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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 attorneys 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). Due to the time-sensitive nature of this position, the hiring committee will not review applications from 3L students and/or those who are not admitted to the Colorado bar.

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 attorneys to provide advice and…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Salário
USD $59.000 - USD $99.000
/ ano
depends on years of experience

Benefícios

  • In addition to salary, each employee receives a $350/month stipend which can be allocated for various purposes, including dependents’ health insurance premiums, dependent childcare expenses, and contribution to a 403(b) retirement account.
  • CLS pays 100% of each staff member’s health, dental and vision insurance premiums. CLS also pays a percentage of an employee’s spouse and/or dependents’ health, dental and vision insurance premiums, based on a sliding scale depending on salary.
  • Leave policies allow for work/life balance, with twelve paid holidays, as well as annual, health and personal leave.
  • In addition to salary, each employee receives a $350/month stipend which can be allocated for various purposes, including dependents’ health insurance premiums, dependent…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Spanish fluency preferred but not required

Spanish fluency preferred but not required

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Denver, CO
Local Associado
Denver, CO, USA

Como se inscrever

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.

Due to the time-sensitive nature of these positions, the hiring committee will not review applications from 3L students and/or those who are not admitted to the Colorado bar.

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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