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STARTING PAY CONTINUES TO SLIDE: The erosion in BigLaw jobs is depressing the salaries for all class of 2011 law graduates, according to new statistics from NALP–The Association for Legal Career Professionals. Law grads from the class of 2011 are earning median pay of $60,000, a 5 percent drop from 2010 and a 17 percent drop since 2009. Average pay is $78,653, a 15 percent drop since 2009. The figures are for grads who found full-time employment in jobs lasting at least a year.
REGENTS ASKED TO WEIGH-IN: The University of Colorado’s Board of Regents will hold a special meeting today to decide whether the university should get involved in the Lobato v. Colorado case, in which a judge last year struck down Colorado’s K-12 school funding system, calling it “irrational and inadequate.”
UNEXPECTED CHANGE IN LOVELAND CITY COUNCIL: Voters in Loveland’s fourth city council ward will be called upon in November to fill the seat vacated by first-term councilor, mayor pro tem and attorney Cathleen “Cat” McEwen who delivered her resignation Tuesday.
REACTION TO DEWEY REQUEST: A proposed settlement presented Wednesday to former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners asking them to chip in between $25,000 and $3 million apiece in exchange for a waiver of liability related to the bankrupt law firm is already meeting serious resistance, with initial reactions ranging from skepticism to anger.
AGREEING TO SETTLE: Wells Fargo Bank, which will pay at least $175 million to settle accusations that it discriminated against African-American and Hispanic borrowers in violation of fair-lending laws, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
QUICKLY DISMISSED: Lance Armstrong’s suit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
BECOMING LESS ENAMORED WITH REPUBLICAN PARTY: 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, who was named to the bench by Pres. Reagan.
YALE IS LAUNCHING A NEW PHD PROGRAM for people with law degrees who want to teach.
THROWING THE GAUNTLET: A California defense attorney, backed by the ACLU, has sued the Los Angeles District Attorney, saying the office commonly withholds exculpatory evidence.
CHANGING IT UP (AGAIN): NITA, which named a new associate director.
MEETING HIS COMMUNITY: Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett.
WE’RE NOT KIDDING, A SLIDESHOW INSIDE CASA BONITA!
CHARGED WITH ARSON: A man accused of setting his estranged wife’s wedding dress on fire.
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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.
NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS: Davis Graham & Stubbs for its annual Richard Marden Davis award.
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