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Patricia Jarzobski Steps Up as CBA President

Patricia Jarzobski Steps Up as CBA President

LAW WEEK COLORADO On July 1, Patricia Jarzobski will begin her one-year term as president of the Colorado Bar Association, representing the association’s 18,548 members. She will be joined by incoming Denver Bar Association president Nancy Cohen and American Bar Association president Linda Klein. Never before have women simultaneously led these associations. Jarzobski aims to make the CBA […]

Juvenile Shackling: All or Nothing?

Juvenile Shackling: All or Nothing?

Fledgling juvenile shackling policies highlight tension among law enforcement, state courts and defense attorneys By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a multi-part series detailing reform attempts in Colorado’s juvenile justice system. The second installment, “Juvenile Prosecution: Labs of Change?” ran in the June 6 edition. The next […]

Legal Lasso: Indecisive Edition

Legal Lasso: Indecisive Edition

The Supreme Court wasn’t quite indecisive this year, but the decisions coming out of the court were more noteworthy for upholding the status quo rather than changing the law. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY […]

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Ballard Spahr Names New Partner Class

Ballard Spahr announced Thursday the election of 12 of its attorneys to firm partnership, including litigator Matt Morr in Denver, effective July 1.

Family Court Litigants Cite Finances, Perceptions for Self-Representation

Family Court Litigants Cite Finances, Perceptions for Self-Representation

IAALS reports offer recommendations for access and improvements By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO For many self-represented litigants in family courts around the country, they feel they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Many individuals cited in a study conducted by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System say […]

3rd DA Faces Probation Revocation

3rd DA Faces Probation Revocation

June 29, 2016

Appearing pro se, Ruybalid claimed unfair scrutiny from OARC By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO One of Colorado’s judicial districts could potentially find itself without a top prosecutor before November’s election. Frank Ruybalid, 3rd Judicial District Attorney, defended his law license in front of the presiding disciplinary judge earlier this month. The district attorney represented […]

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Legal Lasso: Panic in Downtown Denver

Legal Lasso: Panic in Downtown Denver

June 29, 2016

People working in downtown Denver had a moment of panic yesterday afternoon when a man opened fire in the Alliance Center at 15th and Wynkoop, seriously injuring one woman and then killing himself. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on […]

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‘A Mysterious Black Box’

‘A Mysterious Black Box’

June 28, 2016

Two Denver attorneys submitted successful federal clemency bid amid president’s push for overhaul of sentencing laws By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO Two Denver attorneys, while behind the scenes, were part of the headline-generating clemency push by the Obama Administration and the most recent round of commutations earlier this month. Kevin Bell and Lane Womack, […]

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Business Litigator Elected to ALAS Board

June 28, 2016

Frederick J. Baumann, executive committee chairman at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, has been elected to the board of directors of the Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society.

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Colorado Offices React to BigLaw Pay Bump

Colorado Offices React to BigLaw Pay Bump

June 28, 2016

Most Denver-based firms silent on first-year raises By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO Some Denver law firms are competing with BigLaw in raising their first-year associate salaries. By now, almost all attorneys are aware of the swath of major law firms anchored on the coasts rushing to join each other at the top of the […]

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Legal Lasso: Uncool Edition

Legal Lasso: Uncool Edition

June 28, 2016

A Red Cross poster found in Salida was created to tell young pool-goers to “be cool” but is instead making waves for being “super racist.” Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF […]

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Gordon & Rees Attorney Named Director of Colorado Civil Rights Division

Gordon & Rees Attorney Named Director of Colorado Civil Rights Division

June 27, 2016

LAW WEEK COLORADO Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies executive director Joe Neguse announced June 17 that Aubrey Elenis will join the department as director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division, effective today. The Colorado Civil Rights Division enforces the state’s anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. The division promotes and protects civil rights throughout […]

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City of Denver Project Faces Lawsuit

City of Denver Project Faces Lawsuit

June 27, 2016

Complaint alleges proposed stormwater facility violates charter and may harm environment By Amy Hickox LAW WEEK COLORADO A lawsuit filed June 13 by former Colorado Attorney General J.D. MacFarlane claims a new project proposed by the City and County of Denver would violate the city’s charter and zoning code. Denver has plans to create a large […]

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