About Us The Denver City's Attorney's Office seeks an entry level Assistant City Attorney forthe Child Welfare and Youth Services Unit of the Department of Law's Human Services Legal Services Section.
This Entry Assistant City Attorney provides legal representation to Denver Department of Human Services social workers and administrators in Dependency and Neglect and Juvenile Delinquency cases in state trial and appellate courts.
In addition to appearing in court, the entry attorney attends collaborative, multi-disciplinary meetings to guide decisions for the treatment and placement of families, children and youth.
We seek an attorney interested in Juvenile law.
The attorneys regularly appear in all state courts, including Denver Juvenile Court.
Denver Human Services (DHS) promotes the well-being, protection and independence of Denver residents through its many services for low-income and at-risk families, children, seniors and other adults.
DHS is the County-administered and State-supervised vehicle for providing assistance to people in need and/or to those who need protection from abuse and neglect in Denver which constitutes an approximate $300 million operation with approximately 1,200 employees.
DHS serves approximately 175,000 people each year, in assistance programs including abused and neglected children and their families, and people who are elderly, homeless, disabled or otherwise in need.
DDHS helps gather the financial and social resources to connect our clients to the community and enable them to live healthier, safer lives.
The Denver City's Attorney's Office is one of the largest law firms in Colorado, with over 90 attorneys and approximately 90 staff members comprised of paralegals, victim advocates, and other support and supervisory staff members.
It may have the most diverse practice of any law firm in Colorado.
Clients include the Mayor; the Auditor; the Clerk and Recorder; City Council; and all city agencies, departments, offices, boards, commissions and authorities.
The City Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment in which every person has the opportunity to achieve the highest professional and personal development and is accorded the highest degree of dignity and respect.
About Our Job Responsibilities for this position include:
Consultation and representation of the Denver Department of Human Services in all stages of Dependency and Neglect litigation.
Preparing social workers to appear in Juvenile Delinquency hearings, such as those in Denver Juvenile Court and other Colorado District Courts, developing motions, carrying out discovery, and representing the City in those proceedings, as well as corresponding appellate briefing and argument.
Negotiating and preparing settlement agreements and other legal documents as necessary.
Collaborating with other stakeholders in Juvenile Delinquency cases to develop recommendations.
Drafting and preparing memoranda, motions, briefs and pleadings to be filed in judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings.
Conducting or providing feedback and advice with legal research.
Assisting attorneys working in specialized areas with litigation, research and related activities.
Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.
About You Preferred Experience (Must be demonstrated on application/resume): The preferred candidates, in addition to having the required qualifications as listed above, will be attorneys who have:
Experience/knowledge/classwork in juvenile law; Time spent as an intern or clerk in a juvenile law court or practice; Mediation experience and/or a mediation certificate; Experience in Youth Programs; An undergraduate degree or minor in Social Work, Juvenile Justice, Sociology and Political Science; A background working with neighborhood or restorative justice programs; Experience with programs connected to the Dept.
of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); A strong commitment to public service; and/or Strong written and oral advocacy skills.
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Graduation from a college of law with attainment of a J.D.
or a LL.
Licensure and/or Certification: Possession of a license to practice law in Colorado from the Colorado Supreme Court at the time of application or possession of license from U.S.
states that have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Colorado, excluding the following states:
California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.
About Everything Else Classification Title : The official classification is Assistant City Attorney, Entry Assessments/Testing : This position does not require an assessment.
Hiring Range: $74,426-$78,000 Pre-employment Screening : An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check.
Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical.
The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions.
For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here . Probationary Period : This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six-month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver.
For more information about the probationary period, click here The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
Recruiter : KK Closing Date/Time: 8/5/2018 11:59 PM Mountain
City And County Of Denver