Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
The Supreme Court Advisory Committee has formed subcommittees to study innovative solutions to issues facing the legal profession.
Proactive Management-Based Program Subcommittee
On May 15, 2015, the Supreme Court Advisory Committee formed a subcommittee to review the attorney regulation system and create appropriate regulatory objectives for the Court’s consideration.
The subcommittee was also charged with investigating the Proactive Management Based Regulation programs used in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canadian jurisdictions.
Meetings will be held the third Wednesday of every month starting January 2017. The next meeting is at noon on May 17, 2017, in the 4th Floor Supreme Court Conference Room at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO. Meetings are open to the public.
Provider of Alternative Legal Services Subcommittee
On March 6, 2015, the Supreme Court Advisory Committee formed a subcommittee to study whether Colorado should implement a Limited License Legal Technician program to address access-to-justice issues. Denver attorney Alec Rothrock was appointed chair.
The Provider of Alternative Legal Services Subcommittee (PALS), formerly known as the Limited Legal License Technicians Subcommittee, is charged with studing the Washington state LLLT program, the New York Court Navigators program, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s paralegal program and any other program using non-lawyer legal professionals.
Other states that are considering this program include California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.
The first two meetings were held in June and August. The next meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on June 9, 2017, at the CBA, 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Meetings are open to the public.
Conditional Admission Subcommittee
On Sept. 11, 2015, the Supreme Court Advisory Committee formed a subcommittee to study whether Colorado should adopt a new conditional admission rule.
Such a rule would in limited circumstances allow applicants who may have otherwise been denied a license due to mental health or substance abuse issues to be admitted on the condition that they agree to a monitoring program.
Attorney Regulation Counsel Jim Coyle asked attorney Brian Zall to chair the subcommittee. Meetings will be held twice a month on Wednesdays.
For more information on conditional admission, read the ABA’s model rule.