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Fighting for the First at the Statehouse and in Court

Advocates push to bolster Colorado Open Records Act By Kara Mason LAW WEEK COLORADO During the Colorado legislative session, Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition Executive Director Jeffrey Roberts can often be found in the audience at a committee hearing, tapping away at his laptop keys like every other journalist hopping in and out of meetings. […]

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Legal Lasso: Tense Night Edition

Legal Lasso: Tense Night Edition

The Super Bowl of presidential debates touched on hot topics as the two candidates fought for the female and African American votes. And the fact checkers have been hard at work. 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 […]

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Judge Faces Scrutiny in Homeless Sweeps Lawsuit

Plaintiffs ask for judge’s recusal in legal fight with City of Denver By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO A group of homeless individuals suing Denver city officials for constitutional violations in what they call systemic “sweeps” now want the judge off the case. A motion filed Wednesday morning in federal district court by attorney Jason Flores-Williams […]

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Clock Ticking for Employers on Overtime Rule

Forget the legal challenges and prepare for adjustments, employment lawyers say By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO Even as legal challenges mount against the federal government’s new overtime rule, employment attorneys say that employers should carry on with their preparations for its Dec. 1 arrival. As many employers are likely now aware, the salary threshold […]

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Legal Lasso: The Great Debate Edition

Legal Lasso: The Great Debate Edition

The debate we’ve all been waiting for is tonight at 7pm — here’s what to look for. 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 IN LOCAL NEWS: WORKERS’ COMP LAWS FOR […]

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Meritocracy Meets Democracy

Meritocracy Meets Democracy

Questions persist about voters’ role in judicial retention By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO Colorado’s judicial selection system boasts both merit-based appointments and citizen-approved accountability, but election numbers call into question how many voters actually pay attention. Unlike most states, judges reach the bench in Colorado through an appointment process advocated by retired U.S. Supreme […]

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Free Legal Work Doesn’t Excuse Cheap Ethics

Free Legal Work Doesn’t Excuse Cheap Ethics

CHBA presents CLE on proper conduct in pro bono representation By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO Treating the pro bono client like a paying client isn’t just a way to provide quality legal service to the community, but it’s also how an attorney can avoid running afoul of ethics rules in the process. So said […]

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Judge Appointed to Denver County Court

Judge Appointed to Denver County Court

LAW WEEK COLORADO Mayor Michael Hancock announced Thursday the appointment of Barry Schwartz as a judge to the Denver County Court. The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert Crew. Schwartz currently serves as a senior attorney in the litigation section of the Denver City Attorney’s Office, where he represents […]

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