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Archives for July 19, 2010

Online Directory Lists Colorado Housing Services for Special-Needs Residents

Disability.gov offers an online directory of housing services that are available to Colorado residents with special needs, such as elderly or low-income families, as well as people with disabilities.

Access the directory of resources here.

No Colorado Supreme Court Opinions: Week of July 18, 2010

There are no new cases to report.

El Paso County Seeks Applicants for New County Court Judgeship

A new county court judgeship has been created in El Paso County, State Judicial announced Friday, and applicants are being sought for the position. The new judgeship was authorized by the passage of House Bill 07-1054 (pdf) in 2007, which funded several new positions on district and county court benches in Colorado.

The seven-member Fourth Judicial District Court Nominating Commission will convene at the El Paso County Judicial Building in Colorado Springs on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14, to vet and interview applicants. Following the interviews, the Commission will recommend finalists to Gov. Bill Owens, who is expected to announce his nominee within the 15-day period proscribed by the Colorado Constitution.

Judges in the El Paso County Court receive a provisional, two-year appointment by the governor, after which they are retained by voter approval every four years. The annual salary is $123,067.

All attorneys licensed to practice in Colorado and who are registered electors in El Paso County are eligible to apply for the judgeship. Detailed information about El Paso County Court and the application are available online. Application packages (consisting of one original application plus seven copies) must be received by the office of Commission ex officio chair, Justice Allison H. Eid, 101 W. Colfax Ave., Eighth Floor, by Tuesday, August 31 at 5:00 p.m.

The provisions of HB 07-1054 have created a number of new judgeships announced in recent weeks, including two district court judgeships in the Fourth Judicial District, as well as two of the same in Denver’s Second Judicial District. Individuals in El Paso County interested in applying for both the County Court and District Court seats must submit separate application packages for each judgeship.

In related District news, Judge J. Patrick Kelly and Judge Timothy J. Simmons earlier this month announced their autumn retirements from the Fourth Judicial District bench. Details about applying to succeed them on the bench are available here.

CLE Programs on Updated Living Will, Temporary Estate Tax Repeal Available in MP3 and Video Formats

Whether it’s requests for State Judicial’s updated probate forms that CBA CLE has made available in WordPerfect format or the template for Colorado’s new living will document, we’ve noticed a lot of interest in All Things Probate lately.

As a result, we’d like to direct you to some related programs we hosted recently at our office, just in case you might have missed them. Even though the live programs are over, you can still receive the updates via MP3 or video on-demand and tune in on your own time.

The Impact of the Temporary Estate Tax “Repeal”: What Do We Do Now???

HB 10-1025: The Living Will Update

Two other short homestudies may be of interest to estate planners and elder law practitioners as well:

The Ethics of Advising a Diminished Capacity Client

Medicaid: Recognizing the Potential Hazards in Your Practice

Bench Gets Two Seats Longer in Second Judicial District

Applications for two new Second Judicial District judgeships are sought by the Judicial District’s Nomination Committee, State Judicial announced on Friday. The new judgeships were authorized by the passage of House Bill 07-1054 (pdf) in 2007, which funded several new positions on district and county court benches in Colorado.

The Second District Judicial Nominating Committee will convene on Monday, November 15, to vet applicants and recommend nominees to fill the vacancy. Following the interviews, the Commission will recommend finalists for Gov. Bill Ritter to consider for appointment, and the governor will announce his appointees within the 15-day period proscribed by the Colorado Constitution.

The Second Judicial District Court hears civil, criminal, and domestic relations cases for the 500,000-plus residents of City and County of Denver. District court judges receive a provisional, two-year appointment by the governor, after which they are retained by voter approval every six years. The new judges’ appointments begin January 1, 2011, at an annual salary of $128,598.

All attorneys licensed to practice in Colorado for at least five years and who are registered electors in the Second Judicial District are eligible to apply for the judgeships. Detailed information about the District and the application are available online.

Application packages (consisting of one original application plus seven copies) must be received by the office of Commission ex officio chair, Justice Michael L. Bender, 101 W. Colfax Ave., Eighth Floor, no later than Tuesday, October 19, at 5:00 p.m.

The provisions of HB 07-1054 have created a number of new judgeships announced in recent weeks, including two district court judgeships in El Paso and Teller counties’ Fourth Judicial District and one county court judgeship in the El Paso County Court.

Boulder County Judge Care Hoye Enichen Decides Against Retention in November Election

Boulder County Judge Care Hoye Enichen will not run for retention in this fall’s general election, prompting the Twentieth Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission to set a date to review candidates to succeed the judge. Judge Enichen is the fourteenth Colorado judge since June 1 to announce plans to vacate the bench. Her vacancy is effective January 11, 2011.

The seven-member Commission will convene at the Boulder Justice Center on  Wednesday, August 18, to review and interview candidates for the county court judgeship. Following the interviews, the Commission will recommend finalists for Gov. Bill Ritter to consider for appointment, and the governor will announce his appointee within 15 days.

Judges in the county court preside over traffic, DUI, civil (up to $10,000), and misdemeanor matters, as well as felony preliminary hearings for the nearly 300,000 residents of Boulder County. They receive a provisional, two-year appointment by the governor, after which they are retained by voter approval every four years. The annual salary is $123,067.

All attorneys licensed to practice in Colorado and who are registered electors in Boulder County are eligible to apply for the judgeship. Detailed information about the Boulder County Court and the application are available online. Application packages (consisting of one original application plus eight copies) must be received by the office of Commission ex officio chair, Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr., 101 W. Colfax Ave., Eighth Floor, no later than Wednesday, August 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Judge Enichen was appointed to the county court bench in 1995, following previous positions in Boulder County as deputy district attorney and magistrate.

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Colorado Appellate Rules Regarding Appellate Briefs Amended

The Colorado Appellate Rules (C.A.R.) were recently updated to reflect a new requirement that a certificate of compliance accompany all appellate briefs. C.A.R. 32(f) now reads:

(f) Certificate of Compliance. Each brief shall include, on a separate page immediately behind the caption page, a certificate that the brief complies with all requirements of C.A.R. 28 and C.A.R. 32. Form 6 is a suggested form for a certificate of compliance, use of which shall be regarded as meeting the requirements of C.A.R. 32(a)(3) and C.A.R. 32(f).

The change went into effect June 8.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Week of July 11, 2010 (No Published Opinions)

The Colorado Court of Appeals issued no published opinions and 38 unpublished opinions for the week of July 11, 2010.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. Case announcements are available here.

Tenth Circuit: Opinions, 7/16/10

The Tenth Circuit on Friday issued no published opinions and five unpublished opinions.

Unpublished

United States v. Zamora-Solorzano

United States v. Banuelos

United States v. Celio

Campbell v. Workman

Kavel v. Romero