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March 2010       Vol. 39, No. 3       Page  107
From the Courts

Court Business

Visit the related court’s website for complete text of rule changes or proposed rule changes issued by the court. Each court’s website includes corresponding forms, which are not printed in Court Business, and versions with highlights of revisions (deletions and additions). Material printed in Court Business appears as submitted by the court and has not been edited by the staff of The Colorado Lawyer.

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Committee

Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Comments
C.R.Civ.P. 47
Hearing to be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Deadline for Comments: Friday, April 2, 2010, 5:00 p.m.

The Colorado Supreme Court will conduct a hearing on a proposed amendment of Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure 47(a)(5) and (u). The hearing will occur on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in the Colorado Supreme Court Courtroom, 101 W. Colfax Ave., First Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203.

The Court also requests written public comments by any interested person on the proposed amendments. An original and eight copies of the written comments should be submitted to Susan J. Festag, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 2 East 14th Ave., Denver CO 80203, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010. Persons wishing to participate at the hearing should notify Ms. Festag no later than Friday, April 2, 2010. The Clerk will post written comments, as they are received, on the Colorado Supreme Court’s website.

The proposed amendments to C.R.C.P. 47(a)(5) and (u) are available on the court’s website at The proposed amendments are based on a recommendation by the Supreme Court Jury System Committee following a pilot program conducted from March 1998 to February 2000 and a follow-up study in December 2008.

By the Court:

Nancy E. Rice
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

Colorado Judicial Department
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Directives

Notice of Availability

Chief Justice Directives (CJDs) are available online at The website lists CJDs by date and allows users to search by topic. Hard copies of the CJDs are available for $.25 per page (approximately $125 for a full set) and may be obtained by contacting the Colorado Office of the State Court Administrator, 1301 Pennsylvania St., Ste. 300, Denver, CO 80203.

Publication in The Colorado Lawyer

CJDs will be published on a space-available basis in this "Court Business" section of The Colorado Lawyer. Attachments may be omitted for space reasons. To obtain a copy of attachments, contact: Court Services Division, Colorado Office of the State Court Administrator, 1301 Pennsylvania St., Ste. 300, Denver, CO 80203; or visit

CJD 85-02
Wiretap Reports

All judges having jurisdiction to order wiretaps or electronic eavesdropping are required to report such orders to the administrative director of the United States Courts pursuant to Title III, Public Law 96-351, 90th Congress.* A copy of each such report shall be filed with the State Court Administrator at the same time the report is sent to the Administrative Office of the United States Court.

Section 16-15-104(1), C.R.S.


Administrative Office of the United States Court
Attn: Statistics Division (WT)
One Columbus Circle N.E.
Washington, D.C. 2054

CJD 85-02 is amended effective as of the date signed.

Done at Denver this 8th day of January, 2010.

By the Court:

Mary J. Mullarkey
Chief Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

CJD 85-22
Rate of Interest on Judgments Which Are Appealed
Amended January 2010

Pursuant to the statutory references cited below, the Colorado Secretary of State has certified the following rates of interest on judgments that are appealed:

Effective Date

January 1, 1999
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2001
January 1, 2002
January 1, 2003
January 1, 2004
January 1, 2005
January 1, 2006
January 1, 2007
January 1, 2008
January 1, 2009
January 1, 2010




January 4, 1999
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2001
January 1, 2002
January 2, 2003
January 2, 2004
January 1, 2005
January 3, 2006
January 2, 2007
January 7, 2008
January 5, 2009
January 4, 2010

Approved by the Chief Justice.

Done at Denver, Colorado, this 28th day of January 2010.

By the Court:

Mary J. Mullarkey
Chief Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

Section 5-12-106(2)(a), C.R.S.
Section 13-21-101(3), C.R.S.

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