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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 periodically reviewing, correcting, updating, and improving the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.

Before the Committee was formed, 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 Justice Monica Márquez and Justice William W. Hood, III. 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 to deliberate on 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The Supreme Court has repealed and reenacted the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, effective January 1, 2008.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 previous rules, and also differ in some respects from the proposal made by the Standing Committee on December 27, 2005, which is available among 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. Meetings are held in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 2 East 14th Avenue, Denver, Colorado. Standing Committee meetings are open to the public. However, for security reasons, all guests must notify the Chair in advance.

October 19, 2018 TBA Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
July 27, 2018 Agenda Court of Appeals Full-court Conference Room-3rd Floor  
April 27, 2018 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
January 26, 2018 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
October 27, 2017 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor   
June 16, 2017 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
February 24, 2017 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
November 4, 2016 Agenda Room 2215-2nd floor (brass double-doors entrance)  
July 22, 2016 Agenda  Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
April 29, 2016 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
January 29, 2016 Agenda Court of Appeals Full-court Conference Room-3rd floor  
October 16, 2015 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
June 5, 2015 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
March 14, 2014 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
December 6, 2013 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
October 11, 2013 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
July 26, 2013 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
May 3, 2013 Agenda Supreme Court Conference Room-4th floor  
February 1, 2013 Agenda OARC conference room-19th floor at 1560 Broadway  
November 16, 2012 Agenda OARC conference room-19th floor at 1560 Broadway  
July 13, 2012 Agenda Holland & Hart, LLP, 555 17th Street, 32nd floor  
January 6, 2012 Agenda OARC conference room-19th floor at 1560 Broadway  
May 6, 2011 Agenda OARC conference room-19th floor at 1560 Broadway  
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   Meeting Materials  
July 27, 2018 (51st meeting) Minutes Materials  
April 27, 2018 (50th meeting) Minutes Materials   
January 26, 2018 (49th meeting) Minutes Materials  
October 27, 2017 (48th meeting) Minutes Materials  
June 16, 2017 (47th meeting) Minutes Materials;  Additional Material for Agenda Item 6(a)  
February 24, 2017 (46th meeting) Minutes Materials for 2/24/17 meeting; Additional Meeting Material  
November 4, 2016 (45th meeting) Minutes Materials for 11/4/16 meeting; supplement 1 (Rule Change 2016(11)); supplement 2 (Form Flat Fee Agreement)  
July 22, 2016 (44th meeting) Minutes Materials for 7/22/16 meeting part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5  
April 29, 2016 (43rd meeting) Minutes Materials for 4/29/16 meeting part 1, part 2, and part 3  
January 29, 2016 (42nd meeting) Minutes Materials for 1/29/2016 meeting.  
October 16, 2015 (41st meeting) Minutes Materials for 10/16/15 meeting part 1, part 2, and supplemental  
June 5, 2015 (40th meeting) Minutes Materials for 6/5/15 meeting part 1 and part 2  
March 14, 2014 (39th meeting) Minutes Materials for 3/14/14 meeting  
December 6, 2013 (38th meeting) Minutes Materials for 12/6/13 meeting  
October 11, 2013 (37th meeting) Minutes Mateirals for 10/11/13 meeting part 1 and part 2  
July 26, 2013 (36th meeting) Minutes Materials for 7/26/13 meeting  
May 3, 2013 (35th meeting) Minutes Materials for the 5/3/13 meeting  
February 1, 2013 (34th meeting) Minutes Materials for 2/1/13 meeting  
November 16, 2012 (33rd meeting) Minutes Materials for 11/16/12 meeting  
July 13, 2012 (32nd meeting) Minutes Materials for the 7/13/12 meeting  
January 6, 2012 (31st meeting) Minutes Materials for 1/6/12 meeting  
May 6, 2011 (30th meeting) Minutes Materials for 5/6/11 meeting  
January 21, 2011 (29th meeting) Minutes Materials for 1-21-11 meetiing  
August 19, 2010 (28th meeting) Minutes Materials for 8/19/10 meeting  
June 7, 2010 (27th meeting) Minutes Materials for the 6/7/10 meeting  
 February 26, 2010 (26th meeting) Minutes

Materials for the 2/26/10 meeting

 
August 21, 2009 (25th meeting) Minutes Materials for the 8/21/09 meeting  

April 18, 2008 (20th meeting)

through 

May 8, 2009 (24th meeting)

Minutes

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

 

September 30, 2003 (1st meeting) through November 30, 2007 (19th meeting)

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 CRPC 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, 2021
Hon. Michael H. Berger June 30, 2021
Gary B. Blum June 30, 2020
Nancy L. Cohen June 30, 2021
Cynthia F. Covell June 30, 2020
Thomas E. Downey, Jr. June 30, 2020
Hon. Adam Espinosa June 30, 2021
Margaret B. Funk June 30, 2020
John M. Haried June 30, 2020
Lino Lipinsky de Orlov June 30, 2021
David C. Little June 30, 2020
Hon. William R. Lucero June 30, 2021
Jacki Cooper Melmed June 30, 2020
Cecil E. Morris, Jr. June 30, 2020
Hon. Ruthanne Polidori June 30, 2020
Henry R. Reeve June 30, 2020
Alexander R. Rothrock June 30, 2020
Marcus L. Squarrell June 30, 2020
Boston H. Stanton, Jr. June 30, 2021
David W. Stark June 30, 2021
James S. Sudler June 30, 2021
Anthony van Westrum June 30, 2020
Eli Wald June 30, 2021
Lisa M. Wayne June 30, 2021
Hon. John R. Webb June 30, 2021
Fred Yarger June 30, 2020
Jessica Yates June 30, 2021
E. Tuck Young June 30, 2020

 

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