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Independent Contractor for Respondent Parent Counsel

Brighton, CO
Full Time
**This is a courtesy posting for the Office of the Respondent Parents' Counsel (ORPC)**

The Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel (ORPC), a Colorado state agency, is accepting applications from attorneys in Northern Colorado and the Front Range to represent indigent parents in dependency and neglect proceedings. The pay for this position is $80/hour on an independent contractor basis.

Position Purpose and Objectives:
Family defense attorneys, commonly known as Respondent Parent Counsel or RPCs, contract with the ORPC to represent indigent parents in court proceedings brought by county child protection services. RPCs work on behalf of parents threatened by state intervention with the temporary and/or permanent loss of the custody and rights to their children. RPCs are dedicated to protecting the fundamental right to parent by advocating for parents’ due process rights, access to appropriate services, and constitutional right to parent their children. Join the next social justice movement by applying to become an independent contractor that specializes in family defense!

The ORPC offers comprehensive training and litigation support, including jury trial assistance and billing help; mentoring; case law updates; access to Westlaw Edge, social workers, investigators, and experts; a motions bank; case consults; and a listserv.

Start your own law firm and let the ORPC support your practice! The ORPC pays RPCs $80 per hour on an independent contractor basis.

Reports To:
Family defense attorneys through the ORPC are independent contractors. RPC practice is governed by Chief Justice Directive 16-02, attorney practice standards, and the ORPC contract.

The ORPC works with attorneys that have experience in a wide variety of legal fields including dependency and neglect, criminal work, juvenile defense, domestic relations, immigration, disability, special education, and more. All applicants are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Educational Qualifications:
Juris Doctor

Preferred Qualifications:
We are seeking applications from family defenders wanting to work in the following counties: Adams, Boulder, Denver, and Weld. We encourage diverse applicants, including applicants of color and those with Native American heritage, to apply.

Closing Date: 21st August, 2020

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