|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The Supreme Court has repealed and reenacted the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, effective January 1, 2008.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
Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. and are concluded by noon.
2013 Recommended Changes to Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct
The committee's 2013 recommendations concerning amendments to the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct are accessible below.
2006 Recommended Changes to Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct
|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
Comparison with the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Appendix to Supplemental Report (posted 9/20/06)
Members of the Committee
|Name of Committee Member||Term End Date|
|Marcy G. Glenn, Chair||June 30, 2018|
|Federico C. Alvarez||June 30, 2018|
|Hon. Michael H. Berger||June 30, 2018|
|Helen E. Berkman||June 30, 2017|
|Gary B. Blum||June 30, 2017|
|Nancy L. Cohen||June 30, 2018|
|Cynthia F. Covell||June 30, 2017|
|James C. Coyle||June 30, 2018|
|Thomas E. Downey, Jr.||June 30, 2017|
|Margaret B. Funk||June 30, 2020|
|John M. Haried||June 30, 2017|
|David C. Little||June 30, 2017|
|Hon. William R. Lucero||June 30, 2018|
|Jacki Cooper Melmed||June 30, 2020|
|Cecil E. Morris, Jr.||June 30, 2017|
|Hon. Ruthanne Polidori||June 30, 2017|
|Henry R. Reeve||June 30, 2017|
|Alexander R. Rothrock||June 30, 2017|
|Matthew Samuelson||June 30, 2018|
|Marcus L. Squarrell||June 30, 2017|
|Boston H. Stanton, Jr.||June 30, 2018|
|David W. Stark||June 30, 2018|
|James S. Sudler||June 30, 2018|
|Anthony van Westrum||June 30, 2017|
|Eli Wald||June 30, 2018|
|Lisa M. Wayne||June 30, 2018|
|Hon. John R. Webb||June 30, 2018|
|E Tuck Young||June 30, 2017|