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Archives for May 8, 2015

February 2015 Bar Exam Results Released

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court released the results of the February 2015 Bar Exam. Congratulations to the people who passed the bar! Welcome to Colorado’s legal community.

A total of 359 people took the exam, and 222 (62%) passed. The University of Colorado Law School had 30 test takers, and 20 (67%) passed. The University of Denver Sturm College of Law had 73 test takers, and 57 (78%) passed. National law schools, including Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Michigan, Chicago, UC Berkeley, Virginia, and Texas, submitted 14 test takers, of whom 11 (79%) passed.

We at CBA-CLE wish all of you the best of luck on the beginnings of your careers. We hope to meet you in our classroom soon. You can also get the CLE Pass to gain access to our library of Video On-Demand and MP3 homestudies, as well as special pricing on live seminars.

Don’t forget: if you haven’t stopped by already, you are required to take our Practicing with Professionalism course. This is a mandatory program and is a condition of admission to the Colorado Bar. Click here to find a class.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 5/6/2015

On Thursday, May 6, 2015, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued 14 published opinions and 20 unpublished opinions.

People v. Harris

People v. Johnson

People v. Ruibal

People v. Naranjo

Fisher v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

In re Marriage of Hunt

Atherton v. Brohl

Meister v. Stout

Keim v. Douglas County School District

Gessler v. Grossman

Winkler v. Shaffer

Williams v. Crop Production Services, Inc.

Vallagio at Inverness Residential Condominium Association, Inc. v. Metropolitan Homes

Cikraji v. Snowberger

Summaries of these cases are forthcoming, courtesy of The Colorado Lawyer.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Finalists Announced for Second Judicial District Court Vacancy

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the selection of three nominees for a forthcoming vacancy on the Second Judicial District Court. The vacancy will be created on June 1 by the retirement of Hon. Herbert L. Stern, III. The three nominees are David H. Goldberg, Jay S. Grant, and Christine A. Washburn.

David H. Goldberg is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he represents companies, financial institutions, and others in business and commercial disputes. Jay S. Grant is a Deputy State Public Defender in Denver, where he handles all levels of felony criminal cases and all types of criminal charges. Christine A. Washburn is Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Denver District Attorney’s Office, where she practices criminal prosecution and is co-chief of the Family Violence Unit.

Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from May 5 in which to select one of the nominees for appointment. If he does not select a nominee in that time, the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court may select a nominee. Comments regarding any of the nominees may be emailed to the governor at gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 5/7/2015

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and one unpublished opinion.

Williams v. Allred

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