Colorado Supreme Court -
Office of Attorney Registration
 BECOME LICENSED (ADMITTED) IN COLORADO
 

Once you are approved, you must complete the admission process by getting sworn-in. Please be aware this must be accomplished within 18 months of the date of the letter from the Board of Law Examiners.

Questionnaire - Click Here! THIS FORM SHOULD ONLY BE FILLED OUT IF:

  • You are on motion and 30 days have passed since the date of your approval for admission OR
  • If you took the bar and 30 days have passed since the announcement of the bar results.

Class A applicants - on motion and Class B applicants - UBE (Uniform Bar Exam) that have been cleared and are NOT attending an admission ceremony:

If you are in the Denver metro area, you may appear in our office anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to take the oath of admission. The license fee is $40.00,* payable by check or money order (cash will not be accepted). You will need to show photo identification and a copy of the letter approving your admission.

If you are outside the Denver metro area, you may complete the admission process by mail. Send a check or money order for $40.00,* a copy of the letter approving your admission, a copy of your picture ID and the name, address and position of the judge in your area who will administer the oath. You will need to send in the completed new attorney registration form and the questionnaire if it is longer than 30 days since the announcement of the bar results or since approved on motion. You may appear before a judge at any level in any state.

Once these are received by our office, we will send you a packet containing required forms and further instructions. Once the required forms are returned to our office, you will receive the remaining forms necessary for your swearing-in. Once you have been sworn-in you must return your completed oath and information form to our office in order to be issued a registration number and finalize the admission process. The entire process can take up to four weeks to complete, so it is advised that you mail your admission request early to avoid potential problems.

Class A applicants - on motion and Class B applicants - UBE (Uniform Bar Exam) that have been cleared and would like to attend an admission ceremony:

Should contact our office at (303) 928-7800 for information on the next scheduled admission ceremony and to register for the ceremony.

New Attorney Registration Form - Click Here!


Class C applicants who have passed the bar examination, have been cleared and are:

Planning to attend the mandatory admission ceremony.
Will be advised of the ceremony by mail after release of the bar results, as well as when you register.

Unable to be present for the mandatory admission ceremony. If you are in the Denver metro area, you may appear in our office beginning the day after the admission ceremony, anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to take the oath of admission. The license fee is $40.00,* payable by check or money order (cash will not be accepted). You will need to show photo identification and a copy of the letter approving your admission.

If you are outside the Denver metro area, you may complete the admission process by mail. Send a check or money order for $40.00,* a copy of the letter approving your admission, a copy of your picture ID and the name, address and position of the judge in your area who will administer the oath. You will need to send in the completed new attorney registration form and the questionnaire if it is longer than 30 days since the announcement of the bar results or since approved on motion. You may appear before a judge at any level in any state.

Once these are received by our office, we will send you a packet containing required forms and further instructions. Once the required forms are returned to our office, you will receive the remaining forms necessary for your swearing-in. Once you have been sworn-in you must return your completed oath and information form to our office in order to be issued a registration number and finalize the admission process. The entire process can take up to four weeks to complete, so it is advised that you mail your admission request early to avoid potential problems.

New Attorney Registration Form - Click Here!


You will receive a registration card in six to eight weeks. It will take a minimum of six months for the wall certificate to be mailed to you.

*Checks payable to: "Clerk of the Supreme Court"
   
 CHANGE YOUR TYPE OF PRACTICE

Changes cannot be made to attorneys admitted as single client or professors admitted with a limited license. Changes of Type of Practice can be sent by email to the Office of Attorney Registration.

Changes of Type of Practice: (For Attorney Codes & Descriptions - click here)

  • Attorney General
  • City Attorney
  • County Attorney
  • District Attorney
  • Government Counsel
  • House Counsel
  • Judge
  • Judge Advocate
  • Law Clerk
  • Magistrate
 
  • Other
  • Other-Government
  • Private Attorney (firm 2-5 attys)
  • Private Attorney (firm 6-15 attys)
  • Private Attorney (firm 16+ attys)
  • Public Defender
  • Retired From Practice
  • Teaching
  • Sole Practitioner
 CHANGE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
 

You are required to notify the Attorney Registration Office of a change of address, or any other change in your registration, within 30 days of such change, under C.R.C.P. 227. You may notify us in writing, by sending a letter, marking the changes on the annual statement for registration fees, or by using the change of address form supplied with your registration card. You may also contact us by fax to report any changes. Attorneys are required to also notify the CLE Office as well as the Colorado Bar Association if the attorney is a member.

Address Change Form - Click Here!

   
 CHANGE YOUR GENDER
 

Please contact our office at (303) 928-7800.

   
 CHANGE YOUR NAME ON THE ROLL OF ATTORNEYS
 

Mail a written request to our office that includes the following: your registration number, your old name and your new name. You must include a photocopy of the court order (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.) along with your request. This document does not need to be certified or notarized. A court order showing that your name has been changed in our records will be mailed to you when it has been completed.

   
 CHANGE YOUR STATUS
 

If you are changing your status at the beginning of the calendar year when registration fees are due, you may change your status by mailing or faxing a Status Change Form to our offices. Once received, a revised registration statement will be sent to you.

If you are changing your status after your registration fees have been paid for the current year, please see the instructions below.

A confirmation of the status change will not be mailed to you. Feel free to call and confirm that the change has been made.

ACTIVE TO INACTIVE: In order to go on inactive status, mail or fax a Status Change Form to our office. We will make the change in your file and notify the Continuing Legal Education Office of your status change. You are not subject to the continuing legal education requirements of C.R.C.P. 260 while on inactive status. If you remain on inactive status for at least one year, then return to active status, you will begin a new compliance period. You may remain on inactive status for as long as you wish. Your firm may still list you as being admitted in Colorado, since you are, even while on inactive status. Inactive status means that you cannot practice Colorado law until you return to active status. The annual registration fee for inactive status is $130.00 per year, and inactive attorneys over the age of 65 are exempt from paying any registration fees. You must continue to keep the Attorney Registration Office apprised of your current address and other information.

INACTIVE TO ACTIVE: In order to go on active status, please mail a Status Change Form to our office along with your payment. See Status Change Form for fee calculations. No testing is required.

Status Change Form - Click Here!

   
 CHANGES TO A LICENSE HELD IN ANOTHER STATE

Changes to a license held in another state can be sent by email to the Office of Attorney Registration.

   
 DATE OF BIRTH CORRECTIONS

Corrections to date of birth can be sent by email to the Office of Attorney Registration.

   
 REINSTATE YOUR LICENSE

If you have been suspended for failure to pay Supreme Court registration fees and wish to reinstate your license to active or inactive status, you may do so by paying a reinstatement fee of $100.00 and payment of all arrearages to the date of the request for reinstatement. See C.R.C.P. 227 Section (5)(a). To request a statement, contact the Office of Attorney Registration.  If you have been suspended for failure to comply with continuing legal education requirements, please contact the Board of Continuing and Legal Education at (303) 928-7800.

   
 RESIGN FROM THE ROLL OF ATTORNEYS

If you no longer wish to be a member of the Colorado Bar of the Supreme Court, you must resign by mailing a written request to resign. You must tender your original wall certificate (certificate of admission) with the petition, as well as any Supreme Court registration cards still in your possession. Once you have resigned, you will not be eligible for reinstatement or transfer to active or inactive status and may be admitted to the practice of law in Colorado only by complying with Rule 201 regarding admission. Once the petition is granted, an order will be completed and mailed to you for your records.