On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court issued Rule Change 2016(12), amending the Comment to Rule 2.1 of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct. Comment  of Rule 2.1, “Advisor,” was changed by the addition of a sentence regarding allocations of parental responsibilities:
 Advice couched in narrow legal terms may be of little value to a client, especially where practical considerations, such as cost or effects on other people, are predominant. Purely technical legal advice, therefore, can sometimes be inadequate. In a matter involving the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, a lawyer should consider advising the client that parental conflict can have a significant adverse effect on minor children. It is proper for a lawyer to refer to relevant moral and ethical considerations in giving advice. Although a lawyer is not a moral advisor as such, moral and ethical considerations impinge upon most legal questions and may decisively influence how the law will be applied.