Rules of Professional Conduct Standing Committee


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.

The Supreme Court has repealed and reenacted the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, effective January 1, 2008.  The reenacted rules differ in many respects from the prior rules, and also differ in some respects from the proposal made by the Standing Committee on December 27, 2005, which is available at the links below.  The current Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct are available at the link at the start of this paragraph.  Additional proposed and adopted changes to the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct are available on the Supreme Court's website at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Rule_Changes.cfm

 

Meeting Information

Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. and are concluded by noon.

 

March 14, 2014 Agenda

Meeting will be held in Supreme Court conference room 4244, Ralph Carr Judicial Center, 2 E 14th Ave, fourth floor. Standing Committee meetings are open to the public. However, for security reasons, all guests must notify the Chair in advance.

 
December 6, 2013 Agenda

Meeting will be held in Supreme Court conference room 4244, Ralph Carr Judicial Center, 2 E 14th Ave, fourth floor.  Standing Committee meetings are open to the public.  However, for security reasons, all guests must notify the Chair in advance.

 
October 11, 2013 Agenda Meeting will be held in Supreme Court conference room 4244
in the Ralph Carr Judicial Center, 2 E 14th Ave, fourth floor
 
July 26, 2013 Agenda Meeting will be held in Supreme Court conference room 4244
in the Ralph Carr Judicial Center, 2 E 14th Ave, fourth floor
 

May 3, 2013
Agenda Meeting will be held in Supreme Court conference room 4244
in the Ralph Carr Judicial Center, 2 E 14th Ave, fourth floor
 
February 1, 2013 Agenda Meeting will be held in the Office of Attorney Regulation
Counsel conference room at 1560 Broadway, 19th floor
 
November 16, 2012 Agenda

Meeting will be held in the Office of Attorney Regulation
Counsel conference room at 1560 Broadway, 19th floor

 
July 13, 2012

Agenda

Meeting will be held in the Denver office of Holland & Hart, LLP,
555 17th Street, 32nd floor
 
January 6, 2012

Agenda

Meeting will be held in the Office of Attorney Regulation
Counsel conference room at 1560 Broadway, 19th floor

 
May 6, 2011

Agenda

Meeting will be held in the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
conference room at 1560 Broadway, 19th floor

 
January 21, 2011 Agenda    
August 19, 2010 Agenda

 

 
June 7, 2010 Agenda    
February 26, 2010 Agenda    
August 21, 2009 Agenda    
May 8, 2009 Agenda    
February 20, 2009 Agenda    
October 31, 2008 Agenda    
August 21, 2008 Agenda    
April 18, 2008 Agenda    

 

     
Minutes/Cumulative Minutes   Meeting Materials  
March 14, 2014 Minutes Materials for 3/14/14 meeting  
December 6, 2013 Miinutes Materials for 12/6/13 meeting  
October 11, 2013 Minutes Mateirals for 10/11/13 meeting part 1 and part 2  
July 26, 2013 Minutes Materials for 7/26/13 meeting  
May 3, 2013 Minutes Materials for the 5/3/13 meeting  
February 1, 2013 Minutes Materials for 2/1/13 meeting  
November 16, 2012 Minutes Materials for 11/16/12 meeting  
July 13, 2012 Minutes Materials for the 7/13/12 meeting  
January 6, 2012 Minutes Materials for 1/6/12 meeting  
May 6, 2011 Minutes Materials for 5/6/11 meeting  
January 21, 2011 Minutes Materials for 1-21-11 meetiing  
August 19, 2010 Minutes Materials for 8/19/10 meeting  
June 7, 2010 Minutes Materials for the 6/7/10 meeting  
 February 26, 2010 Minutes

Materials for the following meetings:
8/21/09, 2/26/10, & 6/7/10

 
August 21, 2009 Minutes    

April 18, 2008 through May 8, 2009

Minutes

Materials for the following meetings:
4/18/08, 8/21/08 & 10/31/08
2/20/09 & 5/8/09

 

September 30, 2003 through November 30, 2007

Minutes

 

Materials for the following meetings:
9/30/03 & 1/9/04
4/16/04
6/11/04, 10/1/04 & 12/3/04
1/21/05, 3/23/05 & 5/20/05
7/19/05 & 9/27/05
12/9/05 A
12/9/05 B
12/9/05 C
3/3/06, 4/27/06 & 9/22/06
1/26/07, 4/27/07, 7/20/07 & 11/11/07

 

 

 

2013 Recommended Changes to Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct
Submitted by the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on the CRPC

The committee's 2013 recommendations concerning amendments to the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct are accessible below.

Summary of and Proposed Amendments to CRPC 1.15

Summary of and Proposed New CRPC 8.4, Comment [2A], and New CRPC 8.6

Summary of and Proposed New CRCP 1.2 Comment [12A]
 

2006 Recommended Changes to Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct
Submitted by the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on the CRPC

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.

Summary of the proposed changes to Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct
(pages 1-15 introductory material, pages 16-118 summary of analysis)

Clean version of proposed changes

Comparison with the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Supplemental Report and Recommendations Concerning the American Bar Association Ethics 2000 Model Rules of Professional Counduct (posted 9/20/06)

Appendix to Supplemental Report (posted 9/20/06)

Comments submitted:

Office of the District Attorney, 11th J.D.

Attorney Regulation Counsel

Office of the District Attorney, Denver

David C. Little, Esq.

Office of the State Public Defender

U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado

Speaker List for Public Hearing

 

Members of the Committee

Name of Committee Member Term End Date
Marcy G. Glenn, Chair June 30, 2015
Federico C. Alvarez June 30, 2015
Michael H. Berger June 30, 2015
Helen E. Berkman June 30, 2014
Gary B. Blum June 30, 2014
Nancy L. Cohen June 30, 2015
Cynthia F. Covell June 30, 2014
James C. Coyle June 30, 2015
Thomas E. Downey, Jr. June 30, 2014
John M. Haried June 30, 2014
David C. Little June 30, 2014
Hon. William R. Lucero June 30, 2015
Cecil E. Morris, Jr. June 30, 2014
Neeti Pawer June 30, 2014
Hon. Ruthanne Polidori June 30, 2014
Henry R. Reeve June 30, 2014
Alexander R. Rothrock June 30, 2014
Marcus L. Squarrell June 30, 2014
Boston H. Stanton, Jr. June 30, 2015
David W. Stark June 30, 2015
James S. Sudler June 30, 2015
Anthony van Westrum June 30, 2014
Eli Wald June 30, 2015
Lisa M. Wayne June 30, 2015
Hon. John R. Webb June 30, 2015
E Tuck Young June 30, 2014
   
   

 


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