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Legal Lasso: Test Of Nerves Edition

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WHY THAT LIVE COURTROOM VIDEO was so bad.

WHY HICK CALLS SHOOTER ‘SUSPECT A’

HICK ON HICK: “I’m the chief mourner.”

DEATH PENALTY RARE IN STATE, according to the Wall Street Journal.

ATLANTIC TAKES A LOOK AT CHAMBERS, even though she won’t ultimately take the case from start to finish. Her successor, either George Brauchler or Ethan Feldman, will take the reins of the office and the prosecution of the case in November.

TEST OF NERVES BEGAN THIS MORNING.

WE THOUGHT HE DREW IT FROM FRACKING: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper draws energy from inspiration.

TOMORROW: The Colorado Association of Professional Lobbyists welcomes campaign strategists Greg Kolomitz and Katy Atknson at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The two veteran campaign consultants give their perspectives on the just-concluded primaries, the run for control of the Colorado statehouse, the latest campaign finance strategies and more! Members: Free. Nonmembers: $30. RSVP here.

STANDING BY HER ACTIONS: Weld County lawyer-trustee Susie Velasquez. The Weld County trustee who resigned along with the state’s other nine governor-appointed public trustees says using the office’s money to cover her attorney registration fees and bar dues was approved by the county’s finance director.

IN FEDERAL COURT: A case in which the federal government accuses a Colorado auto dealership of firing an employee for participating in a prior lawsuit against the company is scheduled to go to trial this week.

ALSO IN FEDERAL COURT: A federal trial was scheduled to start Monday in a case in which the government accuses a Colorado company of a Ponzi-like scheme that allegedly defrauded investors out of more than $49 million.

0 FOR 2: Attorneys suing law schools for fraud on behalf of students. A federal judge in Michigan on July 20 dismissed a suit against the Thomas M. Cooley Law School the attorneys brought on behalf of 12 graduates who claimed that the school misrepresented its employment statistics to lure students.

DEEPER LOOK INSIDE PENN STATE FINES, PENALTIES from Law.com’s Corporate Counsel section.

9TH CIRCUIT: When sanctioning a lawyer, consider ability to pay.

WANTING MORE PAID VACATION: U.S. workers.

RETAINING A NICE TRADEMARK LAWYER: Jack Daniel’s.

GOING PRIVATE: Peet’s Coffee & Teas.

GOOD NEWS FOR HOME OWNERS.

TODAY’S 10TH CIRCUIT DECISIONS

COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.

THIS WEEK’S CBA CALENDAR

LATEST LAW WEEK SURVEYS

THE NEWS SEEN

SAVE THE DATE: Circuit Media’s party to celebrate Colorado’s newly elected legislature will be held at the History Colorado Center on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Sponsorship details for Capitol Rock are available by emailing us at info@circuitmedia.com.

Heading out on the town? Tweet us at @BarefootPRDen or email us at barefootpr@me.com to let us know about it. And if you’re lucky, we will swing by!

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