Archive for Professionalism

Colo. Supreme Court: Presence of 3rd Party Waives Attorney-Client Privilege

  • December 6th, 2018
  • Miles Buckingham
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The Colorado Supreme Court  entered an opinion resolving an attorney-client privilege issue that has long been open under Colorado law – whether and when the presence of a non-client destroys the attorney-client privilege. Pursuant to the opinion authored by Justice Gabriel, the answer is – always, except when the presence…

NP in the Community – Nancy Miller Volunteers with Tribal Wills Project

  • April 28th, 2017
  • Miles Buckingham
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In January, 2017, Nemirow Perez attorney Nancy D. Miller served as  supervising attorney and team-member as a part of the Tribal Wills Project. Working with twenty-two University of Denver Strum College of Law students, one student from Vermont Law School, and other supervising attorneys, Miller prepared wills and basic estate documents…

Slack as a client communication tool: Bad idea or Worst idea?

  • April 12th, 2016
  • Miles Buckingham
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Recently, a business attorney posting in The Lawyerist proposed that attorneys could use Slack to communicate with clients. As we represent attorneys in legal malpractice actions brought by the clients of those attorneys, we had to stop and ask: Is using Slack to communicate with clients a bad idea, or…

Colorado Supreme Court references Nemirow testimony in complex ethics case

  • October 21st, 2014
  • Miles Buckingham
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In a September 9, 2014 opinion, People v. Hoskins, 2014 CO 70; 333 P3d 828 (Colo. 2014), the Colorado Supreme Court cited testimony from Nemirow Perez Shareholder, Ron Nemirow, who was serving as the defendants’ legal ethics expert. Nemirow’s opinion was included in the Supreme Court’s reversal of an order…

Glad to be of service

  • September 18th, 2014
  • Miles Buckingham
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Today, the Denver Post features a story about the resolution of a dispute between two neighboring associations which had simmered for ten years. We at Nemirow Perez are grateful for the opportunity to assist one of the communities, and to help create a safe path for the schoolchildren of the…

Only in Colorado: New Supreme Court guidance regarding advising clients about marijuana

  • April 19th, 2014
  • Miles Buckingham
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While the public’s eye and attention have been on the availability of retail marijuana in some Colorado communities, few stories have looked at the ethical quandaries which attorneys in this state have faced as they have tried to advise and inform clients about both recreational and medicinal marijuana sales. These…

The ‘Heartbleed’ exploit, and steps to protect you and your clients

  • April 11th, 2014
  • Miles Buckingham
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Have you heard of Heartbleed? Hopefully you have, and you have acted in response to the news. Recent reports of a security flaw affecting key, ubiquitous internet-based services is a frightening reminder of the need to be proactive with security measures in a law firm. At the very least, check…

The law as a profession, and attorney advertisements

  • April 4th, 2014
  • Miles Buckingham
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A recent episode of 99% Invisible explored some of the more colorful attorney advertisements across the country. The podcast invites listeners to consider how they perceive attorneys, in general, as a result of the advertisements of a few. The discussion with regulation counsel for the State of Florida also provides…