On Thursday, February 28, 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that James C. “Jim” Coyle will be the new Chief Regulation Counsel at the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, effective March 1, 2013. He will replace John Gleason, who announced in January his retirement from the Colorado OARC and move to Oregon to become the Oregon State Bar’s Director of Regulatory Services.
Jim Coyle has been with the OARC since 1990, and has been Chief Deputy Regulation Counsel since 2010. For the first 10 years with the Office, he prosecuted lawyers in disciplinary, disability and contempt proceedings; represented the Board of Law Examiners in admissions cases; and represented the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee in investigating and prosecuting injunctive and contempt proceedings against non-lawyers. From 2001 through 2011, Jim supervised the trial division of the office. He has also acted as counsel for the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline. He is a frequent presenter for CBA-CLE on topics related to professional responsibility and practice of law.
Mr. Coyle was selected as one of three finalists for the position of Chief Regulation Counsel from a pool of over 100 applicants. The finalists were nominated by the Supreme Court Advisory Committee, and the Colorado Supreme Court made the final selection.
For the full announcement from the Colorado State Judicial Branch, click here.