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Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a nonprofit providing free civil legal services to low-income, senior, and otherwise vulnerable individuals throughout the state. CLS' Denver office is hiring an attorney to provide advice and representation to people at risk of eviction.


Attorney Duties and Responsibilities
  • Client interviews, investigation and preparation of legal documents and papers;
  • Advice and aggressive representation of clients in accordance with program priorities, including negotiations, trial and appellate work in state and federal courts;
  • Participate in complex and major litigation and other special projects within a local office or program wide, such as litigation involving legal issues affecting numbers of low-income clients, drafting of legislation or regulations, lobbying or administrative rule-making in accordance with Legal Services Corporation;
  • Assume an active caseload and handle approximately 200+ cases per year;
  • Participate in office or program wide projects to prove training and/or community education or other information to agencies, advocates, clients, or community groups about legal services and about legal issues and rights of interest to low-income persons;
  • Develop relationships with the community served and the leaders of that community.


Requirements

Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado (or qualify for admission to the Colorado Bar by Motion). Ideal candidates have a proven commitment to public interest and experience working with vulnerable populations. Housing law experience, bilingual fluency (Spanish/English), and Microsoft Office proficiency preferred.

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is a nonprofit providing free civil legal services to low-income, senior, and otherwise vulnerable individuals throughout the state. CLS' Denver office is hiring an attorney to provide advice and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Salary

USD 54,000 - USD 94,000based on experience

Benefits

CLS offers generous healthcare benefits, covering 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 twelve paid holidays, paid health, annual, and personal leave, and paid parental and bereavement leave. Staff are supported to seek out internal and external opportunities for training and professional development.

CLS offers generous healthcare benefits, covering 100% of employee health, dental, and vision insurance premiums, as well as a portion of dependent premiums. Leave policies allow…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency preferred but not required

Spanish fluency preferred but not required

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Denver, CO
Associated Location
Denver, CO, USA

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume including contact information for three professional references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex. Sotomayor Resume) and include “Denver Housing Attorney" in the subject line. The cover letter should include the reasons for your interest in this position as well as any relevant experience working with low-income or other vulnerable populations. You are welcome to discuss how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of CLS.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Send a cover letter and resume including contact information for three professional references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex…

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