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Meritocracy Meets Democracy

Meritocracy Meets Democracy

Questions persist about voters’ role in judicial retention By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO Colorado’s judicial selection system boasts both merit-based appointments and citizen-approved accountability, but election numbers call into question how many voters actually pay attention. Unlike most states, judges reach the bench in Colorado through an appointment process advocated by retired U.S. Supreme […]

Free Legal Work Doesn’t Excuse Cheap Ethics

Free Legal Work Doesn’t Excuse Cheap Ethics

CHBA presents CLE on proper conduct in pro bono representation By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO Treating the pro bono client like a paying client isn’t just a way to provide quality legal service to the community, but it’s also how an attorney can avoid running afoul of ethics rules in the process. So said […]

Judge Appointed to Denver County Court

Judge Appointed to Denver County Court

LAW WEEK COLORADO Mayor Michael Hancock announced Thursday the appointment of Barry Schwartz as a judge to the Denver County Court. The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert Crew. Schwartz currently serves as a senior attorney in the litigation section of the Denver City Attorney’s Office, where he represents […]

Legal Lasso: We Want the Tapes Edition

Legal Lasso: We Want the Tapes Edition

Protestors in Charlotte, North Carolina, chanted “we want the tapes” to push the police chief to release recordings of Keith Scott’s shooting. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF IN LOCAL NEWS: […]

More Platforms, More Problems?

More Platforms, More Problems?

What’s old is new again with ethics questions on LinkedIn, blogging and online advertising By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO The ways in which lawyers can get in trouble seems to multiply with each new social media platform or tool they get their hands on. But it’s worth the risk in many ways — not […]

Three on the Tree

Three on the Tree

September 22, 2016

Appellate judges decide novel property boundary case, look to Supreme Court for final word By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO In a case involving a tree straddling a property boundary, a Sept. 8 appellate opinion directly solicited the state’s highest court to revisit its own rule because of a “misreading” of case law informing the […]

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Legal Lasso: Autumnal Equinox 2016 Edition

September 22, 2016

Yesterday was the last official day of summer. For the first day of fall this year, it looks like the weather is trying to catch up with cooler temperatures, and Google is trying to distract us on deadline day.

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DOJ Officials: ’We’re Here to Listen’

DOJ Officials: ’We’re Here to Listen’

September 21, 2016

Voluntary review of Commerce City PD, an alternative to court authority, injects novelty in federal oversight By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO With a handful of people scattered in a middle school cafeteria, Department of Justice officials sought insight — even criticism — from Commerce City residents Tuesday night about the Denver suburb’s police department. […]

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Experience is Key in Denver District Attorney Debate

Experience is Key in Denver District Attorney Debate

September 21, 2016

Beth McCann and Helen Morgan discussed issues facing Denver in Wednesday’s debate By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO Denver District Attorney candidates Beth McCann and Helen Morgan sparred in a debate Wednesday evening. The debate, held at Denver Open Media and sponsored by the Colorado Independent, focused on showing voters who the candidates are and […]

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Legal Lasso: Riots in Charlotte Edition

Legal Lasso: Riots in Charlotte Edition

September 21, 2016

After the recent police-involved shooting in Tulsa, a black man was shot in Charlotte, North Carolina, reigniting protests and sparking riots in the area. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF […]

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Pledge Group Welcomes First-Year Law Students

Pledge Group Welcomes First-Year Law Students

September 20, 2016

CLI hosts Colorado 1L Pledge to Diversity reception By Sarah Green Law Week Colorado As an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusiveness within the field of law, the Center for Legal Inclusiveness welcomed several first-year law students Sep. 19 during the 10th Annual 1L Diversity Welcome Reception at Holland & Hart’s Denver office. The program, […]

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Jackson Kelly Attorney Elected ABA Council

September 20, 2016

Jackson Kelly announced Tuesday that member Eric Whytsell has been elected to the governing Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Public Contract Law.

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Nominees Named for 17th District Judgeship

Nominees Named for 17th District Judgeship

September 20, 2016

LAW WEEK COLORADO The 17th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a district court judgeship created by the retirement of Judge Francis Wasserman, effective Oct. 17. Nominees Tomee Crespin of Thornton; and Sean Finn and Sharon Holbrook of Broomfield were selected by the commission on Sept. 19. Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor […]

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