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This position will work an estimated 10-20 hours per week. Work will be performed Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, with flexibility anticipated to accommodate scheduling needs within the workweek.
The Legal Intern will work under the supervision and direction of more senior attorneys in the City Attorney’s Office and provide a wide range of professional legal work to City boards, officials, and staff relating to their official duties. The Legal Intern may be assigned to specialty areas of law including code enforcement, municipal prosecution, licensing, contracts, elections, land use, public records, or other areas of municipal law.
Please apply as soon as you are able, as this position will close without advance notice as soon as we receive a sufficient number of qualified candidates.
The hiring range for this position is $15.00 – $20.00 per hour.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Provides comprehensive, timely, and sound legal advice on assigned projects including: investigating questions, identifying legal issues, conducting legal research, and communicating and documenting legal advice.
Assists in the presentation of cases in administrative proceedings and in municipal court prosecution.
Assists in the drafting and reviewing of complex contracts, procurement documents, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal documents, and may advise municipal clients of the legal consequences of the same.
Advises the City Attorney and municipal clients of changes and proposed changes in municipal, state, federal, civil, business, and constitutional law and recommends action, if appropriate.
Acts with professionalism and in conformity with the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.
Investigates or monitors claims against the City as assigned.
Incorporates understanding of City goals and objectives, complex policy matters, sound judgment, and organizational perspective into legal advice.
Attends meetings as required including occasional evening meetings, as assigned.
Models and demonstrates the City Values at all times during the course of employment to include: Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Respect and Excellence.
Performs other duties as assigned
Attending or enrolled in an accredited law school. Interested in pursuing a job in government related law. Some coursework is preferred in administrative law or local government law, Constitutional law, land use, or public finance or comparable experience in a prior internship, externship, or clinic.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and procedures of municipal, state, federal, civil, business, and constitutional law.
Ability to develop knowledge of the Charter, ordinances, codes, policies, procedures, practices, and activities of the City.
Knowledge in any required legal specialty.
Knowledge of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct. Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
Knowledge of techniques and resources for conducting legal research.
Conflict resolution and mediation skills.
Ability to review, read, interpret, and explain facts, abstract concepts, and law to a variety of audiences.
Ability to analyze and organize conflicting and ambiguous facts and evidence.
Ability to read, interpret, and analyze complex legal documents.
Discretion to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees, and the public.
Written and oral communication skills.
Time and task management skills.
Ability to advocate legal positions on behalf of the City.
Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities
Driving: May drive a City or personal vehicle occasionally during the course of business
Office equipment: Uses all routine office equipment
Computer equipment: Uses a personal computer, Microsoft Word, and internet functionality
Other equipment: Nothing noted
Physical activities: Sits most of the time, but may walk, stand, stoop, bend, or squat for short periods of time; hand and finger dexterity sufficient to operate office equipment and computer keyboard
Lifting: May lift and carry up to 25 pounds
Vision and hearing: Must have visual acuity to read paper and electronic documents. Must hear sufficiently to converse with others and participate in meetings and hearings with large and small groups
Exposure to environmental conditions: None
Reasonable accommodation may be made to individuals with disabilities for the essential functions of the job.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications. Employees are accountable for all duties associated with this position.
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