Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.


Rules and Procedures

American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility - The Center for Professional Responsibility provides leadership in developing and interpreting standards and scholarly resources in legal and judicial ethics, professional regulation, professionalism and client protection.

Attorney General Consumer Complaints
The Colorado Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section investigates complaints against businesses.

Legal Regulation Committee
The Legal Regulation Committee approves the filing of formal complaints against attorneys, among other functions.

Attorneys' Fund for Client Protection
The Colorado Attorneys' Fund for Client Protection is a fund established by the Colorado Supreme Court to reimburse clients who suffer a loss of money or other property from the dishonest conduct of their attorney.

CBA Ethics Opinions
The Colorado Bar Association provides written advisory opinions on ethical issues. CBA ethics opinions are not binding on the Colorado Supreme Court, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge, the Legal Regulation Committee, or the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel and do not provide protection against disciplinary actions.

CBA Fee Arbitration
The Colorado Bar Association provides a service to help lawyers and clients resolve fee disputes.

Certificate of Disciplinary History
Certificates of disciplinary history for Colorado attorneys are available here.

Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program
A program to help connect newer Colorado lawyers with more experienced mentors.

Colorado Bar Association
An organization for Colorado attorneys.

Colorado Judicial Branch
The website for Colorado courts.

Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program
A confidential program to help lawyers address personal and professional issues.

Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers
A court-approved peer assistance program that offers support, education and referrals for lawyers experiencing problems with alcohol, substance abuse and mental health problems.

Hiring and Working with an Attorney
This guide explains various aspects of the attorney-client relationship.

In the Event of Death or Closing a Practice
A guide to help lawyers plan the closing of a practice.

Inventory Counsel
The Inventory Counsel Coordinator can manage the affairs and client files of Colorado attorneys who die or become disabled.

Presiding Disciplinary Judge
The Presiding Disciplinary Judge presides over attorney discipline and disability matters and unauthorized practice of law matters, among other functions.

Self-Audit Checklist
A tool to help lawyers identify strengths and weaknesses of office management practices.

Stop Fraud Colorado
A tool provided by the Colorado Attorney General's Office to help identify, prevent and report fraudulent activity throughout Colorado.

Trust Account School and Ethics School
The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel offers trust account school and ethics school. Sign-up forms are available here.

Unauthorized Practice of Law
The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel investigates and prosecutes complaints about the unauthorized practice of law by non-lawyers.

Supreme Court Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee helps the Colorado Supreme Court by reviewing the productivity, effectiveness and efficiency of the attorney regulation system, including Attorney Regulation Counsel.