Community volunteers in the Boulder District Attorney’s Office contribute in a number of areas.
The Office also offers a limited number of law clerk positions each semester for law school students, and internships for undergraduate students. Internship applications are now being accepted for spring semester 2019. Applications are due no later than November 16th. Please note that anyone wishing to volunteer or intern with the DA’s Office must be at least 18 years of age, and must complete a criminal background check in order to qualify.
Victim advocates work one-on-one with crime victims, providing support, information and guidance through the entire court process, including keeping victims informed of the status of their case, contacting witnesses for court appearances and helping maintain case records and files.
Community Protection Division
Community Protection Division mediates complaints which cover a wide variety of problems encountered by Boulder County consumers.
Volunteers and staff attempt to negotiate for a fair settlement between consumers and businesses to keep the issue out of court. Problem areas are auto sales and repair, home contractors, illegal charities and landlord-tenant disputes.
Volunteers also help process incoming consumer fraud complaints which originate by drop-in, phone or mail.
County Court Divisions
Volunteers work with County Court Deputy DAs as arraignment assistants.
During the arraignment process they assist with legal advisements and agreements between the DA’s office and those charged with misdemeanor criminal offenses.
Law Clerks assist county court DAs with plea bargaining at arraignments and drafting appeal briefs. Law Clerks will also assist both county and district court DAs with legal research, drafting motions, and trial preparation. Law Clerks will have the opportunity to observe trials and participate in training opportunities when available. Law students authorized to appear under the Student Practice Act will have the opportunity to appear in court to argue bond, dispose cases, and prepare and conduct motions hearings and jury trials.
For law clerk positions, please directly contact Adam Kendall, email@example.com
Community members interested in volunteering with the Boulder District Attorney’s office, please contact the Justice System Volunteer Program.