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Thank you for your interest in a career with the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office

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The 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office is unique because our boundaries don’t extend past the Mesa County line, unlike many Districts in Colorado which encompass multiple counties. Our office currently has 77 employees and is growing. We think one of our best qualities is being outside the office… Who can say they have a National Monument in their backyard? Everyone in Mesa County can! Along with the amazing views and great hiking the Monument offers, it’s matched by the outdoor recreation opportunities on the Grand Mesa. In between is the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers, complimented by world renowned bike trails, orchards, vineyards, farms and urban areas.

Looking down on the city of Palisade from Mt. Garfield - by DA Rubinstein

Photos courtesy DA Rubinstein 

Desert cactus in bloom-by DA Rubinstein


Summer time on the Colorado National Monument-by DA Rubinstein

Mesa County is calling you

If you enjoy being outside, recreating, hunting, camping, rafting, fishing or just soaking in stunning sunsets — Mesa County is calling you. Grand Junction is the largest city in our County, and the largest hub between Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver. Our school district offers bilingual, STEM and Gifted & Talented opportunities, along with private schools, school of choice and charter schools. We are home to Colorado Mesa University with a flux of about 11,000 students who come from all over the world.

Enjoy Mesa County

Mesa County’s population is about 155,000 with home ownership levels near 70%. We average 245 sunny days a year, significantly more than the US average of 205 sunny days a year. Ride bikes along the Colorado River, on the river front trail system. Take in the breathtaking view of the Palisade area. Stunning views on the hundreds of hiking trails. The iconic Mt. Garfield gets a snow dusting in winter months. Hike in your backyard, in Colorado National Monument. If you are looking for quality of life experiences, along with robust legal career, consider joining our team.

Storm clouds above the Colorado National Monument

Storm clouds over the Colorado National Monument by Director of VSU Lucero

Currently our office has seventy-seven full time employees.  In addition to attorneys, we have several support staff positions that include investigators, paralegals, victim services, juvenile programs, media specialists, secretaries, clerks and even a facility dog handler. Every Team Member is vital to the success of our organization. 

To explore employment opportunities with our office please visit us our Job Openings page.

Volunteer/internship opportunities

Our office has various paid/unpaid internship and volunteer opportunities.  If you are interested in an internship or volunteering with our organization please fill out the form below and email to

District Attorney's Office Intern Application

Statement of non-discrimination

The District Attorney's Office for the 21st Judicial District strictly prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.