Back in 2011, the Colorado Supreme Court announced significant changes across the board for procedural time calculations. The changes conform the various court rules to the “rule of 7″ for procedural time periods, adopting multiples of a week. The rule changes were implemented in two phases: the contents of Rule Change 2011(18) were implemented on January 1, 2012, and the contents of Rule Change 2011(19) are set to become effective on July 1, 2012. This later date reflected the need for some rules changes to be approved and passed by the Colorado legislature.
On June 20, 2012, the Court released a Corrective Order to revise the procedural time calculations for some Colorado Rules of Procedure that become effective in July. Namely, time periods for filing certain documents with the court have been extended in the following rules:
- Rule 103 and Rule 403 Garnishment (extension of certain deadlines from 7 to 14 days)
- Rule 411 Appeals (extension of certain deadlines from 14 to 21 days)
The specific changes to the rules can be reviewed in the redlined document below.