Assistant Attorney General – Tort Litigation Unit

Details

Section:
Tort Litigation
Position Number:
LAA-09219 6/24
Salary Range:
$85,795.00 - $132,901.00 Yearly
Apply By:
Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 11:59 pm
FLSA:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Civil Litigation and Employment Law
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver CO 80203
Release Date:
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Employment Type:
Full-Time
Position Type:
Non-Classified

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

The Tort Litigation Unit in the Civil Litigation and Employment Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is looking for a talented and enthusiastic litigation attorney. This position offers an exciting opportunity to serve in a lead litigation role and provide support in critical and often high-profile civil lawsuits involving unique issues. Attorneys will represent state agencies, institutions of higher education, and state employees in constitutional, tort, and employment disputes, from inception through appeal. This position is best suited for a growth-minded attorney with strong communication skills, and someone who enjoys working collaboratively.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

The Tort Litigation Unit engages in litigation on tort, civil rights, and employment tort claims. The Unit provides representation to Colorado’s Office of Risk Management, institutions of higher education, and all state agencies and employees sued in state and federal court for damages in tort, civil rights statutes (primarily the Colorado Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Act, 24 C.R.S. §§ 901, et seq., and 42 U.S.C. § 1983), and federal and state employment statutes. The Unit’s attorneys also provide legal advice, counsel, training, and investigation support to help our clients understand and minimize exposure to liability for personal injury, civil rights, and employment claims.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Defend a wide variety of claims and lawsuits, including alleged civil rights and employment law violations, personal injury accidents, and state and federal constitutional claims;
  • Provide legal advice to the State Office of Risk Management, agencies, and institutions of higher education;
  • Perform all aspects of litigation: an active motions practice, discovery, preparing witnesses for hearing and trial, filing prehearing documents, trying cases in both state and federal court, and briefing and arguing appeals before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; and
  • Work collaboratively with litigators and general counsel within the Colorado Attorney General’s office.

This recruitment may be used to fill more than one Assistant Attorney General position in the Tort Litigation unit.

 

Salary Note: The Department of Law uses a wage progression compensation model. 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.

Attorneys with less than 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney will be hired as an Assistant Attorney General I (AAG I). The salary range for an AAG I is $85,795-$95,437/annually.
Attorneys with more than 3 years of experience practicing as an attorney may be hired as an Assistant Attorney General II (AAG II). The AAG II salary range is $99,318-$132,901/annually.

Salary will be paid on a biweekly basis.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Qualified 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 and application for Practice Pending Admission before the first day of employment. For more information about admission to the Colorado bar please review information on the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.

We are looking for a teammate who has excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills; who thrives on and helps foster a collaborative and friendly work environment; yet who also can effectively work independently. The strongest candidates will have:

  • a minimum of three years of civil litigation experience in state and/or federal court;
  • some knowledge of and experience with government-specific defenses such as the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, Eleventh Amendment immunity, qualified immunity, and absolute judicial immunity;
  • knowledge of and experience with employment litigation, including experience with employment discrimination and retaliation claims;
  • a strong skillset in legal analysis and in oral and written communications;
  • ability to develop and implement a strong litigation strategy; and
  • a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and public service.

The Office of the Attorney General offers challenging, interesting, and meaningful work. 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.
  • Both in-person and remote work will be required.
  • Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application and application for Practice Pending Admission before the first day of employment. For more information about admission to the Colorado bar please review information on the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel website.

Please view the full job announcement for more information including information about compensation and benefits, and how to apply online.

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