and the broader community. We are committed to preserving our community’s health through handwashing, mask-wearing, social distancing and mandatory vaccination for CLS staff and volunteers (with exceptions for religious and medical reasons). Contact your local office for more information about on-site protocols and procedures. 

    Options for remote work vary based on office location/service area and job duties; hiring managers will discuss specific expectations during interviews. CLS provides remote employees with the technology and training necessary for their success.

    2. What is the salary range for this position? What benefits/perks does CLS offer? 

     Non-management staff at CLS are members of a union that has negotiated a Collective Bargaining Agreement setting out the below salary scales.  

    Position: 

    Annual salary range (depending on years of experience) 

    Secretary 

    $26,700 - $46,100 

    Technology Assistant 

    $32,800 - $57,200 

    Paralegal 

    $33,400 - $57,200 

    Attorney 

    $54,060 - $94,000 

    CLS covers 100% of employee health, dental, and vision insurance premiums, as well as a portion of dependent premiums. Leave policies allow for work-life balance, with 12 paid holidays, generous paid health, annual, and personal leave, and paid parental and bereavement leave.

    3. How can I apply for a job at CLS? What does CLS want to know about applicants? 

    Email hiring@colegalserv.org, being sure to include the keywords from the job description in the subject line. Attach a cover letter, resume, and three references. Title documents “Last Name - Document Title” (ex. Arguello – resume). Our hiring committees do NOT review applications/correspondence submitted through other channels. 

    Your cover letter should explain your interest in this position and discuss any relevant experience working with low-income or otherwise vulnerable populations. We ask that you let us know how you found out about this job opportunity (ex. Idealist, friends, local bar association, etc.). All applicants are invited to share how their unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of CLS.  

    Our ideal candidates have a demonstrated passion for public interest, a commitment to advancing equity, and experience working with low-income or otherwise vulnerable populations. We value the perspective of staff with a non-legal background and welcome a broad range of expertise. While many positions do not require bilingual fluency, proficiency in non-English languages is always a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 is preferred for all positions.

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