Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
Practice Monitor Program Offered
The CLE course teaches attorneys how to help fellow lawyers who have violated the rules of professional conduct.
For the past year the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel has offered a continuing legal education program to introduce attorneys to the lawyer regulation system, and specifically the practice monitoring process.
In 1999, Colorado’s lawyer regulation system was redesigned. An important goal of the program is education and rehabilitation. When appropriate, lawyers who have violated the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct are assigned a practice monitor or financial monitor who assists them in adopting law office management systems and financial practices to help them stay on the right side of the rules of professional conduct.
Four times a year, the office offers a program to interested lawyers to teach them about being a practice monitor or financial monitor. Participants earn three CLE ethics credits and are asked to volunteer as a practice monitor or financial monitor in one lawyer regulation case. If you are interested, you can find class dates and registration instruction here. If you have additional questions, contact Chip Mortimer, Deputy Regulation Counsel, at (303) 928-7783.