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Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel Blog

Attorney/Legal Assistant/Investigator Openings - Federal Public Defender for Colorado & Wyoming

The Office of the Federal Public Defender for Colorado and Wyoming has openings for an attorney and a legal secretary in the Denver, Colorado office and an investigator in the Cheyenne, Wyoming office.  Please see the link below for more information:  

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The OADC Seeks Contract Social Workers

The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel offers an exciting opportunity for skilled Licensed Social Workers (LSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) to engage as independently contracted members of the criminal defense team representing indigent clients.  Candidates will possess a strong orientation towards social justice and indigent criminal defense with an emphasis on juvenile delinquency and children charged as adults.  While clinical supervision and training are offered, exceptional candidates will be self-motivated and possess strong organizational skills. Candidates will practice at the clinical and macro-level of the juvenile and adult justice system, engaging with clients and their families to offer the best legal defense.

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NYT: Jury Secrecy Doesn’t Apply if Bias Taints Deliberations, Justices Rule

Congratulations to Jonathan Rosen, the OADC's Coordinator of Legal Resources and Technology, on this important win.  

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Racial Bias Among Jurors at Heart of Supreme Court Case

Check out our own Jonathan Rosen, Legal Research and Technology Coordinator, in the NYT!

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Stacie Nelson Colling joins the Coalition for Juvenile Justice board

We are proud to announce that OADC's Juvenile Defense Coordinator, Stacie Nelson Colling, has joined the board of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice as the Western Region Chair.  Stacie hopes that her presence on this national board will help further the efforts of those in our state who are working so tirelessly to protect children involved in the criminal system.  Please feel free to contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have issues you would like brought in front of the board or to discuss the work of the CJJ.

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Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform & HR 3713

The OADC is a proud signatory of the attached letter, calling on U.S. House of Representatives Leadership to pass meaningful, comprehensive criminal and juvenile justice reform during this congressional session. Specifically, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s repeated acknowledgment that “children are different,” it encourages reform in the areas of sentencing reviews, solitary confinement and sealing and expungement. Further, it demands reform for the thousands of people serving harsh mandatory minimums for non-violent drug offenses. Finally, it implores Congress to meaningfully reform our corrections system by increasing rehabilitative programming and re-entry services.

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Act 4 Juvenile Justice

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Director Lindy Frolich wins James I. Keane Memorial Award

The James I. Keane Memorial Award celebrates innovative delivery of personal legal services that serve both moderate income individuals and the broad middle class. Lawyers, law offices, and legal organizations that develop, use, and promote digital legal services are all eligible for nomination.

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New Attorneys and Investigators

Please note:
The Office of Alternate Defense Counsel is currently not accepting new applications for attorney or investigator contracts.
Thank you for your interest in our agency.

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17 July 2017
The Office of the Federal Public Defender for Colorado and Wyoming has openings for an attorney and ...
08 May 2017
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27 Oct 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
OADC Commission Meeting