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Colorado Court of Appeals Courtroom at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center

Oral Arguments are set in the Ralph Carr Building unless an order for remote oral arguments has been issued in the case.  Please review the Forms and Policies Page to find the Court of Appeals Current Policy on requesting remote oral arguments.  

Remote Oral Argument Instructions:

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Court of Appeals Values

The Colorado Court of Appeals is the state's intermediate appellate court. As of July 1, 2008, the Court consists of 22 judges who are retained by the public to serve eight-year terms. The Court sits in three-member divisions to decide cases. The Chief Judge, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, assigns judges to the divisions and rotates their assignments. The mission of the Court of Appeals is to provide the citizens of Colorado with clear, impartial, and timely resolutions of appealed orders and judgments as provided by law. The Court of Appeals was created by statute; accordingly, jurisdiction is limited to the areas specified by state statute, together with the inherent powers granted to all courts.

Established under Section 1 of Article VI of the Colorado Constitution and Section 13-4-101, et seq., C.R.S. (Colorado Revised Statutes), the Court of Appeals has initial jurisdiction, with exceptions, over appeals from the Colorado District Courts, Denver Probate Court, and Denver Juvenile Court. In addition, the Court of Appeals has specific appellate jurisdiction over decisions originating from a number of state administrative boards and agencies, including the Industrial Claim Appeals Office. Reviews of the Court of Appeals’ decisions are directed to the Colorado Supreme Court.

Special Announcements

March 1, 2024:  Published Opinions of the Court of Appeals are now available on a searchable website:

New Appellate Opinion Site has launched!


Clerk's Offices Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Beginning April 1, 2024, the Clerk's Office hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions, please call the Court of Appeals clerk’s office at 720-625-5150.  

Colorado Legal Help Center  

The Court of Appeals Policy on Citation.  click here.

June 25, 2015  Appellate Rule 32(f) prohibiting the use of the names of minors and victims of sexual assault. 


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National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks

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