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High Court to Review Disbarred Lawyer’s Case

Whether or not a contract is automatically voided as a public policy issue if it was formed in violation of Colorado Rule of Professional Conduct 1.8(a) is a novel question in Colorado case law. And while counsel for the disbarred attorney in Calvert v. Mayberry is hoping for a reversal of an intermediate appeals court ruling, an attorney for his former clients claims the continuing litigation is causing harm.

Colorado Supreme Court Defines Boundary for Expert Testimony

The state's new "ordinary person" standard for witness testimony could push more law enforcement personnel and other professionals to testify as experts, not laypeople.

CO Judge Retires After Disciplinary Action

A Colorado judge will retire after facing disciplinary action for alleged misconduct. The Colorado Supreme Court on...

Office of Legislative Legal Services Works Across Aisle

Despite party lines or hot topics, the job of the OLLS is to write legislation and counsel state lawmakers.

Supreme Court Tackles Former Client Conflict

While construction defect litigation underscores policy tensions in Colorado, one case in particular also implicates an ethical enigma for attorneys.

Published Court Opinions for Jan. 26

Court opinions for Jan. 26

Supreme Court: Police Not Required to Return MMJ

Reversing the lower court, the Colorado Supreme Court exempted law enforcement from a state law requiring redistribution of medical marijuana to acquitted defendants because it would require violation of federal law. In People v. Crouse, after a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling finding that investigators are bound to return seized cannabis when a case results in a not guilty verdict, the justices tested the boundaries of federal preemption. As the tally of states legalizing marijuana — either for medical or recreational purposes — the Colorado courts’ wrangling with the tension between cannabis allowances and federal prohibition has potential implications elsewhere.

10th Circuit’s Gorsuch Picked for Supreme Court

On Tuesday, Donald Trump nominated 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the empty seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Neil Gorsuch May Be SCOTUS Frontrunner

Colorado’s federal appellate court gained national attention when 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch was rumored to be the frontrunner to fill a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.