Posts from the ‘Ethics’ category

Flat Fees: You Are Only Limited by Your Creativity (And Your Oath) ~ By Chip Mortimer

I recently finished renovating a home. The financial arrangement with my contractor was simple. After paying a deposit for the materials, I paid the contractor fixed…

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How Regulators Are Blocking the Flat-Fee Revolution ~ By Keith Lewis

        Clients love flat fees because of the cost certainty that they bring. One of the most common complaints about lawyers is the…

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“Judges Are Not Politicans”: US Supreme Court Upholds Florida Law Prohibiting the Personal Solicitation of Campaign Funds by Judicial Candidates ~ By Charles C. Hall

Colorado sidesteps many of the problems inherent in judicial elections by using merit-based selection for the appointment of trial and appellate judges. In merit selection, judges…

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First Amendment Legend Relinquishing Ownership of Legendary Tattered Cover Book Stores ~ By Keith Lewis

Fifteen years ago, Joyce Meskis, Owner of the Tattered Cover Book Store since 1974, stood up to federal and local law enforcement to defend the First…

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Rules for a Civilized Law Firm Departure

    Formal Opinion 116 of the Colorado Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee (cobar.org) is an excellent guide to the legal ethics considerations surrounding a lawyer’s…

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Ethics are There to Protect Attorneys, Too: A Look at How Rule 254 Can Help Us All

We always discuss ethical obligations as a protection to our clients. We owe a duty to our clients to follow the rules, to protect their confidentiality,…

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Selection of Independent Colorado Judges

  Judicial Independence: “The principle of judicial independence is central to a functioning democracy. Essentially, this means that the courts are shielded from politics or any other force…

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Ethical Dilemmas or A No Good, Terrible, Bad Day

  On August 1, you purchased additional storage space on icloud.com. Proud as punch, you eliminated your backup server in your office, the need for a…

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Legal Ramifications of Cyberbullying

  What are the laws surrounding cyberbullying? How much trouble can a child get into? When Opie got his lunch money stolen, Barney Fife taught him…

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Lawyers as Leaders in Sustainability

  Not every lawyer can work for Earthjustice or the Western Resource Advocates. In fact, very few do. But lawyers can still play an important role…

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