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Access to Justice Coordinator

Access to Justice Coordinator Job Description

Job Title: Access to Justice Coordinator
Job Code: R42479
Job Series: Access to Justice
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services (PS)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

General Statement Of Duties:
Coordinates resources to broaden access to justice for unrepresented, civil litigants, particularly the indigent and individuals of modest means, those of limited or no English proficiency, and individuals with mental or physical disabilities.
Distinguishing Factors:
The ATJ Coordinator is distinguished from other classifications due to the emphasis on coordination of services to improve access to justice for civil litigants. This position reports to the Director of Court Services or the Senior Court Programs Manager. 
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Serve as Executive Director of the Colorado Legal Help Center (CLHC) web portal:
  • Act as the day-to-day decision-maker for the CLHC
  • Oversee website development and content creation
  • Present to partner organizations and the public about the CLHC
  • Work with the CLHC Advisory Board and Colorado Legal Services (CLS) Technology Department
  • Develop marketing strategy for the CLHC
Travel statewide to coordinate ATJ efforts in every judicial district:
  • Conduct outreach to partner organizations, including but not limited to CLS, the Colorado ATJ Commission, local ATJ committees, the Colorado Lawyers Committee, and Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Present to legal and community organizations regarding ATJ resources and initiatives
  • Facilitate collaboration among the Judicial Department’s ATJ resources, including but not limited to Self-Represented Litigant Coordinators, Family Court Facilitators, and the Language Access Program
  • Coordinate and collaborate with individuals and organizations outside of the Judicial Department to promote ATJ
Develop resources and initiatives to ensure the Judicial Department is responsive to the needs of unrepresented civil litigants.
  • Prioritize and execute Judicial Department initiatives to broaden ATJ
  • Serve as point of contact for external communications and requests related to ATJ
  • Coordinate and plan the Supreme Court’s annual pro bono recognition ceremony
  • Assist in the development of ATJ pilot programs
  • Assist in applying for grant funding and assist in implementing grants
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
No formal supervisory responsibility. Responsibility for one's own work product and work within a unit performing similar functions. Occasionally provides lead function, advice, and explains work instructions to other employees or volunteers.
Minimum Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and five years of program management experience in access to justice or other related fields.  Advanced degree and five years program management experience or Juris Doctor with five years of experience in the practice of law preferred.  Grant writing and implementation experience preferred. Website development experience preferred.  Additional work experience in these or other related fields may be substituted on year for year basis for the required formal education. 
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and arms to perform repetitive motions; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
This position is subject to many interruptions and may be required to handle multiple calls and inquiries at once. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
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