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Colorado Legal Services | Greeley, CO
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Job Description

Staff Attorney, Colorado Legal Services, Greeley office, to represent low-income clients in civil cases. Salary range begins at $44,125 (Depends on experience), and excellent benefits. Applicant must be licensed to practice law in Colorado. Familiarity with dynamics of domestic violence and experience in family law is preferred. Sensitivity to the legal needs of poor people, minorities, older adults, and domestic violence survivors is required. 

Candidates who are fluent in Spanish are preferred. Applicants must be able to handle fast moving, high volume litigation caseload. Applications must be received by March 15, 2018 and interviews will begin shortly after this date.

A staff attorney in the Office of Legislative Legal Services (Office) contributes to the Office’s legislative drafting and legal services functions by:

• Drafting legislation and amendments to legislation for legislators;

• Attending legislative committee of reference meetings and answering technical and legal questions concerning legislation pending before the committees;

• Performing legal research;

• Independently drafting or working with other Office staff or other legislative staff to draft written work product, including legal and research memorandums;

• Reviewing executive branch agency rules to determine whether they are within the promulgating agency’s rule-making authority, drafting rule review memorandums that explain why unauthorized rules should not be extended, and possibly presenting rule review issues to the Committee on Legal Services;

• Annotating Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases that apply or interpret the Colorado constitution, Colorado Revised Statutes, or Colorado Court Rules;

• Reviewing initiatives, developing appropriate questions for initiative review and comment memorandums, conducting meetings with initiative proponents, and drafting ballot titles for consideration by the Title Board;

• Attending legislative interim committee meetings, drafting legislation requested by committees, and presenting the draft legislation to the committees; and

• Completing special projects and other assigned tasks.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.


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About Colorado Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a private, non-profit agency. We serve all Coloradans, and have 15 offices throughout Colorado, including Boulder, Buena Vista, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Greeley, La Junta, Monte Vista, the Northwest Project (including offices in Frisco, Hayden, Gunnison, and Leadville), and Pueblo. Our mission is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services in the pursuit of justice for as many low income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado as possible.