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District Attorney’s Office Volunteers

District Attorney's Office Volunteers

Community volunteers in the Boulder District Attorney’s Office contribute to the following programs. The Office also offers a limited number of law clerk positions each semester for law school students, and internships for undergraduate students. 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. Currently law clerk and intern positions for autumn 2018 have been filled. Please check back in mid-November for information on availability in spring 2019.

Victim/Witness Unit

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.

Law Clerk

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, .

For more information on volunteering with the Boulder District Attorney’s office, please contact the Justice System Volunteer Program.

Volunteer's Needed Now


The District Attorney’s Victim Witness Unit is seeking volunteers from the local community. The Victim/Witness unit of the DA’s Office has an active and hard-working group of volunteer Victim Advocates. This is a fascinating and meaningful way for people from the community to learn the workings of the criminal justice system and help victims as they go through what can be very difficult times. Duties include everything from talking to victims on the phone, accompanying them to court and many things in between – including helping with paperwork. Work with a close-knit group of compassionate and interesting people while giving back to the community. One-year commitment, eight hours per week. Call Rebecca at 303.441.3725.

Contact Us

District Attorney's Office

303-441-3700 (Main Office)
303-441-4703 (Main Office fax)
303-682-6800 (Longmont Office)
303-682-6711 (Longmont fax)
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Mailing Address

Boulder District Attorney
P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306


Justice Center
1777 Sixth Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Longmont Courthouse
1035 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501
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