Colorado Nonprofit Association

Managing Attorney

Organization Overview:

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) is Colorado’s statewide nonprofit legal aid program, with thirteen offices providing civil legal assistance to low-income Coloradans throughout the state. CLS provides free legal assistance in a broad variety of legal areas, including family law, public benefits, eviction defense, consumer protection, services to survivors of serious crime and human trafficking, and many others.

CLS has strengthened lives, assisted families, and supported communities–one person at a time for over 90 years. We are committed to providing high-quality, free legal advice and representation to eligible individuals throughout Colorado. We have a long history of successful impact and advocacy. CLS strives to bring about substantive, transformational change in the lives of those we serve.   

Position Summary:

 The Managing Attorney will provide supervision, vision, and leadership to the La Junta office, and is responsible for the quality, quantity, and coordination of the office’s litigation and advocacy. The Managing Attorney is expected to handle an active, but reduced, caseload and exercise judgment and creativity in attempting to solve the legal problems of low-income clients. The Managing Attorney is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office, as well as some grant writing, community outreach, and coordination of private attorney involvement in the delivery of legal services to eligible clients. The position requires the Managing Attorney to excel as a supervisor, administrator, attorney, and as a representative of Colorado Legal Services in the community. This position reports to the Advocacy Director for Southern Colorado.

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