Criminal Justice Adjustments Move Through Committee

In the last few weeks, state legislators have advanced bills aiming to expand restorative justice programs, increase court efficiency and review domestic violence issues.

Embracing Law’s Tech-Enabled Future

At Project X-ITE’s The Future of the Professions Summit, legal panelists had plenty to say on how tech is transforming law — from emerging business opportunities for law firms to the lawyering functions that machines might be doing soon.

Homeless Sweeps Case Still Crawling Through Courts

A case that spawned a civil suit and a criminal trial is lumbering through the court system while generating questions regarding the litigation of social causes and where the homeless fit in both state and federal systems.

Reform Bill Aims to Shake Up Class Actions

One of the latest pro-business bills introduced in Congress could load up defendants with new tools for squashing a class action claim in its early stages.

New Partners

Name: Colin Barnacle Law firm: Holland & Knight Practice: Litigation Law School: University of Denver Sturm College of Law Notes: Barnacle focuses his practice on labor and employment...

Professor Gorsuch: Favorite Among CU Law Students

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's former students at CU Law School say he was a standout professor.

The Return of CHEEZO

Although the fate of an internet sex crimes investigation unit in Jefferson County is now settled, a debate over ethics rules it dusted up may be prolonged indefinitely. The county’s Child Sex Offender Internet Investigation unit — known by the name of its mascot, CHEEZO — was shut down by the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s office, where it was housed, in December last year after a complaint to the Colorado Supreme Court’s standing rules committee. It will now continue its work with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Demand for Court Interpreters Brings Budget Request to Capitol

The increased demand for court services, specifically, court interpreters, is increasing with the state’s growing population, a factor that will be considered in the 2017-18 budget.

The Late Judge Coughlin, ‘a Judge’s Judge’

After his unexpected death Feb. 9, those mourning the loss of Judge John Coughlin spoke mostly of a man in possession of vast amounts of dignity and depth. Coughlin, a longtime district judge in Denver, died in his home after a heart attack at age 70, leaving behind two sons and a daughter, a brother, his wife and six grandchildren. Coughlin served as a Denver County Court judge from 1980 to 1985, then for two decades as a district court judge after he was appointed in 1985.

Bio-Rad GC Case Yields Serious Privilege Lessons

When an in-house attorney turns whistleblower, it can unleash a host of attorney-client privilege issues for courts to decide.