Marijuana licenses are at an all-time high in the state, but the legal tangles for cannabis companies encounter simply doing business have not changed much.
The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulatory Counsel released its 2016 Annual Report and according to Jim Coyle, Attorney Regulation Counsel, the office and its impact on Colorado’s legal industry is continuing to improve.
The Office of Attorney Regulation handles thousands of calls regarding potential ethical complaints each year. But going forward, the office will take a more proactive approach in its regulatory work.
No one wants to think about death, but avoiding planning can present one with unique obstacles down the road, especially for special needs and disability estates.
Estate planning attorneys remain attentive as technology evolves and dependency increases
“Aid in dying” might be legal in Colorado, but it’s not yet accepted practice.
A handful of high-profile cases originating in Colorado were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. One notable case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, has been listed for 14 conferences since September, but the Supreme Court has yet to grant a review for it. Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado also awaits a decision from the Colorado Supreme Court, after it was remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court in March.
While some of Colorado’s most high-profile criminal decisions landed at the U.S. Supreme Court this past year, others made less seismic shifts in state case law. Criminal matters are the most prolific at the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals, making up about 60 percent or more of their dockets in any given year. Law Week takes a look at some of the more notable cases from the docket this year that dealt specifically with Colorado.
What happens when a dissolution of marriage ends with a question of embryotic property? Or when a court decides laches could be used in the collection of the principal in unpaid child support? Over the past year, Colorado’s appellate court system has come across three family law cases that have changed the legal landscape of family law in the state.
The Colorado Supreme Court’s spring term is over, but the justices’ work is far from done. The court heard arguments in more than 80 cases between October and June, and has yet to deliver opinions in more than half of them. While many of the court’s cases come up through the criminal and family courts, others came from the civil docket and could bring big changes to case law, depending on how the court rules in the coming months.