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Law license of southern Colorado District Attorney suspended

Colorado Supreme Court
Posted at 4:44 PM, Jun 01, 2022

FREMONT COUNTY — The Colorado Supreme Court has suspended the law license of 11th Judicial District Attorney, Linda Stanley.

The 11th Judicial District consists of Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Park counties.

Recently, Stanley was the DA overseeing the case again Barry Morphew, which gained national attention. Morphew was accused of murdering his wife who vanished on Mother's Day in 2020, until Stanley filed a motion to have all of the charges dismissed.

"It's definitely a set back for an office that's had quite a few set backs recently," says Shawn Conti, an Attorney and Owner of Monti Conti Law in Pueblo, CO.

As of right now, it is an administrative suspension for failing to comply with continuing legal education requirements.

Those educational requirements include 45 credit hours over a 3 year period.

"When you're an attorney, when you have any professional license, that's the very first thing. You always have to do your CLEs and especially when you're the boss, ya know, you should be setting an example for your subordinates," says Conti.

The Attorney Regulation Counsel for Colorado Supreme Court could not comment on how many hours she has or has not completed, only that she was "not in compliance."

In order for her license to be reinstated, she would have to show that she's completed those 45 hours and file paperwork to have her license reinstated.

Stanley's suspension is not likely to impact the cases she is attached to.


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