3Ls: Applications open for DA Rural Fellowship!

Have you been looking for a chance to help a community? Have you been hoping for a chance to hone your trial skills before settling in behind a desk? Are you willing to get that chance while enjoying the more interesting and unique rural communities of Colorado for a year? If so, the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council Fellowship Program may be for you.

The Rural DA fellowship program places six graduating law students from CU and DU (3 from each school) to work as Deputy District Attorneys practicing in rural jurisdictions for one year at full starting salary for that district. The application period is OPEN and applications are due Friday, February 1, 2019.

THE CDO RECOMMENDS THAT YOU MEET WITH US TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM AND REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS BEFORE APPLYING. 

For details on how to apply, search for Job # 18493 in Symplicity.

Any applicant who accepts a fellowship under this program will be assigned to serve as a Deputy District Attorney under the direct supervision of one of the Elected District Attorneys around the state for a period of one year.

Training for the program will take place on August 19-23, 2019 in the Denver Metro area, and Fellows will be paid at their full wage during the training period. Fellows will begin working in their assigned judicial districts on August 26, 2019, unless otherwise arranged between CDAC and the host office. Fellows will work in their assigned office as a law clerk until bar exam results are received. Upon admission to the bar, the Fellow will be sworn in as a Deputy District Attorney and begin serving as a full time prosecutor.

Each Fellow will receive a salary and benefit package commensurate with the starting employment package for their district. All placement locations will be decided solely by the Prosecution Fellowship Committee. This Committee shall be comprised of the Dean of each law school, the Executive Director of CDAC and four of the state’s elected District Attorneys or the designees of any of these individuals.

Fellows must be hard-working and motivated individuals with both a passion for prosecution and a genuine interest in providing an essential public service to Colorado’s rural communities as a prosecutor.

By Elise Logemann
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