Law Source Saturdays – Colorado

Independence monument in Colorado National Mon...Do you write legal or romantic suspense for the Christian market? Have you yearned for the best basic legal resources in a given state? Then, you’ve come to the right place. Here are your links for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas and California. Next stop? Colorado, “The Centennial State.” If your work-in-progress includes characters that enjoy world-class skiing, breathtaking mountain vistas, and no-holds-barred adventure, you’re going to love the sights you see, the sources you learn about, and the authors you meet on our latest excursion.

Let’s face it. “Adrenaline junkie” characters tend to get into trouble with the law. If you need a sly way to get them out again, consider the following…

(1) You’ll find statutory and judicial resources conveniently located at the LexisNexis-based Colorado Legal Resources site. They include Los Pinos River, Colorado July 1994“Courts and Court Procedure” (Title 13), “Criminal Proceedings” (Title 16) and the “Criminal Code” (Title 18).

(2) Perhaps you seek a blast-from-the-past story prompt from Colorado’s colorful legal history. Explore “Judicial Milestones: The Rule of Law through Colorado Legal History” and the Department of Personnel & Administration’s Colorado State Archives.

(3) Are you hunting for information about a D.A.’s Office in a lesser-known county? Visit the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council website. You’ll discover a clickable map on the welcome page that leads to office sites for each of twenty-two judicial districts.

(4) The Office of the Colorado Public Defender also maintains a comprehensive site for its twenty-one regional trial offices.

(5)   Does your “bad-boy” good guy need free or low-cost legal help? Colorado Legal Services  fits the bill.

(6) Perhaps you need a state-specific legal news resource. Visit Law Week Colorado, the “premier news source” for the state’s lawyers.


I bet I know what you’re thinking: Where are those fantastic writers Sybil promised to introduce me to while we’re here? Hang on. You won’t be disappointed. Colorado’s inspirational fiction market is burgeoning thanks to authors like the following: Erin Healy (Supernatural Suspense); Kristin Heitzmann (Contemporary Romantic Suspense); Jordyn Redwood (Medical Suspense); Sandy Rog (Historical Romance); (Tiffany) Amber Stockton  (Historical Romance); and mother and daughter team Kim and Kayla Woodhouse (Romantic Suspense).

Pretty cool state, huh? Is your heart-pounding work-in-progress set in the awe-inspiring Rockies? Have you particularly enjoyed a novel set in Denver, Vail, Aspen or Boulder? Tell us about it. Leave a comment below. (And, don’t forget to follow my blog via email or RSS.) Blessings!

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