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|Confidentiality||Conflicts of Interest||Competence & Negligence|
Check out the website of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association by searching that name.
|Continuing duty-even in motion to withdraw||Lawyer
as witness People v. Finley, 141 P.3d
911 (Colo. App., 2006)
Lawyer as witness Fognani v. Young, 115 P.3d 1268 (CO, 2005)
Paralegal causes conflict T.S.L., born C. v. G.L., 976 So.2d 793 (La. 2008)
|UPL||Attorney/Client Privilege||Advertising/Solicitation||Client Trust Accounts||Fair Fees|
UPL statute: C.R.C.P.228 et seq.)
Paralegal illegal advertising is UPL
Attorney practicing law when suspended from
practice for failure to keep up Continuing Legal Ed. is UPL-ing. People
v. Burleson 3/2015
Unauthorized Practice of Law Comm. v. Prog, 761 P.2d 1111 (Colo. 1988)
|People v. Trujillo 2006|| Rules
of Professional Conduct 7.1
Consumer Protection Act applies to
attorney advertising Crowe v. Tull, 126 P.3d 196 (
Search "Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation"
Safekeeping Rule 1.15
People v. Evans: attorney suspended after failure to attend Trust Account School and submit to financial monitoring. 3/2015
2015 Attorney sanctioned for mishandling client's check that was meant to pay law suit expenses.
People v. Gee 3/2015
|Paralegal Fees||Intimate Relations with Clients||Drug/Alcohol Abuse||Pro Bono||Special Duties of the Prosecutor|
Robinson v. Colorado State Lottery (Colo.App. 2006) 155 P.3d 409
Morris v. Belfor USA Group (Colo.App. 12/24/2008) good discussion of paralegal fees
2014 Public Defender had a sexual relationship with an inmate. No evidence that she was disciplined by the state bar. Lucy Martin
Inappropriate behavior with client Meier v. People, 116 P.3d 1 (CO, 2005)
People v. Boyer, 934 P.2d 1361, 1367 (Colo. 1997) (holding, despite no evidence of harm to female client from the sexual relationship, "a sexual relationship between lawyer and client during the course of the professional relationship is inherently and insidiously harmful. The relationship can undermine the lawyer's professional integrity and judgment and dishonor the client's trust.").
Colorado + "lawyer assistance program" to find COLAP
as "potted plant" Dunphy v. McKee, 134 F.3d 1297 (1998)
Would you like to know where you can offer your pro bono services? Search:
Colorado paralegal pro bono opportunities
|Overly Zealous Conduct||Misc.||Reporting Misconduct||
|Using blank forms and misuse of notary Paralegal used ruse to obtain evidence - law firm disqualified||
Colorado has a "Client Protection Fund" to help people who have be harmed by their attorney. You can find it by searching:
Colorado + "Client Protection Fund"
People v. Rudman, 948 P.2d 1022 (1997) paralegal does not report misconduct
New Jersey case Attorney's civil liability for failure to report misconduct Estate of Spencer v. Gavin, 946 A.2d 1051 (N.J.Super.A.D. 2008)
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