Appellate Attorneys

Appellate public defenders advocate for clients in the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court, appealing felony convictions or other orders in felony cases. Most of appellate advocacy is in writing, so OSPD seeks strong writers who are committed to defending the rights of indigent people who have been convicted of criminal offenses or faced other consequences related to the criminal accusation.

Meghan Morris, OSPD Chief Appellate Deputy, interviews and screens applicants for attorney positions in the Appellate Division, which is located in the State Administrative Office.

Interviews and hiring are done as openings occur.

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Applying for a Position

To apply for an opening, applicants will be asked to submit a resume, cover letter, law school transcripts, three professional references, and writing sample. Please see job postings for more information.

Open Positions

There are currently no open Appellate Attorney positions.

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Appellate Internships

Interns in the Appellate Division work on a variety of research and writing projects for attorneys in the Division under the direction of the intern coordinator. Qualified applicants must possess excellent research and writing skills and have successfully completed courses in criminal law and criminal procedure. The Appellate Division typically hosts interns after their second year of law studies.

We are not accepting applications for Appellate Intern positions at this time.