The Civil Litigation and Employment Law Section defends all state agencies, institutions of higher education (except the University of Colorado) and employees sued in state and federal court for personal injuries, property damage, employment discrimination, and constitutional violations. The Section also represents state agencies and institutions of higher education in personnel matters in front of the State Personnel Board and appellate courts, brings adminstrative cases against private parties on behalf of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and advises and represents state agencies and institutions of higher education in workers' compensation matters.
Section attorneys also provide general legal advice and representation to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado Transportation Commission, the Colorado Department of Corrections, the Colorado State Board of Parole, the Colorado Department of Public Safety, the Division of Risk Management, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, the Special Funds Unit of the Division of Workers' Compensation, and the employees of those agencies. The Section attorneys provide advice and training to all state agencies and institutions of higher education on a myriad of employment, workers' compensation and general liability issues.
There are six units within the section: