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Judge Faces Scrutiny in Homeless Sweeps Lawsuit

Plaintiffs ask for judge’s recusal in legal fight with City of Denver By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO A group of homeless individuals suing Denver city officials for constitutional violations in what they call systemic “sweeps” now want the judge off the case. A motion filed Wednesday morning in federal district court by attorney Jason Flores-Williams […]

Clock Ticking for Employers on Overtime Rule

Forget the legal challenges and prepare for adjustments, employment lawyers say By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO Even as legal challenges mount against the federal government’s new overtime rule, employment attorneys say that employers should carry on with their preparations for its Dec. 1 arrival. As many employers are likely now aware, the salary threshold […]

Legal Lasso: The Great Debate Edition

Legal Lasso: The Great Debate Edition

The debate we’ve all been waiting for is tonight at 7pm — here’s what to look for. 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: WORKERS’ COMP LAWS FOR […]

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

September 23, 2016

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 […]

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Legal Lasso: We Want the Tapes Edition

Legal Lasso: We Want the Tapes Edition

September 23, 2016

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: […]

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More Platforms, More Problems?

More Platforms, More Problems?

September 22, 2016

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 […]

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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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