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Ethics Watch Files Brief On School Board Election Spending

LAW WEEK COLORADO Colorado Ethics Watch yesterday filed an amicus brief with the Colorado Court of Appeals, urging the court to affirm an administrative law judge’s ruling that the Douglas County School District illegally spent public funds to support the re-election of incumbent school board members in 2013. The school district, supported by Colorado Counties, […]

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Judge Appointed To 1st Judicial District

LAW WEEK COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed David Cooper Taylor to fill the vacancy in the office of Gilpin County Court Judge in the 1st Judicial District. The vacancy occurred due to the resignation of Judge David Gloss. Taylor is currently a staff attorney for the 5th Judicial District and of counsel at the […]

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Applications Available For 1st District Judgeship

LAW WEEK COLORADO The 1st Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Jefferson Combined Court on Oct. 17, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the 1st Judicial District (Gilpin and Jefferson counties). The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Stephen […]

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Judicial Nominating Commissions Seeking Commissioners

LAW WEEK COLORADO The Colorado Judicial Branch announced it is now accepting applications for upcoming vacancies on five judicial district nominating commissions and on the Supreme Court Nominating Commission. As of Dec. 31, 2014, there will be nine vacancies. Judicial nominating commissioners are volunteers and serve six-year terms, interviewing applicants for judicial vacancies and nominating […]

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Suthers Petitions SCOTUS To Decide On Same-Sex Marriage

LAW WEEK COLORADO Yesterday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers signed onto two amicus briefs with fellow attorneys general from 16 states petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the question of whether the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex marriage. The states identified in the briefs are Colorado, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho Louisiana, […]

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Bonnie McLean Named 18th District Court Judge

LAW WEEK COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Bonnie McLean as district court judge in the 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties). She will fill a vacancy due to the retirement of Judge Vincent White. McLean is currently a district court magistrate in the 18th Judicial District where she presides over a […]

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Verdict Seen as Split Victory

by Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO Although his client was held at fault, Clifford Beem still sees success in a recent Douglas County verdict. Stephen Barber was the defendant in a case in which his neighbor, Leonard Chanda, sought damages for injuries Barber inflicted. In September 2011, Barber shot Chanda five times. Chanda was awarded […]

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Barrister’s Best: 2014 Monday

By Meg Satrom Esq., Tony Flesor and Hannah Garcia Law Week Colorado The Barrister is back with his votes for the best of the best in the legal profession. The “People’s Choice” selection was chosen by popular vote from survey responses to Law Week Online. Colorado Supreme Court Justice Barrister’s Best: Monica Márquez Legal writing […]

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