University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Student Legal Services, within Student Affairs, encourages applications for an Attorney . The Staff Attorney is responsible for advising students about their individual personal legal problems in certain specified areas of the law. The Staff Attorney also represents student clients in court on minor cases, and, as appropriate, advocates for them at trial and other proceedings. The Staff Attorney assists with administrative tasks around the office in support of the Student Legal Services' mission.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Student Legal Services is a small law office dedicated exclusively to serving the legal needs of CU Boulder students.

Our mission is to help students resolve or minimize their legal situations, so they can focus on school. We do this by providing high-quality legal services to them through an easily accessible program that is responsive to their needs as clients and respectful of them as people. We also strive to educate students about their rights and responsibilities and about the legal system through consultations and outreach efforts so that they can avoid legal problems in the future.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Legal Consultation
  • Interviewing students about their legal situation.
  • Reviewing related documents.
  • Counseling students on their legal options.

Representation of Student Clients
  • Reviewing discovery.
  • Investigating cases.
  • Researching legal issues.
  • Negotiating with opposing counsel for favorable case resolutions.
  • Appearing in court or at other proceedings.

Administrative Work
  • Answering phones.
  • Scheduling appointments.
  • Greeting walk-ins.
  • Assessing eligibility for student intake.

Continuing Legal Education
  • Attending substantive and ethics education courses as required to maintain attorney licensure.

Trial Work
  • Preparing cases and witnesses for trial.
  • Advocating for clients at trial.

What We Can Offer
  • Anticipated Starting Salary is $90,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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Be Dynamic. Be Supportive. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Colorado law license.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience in landlord-tenant law.
  • Experience in consumer, debtor counseling/bankruptcy.
  • Experience in criminal/traffic law.
  • Experience with university disciplinary proceedings and trials.
  • Significant criminal trial experience particularly important.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by December 8, 2020 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

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