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Erise IP Relocates to Downtown Denver, Triples Denver Employees in Three Years - Erise IP’s office move to downtown Denver follows several big verdicts and significant growth over the past decade. The post
Almost Half of Employers Use AI According to Littler Study, but Legal Risks Abound - The use of artificial intelligence continues to increase, but governments in Colorado and around the world are looking at stricter regulations on the technology. The post
ABA Ethics Committee Releases Opinion On Seeking Advice on Listservs - The American Bar Association addressed what lawyers can post on listservs when seeking legal advice from fellow professionals. The post
Colorado awards affordable housing, down payment grants across the state - State housing officials announced over $16 million in funding that will go toward affordable housing units and $2.4 million for down payment assistance across Colorado.  The post
McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C. Celebrates its 20-Year Anniversary - McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C. announced May 15 it’s celebrating its 20th year in business. The post McConaughy & Sarkissian,
CTLA Recognizes Jim Puga for Lifetime Achievement, Farrell v. Castle Rock Senior Living wins Case of the Year - CTLA held its annual spring dinner on May 9. In a unique moment, Tim Galuzzi and Kevin Cheney were jointly recognized with the New Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. The post
TikTok sues to block new U.S. law banning app if it is not sold - TikTok and its Chinese parent company on Tuesday challenged a recently enacted federal law banning the short-form video platform from the United States if it is not sold to a non-Chinese owner. The post
Sherman & Howard Announces New Leadership Team Members - Sherman & Howard announced new leadership to the firm’s executive committee, practice groups and executive team. The post Sherman &
149 Pass February 2024 Bar Exam - More than 250 test takers sat for the February 2024 bar exam and 149 passed, a 59% pass rate. Lawyers who passed can join the bar June 3. The post 149 Pass February
Verdict Announcement: Tyson & Mendes Secures Complete Defense Verdict in Colorado Construction Defect Case - Tyson & Mendes announced it successfully defended a small pool company, securing a full defense verdict in Adams County District Court. The post
LaszloLaw Combines With Clark Hill - International law firm Clark Hill PLC announced April 30 it combined with Boulder-based LaszloLaw. The post LaszloLaw Combines With Clark Hill appeared first
Frost Brown Todd Opens in Denver with Ambitious Plans - Frost Brown Todd’s Denver office launched with nine partners, but with a goal to expand significantly in the next two years. The post Frost
Federal Trade Commission Announces Rule Banning Noncompete Clauses - The Federal Trade Commission issued a new rule banning noncompete clauses nationwide, including new noncompetes for senior executives. The post
CCJ Report Finds Sentencing Reforms Had Little Impact on Racial Disparity in Imprisonment - While racial disparity in imprisonment dropped from 2000 to 2019, the study found sentencing reforms had little impact. The post
New Labor Protections for Thousands of Public Workers in Colorado Take Effect in July - The New PROPWA rules, coming into effect July 1, provide rights similar to NLRA rights for many public workers in Colorado. The post
First LLP Exam Set for April 30 in Denver - In just two months, the first class of LLPs will be able to represent clients in certain family law matters in the state of Colorado. The post First LLP
IAALS, LSAC Launch Foundations 2.0, Addressing a Post-COVID Legal Profession Undergoing Fundamental Shifts - In a major update to its 2014 Foundations for Practice project, IAALS partnered with LSAC on Foundations 2.0. The post
Moye White Attorneys to Join Fennemore This Month - Roughly 80 attorneys and professionals from Moye White will join Fennemore this month, making it one of the largest law firms in the state. The post
Law Firms Work to Close the Gender Gap in Leadership and Management - Recent data shows that only 28% of law firm partners are women, but several firms have initiatives in place to help address the gap. The post
ABA Ethics Committee Releases Opinion Addressing Conflicts of Interest Under Model Rule 1.18 - The ABA’s ethics committee released an opinion that addressed conflicts of interest under its Model Rule 1.18. The post
Project Ganesha Aims to Help Women, Diverse Associates Thrive in Private Practice - Project Ganesha, launched in late 2023 by Miko Brown, provides playbooks, mentoring and coaching to help women and diverse associates grow and thrive in private practice. The post
CBA Releases Ethics Opinion for Lawyers Practicing Virtually - The CBA Ethics Committee summarized some practice guidelines for attorneys who work remotely, either full-time or in a hybrid setting. The post
Federal Judiciary Calls Out Budget, Caseload, Judge Security in 2023 Report - The judicial branch’s 2023 report highlights concerns about budget, high caseloads and court and judge security. The post
Judicial Conference Releases Policy to Promote Random Case Assignment, Discouraging ‘Judge-Shopping’ - The Judicial Conference of the United States announced it strengthened a policy that governs random case assignment. The post
CBA Issues New Ethics Opinion for Lawyers Addressing Clients in Group Emails, Texts - The CBA Ethics Committee released an opinion about ethical issues for lawyers who include clients in group communications. The post
ABA Releases Guidance on Misuse of ‘Confidential Government Information’ - The ABA’s ethics committee released an opinion clarifying when attorneys can’t use confidential government information. The post
2024 Affinity Bar Check-In - Law Week checked in with the Colorado LGBTQ+ Bar Association, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and the Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel. The post 2024
Supreme Court justices, governors weigh how to ‘disagree better’ in a polarized U.S. - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Sonia Sotomayor spoke to the nation’s governors Friday about how they disagree on cases of major import without resorting to the rancor that often marks modern politics. The post
New Project Launches to Increase Access to Legal Services Justice for the Middle Class - Law Week spoke with Jessica Bednarz and Roya Samarghandi about the launch of the Above the Line Network project. The post
Zaner Harden Law Wins $30M in Colorado Injury Case - Zaner Harden Law announced it secured a landmark $30 million verdict this week regarding a 2019 explosion at a fracking facility in Greeley. The post
Solos v. Firms: Differences & Trends - Law Week spoke with solo and small firm attorneys about how their practice is different from those at firms. The post Solos v. Firms: Differences & Trends
CBA Ethics Committee Releases Opinion on Succession Planning - The Colorado Bar Association's Ethics Committee released an opinion Jan. 18 about ethical considerations in succession planning. The post
Sweeping overhaul of Colorado elections gets initial nod for ballot from state Title Board - A proposal backed by one of Colorado’s wealthiest political donors to dramatically overhaul how the state conducts its elections cleared its first hurdle before a little-known panel of public officials on Wednesday. The post
Legislative Look Ahead: Public Safety, Cost of Living, the State’s Litigious Environment in Focus - The Colorado Legislature began its session Jan. 10, and property tax, public safety and the cost of living are expected to be top priorities. The post
Ireland Stapleton Opens Fort Collins Office - Ireland Stapleton on Jan. 11 announced the firm opened an office in Fort Collins, Colorado. This is the firm’s third office. The post Ireland Stapleton
The Colorado Legal Reform Alliance Works to Improve the State’s Business Climate - The Colorado Legal Reform Alliance works to bring law firms together with businesses to improve the state’s business climate. The post
Colorado Ethics Sources Weigh in on the New U.S. Supreme Court Code of Conduct - Law Week discussed the new Supreme Court Code of Conduct and how it compares to Colorado's with two local sources. The post
$700 Million Settlement Announced with Google over Alleged Play Store Monopoly - Colorado AG Phil Weiser and a bipartisan group of 52 other AGs announced a $700 million agreement with Google over alleged monopoly tactics. The post
Allstate to ban Spanish-language insurance sales after lawmakers pass translation requirement - A major insurer in Colorado is instructing its agents to only conduct business in English once a new law goes into effect next year. The post
Denver lawyer announces primary challenge to state Rep. Elisabeth Epps - Two Democrats are now challenging Rep. Elisabeth Epps in the primary next year for House District 6 as lawyer Sean Camacho announced his candidacy on Wednesday. The post
American Bar Association Legal Industry Profile Highlights Legal Aid and the Civil Justice Gap - The ABA 2023 Profile of the Legal Profession focused on legal aid organizations and the scarcity of legal aid resources. The post
Colorado Legal Services Awarded Two Grants to Develop Self-Help Legal Website, Improve Administrative Processes - Independent nonprofit Legal Services Corporation announced Nov. 16 it’s awarding Colorado Legal Services two technology initiative grants. The post
Federal judge allows enforcement of Colorado firearm waiting-period law - A federal judge in Denver on Monday declined to block enforcement of a new Colorado law that imposes a three-day waiting period on firearm purchases. The post
Colorado sees antisemitic, Islamophobic incidents rise since Israel-Hamas war - Colorado has seen increased incidents of hate against both Jewish and Palestinian communities over the last month since the escalation of the Israel-Hamas conflict. The post
Colorado Gov. Polis prioritizes K-12 education spending in budget proposal - Colorado Gov. Jared Polis wants to fully meet the state’s financial obligation for public education in the state budget next year, eliminating the so-called budget stabilization factor for the first time in over a decade. The post
Senior Judge, Former 4th Judicial District Chief Judge Gilbert Martinez Dies - Judge Gil Martinez, a sitting senior judge and retired district court chief Judge of the 4th Judicial District, died at the age of 72. The post
Colorado committee votes down overdose prevention center bill for next legislative session - A bill that would allow cities to authorize overdose prevention centers in Colorado will not move through an interim committee to get introduced in the Legislature next year. The post
Bridge to Justice, Colorado Legal Services to Receive Grant Funding to Address Domestic Violence Prevention - Bridge to Justice, Colorado Legal Services and other organizations will receive grant funding for domestic violence programs. The post
DU Law Stars Event to be Held Nov. 10 - The University of Denver Sturm College of Law's Nov. 10 Law Stars event will honor five people for their impact on the legal field. The post DU Law Stars Event
Adults with disabilities segregated in Colorado nursing homes, federal government says in lawsuit - Adults with disabilities are segregated in Colorado nursing homes, according to allegations in lawsuit filed by the federal government. The post