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The Employment & Labor Law Section represents the City in all employment-related legal matters.  We perform many functions, including:

  • Advising City agencies and departments on numerous and diverse personnel issues
  • Representing City agencies and departments in all employment-related litigation filed against the City in state and federal courts
  • Representing the City in various administrative forums, including defense of disciplinary actions, and charges of discrimination
  • Assisting City agencies and departments in drafting and reviewing policies, rules, ordinances and executive orders involving personnel issues
  • Defending workers’ compensation claims filed against the City, ensuring the City pays only what is fairly owed in workers’ compensation benefits
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the City’s police officers, firefighters and deputy sheriffs
  • Providing training to City managers, supervisors, HR professionals, and employees


The Denver City Attorney’s Office is not the custodian of records and does not process CORA requests for other agencies or offices of the City and County of Denver. Please send requests for records in the custody of other agencies or offices to them directly. Recorded documents, including approved contracts, may be requested from the Denver Clerk and Recorder. Criminal justice records may be requested pursuant to the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act (“CCJRA”) directly from the appropriate law enforcement agency (including the Denver Police Department, Denver Sheriff Department, District Attorney’s Office and City Attorney’s Office Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section). The Denver City Attorney's Office accepts CORA requests for records in its custody at

A CORA request received after 3:00pm or any day the agency is officially closed will be considered received on the following working day.

For information regarding fees associated with CORA requests, see C.R.S § 24-72-205(6); City-Wide CORA Fee Policy.