On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court announced changes to the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure and the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure. Rule Change 2013(05) amends Rules 17 and 24 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure. Rule Change 2013(06) creates a new Rule 255 of the Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the Attorney Mentoring Program.
The changes to the Crim. P. rules are minor; a statute is updated in Rule 17, and Rule 24 specifies that there must be at least one alternate juror for cases charging Class 1, 2, or 3 felonies or cases implicating C.R.S. § 24-4.1-302(1) if requested by the defendant or the prosecution.
The addition of C.R.C.P. 255 recognizes the new Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP), designed to help foster development of new lawyers or lawyers transitioning from civil service to private practice. The rule change details the goals of the program, discusses the services provided by CAMP, outlines responsibilities and necessary qualifications of the CAMP director, and discusses powers and duties of the CAMP director. As reported by Legal Connection, John T. Baker will be the first CAMP director.
For a complete list of the Supreme Court rule changes, and for more information about Rule Change 2013(05) and 2013(06), click here.