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Laura Hundley Appointed Chair Of ABA Committee

LAW WEEK COLORADO Laura Hundley, a partner at Holland & Hart, has been appointed chair of the committee on estate and gift taxes by the American Bar Association, section of taxation, the nation’s largest organization of tax lawyers. She will serve a two-year term starting July 1. As chair, Hundley will lead the committee’s activities regarding federal estate and [...]

Court-Service Improvement Program Returning To Boulder

People with business at the Boulder County Combined Court July 28-29 will be asked to participate in a program designed to help ensure the Colorado Judicial Branch is providing the best service possible to the public.

Setting The Table For Mediation

By Judge Ken Plotz and Joe Epstein., Conflict Resolution Services Mediators who settle cases in order to avoid costly litigation are in a unique position to observe attorneys and their clients from a neutral position. Sharing and categorizing some of these observations is a good way to help lawyers prepare for, or “set the table,” for [...]

The Impact Of Substance Abuse On Family

By Javed Abbas, Harris Law Firm Substance abuse can have a dramatic impact on Colorado families. The causes of substance abuse are very complicated, but the results are often the same. The tension between the addict’s desire for the substance and the addict’s family’s aversion to the substance typically culminates in a string of poor decisions, [...]

Legal Lasso: Can’t Believe We Survived This Week Edition

It's been one of those weeks over here at Law Week (you know, coffee across the laptop while conducting an interview kind of weeks), so we're looking forward to the weekend. Happy Friday all!

ACLU National Racial Justice Director To Keynote Bill of Rights Dinner

24 July 2014

The ACLU of Colorado announced Thursday that Dennis Parker, director of the ACLU National Racial Justice Program, will be the featured speaker at the annual Carle Whitehead Bill of Rights Dinner on Oct. 17 at The Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver.

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The New Civil Protection Order Statute: Catch 22

24 July 2014

By Margot Alicks, GUTTERMAN GRIFFITHS In July 2013, Colorado domestic abuse victims heaved a sigh of relief with the effect of changes liberalizing Colorado’s civil protection order statutes. However, with such significant shifts in key definitions and procedures, there were bound to be practical challenges arising as the new rules were applied in real cases. In [...]

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The Pitfalls Of Domestic Violence In Family Law

24 July 2014

Forward by Jamie Rutten, Ciancio Ciancio Brown Letter by Hannah Hennig, Inspired Parenting Solutions The criminal justice system in the United States is based on the premise that one is innocent until proven guilty. This presumption of innocence does not, however, permeate family law cases. Naturally, domestic relations practitioners and judges tend to err on the side [...]

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Ireland Stapleton Bolsters Regulatory Affairs Practice

24 July 2014

LAW WEEK COLORADO Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe’s public policy and regulatory affairs practice group gained two new members Wednesday, Jim Tarpey, former member of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and Tom Downey, former head of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses. Adding these two highly respected, experienced and talented attorneys and former government regulators [...]

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Legal Lasso: We’re Not Quite Ready To Talk Football Edition

24 July 2014

Broncos training camp may be starting today, but it makes us feel like summer is coming to an end, so we're going to ignore it for a little while longer. In today's other headlines, a gubernatorial candidate gets a nod from another state's governor (even though that guy hates our state), and there's a whole lot of same-sex marriage news to know.

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Husch Blackwell Adds Nelson To Real Estate Team

23 July 2014

Jill E. Nelson has joined Husch Blackwell’s Denver office as the newest addition to the firm’s real estate, development and construction team.

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Fairfield and Woods Adds Associate

23 July 2014

LAW WEEK COLORADO Fairfield and Woods announced yestesrday the firm added Courtney Hirsekorn as an associate in its corporate and litigation departments. Hirsekorn’s practice focuses on business and commercial matters including contract disputes, property interest conflicts and business torts.  She also counsels clients on transactional issues such as organizational documents and contracts. Hirsekorn joined Fairfield and Woods in [...]

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Program Shifts Focus Outside Courtroom

23 July 2014

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO With splitting families facing an adversarial system, IAALS is searching for and developing ways for parents and children to spend less time in courtrooms and more time finding alternative solutions. Through its Honoring Families Initiative, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System has developed an out-of-court [...]

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