MAY 2019

OARC Update

A bimonthly newsletter of the
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel


Out-of-state lawyers in Colorado
In May's What You Need to Know, we answer frequently asked questions about practicing in the state of Colorado when utilizing single client certification or foreign legal consultant certification.
  • May an out-of-state licensed attorney practice law in Colorado as an employee for an entity located in Colorado?
  • May a foreign-licensed attorney practice law in Colorado?
Find answers to the questions above, including a link to the application of certification and where to find more information, by clicking here: What You Need to Know About Single Client Certification and Foreign Legal Consultant Certification.

Child support orders and "side agreements"
A lawyer has an obligation under the Rules of Professional Conduct to comply with court orders to pay child support. Regardless of whether there are "side agreements" with your spouse or those involved, a lawyer is still subject to discipline for non-compliance with a court order. Find out how the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel handles these situations in this article by Assistant Regulation Counsel Alan Obye: Lawyer's Obligation to Pay Court-Ordered Child Support.


OARC takes on its organizational values
Have you contacted our Office about admission, registration or CLE issues?  Have you filed with our Office a complaint about an attorney – or responded to a complaint? Your experience with us can help us learn more about the organizational values we want to reflect to attorneys and members of the public. Please take this anonymous three-minute survey to share your input with us.


We know the thought of succession planning can be overwhelming at first. The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel's guide to succession planning, Planning Ahead: A Guide to Protecting Your Clients' Interests in the Event of Your Disability or Death (One of Which is Inevitable), is here to help.

Our second article in a multi-part series reviews the guide's offerings and provides links to the guide in both PDF or Word format: A Guide to Succession Planning.

If you're not sure where to start with your own succession planning, our first article aims to help you take basic steps today that will make the process easier: Steps You Can Take Now to Lay the Foundation for Succession Planning.


While mentoring at the early stages of one’s career is beneficial and recommended, the need for mentorship does not dissipate over time. But for every lawyer who recognizes the benefit of mentoring at all career stages, there are several who miss the opportunity. This article by Kelly Rosenberg, Deputy Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program, describes how lawyers could benefit from mid-career mentoring. You - Yes, YOU! - Could Use a Mentor


Congratulations to Ryann Peyton and the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP)! Peyton was selected to receive the 2019 Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, in part for her leadership in CAMP. The award recognizes and encourages young lawyers who are dedicated to lawyer professionalism. It will be presented on May 30, 2019, at the 45th National Conference for Professional Responsibility in Vancouver.

Read the ABA's feature on Ryann and the CAMP program here: 2019 Award Recipient.

Last year, CAMP received the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award, which recognizes exemplary, consistent, and innovative professionalism in law schools, bar associations, courts, and other legal organiza­tions.


May 1  Late application deadline for the July 2019 bar exam.

May 2  Results announced for the February 2019 bar exam.

May 13  Karl Ranous Professionalism Award Dinner/CLE Ethics on Lawyer Well-Being in Gunnison, CO (Jessica Yates).

May 14  CLE Ethics on Lawyer Well-Being in Durango, CO (Jessica Yates).

May 17  The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel: How It Operates and Proactive Initiatives, Cherry Creek Solo Small Firm Section in Denver, CO (J.P. Moore/Jon White).

May 17  The Attorney Regulation System, Colorado Rural Electric Association spring legal seminar, in Denver, CO (J.P. Moore).

May 22  Standing Out in a Crowd, Effective Self-Promotion for Young Lawyers, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program, Ralph Carr Judicial Center, Room 1B, in Denver, CO (Cat Shea).

May 31  CLE reminder: Make-up plan CLE programs to be completed no later than May 31st.

June 3  Admissions ceremony for those who passed the February 2019 bar exam, Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, CO.

June 12-14  CBA-CLE Inaugural Solo-Small Firm Institute, CBA-CLE, Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO (Greg Sapakoff).

June 15  CLE reminder: Full completion of the make-up plan shall be reported no later than June 15th

June 18  Modern Representation 101 – Lawyer Mentoring Ethics and Managing Client Matters, Brown & Brown, P.C. in Grand Junction, CO (Jon White).

June 18  DU Law School summer class, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver in Denver, CO (Jessica Yates).

June 27  Practicing with Professionalism, CBA-CLE in Denver, CO.

July 19  Trust Account School taught by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel and open to all attorneys and legal staff.

July 28-30  Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 2019 Conference, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Beaver Creek, CO (Jessica Yates).

July 29  Proactive Lawyer Self-Assessments: Promoting Professionalism, Inclusivity, and Access to Justice, 2019 Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit in Denver, CO (Jon White).

July 30-31  July 2019 bar exam.
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