Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
Lawyer Self-Assessment Program
The Colorado Lawyer Self-Assessment Program is designed to help lawyers better serve clients and simplify their professional lives. The program arises from a multi-year initiative of a subcommittee of the Colorado Supreme Court Advisory Committee. There are over 50 members of this subcommittee. They include lawyers and members of other professions. All members have volunteered their time to help Colorado lawyers enhance client service, competence, and professionalism. These members identified ten areas of self-assessment that allow lawyers to reflect on practice strengths and weaknesses.
The self-assessments emphasize high-quality client service, efficient law office management, and compliance with professional obligations. The self-assessment process is designed to be educational and to prevent problems before they arise. The self-assessments offer references to applicable Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct as well as a variety of educational resources on professionalism, ethics, and client service matters.
The ten self-assessments focus on the following ten core practice principles:
The subcommittee has chosen to make the self-assessments voluntary in an effort to create voluntary compliance by the Colorado legal community. The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel does not receive any personally-attributable answers from the program. The office supports the program as part of its efforts to help lawyers successfully navigate the practice of law throughout the stages of their career. (See Pmbl. to Chs. 18-20, C.R.C.P., Rules Governing the Practice of Law, ¶ 5.)
The links to the online and print surveys with all ten individual self-assessments are above. Lawyers may take either the online or print survey depending on personal preference. Also above, Colorado lawyers will find a link to an affidavit to claim CLE credit for program participation. The additional links below provide more information about the subcommittee and the concept of proactive management-based programs (PMBP).
For more information on the program, please contact Jonathan White, Professional Development Counsel, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, at 303-928-7919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.