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About Telios Law

Telios Law is a Colorado law firm serving religious ministries, individuals, and businesses across the Front Range and beyond, representing them in litigation, appeals, and alternatives to litigation.

Our firm name reflects our approach to legal practice. “Telios” means “complete, perfect, or whole," and it is related to the word for finishing or completing. “Telios” defines successful results in terms of being complete, whole, or mature. Excellent legal work is important, but wasted unless it makes your business, personal life, or ministry more whole and helps you achieve your vision more perfectly. Legal services are expensive, and legal conflict has high costs financially and otherwise. Telios Law helps you consider whether legal solutions help bring completeness in your business, ministry, or personal life, and which legal solutions are likely to reach your desired end.

Telios Law’s religious organizations and corporate practice ranges from advising on legal and policy issues—with a special emphasis on First Amendment policies, international law, child protection policies and practices, and employment—to assisting with internal investigations, business disputes, and litigation defense. Appellate practice is a substantial portion of Telios Law’s litigation practice, usually as appellate co-counsel with other attorneys who have served as trial counsel. Through our civil rights litigation practice, Telios Law also advocates for equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, assists children and families with special needs, and holds the government accountable when individual rights are infringed.

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Missio Nexus Pre-Conference Seminar on Internal Investigations

Join Theresa in Texas on September 20 & 21 for a Missio Nexus Pre-Conference Seminar on Internal Employment Investigations. Hosted by Telios Law PLLC in conjunction with Wycliffe Bible Translators, this Missio Nexus Pre-Conference event will cover such important topics as investigation triggers and escalation, dealing with safety issues and the accused, and reporting findings. As a capstone, participants will practice their newly learned skills by engaging in a table-top exercise based on a real-world scenario.

To register for this seminar, click on the image above (or here), scroll to the bottom, and look for the "Register for FOUNDATIONS Now!" button. This should take you to the ticket registration page, where you can look for “Add On: What Your Mission Needs to Know About Internal Employment Investigations.” The add on cost is $39. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail tell@telioslaw.com.

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Psychology and Law in Missions II: A Critical Approach to Psychological and Spiritual Assessments for Missions

Jointly hosted by Telios Law PLLC and Link Care Center

November 15 & 16, 2017

To register, click here

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Victory at Trial

Theresa Sidebotham of Telios Law and co-counsel Craig Shultz of Shultz Law are celebrating a victory at trial in Wichita, Kansas. Five years ago, our client wrote a strong letter to a would-be abortionist about common consequences of that lifestyle. Against the recommendations of the FBI, which did not think the letter was a threat, the Department of Justice decided to sue her. The lawsuit was dismissed by the district court, and the DOJ appealed to the Tenth Circuit and got a reversal. This week, we finally went to trial against the DOJ’s D.C. attorneys, and the jury found in our client’s favor. This was an important victory in defending the First Amendment, both for free speech and religious speech.

For more information, read these articles:

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article75320622.html

http://rewire.news/article/2016/05/06/jurors-angel-dillard-case-say-activist-not-intend-intimidate-wichita-doctor/

http://ksnt.com/2016/05/06/jury-anti-abortion-activists-letter-to-doctor-not-a-threat/

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