Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.

The Office of Attorney Admissions will be closed to the public, February 27th and 28th, for administration of the Colorado Bar Exam. Our offices will re-open for regular business on Thursday, February 29th, 2024 at 8:00am.

Admissions Information

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:

Single Client
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.

Learn more about the different rules governing admission.

Check the results of the most recent Colorado Bar Examination.

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.