Requisition Number: 25386
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Posting Close Date: 03-Jun-2020
Date published: 01-May-2020
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.
- Planning case investigations and working with Law students and volunteer attorneys to implement these plans and manage the case. Most KWIP cases involve dozens of witnesses and thousands of pages of documents.
- Planning long-term case strategy and problem-solving. Many of KWIP’s clients have convictions that were deemed “final” decades ago and face many procedural bars to having their convictions vacated.
- Writing motions, petitions, appeal briefs, and other filings. Most of KWIP’s litigation is conducted on paper.
- Managing DNA and other forensic testing. KWIP’s cases often benefit from new forensic testing or identifying new specialists who can discredit flawed forensics used to convict.
- Conducting evidentiary hearings. Getting a KWIP client’s conviction vacated normally requires at least one multi-day evidentiary hearing.
- Negotiating with the State or other interested parties.
- A Juris Doctor degree.
- License to practice law in Colorado or eligible to be admitted on motion to the Colorado bar.
- At least three years of litigation experience involving indigent defense or civil rights work.
- Willingness to travel (largely in-state) and work irregular hours when necessary.
- The ability to communicate and work cooperatively with a wide range of people, including government personnel and officials, law enforcement, attorneys, records custodians, students, prisoners and their families, litigation partners at law firms, and members of the community.
- Excellent legal research and writing skills.
- Good oral advocacy skills and experience litigating in court.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to work in a team and receive constructive feedback.
- Ability to effectively delegate to and supervise law students and other volunteers.
We Would Like You to Have:
- Experience managing sophisticated multi-year litigation.
- Experience working with law or other adult students in a supervisory role
- Existing ties to Colorado.
- Knowledge/experience concerning:
- Post-conviction and federal habeas law.
- DNA and other forensic evidence.
- Utilizing the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA).
- Developing investigative plans.
- Interviewing witnesses and drafting statements/affidavits.
- Advanced legal researching skills.
- Digital literacy, including experience using common office software.
- Valid driver’s license.
To apply, please submit the following materials by 6/3/2020 (4 weeks from post date) for full consideration:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how your interest in the fellows program and 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.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
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Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu