The Colorado Supreme Court has amended the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure that outline the process for admission to the Colorado Bar. The changes allow for admission for applicants who have passed the Uniform Bar Exam in another state no more than than two years ago, or less than five years ago if combined with work experience. The change was made to CRCP Chapter 18 – Rules Governing Admission to the Bar.
Rule 201.3 – Classification of Applicants – Section 5 was amended with a new definition for such “Class B” applicants:
those applicants who have taken the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) in another state or territory of the United States or in the District of Columbia within two years preceding application for admission to the Bar of Colorado and earned a score that is passing based upon standards set by the Colorado Supreme Court.
A further delineation of requirements for Class B admission follows for those who passed the exam less than five years ago and have been practicing law since, and can be reviewed here.
Additionally, a new classification of applicants was created. Class C applicants must take a written exam. Overall, Rules 201.3, 201.4, 201.5, 201.12, and 201.14 were amended by the Colorado Supreme Court.
Click here to read more about all of the amended bar admission rules, outlined as Rule Change 2011(14).