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Libraries and library districts face ongoing challenges that can take their focus away from doing what they are passionate about and designed to do. These clients benefit from having us on call to overcome these challenges or to prevent them from arising in the first place.

Seter, Vander Wall & Mielke P.C. brings decades of experience to its representation of Colorado library districts, municipal and county libraries. In addition to representing libraries on an individual basis, we have been involved in drafting and passing legislation that has positively impacted the laws that apply to all libraries. Further, many appellate court cases important to the future success of Colorado’s libraries were successfully handled by our lawyers.

We counsel libraries, library executive directors, board members and other parties in matters such as:

  • Formation of library districts (citizen and government initiated)
  • Elections
  • Dedicated financing and library funding
  • Certificates of participation
  • Transition of municipal and county libraries to district status (asset transfers, financing)
  • Capital projects (construction contracting, bidding, financing)
  • Intergovernmental agreements (resource sharing)
  • First Amendment issues (advertising, religion, accessibility, political)
  • Policies and bylaws
  • Employment law (employment practices, hiring and termination, discrimination, employee retirement planning)
  • Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) compliance
  • Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights (TABOR) compliance
  • Real estate (acquisitions, licenses, easements)
  • Assets (bookmobiles)
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