The Colorado Supreme Court has made significant changes across the board for procedural time calculations. The amendments were made to the:
- Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure
- Colorado Appellate Rules
- Colorado Rules of Probate Procedure
- Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure
- Colorado Rules of Juvenile Procedure
- Colorado Municipal Court Rules of Procedure
- Colorado Rules for Magistrates
The changes conform these rules to the “rule of 7″ for procedural time periods. This change, adopting multiples of a week, will help eliminate problems that arise when a deadline falls on a weekend; deadlines can no longer fall on a weekend.
Additionally, the changes:
- Eliminate the 3-day mail rule.
- Add the requirement that motions challenging expert testimony pursuant to C.R.E. 702 must be filed no later than 70 days (10 weeks) before the trial.
- Clarify that the “next day” is determined by continuing to count forward when the period is measured after an event and backward when measured before an event.
- Repeal provisions that conflict with the “rule of 7” standard.
The amendments are compiled in two massive rule changes, which provide red line edits: