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People v. Conley.

No. 21PDJ004. 1/27/2021. Conditional Admission of Misconduct—Attorney Suspended.

March 2021

The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Jason R. Conley (attorney registration number 36743) for two years. The suspension took effect January 27, 2021. To be reinstated, Conley must prove by clear and convincing evidence that he has been rehabilitated, has complied with disciplinary orders and rules, and is fit to practice law.

In January 2021, Conley pleaded guilty to introduction of contraband in the first degree, a class 4 felony. On three occasions in 2020, Conley smuggled synthetic marijuana wax into the Mesa County Jail and provided it to his incarcerated client. Conley did so because another inmate had threatened to harm his client unless his client could procure the marijuana wax. On a fourth occasion, Conley gave his client a baggie that he thought contained marijuana wax but actually contained methamphetamine.

Through this conduct, Conley violated Colo. RPC 8.4(b) (a lawyer shall not commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects).

The case file is public per CRCP 251.31.

Official Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge proceedings can be found at the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge website.

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