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New Judgeship Created In 12th District

After the legislature created a new judgeship with House Bill 1034, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 20, the Twelfth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Alamosa Combined Court on May 18 to interview and select nominees for gubernatorial appointment to the new position, effective July 1.

Denver District Court Judge Finalists Announced

Three nominees for a Denver County court judge position were announced Friday.

Colorado AG Responds To Pot Lawsuit

LAW WEEK COLORADO Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman met today’s deadline to respond to a pot lawsuit filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by the attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma. The lawsuit seeks to overturn the citizen-initiated and voter-approved laws that enable Colorado to monitor and control recreational marijuana businesses. Colorado’s response asks the court to […]

Legal Lasso: The Dr. Chaps Show Edition

Today's the day, Law Week readers! Colorado enters the judicial Thunderdome to defend marijuana legalization.

Published State Court Opinions

Compiled by Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO Editor’s note: Summaries are pulled directly from court opinions and edited for clarity and space. COLORADO SUPREME COURT March 16 opinions: People v. Carrion This interlocutory appeal challenged the trial court’s order suppressing statements made by defendant Luis Carrion, a native Spanish speaker, during custodial interrogation. Interrogating officers gave […]

Drilling Colorado’s Own Pipeline To Diversity In Law

March 27, 2015

By Lorenzo A. Trujillo To become a lawyer is to obtain power. Lawyers make the law, interpret its scope and execute its potentially devastating effect. Yet, if there is unequal access to this most powerful of professions, the law’s very effectiveness is eroded and upended. Stratification along racial or socioeconomic lines in our lawyerly class […]

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Lathrop & Gage Bolsters IP Practice

March 26, 2015

Lathrop & Gage announced Thursday that Donna Gonzales joined the firm’s intellectual property group as an associate in Denver.

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Spot Opens For 11th Judicial District Judgeship

March 26, 2015

With the retirement of Judge Charles Barton, a vacancy on the 11th Judicial District bench will open July 1. The nominating commission will meet at the Fremont Combined Court in Canon City on May 11 to interview and select nominees for gubernatorial appointment to the office of district judge. The 11th Judicial District includes Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Park counties.

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Hamil/Martin Adds One

March 26, 2015

LAW WEEK COLORADO Hamil/Martin announced today Lucas Schneider joined the firm after practicing in Wisconsin for five years in the areas of insurance defense, real estate transactions and litigation, guardian ad litem, general civil litigation including collections and business disputes, and business organizations. He also prosecuted criminal matters for two district attorneys’ offices. Schneider has experience trying cases […]

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Legal Lasso: Happy Legal Assistant’s Day

March 26, 2015

Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and others by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF IN LOCAL NEWS: LEGISLATURE TO DECIDE SNOW TIRE RULES POT FIGHT IS BUILDING IN NIWOT POT TESTING LAB BILL TO BE HEARD TODAY STUDENTS SAY THEY’RE “MORE THAN A SCORE” […]

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Polsinelli Expands Real Estate Practice In Denver

March 26, 2015

Polsinelli announced Thursday morning the addition of Amy Hansen as a new shareholder to the firm’s Denver office and real estate practice.

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Burleson Absorbs Attorneys From Local Energy Firm

March 26, 2015

Attorneys from Denver's Jost & Shelton Energy Group are joining Burleson, a Houston-based national law firm, "in a strategic move that significantly strengthens our regulatory practice in the Rocky Mountain region," according to Burleson managing partner Adam Veltri.

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Implicit Bias: BigLaw’s Diversity Problem

March 26, 2015

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO If the question were to be asked, most managing partners and shareholders in Colorado and beyond would talk about their firms’ commitment to diversity, to hiring and retaining minority associates and making them feel welcome. They might even talk about them as assets to the profession at large, how clients […]

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