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May 2003       Vol. 32, No. 5       Page  115
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Court Business

Court Business

Supreme Court Rules Committee

Rule Change #2003(4)
The Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure
Chapter 18. Rules Governing Admission to the Bar, Rule 201.14
Chapter 20. Colorado Rules of Procedure Regarding Attorney Discipline
And Disability Proceedings, Colorado Attorneys’ Fund For Client Protection,
And Mandatory Continuing Legal Education and Judicial Education, Rule 260.12
Amended and Adopted

C.R.Civ.P. Chapter 18. Rule 201.14. Oath of Admission

(1) [No Change]
(2) [No Change]
(3) Every applicant, before taking the oath of admission, shall complete the required course on professionalism presented by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel in cooperation with the Colorado Bar Association. For applicants eligible for admission after July 1, 2003, the course shall satisfy 6 units of the 45-unit general requirement during each attorney’s continuing legal education first compliance period, pursuant to C.R.C.P. 260.2(1). Attorneys admitted after July 1, 2000, but prior to July 1, 2003, who have not taken the 4-unit professionalism course by July 1, 2003, shall take the 6-unit professionalism course, and shall receive 4 units of the 7-unit ethics requirement and 2 of the general requirement, in that attorney’s first continuing legal education compliance period, pursuant to C.R.C.P. 260.2(2). In the event that an applicant is unsuccessful on the Colorado bar examination, the professionalism course shall be valid for one full calendar year following completion of the course. Proceeds from the fee charged for the course shall be divided equally between the Colorado Bar Association, CLE in Colorado, Inc., and the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel to pay for administering the course and to fund the attorney regulation system.

C.R.Civ.P. Chapter 20. Rule 260.2. CLE Requirements

(1) [No Change]
(2) [No Change]
(3) [No Change]
(4) This subsection 4 is repealed and replaced by 201.14(3).
(5) [No Change]
(6) [No Change]

Amended and adopted by the Court, En Banc, March 21, 2003, effective July 1, 2003. Justice Martinez would not approve the amendments. Justice Rice does not participate.

By the Court:

Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

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