The OSPD typically hires entry-level Legal Assistants who work under direct supervision while developing fundamental skills in performing legal support duties and basic paralegal functions. Legal Assistants may be assigned to regional offices, which are located in judicial districts throughout the state. Positions provide litigation support on a wide range of appellate, juvenile and adult cases including homicides and complex crimes, Grand Jury indictments and juvenile transfer and reverse transfer cases.
Qualified applicants require strong interpersonal skills in order to successfully work with colleagues, clients and court staff; strong attention to detail; strong proficiency in spoken and written English; and, strong organizational skills to manage a high volume of work. Applicants must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and preferably will be proficient in Adobe Acrobat. The entry-level salary for the Legal Assistant is $3,517 per month.
The Office of the Colorado State Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation or religion; nor does it discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee with a disability capable of performing the duties of his or her position.