September 25, 2018

Archives for September 7, 2018

Lino Lipinsky de Orlov Appointed to Colorado Court of Appeals

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper appointed Lino Lipinsky de Orlov to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Lipinsky will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Nancy J. Lichtenstein, effective Jan. 8, 2019.

Lipinsky is currently a litigation partner at Dentons US, LLP. His practice emphasizes representation of clients in real estate, trade secrets, professional liability, creditor’s rights, employment, and contract cases. He is also a prolific author and speaker for CBA-CLE. He writes a chapter in the CBA-CLE Publication Discovery in Colorado, and has spoken at several CLE programs on topics related to discovery, e-discovery, ethics, and technology.

Lipinsky is a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors, and the Board of the Colorado Judicial Institute. In addition, he served on the Rule 502 Subcommittee of the Colorado Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence and the E-Discovery Committee of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He formerly served as President of the Faculty of Federal Advocates. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Brown University.

For more information about the appointment, click here.

Kurt Beckenhauer Appointed to Montrose County Court

On Friday, August 31, 2018, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the appointment of Kurt Beckenhauer to the Montrose County Court in the Seventh Judicial District. Beckenhauer will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. Julie J. Huffman, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Beckenhauer is currently a Deputy District Attorney in the 7th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, where he has been since 2009, and where he prosecutes felony criminal cases in county and district court. He has also had experience prosecuting traffic and misdemeanor cases. Prior to working for the District Attorney’s Office, he was a contract attorney for Graves, Bartle, Marcus, and Barrett, LLC. He received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College and his law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

For more information about the appointment, click here.

Chief Justice Directive 85-25 Amended to Update Procedures for Filing Oaths of Office

The Colorado State Judicial Branch released an updated version of CJD 85-25, “Oaths of Office for Judges and Magistrates,” dated August 2018. The CJD was amended to reflect changes adopted in HB 18-1138, “Concerning Standardizing Public Official Oaths of Office, and, in Connection Therewith, Providing a Uniform Oath Text and Establishing Requirements for Taking, Subscribing, Administering, and Filing Public Oaths of Office.”

The amendments to the CJD indicate that county court judges must file their oaths of office with the county clerk and recorder of their respective counties, as required by the Colorado Constitution, as well as with the Secretary of State.

For the full text of CJD 85-25, click here. For all of the Colorado Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Directives, click here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 9/6/2018

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and two unpublished opinions.

United States v. Hoaks

United States v. Baker

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