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Legal Lasso: Trustee Fallout Continues

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THE FALLOUT CONTINUES: Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning accepted the resignations of nine public trustees (plus one retirement), who The Denver Post reported had been misusing public funds. Resignations were submitted by: Paul Brown in Mesa County; Susie Velasquez in Weld County; Deborah Morgan in Larimer County; Richard Gebhardt in Boulder County; Margaret Chapman in Jefferson County; Ana Maria Peters-Ruddick in Arapahoe County; Thomas Mowle in El Paso County; Nicholas Gradisar in Pueblo County; and George Kennedy in Douglas County. Carol Snyder of Adams County chose to retire, submitting her paperwork on Monday, effective at the end of the month.

MOVING AT A SNAIL’S PACE: Even with the struggling economy as a potential catalyst, movement toward alternative fee arrangements—and away from the billable hour—continues to be fitful.

LOOKING FOR A NEW FACE: Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission.

SWITCHING THINGS UP: Lathrop & Gage, which added Phillip Lorenzo to its executive committee and Jay Kamlet as the new partner-in-charge in Denver.

GOOD FOR YOU: Adam Espinosa, assistant regulation counsel in the state office, will serve on the board that licenses social workers in Colorado and conducts hearings concerning complaints against social workers.

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS: Davis Graham & Stubbs for its annual Richard Marden Davis award.

ASKING FOR SOME HELP: Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, who is asking immigrants to help report crimes.

WORKING TOGETHER: Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is intensifying efforts to root out and remove any noncitizens from the state’s voter rolls before the November election — and this time, he has the backing of Attorney General John Suthers and top elections officials in 11 other states.

SEC HIRES NEW CHIEF COUNSEL for its compliance office.

ARE TATTOOS A BAR TO GREEN CARDS? This Wall Street Journal article suggests as much.

MOVING FORWARD: Aurora approves sale of water to Anadarko Petroleum for use in fracking operations.

DOWN IN THE RANKINGS, BUT STILL TOP 10: CNBC names Colorado as the eighth-best state for business.

EVIDENCE OF THAT FACT: KidRobot is expanding its presence in Boulder.

OUCH! Barclay’s former CEO will forfeit a $31 million bonus.

LAYING DOWN THE LAW: The District of Columbia Bar Ethics Committee this month issued Opinion 362 stating that e-discovery vendors cannot practice law in the District and be partially owned by non-lawyers.

INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR OWN? A how-to on creating a micro-nation.



COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.

CALLING ALL ARTIST LAWYERS: Compete to Get Your Work Published — deadline for entries is Monday, July 23. The Docket and Colorado Lawyers for the Arts are launching an arts contest for the creative and artistic members of the Denver Bar Association. Categories include: Writing—Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Humor; and Visual Arts—Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Photography. Download this entry form for rules and guidelines. Winners and their work will be featured in the September issue of The Docket. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 23. Contact Kate Schuster for more information.

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