Denver, Colorado

Posted Date

April 8, 2024

Contact Information

Karen Masciulli

The Revenue & Regulatory Law section of the Colorado Department of Law is seeking a dynamic and committed attorney to join their team in the Nursing & Professional Boards unit. In this role, you will help protect Coloradans through the state’s regulation of nursing and other professions. This dedicated public servant will be involved in diverse licensing litigation work as well as providing occasional general counsel to clients within the unit. This position is a great opportunity for an attorney with a passion for litigation and challenging work. If you are an individual looking for a diverse career that directly impacts the lives of Coloradans, apply today!

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The Nursing & Professional Boards unit is made up of one administrative assistant, one paralegal, and eight attorneys who represent the state’s Board of Nursing; Plumbing and Electrical Boards; Accountancy Board; Board for Licensure of Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors; and other programs within the R&R section. This work promotes consumer protection through regulating, licensing, and taking disciplinary action against licensees and pursuing litigation against unlicensed persons who engage in a regulated profession without a license.

If you are seeking an intellectually challenging opportunity to shape the legal and regulatory landscape and safeguard the interests of our community, we strongly encourage you to consider R&R.   Our newest team member will have the opportunity to provide general counsel services and litigate on behalf of a variety of clients to help ensure the integrity of Colorado’s regulatory framework.

The attorney’s responsibilities may include any of the following matters:

  • Independently handle litigation, negotiation, hearings, and appeals of cases on behalf of the Board of Nursing, and other clients the unit represents;
  • Litigate matters that require immediate action including prosecuting license suspensions and defending actions to seal criminal records;
  • Enforce the Nurse and Nurse Aide Practice Act against unauthorized persons through actions for injunctive relief in District Court;
  • Advise the Nursing Board’s Inquiry and Licensing Panels; and
  • Assist other attorneys with counseling and litigating cases on behalf of other clients the Nursing & Professional Boards unit and the section represent.

The attorneys on our team represent our clients’ interests in a variety of settings, including professional licensure and disciplinary actions. The position involves an administrative law practice before the Office of Administrative Courts, as well as some practice in District Court and the Court of Appeals. Additionally, our work involves advising clients in all aspects of its regulatory functions and responsibilities, including Open Meetings and Open Records laws and assisting with the promulgation of rules.

This attorney’s primary role will be to serve as litigation counsel to the Board of Nursing. This is a fantastic opportunity for an attorney who is 1) interested in healthcare litigation, 2) eager to work in a supportive multi- disciplinary team, and 3) motivated to do work that directly impacts the lives of Coloradans.


Qualified applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application before the first day of employment.

Candidates should have 1) a strong litigation background; 2) a demonstrated ability to handle negotiations, litigation, and trials independently and effectively; 3) experience or capacity to manage a caseload autonomously; 4) proficient client communication skills; and 5) excellent writing skills. A background in healthcare is also helpful, as is work with experts in the nursing or other medical fields. The ideal candidate will be skilled at maintaining strong client relationships; have a passion for litigation, trials, and learning new areas of law and the healing arts; and demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public interest.

Essential skills for this position:

  • Ability to manage a heavy caseload
  • Comfortable litigating cases and advising clients in a general counsel role Excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advice on complex matters
  • Committed and eager to serve the public in a consumer protection-related role
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Enthusiastic about working with a smart, collaborative, and fun team – while still able to work independently and exercise strong professional judgment


Application Process

Applicants must establish an account with and complete the online applications including the Contact Information section. Applicants are not required to complete the Work Experience, Education, or Additional Information sections of the online application.

Applicants must provide 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and, if applicable, your specific experience with healthcare or administrative law; 2) a resume; 3) at least one writing sample; and 4) three professional references. Use the “Attachments” feature of the online application to add documents. 

Writing samples should demonstrate your ability to provide sound legal advice to a client. The writing samples should be products that were created solely by you. Please include a brief description of the issue/scenario presented, whether the issue was time-sensitive in nature, and what (if any) feedback was received after the advice was provided. In selecting the examples, you may wish to consider providing different forms – for example, written advice that was provided by email, advice that was provided in a more formal memorandum format, dispositive motions or responses, legal briefs.