CPLP is seeking to hire a staff attorney to support existing CPLP staff and CPLP volunteer attorneys in providing legal assistance to low-income Coloradans in the area of eviction and housing law.
CPLP is looking for a motivated and personable attorney to:
1) perform intake services for individuals seeking advice or representation on housing issues, including conducting client interviews and assembling documentation;
2) provide technical assistance to assist clients in navigating the court system, advocating for their housing rights, and securing other resources where appropriate;
3) coordinate referrals of appropriate clients to CPLP volunteer attorneys;
4) support and guide CPLP volunteers through their representation;
5) perform tracking of cases for reporting purposes;
6) represent clients as a lawyer for CPLP;
7) prepare training materials for volunteers, conduct training sessions virtually and throughout the community for volunteers, and recruit volunteer attorneys;
8) prepare training materials and Know Your Rights educational seminars for the community, service providers, etc. and conduct those trainings and seminars virtually and throughout the community;
9) staff CPLP legal clinics including but not limited to the Denver County Court legal clinic;
10) work with CPLP staff on crafting policy and identifying opportunities for impact litigation; and
11) perform other duties as assigned.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and have demonstrated a commitment to public interest law. All candidates must be licensed to practice law in Colorado.
The ideal candidate will also have the following qualifications:
1) Bilingual in Spanish and English
2) Experience conducting legal intakes for potential clients
3) Ability to coordinate with CPLP staff and volunteer attorneys to ensure cases are being outsourced to appropriate counsel in a timely manner and cases are properly transitioned.
4) Ability to ensure data collection as necessary to track achievement goals for grant reporting purposes.
5) A demonstrated ability to analyze and understand current state, federal, and local legislation and orders affecting the rights of tenants, landlords, mortgagors, and mortgagees, including Colorado's F.E.D. statutes, Mobile Home Park Act, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, among others.
6) A familiarity with Colorado eviction processes.
7) Ability to work independently and desire to provide representation to indigent tenants needing legal assistance with housing issues.
This is a hybrid position, with the expectation that job functions will be performed partially at home (or alternate agreed location) and partially at CPLP’s facility, which is part of a co-working facility located at Alchemy Creative Workspace, 66 S. Logan Street, Denver, CO. CPLP serves clients state-wide, and candidates must be willing to engage in community outreach using all appropriate in-person and remote options, including phone and online video conferences.
CPLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Competitive health, dental, and vision benefits will be offered.
We will review complete applications beginning immediately (we will not review incomplete applications, so please make sure to include all required materials).
Please merge and upload the following documents. A complete application package is comprised of the following items:
- A one-page statement or cover letter explaining both your interest in this program and your commitment to public interest law.
- Official or unofficial law school transcript including cumulative GPA
- Contact information for three professional references
$70,000 - $85,000 per year