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Policies of the Colorado Court of Appeals

 


 

Filing Policies:

 

 

Record & Public Access Policies:

 

 

Citation Policies:

 

  • Policy on Citation to the Record (PDF)
  • Appellate Rule 32(f) regarding prohibiting the use of names of Children and Sexual Assault Victims (PDF)
  • Policy concerning citation of unpublished opinions:
    • Citation of unpublished opinions is forbidden, with the following exceptions:
      • (1) Unpublished opinions may be cited to explain the case history or to establish the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel;
      • (2) This policy shall not apply to opinions that were designated as "Not Selected for Official Publication" and were announced between January 1, 1970 and November 1, 1975, but nevertheless were published in the Pacific Second Reporter. (Policy adopted April 28, 1994)
    • Unpublished opinions are not displayed on this web site.
    • Copies of unpublished opinions are provided for private use and are not to be included in an electronic database or otherwise published.

 

Protocols:

 

 

Materials for the appeal of

Industrial Claim Appeals Office (ICAO)

Review of

Unemployment Benefits or Workers Compensation Decisions


 

For a summary overview of the entire process, please see the Appellate Quick Guide.

 

The Appeal Step by Step


 

Options to Start the Appeal:

 

Option 1 - Simplified Briefing

Option 2 - Traditional Process

 

For Self-Represented Parties: 

 

 

Traditional Step 1 - Give Notice

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Step 2 - Arguments on Appeal

 

  • Instructions - (PDF)
  • Handwritten Opening Brief Form:
  • Typed Opening Brief Form:
  • Sample Opening Brief:
    • (Coming Soon)

 

Step 3 - Response:

  • Instructions - (PDF)
  • Handwritten Answer Brief Form - (PDF Fillable)
  • Typed Answer Brief Form - (WORD DOCX)
  • Sample Answer Brief - (Coming Soon)

 

Step 4 - Last Word:

  • Instructions - (PDF)
  • Handwritten Reply Brief Form - (PDF Fillable)
  • Typed Reply Brief Form - (WORD DOCX)
  • Sample Reply Brief - (Coming Soon)

 

Step 5 - Court of Appeals Decision.

 

Special Instructions for Companies


 

 

General Forms


 

1. Motion for More Time to File: JDF 657 (PDF Fillable)

 

2. General Case Caption: JDF 658 (PDF Fillable)

 

3. General Motion Form: JDF 659 (PDF Fillable)

 

4. Notice of Contact Information Change: JDF 660 (PDF Fillable)

 

5. Response to an Order of the Court: JDF 661 (PDF Fillable)

 

6. Certificate of Service: JDF 662 (PDF Fillable)

 

7. Certificate of Compliance for use with all Briefs:

  • Party Briefs - Form 6: (PDF)
  • Amicus Briefs - Form 6A: (PDF)

 

Appeal Materials for

Dependency and Neglect Cases


 

1. Forms can be found in the Appeals section of the Form Directory

 

2. Standard Caption for Appellate Documents:

 

3. Certificate of Compliance for use with all Briefs:

  • Party Briefs - Form 6: PDF
  • Amicus Briefs - Form 6A: PDF

 

Appeal Materials for

District Civil, Domestic, and Probate Cases


 

For a summary overview of the entire process, please see the Appellate Quick Guide.

 

Step 1 – Give Notice:

Instructions - (PDF).

Notice of Appeal Form:

  • Domestic & Civil - JDF 647: (PDF) - (WORD).
  • Probate - JDF 654: (PDF) - (WORD).        

 

Step 2 – Designate the Record:

Instructions - (PDF).

Designation of Record Form:

  • Domestic & Civil - JDF 648: (PDF) - (WORD).
  • Probate - JDF 655: (PDF) - (WORD).

Transcript Request Form - (PDF).

 

Step 3 – Record on Appeal:

Instructions - (PDF).

 

Step 4 – Written Arguments for the Appeal:

Instructions - (PDF).

Opening Brief Outline:

  • Domestic & Civil - (WORD).
  • Probate - (WORD).

Sample Opening Brief - (PDF).

 

Step 5 – Written Response to the Appeal:

Instructions - (PDF).

Answer Brief Outline:

  • Domestic & Civil - (WORD).
  • Probate - (WORD).

Sample Answer Brief - (PDF).

 

Step 6 – Written Response to the Answer Brief:

Instructions - (PDF).

Reply Brief Outline:

  • Domestic & Civil - (WORD).
  • Probate - (WORD).

 

General Forms


 

1. Motion for More Time to File:

  • Domestic & Civil - JDF 643: (PDF) - (WORD).
  • Probate - JDF 650: (PDF) - (WORD).

 

2. General Caption:

  • Domestic & Civil - JDF 644 (PDF) - (WORD).
  • Probate - JDF 651: (PDF) - (WORD).

 

3. General Motion:

  • Domestic & Civil - JDF 645: (PDF) - (WORD).
  • Probate - JDF 652: (PDF) - (WORD).

 

4. Notice of Contact Information Change:

  • Domestic & Civil - JDF 646: (PDF) - (WORD).
  • Probate - JDF 653: (PDF) - (WORD).

 

5. Response to Order of the Court:

  • Domestic & Civil - JDF 649: (PDF) - (WORD).
  • Probate - JDF 656: (PDF) - (WORD).

 

6.  Certificate of Compliance for use with all Briefs:

  • Party Briefs - Form 6: (PDF)
  • Amicus Briefs - Form 6A: (PDF)

 

Appeal Materials for

Felony Criminal Cases


 

1. Motion For Transcripts at State Expense - PDF 

 

2. Standard Caption for Appellate Documents:

  • If Typed - PDF
  • If Handwritten - PDF

 

3. Certificate of Compliance for use with all Briefs:

  • Party Briefs - Form 6: PDF
  • Amicus Briefs - Form 6A: PDF

 

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