Can you sue the government? Even if you can, why would you want to?
In answer to the first question, you can sue (or file some kind of legal action) against “the government” in certain limited situations.
As law clerks for the Colorado Court of Appeals, we read briefs each week and analyze them with our judge. In addition, our job regularly involves appellate writing that conforms to the standards discussed in this article. These experiences provide us insight into writing persuasive and effective briefs that can strengthen your appellate advocacy. This article will discuss the elements of successful appellate briefs.
This article was originally published by Theresa L. Sidebotham and Aaron N. Einhorn in The Colorado Lawyer, June 2008, Vol. 37, No. 6 ... Read More →
When a dependency and neglect case is on the juvenile court docket, things have already gone wrong with the child and his or her family. Tangled relationships and unhealthy situations are almost certain. Although the court is entrusted with protecting the best interests of the child, other parties have certain rights and obligations.
People connected with the child may be joined in the case, either voluntarily or involuntarily. Those involuntarily joined are “respondents” and “special respondents.” Respondents are parties and include parents, guardians, and legal custodians who are alleged to have abused or neglected the child.1 ... Read More →
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