Appellate Attorneys

The Colorado State Public Defender’s Appellate Division represents indigent defendants in the state appellate courts. Interviews and hiring are done as openings occur.

Qualified applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado. The Appellate Division seeks lawyers with very strong research and writing skills who are committed to providing quality representation to public defender clients. The entry-level salary is $6,829 per month upon licensure.



The Office of the Colorado State Public Defender provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.