By Nicole Westbrook for NITA. Hefty trial loads — and potentially, the weighting of cases — may be on the court case docket in Colorado, 2021. The justice system is weighted down by a backlog that grows larger by the day. Even while the courts struggled to ease their doors open this fall, the recent… Read more »
“What I will say, though, about women that are in law now, or starting out as maybe junior associates or trying to move up the ranks, maybe just coming out of law school, is that they have a lot of choices and a lot of potential. It’s an industry that is built on the backs… Read more »
The unconscionable actions and rantings that led up to the murder of the son of a New Jersey federal judge show the sad underbelly of gender discrimination in law. U.S. District Judge Alia Moses and Nicole Westbrook, a litigator with Jones & Keller, say the current construct of the legal profession feeds anti-feminist thinking, but it can change. Learn how we can constructively move toward an expedited and effective judicial process based on the facts of a case, not the gender of the attorneys trying or presiding over the case.
Remote arbitration during Covid-19 can put litigators at a disadvantage, if not done well. In Bloomberg Law Insights, Nicole Westbrook, a trial instructor and attorney at Jones & Keller, says some sort of remote arbitration will most likely last after the pandemic and offers tips on how litigators can fight its equalizing effects to achieve client goals.
Nicole Westbrook takes aim at several provisions in arbitration that can undermine what is commonly touted as a quicker, cheaper and less complicated alternative to taking a case to court. This Bloomberg Law article reviews these common defenses, waivers and rules of engagement that, when used prudently, can reduce cost and liabilities in arbitration.
Alleged scheme to defraud hemp clone purchaser ends up in the courts. Read the Cannabis Law Report on the lawsuit brought by Nicole Westbrook at Jones & Keller on behalf of MTN Botanicals.
Join NITA instructor Nicole Westbrook as she shares deposition skills that get results.
The law will take effect July 1 and protects citizens and news organizations from baseless lawsuits.