Resources for Professionalism
The Rules of Professional Conduct govern the actions of all attorneys in Colorado and have been adopted by the Colorado Supreme Court. The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct have changed effective January 1, 2008.
The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct have also been adopted with some modifications, by the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado for the conduct of attorneys - D.C. Colo. L.R. 83.6.
The Oath of Admission is taken by all individuals at the time of their swearing-in and admission to the practice of law in Colorado and Denver.
This committee coordinates the association's efforts to improve professional conduct on the part of lawyers and judges in light of the lawyers' Oath of Admission to practice law in Colorado and the reasonable expectations of the bench, bar, and the public.
Indicate formal and informal opinions are on the CBA website and that there is a call-in hotline for members to speak with a member of the Ethics Committee.
The PPA panel offers FREE and confidential assistance to attorneys in resolving professionalism issues. By calling the CBA/DBA offices at (303) 860-1115, any lawyer practicing in the metropolitan Denver area can access an “on-call” PPA panel member to discuss professionalism issues.
A joint CBA/DBA committee. A committee consisting of attorneys and other professionals that seeks to promote better understanding among the professions; prepares statements of principles governing interprofessional relations; and assists in resolving disputes between professionals. Maintains the Interprofessional Code.
The Legal Fee Arbitration Committee is made up of about 100 members appointed by both the Denver Bar and Colorado Bar Association Presidents. The committee seeks to identify and resolve through arbitration disputes between attorneys and their clients concerning legal fees.
Other Locations for Research on Professionalism Issues
• American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility
• University of South Carolina School of Law Center for Professionalism
• The Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
• Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism