Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
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Attorney Regulation Counsel helps the Colorado Supreme Court regulate the practice of law in Colorado through various programs. The office oversees attorney admissions, attorney registration, mandatory continuing legal and judicial education, attorney diversion and discipline, regulation of the unauthorized practice of law, and inventory counsel. Learn more
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Colorado Supreme Court
The Colorado Supreme Court is the state's highest court. The Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the practice of law in Colorado.
Presiding Disciplinary Judge
The Presiding Disciplinary Judge presides over formal attorney discipline complaints filed by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, among other duties.
Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline
The Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline consider complaints alleging misconduct by judges. Complaints about magistrates and municipal court judges are filed with the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.
Revised rule on fee agreements
Effective January 1, 2022, the Supreme Court amended Colo. RPC 1.5(b) and its comment with new provisions about fee agreements, which in most instances must include the scope of representation.
Court adopts new requirement for Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity ("EDI") CLEThe Supreme Court has amended C.R.C.P. 250.2 and related rules to require two credit hours of EDI CLE within the seven-hour requirement for legal professionalism that applies to each three-year CLE compliance period. The change is effective for CLE compliance periods beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023, and subsequent periods. The Supreme Court also approved changes to Regulation 103.1 and related regulations. A summary has been published here.
The Colorado Task Force on Lawyer Well-BeingThe Colorado Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being concluded its work on November 3, 2021, releasing a report with numerous recommendations to advance the well-being of Colorado’s lawyers, judges, and law students. Read the ground-breaking report here. Over 60 lawyers participated in this three-year endeavor.
Revised rules for attorney discipline and disability proceedings
Effective July 1, 2021, the Supreme Court amended the procedural rules governing attorney discipline and disability proceedings. The new rules can be found here.