Posts from the ‘Ethics’ category

Heroin In Denver – A Case Study

    hen she called me she was seven months pregnant and six months off heroin. I’d defended her in cases before, but this time it…

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Alight Expands Tech Program To Mobilize CO Lawyers To Fight For The Rights Of Survivors Of Human Trafficking

    LIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking) is a Colorado-based nonprofit that exists to unlock a fresh start for survivors of human…

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Legal Business Development: By Optimism and Serendipity?

  re you developing business solely by optimism and serendipity? Be honest. If that is how you have done it in the past, declare that 2018…

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Buying Malpractice Coverage? Six Things Every Lawyer Should Do

  egal malpractice claims in recent years have remained relatively steady, but defense costs, claimed damages and settlement sums have all climbed. That’s according to the…

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Ethics Column: Which Came First — the Person or the Lawyer?

By Amy De Van I was in an auto accident recently — thankfully, I was fine; sadly, my car was not. It required extensive repairs, which…

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Ethical Conundrums: “But I Wasn’t Even Driving!” Who’s Liable When My Autonomous Car Crashes? ~ By Doug McQuiston

Forty-year-old Josh Brown was a Navy veteran and successful Internet business owner. He lived life on the cutting edge of new technology and loved his new…

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ETHICS COLUMN ~ Eleven Principles Related to the Duty to Report the Misconduct of Another Lawyer ~ By Alec Rothrock

Reporting the misconduct of a fellow attorney to the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel (OARC) is serious and personal business. Even apart from the outcome, the…

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Ethics Column: Fulfilling Ethical Obligations and Finding Happiness by Giving Back ~ By Amy DeVan

When I first started working in the field of legal ethics, I was surprised to discover that the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct contain one aspirational…

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Unmasking Obstruction of Justice ~ By Graham Winch

It’s almost impossible to watch cable news or read a newspaper right now without seeing something about “obstruction of justice.” President Donald Trump is facing allegations…

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Ethics Column: What Happens if I Get Hit by a Bus? ~ By Gerald D. Pratt with Research Assistance from Patrick T. Pratt

If you are a sole practitioner or a member of a small firm, have you ever asked yourself, “What happens to my practice if I get…

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