Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
To be admitted to practice law in Colorado, the requirements and procedures vary depending on whether you are a recent law school graduate, seasoned attorney, took the bar examination in another UBE state, or want to practice in Colorado on a temporary basis.
To become a fully-licensed attorney in Colorado, either by Colorado Bar Examination, UBE Score Transfer, or On-Motion, you must complete an application questionnaire and undergo a thorough Character and Fitness Investigation through the Office of Attorney Admissions. You must also have a recent MPRE score and attend the Practicing With Professionalism Course. Learn more about the Colorado Bar Examination, admission by UBE Score Transfer and On-Motion procedures. Application fees are non-refundable.
Colorado also permits temporary law practice through the following limited licenses and certifications issued by the Office of Attorney Registration:
Pro Hac Vice
Foreign Legal Consultant
Judge Advocate (JAG)
Military Spouse Certification
Law Professor Certification
Practice Pending Admission
Law Student Practice
Pro Bono Certification
To practice under a limited license or certification, you must meet certain requirements and submit an abridged application. There is no MPRE requirement.
Attorney Admissions Information/Application Requests
If you would like to request documents or information from the Office of Attorney Admissions, please click here. Document options include a copy of your Admission Application, an Application Certificate, a Duplicate Bar Result Notice, an unofficial UBE Score Verification Report, an MPRE Score Verification Report, and an MBE Score Report.
Discipline History Letter
If you would like to request a copy of your discipline history from the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, please click here.
Office of Attorney Registration and Continuing Legal and Judicial Education
Certificates of Good Standing and other license compliance certifications should be requested from the Office of Attorney Registration and CLE. Please click here for document options.
Administrative Records Request (PAIRR)
If you have an administrative records request, please click here.