The Colorado Supreme Court has approved four amendments to the Colorado Appellate Rules (C.A.R).
The first change, Rule Change 2010(3) (pdf), adds language to C.A.R. 5(b), “Entry of Appearance and Withdrawal,” indicating that a client that is not a “natural person … must be represented by counsel in any appellate proceeding unless it is a closely held entity and first complies with section 13-1-127, C.R.S.”
The second change, Rule Change 2010(4) (pdf), amends C.A.R. 3.3, “Appeals of Grant or Denial of Class Certification,” to correct erroneous citations.
The third change, Rule Change 2010(5) (pdf), amends C.A.R. 35, “Determination of Appeal,” with clarifying language.
These changes were approved, en banc, by the Colorado Supreme Court on April 5, 2010. They went into effect immediately.
The fourth change, Rule Change 2010(8) (pdf), amends C.A.R. 4, “Appeal as of Right — When Taken,” which describes the procedure for appealing death penalty cases. This amendment was approved by the court, en banc, on May 10, 2010, and was effective immediately.