Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.

Practice Management

Avoid common missteps by efficiently and effectively managing your practice.

Ethics and Trust Account Schools presented by OARC
The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel offers trust account school and ethics school.

13 Steps to Operating Trust Accounts
Mishandling client funds is the quickest way to get disciplined in Colorado. Learn how to operate your trust account effectively.

The Colorado Lawyer Self-Assessment Program
A program that allows lawyers to proactively evaluate client service matters, law office management, and their compliance with professional obligations. Lawyers who complete this voluntary, confidential program may claim CLE credit.

Self-Audit Checklist
Click here to download survey as a Word document.
A tool to help lawyers identify strengths and weaknesses of office management practices.

Hiring and Working with an Attorney.
This guide offers insights on what to look for when hiring an attorney and what to expect out of the attorney-client relationship.

Pro Bono Legal Clinics and Ethical Considerations
To encourage lawyers to participate in clinics, and allay some common fears about the application of the Rules of Professional Conduct in clinic settings, the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel partnered with the Colorado Access to Justice Commission and the Denver Bar Association-Access to Justice Committee to produce “Justice For All: Pro Bono Legal Clinics and Ethical Considerations.” The video is available here as well as answers to frequently asked questions regarding representation at clinics.

Professional Liability Insurance.
What lawyers need to know about malpractice insurance.

In the Event of Death or Closing a Practice
Click here to download guide as a Word document.
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.

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 Attorney 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.

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