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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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Legal Lasso: We Want the Tapes Edition

Legal Lasso: We Want the Tapes Edition

Protestors in Charlotte, North Carolina, chanted “we want the tapes” to push the police chief to release recordings of Keith Scott’s shooting. 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: […]

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More Platforms, More Problems?

More Platforms, More Problems?

What’s old is new again with ethics questions on LinkedIn, blogging and online advertising By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO The ways in which lawyers can get in trouble seems to multiply with each new social media platform or tool they get their hands on. But it’s worth the risk in many ways — not […]

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Three on the Tree

Three on the Tree

Appellate judges decide novel property boundary case, look to Supreme Court for final word By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO In a case involving a tree straddling a property boundary, a Sept. 8 appellate opinion directly solicited the state’s highest court to revisit its own rule because of a “misreading” of case law informing the […]

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Lasso Mountains

Legal Lasso: Autumnal Equinox 2016 Edition

Yesterday was the last official day of summer. For the first day of fall this year, it looks like the weather is trying to catch up with cooler temperatures, and Google is trying to distract us on deadline day.

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