Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
Trust, Ethics, and Practice and Financial Monitor Schools
Trust Account School
Trust Account School is a four-hour program offered by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel that addresses the correct method for maintaining and administering a trust account. Any attorneys and law firm staff who handle trust account funds are encouraged to attend. Trust Account School is offered five times per year and takes place at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver. Register for an upcoming Trust Account School program.
Ethics School is a seven-hour program offered by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel focusing on everyday dilemmas that confront attorneys. Attorneys might be invited or required to attend Ethics School as a result of lawyer discipline, probation, or an alternative-to-discipline program. Ethics School is offered five times per year and takes place at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver. Register for an upcoming Ethics School program.
Practice and Financial Monitor Schools
Each year Colorado lawyers face regulation because they need help managing their law practice or putting together systems that will assist them to meet their fiduciary duties. Our attorney regulation system relies on volunteers to assist lawyers to understand, develop and implement “ethical infrastructure” in law office management and financial systems. We call these volunteers Practice Monitors and Financial Monitors.
About three times a year, the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel offers a continuing legal education program on this topic through Colorado CLE, Inc. The cost is minimal, but the reward is great. The program will introduce you to the attorney regulation process and the role of practice monitors and financial monitors within that process. You will also receive important information about the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program (COLAP) and the intersection between lawyer disability and regulation. Ethics credits are awarded. For additional information and to sign up, check the CBA’s CLE calendar for the upcoming Practice and Financial Monitor class.