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Greater Colorado Fellowship Opportunity
September 26, 2023 | Erin Stewart

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About the Fellowship: 

Are you interested in living and working in a small town in Colorado? Are you interested in starting your own law firm to improve access to justice for people outside of the major metropolitan areas? Are you passionate about helping indigent people accused of criminal or delinquent acts? Do you believe that holistic, team-oriented representation is essential for all people accused of criminal or delinquent acts? If so, then the Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel is offering you a unique opportunity to develop a private practice in an underserved or rural area of Colorado through the Greater Colorado Fellowship Program.

The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel (OADC) is the state agency responsible for providing client services and legal representation for indigent individuals (adults and youth) when the state has charged them with a criminal or delinquent act and the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender has a conflict of interest. The OADC accomplishes this by contracting with over 400 private
attorneys and another 500 legal service providers (forensic social workers/clinical advocates, paralegals, investigators, legal researchers, etc.) to provide client services on an hourly basis. Our fundamental belief is that interdisciplinary legal defense teams, practicing holistic defense, produce better results for our clients.

This Fellowship Program is the ultimate public-private partnership as it provides a full-time state employee position (FTE) with salary and benefits while the fellow develops their emerging business in a rural community.

How to Apply:
Complete the online application at the link below by 11:59 PM on October 25, 2023. Please add as a safe sender. Once you submit your application, you will receive an automatic email from Formsite. If you cannot find this email, please look in your spam/junk folder.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. Please direct any additional inquiries or questions to

Job Class Code: RE9P11
Annual Salary Range: $80,000- $85,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Colorado
Full-Time (FTE)

The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, social class, national origin, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or political affiliation. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and an environment of representation diversity and we encourage individuals of many identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply.