Colorado

408 ABA Journal Colorado articles.

Lawyers, Firms Note Green Milestones on Earth Day

Although recession-weary lawyers may find it harder to go green this Earth Day when they’re focused on making green, environmental lawyer Claudia Rast says attorneys have more reason to celebrate…

Denver Firm Lays Off 37, Spares Others Thanks to Pay-Cut Volunteers

A well-known Denver-based law firm is laying off 15 attorneys and 22 staff members.

But the cuts would have been deeper at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck, its managing partner says,…

Colo. Lawyer Died in Murder-Suicide, Shot By Ex-Husband

A 30-year-old Colorado lawyer died almost immediately after she was shot in the head by her ex-husband last week.

Boulder officials said today that Katelin “Katie” Oakley, who once worked…

Colo. Law Partner’s Rallying Call: SOS Could Create Many Individual Jobs

What if every business that had the ability to create just one job did so?

That’s the premise for an unusual idea to help improve the global economy that is…

‘Little Eichmanns’ Prof Wins Case, Is Awarded One Dollar

A controversial former ethnic studies professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder has won his wrongful dismissal case against his former employer after a state court jury apparently found…

En Banc Appeals Court Reinstates Conviction of Ex-Qwest CEO

An en banc federal appeals court has reinstated the insider-trading conviction of Joseph Nacchio, the former chief executive of Qwest Communications.

In a 5-4 ruling, the full 10th U.S. Circuit…

Diversified Denver Law Firm Grows as Others Slow Down

A diversified practice and a fortuitous geographic location in a city that hasn’t suffered as much economically as many are among the reasons why a 42-lawyer Denver firm has been…

Judicial Diversity is Lacking, But Here’s What to Do to Improve, Report Says

Women and minorities are still underrepresented on the state trial and appellate court bench, regardless whether the judges are elected or appointed to their positions.

But there are things that…

Lawyer Reportedly Went Undercover in Drug Sting, Snagging Ex-Clients

An Ohio lawyer who once represented drug defendants has reportedly turned the tables, going undercover to help authorities arrest 30 people, including his former clients, a newspaper report says.

Frank…

Judge Allows Bloggers to Use Computers, Cell Phones for Live Trial Coverage

A judge in Boulder, Colo., has refused to ban cell phones and computers from the child abuse trial of a man accused in the death of his infant son.

On…

Denver DA Would Get $62K Pay Raise Under Council Proposal

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey would get a 43 percent pay raise totaling more than $60,000 over the next four years under a proposal being considered by the city council.

‘Jury Duty’ Scam Snags Social Security Numbers in 11 States

At least 25 people in Eagle County, Colo., have been victimized this year in a “jury duty” telephone fraud that has also operated in at least 10 other states.

Duped…

Craigslist Rant Prompts Criminal Libel Charges

A Colorado man who reportedly bashed his ex-girlfriend and her lawyer on Craigslist now has the unusual distinction of being charged with criminal libel.

The rarely used charges stem from…

Judge Pumps Up the Volume on Manilow, Barney & Friends

A Colorado judge says his creative sentencing of noise ordinance violators is doing the trick.

After he began requiring offenders to sit and listen to Barry Manilow or the theme…

Sued By Former Client, Denver Law Firm Eventually Wins $300,000

After a five-year litigation saga, a Denver law firm has not only prevailed in its defense of a case initially brought by a former client as a legal malpractice action…

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