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 PERA Prevails in Pay Equity Case

The state’s largest pension fund successfully defended against a pay discrimination claim. But the plaintiff’s counsel are seeking appeal on the discrimination claims that didn’t survive to trial.

Judge Appointed in 17th District

Roberto Ramirez will fill the seat left empty by Judge Craig Welling, who joined the Colorado Court of Appeals

Construction Defects Package Not All-Or-Nothing Proposition

The General Assembly is considering three major bills aimed at construction defects reform in 2017, though their passage might still be a pipedream.

Denver Lawyer Wins Clemency Petition for Pro Bono Client

With the help of Denver attorney Kira Suyeishi, one federal inmate receives clemency from President Obama on his last day in office.

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.

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.

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.

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.