Stiffing Court Reporters and Experts Can Be Hazardous To Your Law License

It’s summer! Time for some lighter, or at least shorter, ethics fare. Today’s lesson: Failing to pay your court reporter or expert witness is unethical and can subject the miscreant to professional discipline.

No, you didn’t snooze through that legal profession class. And don’t bother reaching for your RPC – you won’t find anything precisely on point in the Rules of Professional Conduct. Rather this is one of those legal gems every Colorado attorney should know and take as gospel, because the Colorado Supreme Court does.

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