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Podcast by HearSay — Law Week Colorado

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Podcast by HearSay — Law Week Colorado

    A Lifeline in the Pandemic

    A Lifeline in the Pandemic

    In this episode, reporter Julia Cardi looks into why the COVID-19 pandemic is a touchpoint for mental health in the legal profession.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has come with a whole set of potential triggers for mental health struggles and substance use: The upending of daily routines we took for granted. Financial distress. Absorbing the trauma of clients who have suffered economically.

    The episode's first guest is Sarah Myers, executive director of the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program. We also hear from a lawyer who returned to practicing law after coming back from an alcohol addiction and disbarment. Even though he's been sober for more than 15 years, his story might resonate with lawyers who have had mental health struggles triggered by the pandemic.

    • 30 min
    On the Clock

    On the Clock

    In this episode, reporter Julia Cardi looks at a new state office that’s been years in the making. Advocates talk about why Colorado's Office of Public Guardianship took nearly three years to start operating, and what it might come up against for the legislature to keep funding it.

    • 32 min
    Suspended Justice

    Suspended Justice

    The need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus has caused some chaos in Colorado’s courts. In mid-March, Chief Justice Nathan Coats ordered the suspension of most matters except emergency proceedings, like criminal trials coming up on constitutional deadlines. Just a few days later, he extended the stay on jury trials through May 15.

    Some judicial districts have decided to restrict their operations even more, such as closing courts to the public for a few days and postponing all trials. Courts have had to scramble to find a balance between needing to restrict their functioning to protect public health and rights related to speedy trials and public access to proceedings. This month on HearSay, reporter Julia Cardi talks these implications over with Holland & Hart partner Chris Jackson.

    • 11 min
    Access Restricted

    Access Restricted

    Public records are the property of the public. At least that's the spirit behind laws for access to government records. But Colorado's Open Records Act doesn't cover the judicial branch.

    This month on HearSay, reporter Julia Cardi talks with a local advocate for open government about why the exemption means accessibility of judicial records in Colorado is far from black and white.

    • 15 min
    What Would the Founders Do?

    What Would the Founders Do?

    The Senate is expected to end the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump tomorrow by voting on whether to remove him from office. Trump is just the third impeached U.S. president. In lawyer speak, that means we don’t have a lot of case law to help define impeachable behavior. His lawyers and his supporters in Congress have argued impeachment requires the president to commit a crime.

    For perspective on how the Founding Fathers thought about the purpose and scope of impeachment power when they established it in the Constitution, reporter Julia Cardi talked with Scott Barker, a lawyer at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell and self-taught impeachment scholar.

    • 20 min
    2019 Year In Review

    2019 Year In Review

    From funding of prosecutors' offices to legislative efforts to get the Office of Public Guardianship off the ground, a lot happened in Colorado's legal world last year. Julia Cardi sits down with Law Week Colorado reporters Doug Chartier and Jessica Folker, and assignment editor Jess Brovsky-Eaker, to discuss some of the most rewarding and interesting stories the editorial team covered in 2019.

    • 25 min

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