Information for Applicants
This is the application for the provision of legal services as Guardian ad Litem, state-paid Child’s Legal Representative, and/or Counsel for Children for the contract period beginning 7/1/2021.
The Office of the Child's Representative (OCR) is mandated (CRS 13-91-101) to provide best interests representation to children in the State of Colorado. CJD 04-06 further defines the OCR's payment and oversight responsibilities to include attorneys appointed as counsel for children in dependency and neglect proceedings. Therefore, this office will contract with attorneys to provide attorney services as Guardians ad Litem, state-paid Child’s Legal Representatives, and attorneys in dependency and neglect proceedings. The OCR maintains an appointment list of contractors eligible for cases in each judicial district. Learn more about OCR cases here.
All attorneys who contract with OCR are independent contractors, not employees of the OCR. Prior to engagement as an independent contractor for the OCR, the parties will enter into a separate written contract setting forth the duties and responsibilities of the parties.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. Only applications submitted electronically through this online form will be accepted. Upon submission of this application, each applicant will receive a confirmation and copy of the application via email.
Resume and Cover Letter: A single PDF document is required for your resume and cover letter. This form will prompt you to upload your resume with a required cover letter as one combined PDF (a process similar to attaching a file to an email). Please do not email or mail documents separately or upload additional items this form does not ask for. (Click for help saving Word to PDF or help combining PDFs.)
Save and Resume Work: Optionally, you may "Save Progress" at the bottom of any page. If you do so, follow the prompts to create an account, then use the button at the top of this screen to log in and resume your partial work later.