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The Colorado Lawyer
August 2000
Vol. 29, No. 8 [Page  103]

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From the Courts
Court Business

Court Business

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Committee
Corrective Order to Rule Change #2000(13)

Chapter 35
Colorado Rules for Magistrates
Rule 5. General Provisions—Applicable to All Magistrates
Corrective Order

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 251.1. Discipline and Disability: Policy-Jurisdiction
Corrective Order

Chapter 35. Colorado Rules for Magistrates

Rule 5. General Provisions—Applicable to All Magistrates

(a) – (g) [No Change]

(h) All magistrates in the performance of their duties shall conduct themselves in accord with the provisions of the Colorado Code of Judicial Conduct. Any complaint alleging that a magistrate, who is an attorney, has violated the provisions of the Colorado Code of Judicial Conduct may be filed with the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel for proceedings pursuant to C.R.C.P. 251.1, et seq. Such proceedings shall be conducted to determine whether any violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct has occurred and what discipline, if any, is appropriate. These proceedings shall in no way affect the supervision of the Chief Judge over magistrates as provided in C.R.M. 1.

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 251.1. Discipline and Disability: Policy-Jurisdiction

(a) [No Change]

(b) Jurisdiction. Every attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado is subject to the disciplinary and disability jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in all matters relating to the practice of law. Every attorney specially admitted to practice law in this state pursuant to C.R.C.P. 221 or C.R.C.P. 221.1 is subject to the disciplinary and disability jurisdiction of the Supreme Court for conduct related to that proceeding. Every attorney serving as a magistrate pursuant to the Colorado Rules for Magistrates, Chapter 35, vol. 12, C.R.S., is subject to the disciplinary and disability jurisdiction of the Supreme Court for conduct performed as a magistrate as provided by C.R.M. 5(h).

(c) – (d) [No Change]

This order corrects a typographical error in Rule Change #2000(13). The new subsection in Rule 5 should be lettered (h) and not (g), as subsection (g) already exists. Accordingly, the reference to this subsection in Rule 251.1(b) should be to subsection (h) and not (g).

This Corrective Order is issued June 27, 2000, effective immediately.

By the Court:

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


Rule Change #2000(14)
Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure
Chapter 18. Rules Governing Admission to the Bar
Rule 201.3. Classification of Applicants
Amended and Adopted

Rule 201.3. Classification of Applicants

(1) Class A applicants are those applicants as determined by the Bar Committee:

(a) who have been admitted to the Bar of another state, territory, or district of the United States which allows admission to members of the Colorado Bar on motion without the requirement of taking that jurisdiction’s bar examination,

(b) who have actively and substantially maintained a practice of law in that state, territory or district of the United States which allows admission to members of the Colorado Bar on motion without the requirement of taking that jurisdiction’s bar examination, immediately preceding application to the admission of the Bar of Colorado, and

(c) who have actively and substantially engaged in the practice of law for five of the seven years immediately preceding application for admission to the Bar of Colorado.

(2) – (5) [No Change]

Amended and Adopted by the Court, En Banc, June 22, 2000, effective January 1, 2001.

By the Court:

Nancy E. Rice
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

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