Paralegals are core members of the OSPD team applying their close attention to detail and organization skills to manage complex cases. Paralegals assist with case planning, discovery management, legal research, communication with clients, trial support, and document drafting.

The OSPD typically hires entry-level paralegals who work under direct supervision of attorneys while developing fundamental skills in performing legal support duties and basic paralegal functions. Most paralegals are assigned to regional trial offices, located in judicial districts throughout the state with some positions available in our appellate and state administrative offices.

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Applying for a Position

Paralegals are hired by individual regional offices. To apply for an opening, applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the Office Head and Office Manager for the regional trial office. Please see job postings for more information.

Open Positions

There are currently no open Paralegal positions.

Paralegal Internships

Many Colorado Public Defender offices offer paralegal internships. Contact the Office Head and Office Manager Contact of the regional office(s) for more information. Paralegal internships are unpaid and require affiliation with an accredited educational institution.

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