Across the state, coteries of attorneys, mediators and other professionals have been working together to keep divorcing couples out of the courtroom.
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.
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.