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Archives for July 14, 2015

Colorado Appellate Rules Amended by Colorado Supreme Court

On June 25, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court issued Rule Change 2015(06), amending the Colorado Appellate Rules, effective immediately. The changes are extensive.

The changes to Rule 28, “Briefs,” include changes to formatting requirements for briefs and the deletion of some subsections. Former subsection (h) from Rule 28 was expanded into new Rule 28.1, “Briefs in Cases Involving Cross-Appeals.” Rule 29, “Brief of an Amicus Curiae,” received new subsections regarding content and form of briefs and length. Rule 31, “Serving and Filing Briefs,” added a subsection regarding consequences for failure to file and deleted subsections about the number of copies to be served in the supreme court and court of appeals. Rule 32, “Form of Briefs and Appellate Documents,” was also substantially amended, including changes to the captioning requirements. Finally, Rule 34, “Oral Argument,” was amended to specify that oral argument may be allowed at the discretion of the court. The changes to Forms 6 and 6A include certifications that the briefs conform to word and page limits in Rule 28, and the changes to Forms 7 and 7A set forth example captions for use in appellate briefs.

A redline of Rule Change 2015(06) is available here.

Application Period Open for Vacancies on U.S. District Court Committee on Conduct

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado announced on Monday, July 13, 2015, that it is seeking applications for three vacancies on its Committee on Conduct. The Committee on Conduct investigates and acts upon complaints against members of the U.S. District Court bar, considers applications for reinstatement or readmission, and addresses matters concerning attorney disability.

Eligible applicants for the committee vacancies must have practiced law for ten years or more and have no disciplinary record; be licensed to practice by the Colorado Supreme Court; have been a member in good standing of the U.S. District Court bar for at least five years with no disciplinary record; and possess experience that makes the applicant especially qualified to investigate matters governed by the U.S. District Court’s disciplinary rules.

Applicants must submit the application packet in PDF format to

Matthew Allan Crowther Appointed to Nineteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission

On Monday, July 13, 2015, Governor Hickenlooper appointed Matthew Allan Crowther to the Nineteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission. Crowther will serve a six-year term expiring December 31, 2020, as an unaffiliated attorney from Erie, Colorado. The Nineteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission reviews applicants and selects nominees for vacancies in the Nineteenth Judicial District, comprising Weld County. Crowther will fill a vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Lynn Karowsky of Greeley.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 7/13/2015

On Monday, July 13, 2015, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and three unpublished opinions.

Ruppert v. New Mexico Department of Corrections

Llamas v. QC Financial Services, Inc.

Brim v. Goodrich

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