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TCL > May 2011 Issue > Court Business

May 2011       Vol. 40, No. 5       Page  121
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

Rule Change 2011(5)
Colo. RPC 1.5. Fees

RULE 1.5.(b) and Comment [3A]

Rule 1.5 Fees

(a) [No Change]

(b) When the lawyer has not regularly represented the client, the basis or rate of the fee and expenses shall be communicated to the client, in writing, before or within a reasonable time after commencing the representation. Any changes in the basis or rate of the fee or expenses shall also be promptly communicated to the client, in writing.

(c) through (g) [No Change]


[1] through [3] [No Change]

[3A] has been deleted

[4] through [18] [No Change]

Amended by the Court, en banc, March 10, 2011, effective July 1, 2011.

By the Court:

Nathan B. Coats
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Monica M. Márquez
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

Revisions were made to the Income Eligibility Tables for Chief Justice Directives (CJD) 98-01, 04-04, 04-05, and 04-06. Complete copies of the Court’s CJDs are available at Contact Paul Litschewski, Financial Program Manager with questions about the information printed here: (303) 837-3628,

CJD 98-01
Procedures for the Waiver of Court Costs in
Civil Cases on the Basis of Indigency
Revision to Eligibility Table


CJD 04-04
Appointment of State-Funded Counsel in Criminal and
Juvenile Delinquency Cases and for Contempt of Court
Revision to Eligibility Table


CJD 04-05
Appointment and Payment Procedures for Court-Appointed Counsel
Pursuant to Titles 12, 13, 14, 15, 19 (Dependency and Neglect Only),
22, 27, and Guardians ad Litem, Child and Family Investigators,
and Court Visitors Paid by the State Court Administrator’s Office
Revision to Eligibility Table


CJD 04-06
Court Appointments Through the
Office of the Child’s Representative
Revision to Eligibility Table

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