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 7/1/17. This application is for individuals who do not have a current contract with OCR. To renew a current contract with OCR, please contact OCR for assistance.
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 will create an appointment list for each judicial district.
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 5:00pm on Friday, March 31st, 2017. Only applications submitted electronically through this online form will be accepted. Upon submission of this application, each applicant will receive a confirmation and summary of the form via email.
Resume: PDF format is preferred. This form will prompt you to upload your resume with optional cover letter as a single document so it will be linked to your application (a process similar to attaching a file to an email). Please do not email or mail documents separately or attempt to upload items this form does not ask for.
Save & Return: Optionally, at the top of this screen, you can create a login and password to save your progress on this form. You must create an account at the top of this screen before entering any data if you wish to save your work. After creating an account, use the same button at the top of this screen to log in and resume your partial work later.