The Colorado Supreme Court has amended the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure. The change was made to CRCP 121 Local Rules – Statewide Practice Standards Section 1-1: Entry of Appearance and Withdrawal. A new Section 5 was added; sections 1-4 remain unchanged. The rule change is effective immediately.
The new Section 5 is entitled Notice of Limited Representation Entry of Appearance and Withdrawal. The new rule outlines the procedures by which an attorney may make a limited appearance for a pro se party in specified proceedings. The attorney must file and serve with the court and the other parties a notice of the limited appearance prior to or simultaneous with such proceedings. At the conclusion of the proceedings, the attorney’s appearance terminates without the necessity of leave of court when the attorney simply files a notice of completion of limited appearance.
The rule change is accompanied by a Committee Comment providing further explanation and background for the rule.
Click here to read more about this amended civil procedure rule, outlined as Rule Change 2011(13).