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Denver Law Job Announcement: Staff Attorney in Appeals Court

By Tanya Roth, Esq. | Last updated on

Are you looking for a legal job in Colorado? The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals is hiring!

The job was posted on June 10, 2011, and is open until filled. Here’s the great news: There may be more than one position, according to the job listing on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals website.

The position is for a Staff Attorney and is a temporary job, with a starting salary of $59,057-$70,231. The position is not anticipated to last more than three months.

A successful candidate for the job will be a graduate from an accredited law school with a strong academic background and superior legal research and writing skills. Preference may be given to candidates that have prior experience as court staff or as a judicial law clerk. Also, preference may be given to candidates who have Law Review experience or legal writing experience.

Most importantly, applicants must be U.S. Citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

The primary responsibilities of the Staff Attorney will be to make recommendations to the court on substantive motions, appeals decided without oral argument, original proceedings, and emergency matters. The Staff Attorney will work in an office consisting of twenty attorneys and four support staff.

The Staff Attorney will also confer with the judges, perform legal research, prepare legal memoranda and draft proposed opinions.

To Apply:

Prospective applicants should send their cover letter, a resume, a self-edited writing sample, a law school transcript and a statement of good standing to practice before the highest court of a state/territory or a copy of bar registration.

These should be send via email to, with the words "Staff Attorney Job Posting" in the title.

The position does not offer benefits and will be located in Denver, Colorado.

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