Assistant Attorney General – Cross Unit Litigation


Civil Litigation and Employment Law
Position Number:
LAA 09041
Salary Range:
$7,100.00 - $9,000.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Cross-Unit Litigation
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Employment Type:
Position Type:

Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The Colorado Department of Law, Civil Litigation Section is recruiting for an Assistant Attorney General on the Cross Unit Litigation Team. This team handles complex and often high-profile civil cases across a wide range of subject areas. This is a unique opportunity to work with a group of trial attorneys with deep litigation experience, handling a variety of complex civil litigation matters. In this role, you will work on challenging, interesting, and meaningful cases in a collaborative environment. If you want to work on diverse matters that are significant to the State of Colorado, this is the job for you.



The Cross Unit Litigation Team partners with subject matter experts in other Units and Sections on cases in a wide variety of practice areas, from natural resources to higher education to complex civil rights. In this role, you will have an opportunity to work on large, often high-profile, civil litigation matters for the state. Given the nature of the work, you will lead large cases and litigation teams and carry a substantial caseload, including class actions, cases involving important constitutional challenges, and cases with important legal ramifications and/or state-wide impact.

You will perform all aspects of litigation, including: motions practice, discovery, preparing witnesses for depositions and trial, defending class certification, preparing cases for trial, trying cases in both state and federal court, attending mediation and arbitration, and briefing and arguing appeals before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, you will have the opportunity to serve as a mentor to less experienced attorneys, partnering with them to help develop their litigation skills.

The Department of Law may fill additional Assistant Attorney General positions from this recruitment.

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.



At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Be admitted to the Colorado bar or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar and be in good standing at the time of application. Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application before the first day of employment.

We need strong litigators for this role, so our ideal candidates will have at least some, if not all, of the following skills and attributes:

  • Demonstrated competency across all facets of litigation, including trials and appeals, and deep and varied experience with complex civil litigation cases
  • Diverse practice experience, preferably in the following areas: tort, employment, civil rights, sovereign and qualified immunity
  • Experience with class action litigation
  • Outstanding writing and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership, mentorship, and coaching skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and public service
  • Ability to pivot and focus on different areas of law
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public. Candidates with diverse qualities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.


    Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.


Please view the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.

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