Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.

Colorado Supreme Court Committees

Attorney Regulation Counsel serves at the pleasure of the Colorado Supreme Court. The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel works with eight permanent Supreme Court committees in regulating the judiciary and the practice of law in Colorado.

 

Supreme Court Advisory Committee

The Supreme Court Advisory Committee is a volunteer committee that assists the Court with administrative oversight of the entire attorney regulation system. The Committee’s responsibilities are to review the productivity, effectiveness and efficiency of the Court’s attorney regulation system including that of the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge, the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program (COLAP) and the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP).

 

The next meeting will be held September 8, 2017 at the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, 1300 Broadway, Suite 500, Denver, CO.

Minutes

Committee Roster

The Advisory Committee has formed subcommittees to study innovative solutions to issues facing the legal profession.

Learn more about the subcommittees.

 

 

Board of Law Examiners – Law Committee

The Law Committee is composed of 11 volunteer attorney members. It reviews and approves the standards that must be met to pass the written examination.

Committee Roster

 

Board of Law Examiners – Character and Fitness Committee

The Character and Fitness Committee is composed of 11 volunteer members: seven attorneys and four non-attorneys. The Committee is charged with investigating applicants’ character and fitness to practice law in Colorado.

Committee Roster

 

Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education

The Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education consists of nine members: six attorneys, one judge and two non-attorneys. The Board administers the program requiring attorneys and judges to take continuing education courses.

Board Roster

 

Attorney Regulation Committee

The Attorney Regulation Committee is composed of nine volunteer members: six attorneys and three public members. The Committee, known as ARC, is the gatekeeper for all official disciplinary proceedings against respondent attorneys. It considers reports prepared by Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel attorneys and determines whether reasonable cause exists to seek discipline. The Committee also considers, and enters into, investigation-level diversion agreements.

Committee Roster

 

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

The Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee is composed of nine members: six attorneys and three non-attorneys. The Committee has jurisdiction over allegations involving the unauthorized practice of law.

Committee Roster

 

Board of Trustees, Attorneys’ Fund for Client Protection

The Board of Trustees is composed of five attorneys and two non-attorney public members. The trustees evaluate, determine and pay claims made on the Attorneys Fund for Client Protection based on reports submitted by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. The Board of Trustees issue a separate report, found here.

Board Roster

Annual Reports

 

Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline

The Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline is composed of 10 members of the public. Members are appointed by the Supreme Court, the Governor, and the Legislature. The Commission is charged with monitoring the conduct of the judiciary, including judges of county and district courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.

Commission Roster

 

The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel also works with the Colorado Supreme Court Rules of Professional Conduct Standing Committee, which is charged with the responsibility of periodic review, correcting, updating and improvement of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.