Community volunteers in the Boulder District Attorney’s Office contribute to the following programs:
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 and District 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. Volunteers in the Discovery Unit assist in handling the distribution of legal documents to defense attorneys, receive and document payments and maintain the filing system.
Volunteer law students assist county court DAs with plea bargaining at arraignments and drafting appeal briefs. Volunteers will also assist both county and district court DAs with legal research, drafting motions, and trial preparation. Volunteers will have the opportunity to observe trials and participate in training opportunities when available. 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 the law clerk position, please directly contact Jack Peters, firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information on volunteering with the Boulder District Attorney’s office, please contact the Justice System Volunteer Program.