Wills Lab Assistant, Sturm College of Law

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Work type: N/A
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Legal Professionals, Academic Administration
Division: Sturm College of Law

Position Summary

The Sturm College of Law seeks to hire a part-time (hourly, non-benefited) assistant to provide administrative support for the Wills Lab. The Wills Lab partners law students and volunteer attorneys to draft wills and other related documents for clients. The Will Labs assistant will provide clerical support including: answering client emails and phone calls, scheduling, filing, and word processing.  

This position will work 10 to 15 hours per week from August 16, 2024 to May 31, 2025. Specific days and hours per week are flexible, to be agreed upon by the professor and the employee. 

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Respond to client inquires via email and phone
  • Schedule client appointments
  • Document formatting
  • Organize paper and electronic files
  • Maintain project materials and resources
  • Specific, somewhat complex formatting for Wills drafted by law students in the Wills Lab
  • Precise electronic filing of all signed documents
  • Ability to get copies of documents off thumb drives used by students, or email attachments, or routers – used when we do wills where no internet is available.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • A high degree of professionalism
  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proven planning and organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated initiative and independent judgment
  • Very good word processing skills, ability to learn new skills to keep up with technology
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and clients by phone and emails
  • Complete accuracy with electronic filing requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Professional experience, training, or education
  • Experience formatting complex documents in Microsoft Word 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training as a paralegal
  • Experience with Excel
  • Experience in an office support setting

Work Schedule

This position will work 10 to 15 hours per week from August 16, 2024 to May 31, 2025. Specific days and hours per week are flexible, to be agreed upon by the professor and the employee. 

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 14, 2024.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Rate

The hourly rate for this position is $18.29.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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