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Director

The Colorado General Assembly seeks an experienced leader for the position of Director of the Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS). The OLLS is the nonpartisan legislative service agency that provides legal counsel and legislative bill drafting services to the Colorado legislature.

The Director must be a licensed attorney and is responsible for managing the forty-five-person OLLS staff, including twenty-five attorneys; setting the vision for the OLLS; providing assistance and legal advice to the legislative leadership, legislators, the Committee on Legal Services, and the General Assembly as a whole; coordinating litigation involving the General Assembly; overseeing the publication of the Colorado Revised Statutes and the review of administrative rules; and performing any other duties assigned by the Committee on Legal Services or the legislative leadership.

Qualifications: Management experience and prior legislative experience or familiarity with the legislative environment are required.    

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Interested parties must submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:

ATTN: Debbie Haskins, Assistant Director
Office of Legislative Legal Services
200 E Colfax Ave Ste 091
Denver CO 80203-1716

or by electronic mail to debbie.haskins@state.co.us.

All applications must be received by the OLLS no later than 5:00 p.m. MDT on July 25, 2017.

Internship Program

Description

The office offers an exciting and varied internship experience to energetic and motivated law students with an interest in the legislative process. Depending on the semester, interns may experience a wide range of unique and rewarding experiences including the following:

  • Legislative bill drafting;

  • Researching state law;

  • Meetings with legislators and lobbyists;

  • Staffing legislative committee hearings during session or interim committee hearings during the interim for the office;

  • Preparation of official annotations to Colorado appellate opinions;

  • General legal research,

  • Review of executive agency rules for compliance with state and federal law and much more.

The internship program is strictly a "for-credit" opportunity. Interns are not paid for their experience at the office. The actual number of volunteer hours will be negotiated between the intern and the intern's mentor; however, a minimum of twelve hours per week is required to insure a rewarding experience for the intern.

Qualifications

The office seeks a motivated student who possesses strong writing skills and excellent people skills. The intern candidate should be a team worker, a quick learner, and flexible. The office will consider any second or third year law student, placing more emphasis on the individual's skills, qualities, and enthusiasm. Having completed a legislative drafting course or a legislative process course benefits a candidate but is not required.

Application Process

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the OLLS Intern Coordinator. The cover letter should state which semester the applicant wishes to intern.

  • Fall Semester: Application deadline is July 1.

  • Spring Semester: Application deadline is October 15.

Contact Information for Internship Opportunities

ATTN: Intern Coordinator
Office of Legislative Legal Services
200 E Colfax Ave Ste 091
Denver CO 80203-1716

Fax: 303-866-4157
Email: olls.ga@state.co.us

Future Opportunities

On an on-going basis, the Office of Legislative Legal Services accepts resumes for staff attorney and legislative editor positions to be placed on file at the following address:

ATTN: OFFICE MANAGER
Office of Legislative Legal Services
200 E Colfax Ave Ste 091
Denver CO 80203-1716

Fax: 303-866-4157
Email: olls.ga@state.co.us

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