Fellowship in State Services

BECOME A FELLOW WITH THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Attorney General’s Fellowship Program has been established to provide opportunities for new attorneys to gain practical experience in the public sector while enjoying the personal satisfaction of serving the residents of Colorado and our many state agency clients. Our work at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office encompasses criminal prosecution, consumer protection, civil rights, torts, contracts, eminent domain, administrative law, tax, environmental law, violence prevention programs, public health, school safety, energy and much more.

Through the Fellowship Program, new attorneys enrich their legal experience, broaden their exposure to the public sector, and assume substantial individual responsibility for their work. In addition to exposure to state agencies, Fellows may become integral members of trial teams. They also receive training and supervision in particular practice areas to enhance proficiency and develop skills while in the program.

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office fills these positions through a competitive application process. Successful candidates should demonstrate: interest in public service; history of academic achievement; participation in law journals and law school competitions; legal, professional, or personal experience related to the mission of the Office of the Colorado Attorney General; and participation in extracurricular activities.

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES:

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office seeks applications for one seat in the Fellowship Program, the first six months of which will be spent in the State Services section. This position is limited to newly licensed attorneys who have not been hired to practice law in another setting.

This position will begin in January 2021. All individuals invited to participate must commit to a one-year term and must be licensed to practice law. The annual salary is $50,000 plus medical/dental benefits.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants must submit the following required materials and all materials are to be received no later than Friday, December 4, 2020. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews.

A complete application package is comprised of the following items:

1. One-page statement or cover letter explaining both your commitment to public interest law and why you are interested in working in the State Services section at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office;
2. OFFICIAL law school transcript (can be sent via e-mail) and current cumulative GPA;
3. Contact information for three professional references;
4. Resume; and,
5. Unedited writing sample (6-page limit, please)