Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies issues Admonishment to Grand Junction private investigator after investigator refuses to provide investigation report
By Susanna Speier,
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
Jessica Erin Lane of Grand Junction, Colorado, located in Mesa County received a letter of admonition issued by Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) program director, Mark Browne on January 7, 2019 stating “the director determined that the facts disclosed do not warrant the commencement of formal disciplinary proceedings against your private investigator license. However, the Director has ordered this Letter of Admonition be issued to your pursuant to section 12-58.5 (1), C.R.S.”
See also: Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies issues admonishment to Texas based Colorado private investigator licensee
If you'd like to brush up and/or refresh on the latest tweaks to licensing regulations, you'll find the full legalese rundown on the Justia website and Mark Brown's letter specifying the Lane's licensing violations are pasted below.
According to the two bullet points and their parenthetical (but considerably more layman-friendly) summaries, the admonishment is for “failing to complete the contracted investigation and failing to provide report of investigation.”
See also: report writing for Private Investigators
It is unclear from the document obtained why Lane did not complete the investigation and/or produce the report. As Lane never issued a response, the admonishment must remain a stand-alone document of what happened. The segment of the letter, pictured below, also states the admonishment will be available in the public records which is how the Denver Private Investigator Blog obtained it.
According to her Linkedin profile, Lane has worked for the Defense Investigators Group (DIG) The Robison Group and Marden Investigation Company and has 18 years of experience in investigations and legal fields. "I have built, directed, supervised and managed a successful investigation agency for 10 years," she states in her Linkedin summary.
Reports are a vital part of an investigation. Especially if it is a legal investigation requiring consistency and clarity to ensure the attorneys, judges and juries are able to connect dots of seemingly disparate trails of evidence and testimonies.
To reiterate, it is unclear from this document why Lane did not complete the investigation by providing her client with a report at the end of the assignment. This particular article, however does not need to end as Lane is welcome to contact and share her side of the story with the Denver Private Investigator Blog so we better understand what the dynamics between her and the client were that lead to the admonishment being issued. We can, of course, be reached through the website and through all of our social media channels which now include Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Denver legal investigators: Colorado Women's Bar Association screens RBG at Sie in Denver with all-star Colorado legal panel
By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
The only reason I haven't seen "RBG," the documentary about Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg a second time is because of how much I enjoyed watching it the firsttime. Wouldn't it be a better idea to rewatch after I've seen her biopic, "On the Basis of Sex" starring Felicity Jones which premieres in December 2018?
Since discovering the Colorado Women's Bar Association (CWBA)'s upcoming "RBG" screening at Sie at the end of August, however, I am reconsidering. If I wait until after I see the biopic to see RBG a second time I will miss the amazing lineup CWBA has slated for their post-screening discussion on Monday, August 27th.
The screening takes place at Denver's Sie Film Center and will include a discussion moderated by Colorado Supreme Court Justice, Melissa Hart. Judge Sandra Rothenberg (Ret.), Senior Judge, Colorado Court of Appeal; Rep. Jessie Danielson (D), Legislator; Speaker Pro Tempore of the House; Colorado General Assembly; Denise Maes, Esq., Public Policy Director of the ACLU of Colorado and Professor Catherine Smith, University of Denver Sturm College of Law will serve as panelists. Whether you've seen the movie once, twice or three times already, it is unlikely you'll find a more dynamic discussion forum this side of the Mississippi than the one the CWBA has organized.
Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen did a great job of looking at the roles support figures in her personal life play and characters ranging from her husband Marty to her personal trainer make entrances and exits that counterpoint the pivotal cases of her legal career trajectory.
Because of the high ticket price of $75 ($74 for film society members) I will still, most likely, have to skip out on this particular networking event, screening and panel discussion. In the price tag's defense, however, the money will go to support the organization's work in public policy. According to the website, public policy includes includes promoting women "As Lawyers," "On the Bench," "In the Legislature" and "In Our Community." Regardless of the merit's it may keep the program off limits to a lot of the legal industry support staff. If, like me you live on a tight budget and are already a Sie member, RBG plays at Sie through August 2nd and is only $6.00 for member matinees.
If, on the other hand, you find yourself craving pop corn, airco and legalistic edification in late August or you are an ambitious legal investigator, process server or legal admin looking for the vertical or lateral career opportunity, this may be the perfect close to your summer.
The screening takes place August 27th at 7:00 p.m. at 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206.
Cocktail reception at Sie Film Center's Henderson's Lounge starts at 5:30 on August 27th. Tickets are here.
The National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) investigates the intersection of legal investigation and technology at their 2018 conference
By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
Some of the highest skilled investigators in the industry will converge with some of the best technical minds June 21 - 22nd at the 2018 National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) conference in West Chester, Ohio.
See also: Digital forensics for Denver attorneys and private investigators
Senior Digital Forensic Engineer, Pete Myers will be walking participants through video forensics/Image processing, vehicle system forensics, household appliance extraction and a social media extraction that includes what you can do if a cellphone has been destroyed or lost.
Food and beverages are rolled into the conference fee which means after Kane County Public Defender, Kelli M. Childress' “Seeing is Believing. Or is it? Understanding and Mitigating False Confidence in Witnesses" presentation you'll get to enjoy food and beverages at no additional cost.
Toonari CEO, Karhrman Ziegenbein will also give a dark web demo highlighting how criminal defense investigators can conduct safe and effective online research using anonymity tools.
Why the tech savvy surplus? Technology is the focus of NALI's 2018 conference and you have until 5/21 to secure the early bird registration for non-members at $299. The membership rate is $245.
Besides the lower conference fee what are the advantages of membership? According to Executive Director, Val Vail-Shirey the daily job opportunities posted on an internal list server is a huge draw for members looking to grow their clientele by collaborating with other members. As an example, Vail-Shirey's says "a member in Phoenix may post for a member in Boston to assist with a court record search."
Yes, there are public job postings on Indeed.com and Linkedin however these specific job opportunities are only shared with with NALI's 340 person network and are vetted for relevance and therefore more likely to have a better outcome. Another benefit the organization offers is their relatively new Certified Legal Investigators (CLI) accreditation and license management program.
Ohio may seem far but think of it this way: Coloradans flying out of DIA will reach Cincinnati in less than three hours and the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester (where the conference rate for a Single/Double is only $119) is just half an hour from the airport.
Here's yet another way to think of it: if you're based in Lakewood, Broomfield, Englewood, Fort Collins or somewhere on the Eastern Plains then traveling as the bird flies will get you to the convergence of the best minds in the private investigator industry in about the time it would take you to drive from Denver to Trinidad or Grand Junction and driving to Mesa Verde would take longer than flying to Ohio would take. Because that's how the west rolls.
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