The Committee on the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct is a Standing Committee established by the Colorado Supreme Court in 2003. The Committee is charged with the responsibility of periodic review, correcting, updating and improvement of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct. Before the formation of the Committee, a number of different Court-appointed and bar association committees and task forces, as well as other groups and individuals, made requests and recommendations directly to the Court concerning possible rule changes. The Court continues to welcome suggested changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct by any entity or person; however, the Court expects the Standing Committee to consider those recommendations in the first instance.
The Supreme Court Liaisons to the Committee are Justices Nathan B. Coats and Justice Monica Márquez. The Committee Chair is Marcy G. Glenn. The Committee is comprised of members of varying backgrounds, including trial-level judges, appellate judges, law school professors, disciplinary prosecutors, and attorneys in private practice in a broad range of practice areas.
The Committee as a whole will meet approximately four times per year . A variety of subcommittees will meet at other times to discuss changes to particular rules or around specific topics.
2006 Recommended Changes to Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct
Submitted by Colorado Supreme Court Committee
The committee's 2006 recommendations concerning amendments to the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct are listed below. The Court heard comments from interested parties on June 15, 2006 @ 1:30 pm in the Supreme Court courtroom.