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Meditation for Lawyers

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Kathy Brim is our resident yogini, having been practicing yoga for years and recently earning her teaching certification.  She is passionate about yoga and has taken a moment to reflect on how it relates to her legal practice. Although I’ve always found it difficult to get into the habit of meditating, I’ve realized that my yoga practice brings the balance and mental clarity I hoped to find through meditation. I...
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Substitute Service and An Empty Chair

Substitute Service and An Empty Chair
The Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee recently released Formal Ethics Opinion 128 addressing the ethical duties of a lawyer who cannot contact her client.  The opinion recognizes that the “missing client” problem, which was already prevalent in the insurance defense context, has become even more common since the enactment of C.R.S. § 42-7-414.  That statute requires an individual who purchases a motor vehicle liability policy to designate his insurance carrier...
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Subcontractor Claims v US Part II

Subcontractor Claims v US Part II
When a subcontractor would like to file suit against the U.S. government, what procedures must the subcontractor follow, and what obstacles will it face?  What follows is Part II of a two part discussion of both the procedural requirements and obstacles a subcontractor must consider when it evaluates a potential suit against the federal government. In Part I we presented the scenario that you entered into a contract with Contractor...
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Subcontractor Claims v US Part I

Subcontractor Claims v US Part I
A subcontractor must be especially wary of performing services on a government project where payment is delayed, where it appears that the prime contractor may not be financially stable, or where payments from the government to the prime contractor cease or are in dispute. A subcontractor cannot count on being able to resort to filing a lien or direct claim against the government. When a subcontractor would like to file...
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New Requirements for the Creation of Hospital Liens

New Requirements for the Creation of Hospital Liens
Amendments to C.R.S. § 38-27-101, concerning when and under what circumstances a hospital has a lien for services provided to a person injured due to another person’s negligence, took effect on August 5, 2015. The amendments proscribe additional conditions that must be met before a hospital lien is created.  Specifically, they require a hospital to submit charges for care to the property and casualty insurer and a patient’s primary “payer...
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