Office of the Attorney General attorney positions are non-classified — they are exempt from overtime and the state personnel system. Attorney positions receive competitive benefits, including health, dental, disability, life insurance, retirement, and paid vacation, sick and holiday leave. Employment at the Department of Law is contingent upon passing a thorough background check, being in good standing with the Bar of the State of Colorado, and not having disciplinary action by any other bar to which you are admitted to practice law. Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the Attorney General.
Applicants for attorney positions may submit a resume and cover letter directly to the hiring attorney, as indicated on the job announcement. Your cover letter should indicate your bar status in Colorado as well as any specific areas of law you are particularly interested in, or in which you have special expertise or training.
Open Attorney Positions
This Unit represents the Department of State (Secretary of State), the Governor’s Office, the State Treasurer’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, the Judicial Department, the Department of Local Affairs, the Department of Military Affairs, and the State Auditor. Unit members handle litigation and appeals in complex civil cases that frequently involve legal questions of first impression and public policy matters of statewide or national importance.
The attorney will primarily represent professional programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations, including the Mental Health Boards, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and other boards within the unit as general counsel and in the litigation of disciplinary cases. The attorney’s responsibilities may include representation in any of the following matters:
The Antitrust, Tobacco and Consumer Protection Unit of the Consumer Protection Section is seeking an attorney to help enforce a new law related to patent trolling, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 6-12-101 through 104. The successful candidate will be responsible for investigating possible violations of the patent trolling statute and bringing civil law enforcement actions in state court under the same.
This attorney position is within the Medical Unit of the Business & Licensing Section of the Attorney General’s Office. The attorney will primarily represent the Colorado Medical Board with opportunities to represent other programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations.