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Law school holding summit on marijuana laws

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The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is holding a summit on federal and state marijuana laws. Those attending the gathering on Friday include marijuana providers, attorneys and experts. Colorado’s booming medical marijuana industry is regulated like no other. Public officials say they are tracking, measuring and taxing pot from seed to sale after… Continue Reading Law school holding summit on marijuana laws

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Lawyer welcomes bill to clean up foreclosures

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A Denver lawmaker plans to sponsor a bill this year that aims to require lenders to prove they are the holders of evidence of debt before they foreclose. Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver, is sponsoring the bill in hopes of making the foreclosure process cleaner and fairer for homeowners. Colorado Springs real estate attorney Stephen Brunette… Continue Reading Lawyer welcomes bill to clean up foreclosures

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Westminster firm accused of fraudulent practices

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Attorney General John Suthers filed an administrative action against Westminster-based Prestige Financial Solutions. It alleges the firm and its principal, Amy Thompson of Westminster, engaged in fraudulent debt management practices. Prosecutors say the company did not comply with a series of disclosure requirements included in the Colorado Uniform Debt Management Services Act, including informing consumers… Continue Reading Westminster firm accused of fraudulent practices

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Attorneys offer pro-bono clinic for vets

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Volunteer attorneys from the Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project will offer a legal clinic for veterans who are representing themselves in court. There is no obligation to the people seeking information, and they may remain anonymous. Attorneys always are anonymous to avoid the appearance of solicitation. Individuals can receive legal assistance in domestic, bankruptcy, eviction,… Continue Reading Attorneys offer pro-bono clinic for vets

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Lawyers took drastic measures to keep profit up during the recent recession, including cutting staff, reducing overhead, using contract lawyers and even outsourcing work. But, it appears to have paid off. Gross revenue in most firms grew last year, according to the Altman Weil’s annual Law Firms in Transition survey. Josh McDowell, a senior partner… Continue Reading Law firms seeing business pick up as recession tapers

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The $38 billion in federal budget cuts announced by Congress this month will affect a number of Colorado programs, including Colorado Legal Services. The statewide legal service will lose $170,000 of federal aid, and other cuts will probably total more than $500,000, Colorado Legal Services Executive Director Jonathan Asher said. The nonprofit offers free legal… Continue Reading Federal cuts have legal aid cutting service to the bone

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