Colorado will start issuing licenses to non-lawyer paraprofessionals. These paraprofessionals will be allowed to complete and file standard pleadings, represent clients in mediation, accompany their clients to court and answer a court’s factual questions. But, they may not question witnesses or make oral arguments in court. The new law takes effect July 1.

The paraprofessionals

One of the great things about practicing law is working with people. We see people often at their worst, sometimes at their best, but always as their genuine selves. From a Texas Bar Journal, I find this story about two spouses who prosecuted their own divorce. The two spouses wrote their own divorce decree.

Be careful with those online dating sites.  The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers says a recent survey shows that relationship status is a common source of adverse evidence in divorce cases.  Do not identify yourself as single if you are not.  Do not claim to have no children if you are a parent, warns the