December 11, 2017

Archives for September 1, 2017

Attorney Volunteers Needed for Hurricane Harvey Victims

The Colorado Bar Association extends its heartfelt sympathy and support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. In light of the severity of the situation, the Texas Supreme Court has issued an order allowing attorneys licensed and in good standing in another U.S. jurisdiction to practice in Texas for six months so that they can volunteer their services to assist victims of this natural disaster. According to the ABA Journal, lawyers will be needed for disaster appeals with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to help people secure temporary housing, to get money for home repairs, and to deal with insurance claims. Click here for more information and to volunteer.

Out-of-state lawyers without practice-area expertise or the time to handle cases may consider donating money to area legal services groups, particularly Lone Star Legal Aid. Lone Star Legal Aid suffered a double blow from the hurricane when their flood-damaged Houston office exploded. Currently, their Angleton/Clute, Beaumont, Bryan, Conroe, and Galveston offices also remain closed. The Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division is holding a donation drive for Lone Star Legal Aid from now through next Friday. Click here to donate to Lone Star Legal Aid through the CBA-YLD donation drive.

Other legal aid organizations providing help through the area are also accepting donations, including Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.

The CBA thanks those Colorado attorneys who are willing and able to help.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 8/31/2017

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and five unpublished opinions.

Stanton v. Unknown Agent or Agency

Webb v. State of Utah

Webster v. Shulkin

Hetronic International, Inc. v. Rempe

United States v. Brown

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.