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Legal Lasso: Almost In Vacation Mode Edition

Not going to lie, the Oregon coast is on my brain this morning (vacation starts tomorrow), so this edition has some fun stuff in it. In today's headlines, John Suthers is one busy guy and Justice Ginsburg is rolling with some cool company these days.

Juror Scam Email Makes Rounds

A new juror scam email, which fraudulently seeks personal information that could aid identity theft, has been reported in at least 14 federal court districts, cccording to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Bryan Cave Partner To Chair Community Foundation

Christopher Hazlitt, a partner in Bryan Cave’s Boulder office, has been appointed chairperson of The Board of Trustees of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County for the 2014-2016 term. He has been a trustee of the organization since 2009.

Six Candidates Chosen For Archuleta County Judgeship

LAW WEEK COLORADO The 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet in Durango on Aug. 12, to consider candidates for a vacancy on the Archuleta County court. Seven candidates have applied for this vacancy: Samuel Cassidy, Gayle Dixon, Reid Kelly, Rae Randolph, Deborah Schulte and Kathleen Sullivan, all of Pagosa Springs; and Paul Whistler of Durango. [...]

Outstanding Legal Professionals: Juleen McGrane

Although Juleen McGrane has mulled other job prospects in the past, time and again she finds she’s happy right where she is. “I’ve been a paralegal for more than 20 years, and I still enjoy my job,” McGrane, senior paralegal for Benson Kerrane Storz & Nelson. “I’ve thought about returning to college but I can’t [...]

Outstanding Legal Professionals: Amanda Murphy

31 July 2014

Amanda Murphy keeps a postcard at her desk that reads: “I’m not angry, I’m from Philly.” Despite the surly image that might go along with this, Murphy, a paralegal at Caplan and Earnest, said she loves going to work every day, something the average person might not be able to say at all, much less [...]

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Same-Sex Marriage Raises Tax Questions

31 July 2014

By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO Same-sex marriage is largely counted as a civil rights or a moral issue. For many businesses though, it could also be an economic one and a regulatory one. Colorado has allowed civil unions between couples of any gender since 2013. In February, the Colorado General Assembly passed and Gov. John [...]

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Legal Lasso: Summer Vacation Is Slipping Away Edition

31 July 2014

It's Thursday. Vacation is on the horizon, so we're focused and productive trying to cross everything off the list. In today's legal lasso, a slew of suits to review and another law firm merger may be in the works.

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Bryan Cave Partner Elected VP Of Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

30 July 2014

Phillip Clark, a partner in Bryan Cave’s Denver office, has been elected vice president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation by its trustees for 2014-2015.

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Boulder Clerk Ordered To Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

30 July 2014

Boulder's Hillary Hall, the lone county clerk in the state that continued issuing same-sex marriage licenses until yesterday, was ordered to stop by the state's highest court.

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Three Preparations For Business Sales

30 July 2014

By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO Most Businesses, like people, should get a clean bill of health before going through any major changes. When getting ready for a sale or acquisition, business owners should start preparations about a year in advance in order to make sure the company is in good shape, legally and financially, and [...]

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Outstanding Legal Professionals: Meranda Vieyra-Blass

30 July 2014

In her 15 years working in the legal profession, Meranda Vieyra-Blass has never said “no” when asked to take on a new project. It’s part of the reason she’s become an integral part to one of the area’s leading litigation firms: Reilly Pozner. Vieyra-Blass, a Denver-native who is the marketing and recruiting coordinator for her [...]

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Outstanding Legal Professionals: Michelle Friends

30 July 2014

Most people wouldn’t find many comparisons between professional athletes and attorneys, but there are more than you might think, said Michelle Friends, the director of marketing at Fairfield & Woods. And she would know. Years before she entered the legal marketing field, Friends held a yearlong internship with the Denver Broncos marketing department — an [...]

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