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Archives for June 8, 2011

Register Now: Announcing Speakers and Topics for Thursday’s Ignite Program

As we already reported, the Denver Bar Association is holding an Ignite event on the Future of the Legal Profession on June 9 at 5:30 pm, at 1900 Grant Street, Third Floor, Denver. There is no cost to attend, but we do ask that you RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Food and drink will be served and the presentations will begin at 6pm.

We are pleased to announce the eight presenters and their five-minute topics!

  • Phil Shuey – The Future: All Bets Are Off!
  • The Honorable Russ Carparelli – Businesses, Crafts & Trades
  • Casey Cassinis – Microspecialization: Think Outside the Kennel
  • Phil Nugent – The Future of Law Firm Marketing & Business Development
  • Paul DeLauro – Integrated Wealth Planning
  • Becky Bye – Lawyer Mentoring Based on the Inns of Courts’ Model
  • Barbara Cashman Hahn – Letting Love out of the Closet
  • Brian Gryth – Creativity and the Future of Law

See you there!

Colorado Supreme Court Adopts New Rules Regarding Reapportionment Commission Proceedings

The Colorado Supreme Court has adopted new rules under the Colorado Court Rules Chapter 34, Rules for Reapportionment Committee Proceedings. The rule changes are designed to outline the timeline in which the Reapportionment Commission must submit their final plan to the Colorado Supreme Court and the process in which the Court will review the plan. The new rules also allow for the review and determination of the plan’s compliance with the Colorado Constitution to take precedence over all of the Court’s regular docket matters.

Under the new rules, the Commission must file its plan with the Court no later than October 7, 2011. The plan must include comprehensive maps of the proposed senatorial and representative districts along with descriptions of the proposed plan and its implementation.

Statements of opposition, proposed alternate plans, and supporting documentation must be filed with the court within twenty days of the Commission’s filing of their plan with the Court. Proponents of the Commission’s plan will have five days to reply to any opposition filings. The Court may require oral argument concerning any issue raised by the Commission, other proponents, or opponents.

The final submission of legal arguments or evidence concerning the plan shall be filed no later than November 9, 2011, and the Court commits to approving a plan for the redrawing of the districts by a date that will allow sufficient time for the plan to be filed with the secretary of state, but no later than December 14, 2011.

Click here to view the Reapportionment rule changes in their entirety.

Click here to review the Supreme Court’s other rule changes so far in 2011.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 6/7/11