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Family Law Attorney

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Colorado Legal Services
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Colorado Springs, CO
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Published 16 days ago

Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income and senior individuals throughout Colorado. Our Colorado Springs office is seeking an attorney to provide legal advice and representation to  clients who have experienced domestic violence. Additionally, the attorney will work as part of a team to conduct outreach and education in the Colorado Springs area. 


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assume an active caseload of domestic relations cases, including civil protection orders, dissolution of marriage actions, and allocation of parental responsibilities actions.
  • Provide legal advice and high-quality representation in accordance with program priorities and CLS Casehandler Standards;
  • Demonstrate patience, empathy, and common sense in all client communications, effectively managing client expectations;
  • Conduct client and witness interviews, engage in case investigation, and prepare legal documents and pleadings;
  • Maintain thorough and up-to-date records in case management systems;
  • Consult and co-counsel with other CLS attorneys and paralegals, where appropriate;
  • Effectively litigate on behalf of clients, negotiate in good faith, and ethically and diligently work on the client’s behalf;
  • Develop relationships with client-eligible communities and local partner agencies, including providers of services to survivors of domestic violence;
  • Attend program meetings, as assigned;
  • Together with domestic violence advocates and CLS staff, develop strategies for providing appropriate training of domestic violence providers and attorneys; and
  • Travel within the 4th judicial district, as appropriate.


Qualifications:

Must be licensed to practice law in Colorado. Strong communication skills required for client interaction and outreach; English/Spanish bilingual ability preferred. Must have demonstrated time-management skills, the ability to reprioritize as needs shift, and basic proficiency in Office 365. Experience in domestic relations casework or working with vulnerable populations is preferred.

Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income and senior individuals throughout Colorado. Our Colorado Springs office is seeking an attorney to provide legal advice and…

Details at a Glance

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

Salary

$53,000 - $92,000based on experience

Benefits

CLS provides generous insurance benefits, paid vacation time and sick leave, and professional development opportunities.

CLS provides generous insurance benefits, paid vacation time and sick leave, and professional development opportunities.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency preferred

Spanish fluency preferred

Location

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

How to Apply

Email your cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex. Jones Resume) and include “CS DV Attorney” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

The cover letter should include the reasons for your interest in this position and well as any relevant experience working with low-income or other vulnerable populations. We invite all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

Email your cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex. Jones Resume) and include “CS DV Attorney” in the…

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