December 17, 2017

New JDF Forms Issued in Adoption, Seal My Case, and More Categories

The Colorado State Judicial Branch has issued several revised JDF forms with September, October, and November release dates. Some of the modified forms include record sealing requests for Minor in Possession charges, applications to file in forma pauperis, and a motion and order for access to juvenile personal records. The forms are available for PDF download here or are available in Word format on the State Judicial website.

ADOPTION

  • JDF 534 – “Request for Access to Juvenile Personal Records” (revised 10/15)
  • JDF 535 – “Order for Good Cause re: Access to Juvenile Personal Records” (revised 10/15)

APPEALS

  • Form 6A – “Certificate of Compliance for Amicus Briefs” (revised 11/15)

BONDS

  • JDF 231 – “Waiver of Extradition as a Condition of Bail Bond” (revised 10/15)

CRIMINAL

  • JDF 208 – “Application for Public Defender, Court-Appointed Counsel, or Guardian ad Litem” (revised 10/15)

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

  • JDF 1409 – “Order to Terminate Child Support” (revised 09/15)

FILING FEES

  • JDF 205 – “Motion to File Without Payment of Filing Fee/Waive Other Costs Owed to the State and Supporting Affidavit” (revised 10/15)

MISCELLANEOUS

  • JDF 6 – “Request to Add Interest by Victim” (revised 09/15)

SEAL MY CASE

  • JDF 314(a) – “Order Regarding the Sealing of Records Related to Illegal Possession or Consumption of Ethyl Alcohol by an Underage Person (MIP)” (revised 10/15)
  • JDF 314(b) – “Order Regarding the Sealing of Records Related to Illegal Possession or Consumption of Ethyl Alcohol or Marijuana by an Underage Person (MIP)” (revised 10/15)

For all of State Judicial’s JDF forms, click here.

Filing Fees Amended Along with Forms in Domestic, Probate, Seal My Case, and Other Categories

The Colorado State Judicial Branch continues to revise its JDF forms. In February and March 2014, forms were revised in the Adoption, Appeals, Domestic, Garnishment & Judgment, Probate, and Seal My Case categories, and the filing fees were also amended. Additionally, forms were added to the Seal My Case category regarding juvenile contacts with law enforcement that do not result in referrals to other agencies.

Forms are available here for download in PDF format. Forms are available as Word documents from the State Judicial website.

ADOPTION

  • JDF 526 – “Affidavit of Diligent Efforts” (R2/14)

APPEALS

  • JDF 126 – “Instructions to File a Small Claims or County Civil Appeal” (R2/14)

DOMESTIC

  • JDF 211 – “Motion to Reduce Payment for ODR Services and Supporting Financial Affidavit” (R3/14)
  • JDF 1804 – “Income Withholding for Support” (R2/14)

FEES

  • JDF 1 – “Filing Fees, Surcharges, and Costs in Colorado Courts” (R2/14)
  • JDF 205 – “Motion to File Without Payment of Filing Fee/Waive Other Costs Owed to the State and Supporting Affidavit” (R3/14)

GARNISHMENTS & JUDGMENTS

  • JDF 125 – “Order for Revival of Judgment” (R3/14)

PROBATE

  • JDF 998 – “Instructions for Completing Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property” (R2/14)
  • JDF 999 – “Collection of Personal Property by Affidavit” (R2/14)

SEAL MY CASE

  • JDF 301 – “Instructions to File an Expungement Juvenile ‘JD’ Case, Criminal ‘CR’ Case, or Municipal Case” (R3/14)
  • JDF 302 – “Petition for Expungement of Records” (R3/14)
  • JDF 303 – “Notice of Hearing on Petition for Expungement” (R3/14)
  • JDF 304 – “Order of Expungement of Records” (R3/14)
  • JDF 324 – “Petition for Expungement of Records for a Law Enforcement Contact Not Resulting in a Referral to Another Agency” (Added 3/14)
  • JDF 325 – “Notice of Hearing on Petition for Expungement of Records for a Law Enforcement Contact Not Resulting in a Referral to Another Agency” (Added 3/14)
  • JDF 326 – “Order of Expungement of Records for a Law Enforcement Contact Not Resulting in a Referral to Another Agency” (Added 3/14)

Click here for all of State Judicial’s JDF forms.

Revised Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Tenth Circuit Local Rules Available Now; Fees to Increase

On December 1, 2013, changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure will take effect. Primary changes are to Rules 28 and 28.1, which address briefing requirements. The changes allow parties to combine a statement of the case and the factual recitation for the appeal into a single section. The current rule(s) require separate sections. In addition, Rules 13, 14, and 24 have been updated to clarify procedures in cases coming from the Tax Court, including permissive interlocutory appeals.

The revised Tenth Circuit Local Rules will take effect January 1, 2014. A memorandum outlining the more substantive changes to the Local Rules and the FRAP is available on the court’s website here. A redline version of both revisions is available here and a link to the complete 2014 FRAP and Local Rules is available here.

The court also announced an increase in the fee schedule. Effective December 1, 2013, the docketing fee for filing an appeal or original proceeding will increase to $505 from $450. The filing fee will be $500 for Petitions for Review and other original proceedings which require a fee. The record retrieval fee for archived materials will increase on the same date to $64 from $53.

Protection Order Forms, Forms to Seal Juvenile Records Amended by State Judicial

In August and September 2013, the Colorado State Judicial Branch overhauled its Protection Order forms and issued revised forms in several different categories. State Judicial’s Probate forms were also amended in August, as previously reported by Legal Connection.

Forms are available for download here in PDF format by clicking the links below. State Judicial’s forms page has forms in PDF, Word, and Word template.

ADOPTION

  • JDF 506 – “Notice of Adoption Proceeding and Summons to Respond” (revised 8/13)

CRIMINAL

  • JDF 475 – “Order to Discontinue Sex Offender Registration” (revised 9/13)

DOMESTIC

  • JDF 1099 – “Instructions for Filing a Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation if there are No Children of This Marriage or Children are Emancipated” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 1100 – “Instructions for Filing a Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation with Children of This Marriage” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 1266 – “Instructions for Filing a Dissolution or Legal Separation of Civil Union if there are No Children of This Civil Union or Children are Emancipated” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 1267 – “Instructions for Filing a Dissolution or Legal Separation of Civil Union with Children of This Civil Union” (revised 8/13)

FILING FEES

  • JDF 202 – “Finding and Order Concerning Inmate Motion Requesting Waiving Prepayment of Filing/Service Fees” (revised 8/13)

GARNISHMENTS

  • JDF 82 – “Instructions for Collecting a Judgment and Completing a Writ of Garnishment” (revised 8/13)
  • Form 26 – “Writ of Continuing Garnishment” (revised 8/13)
  • Form 29 – “Writ of Garnishment with Notice of Exemption and Pending Levy” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 89 – “Notice to Garnishee, Application of Funds to Judgment, and Release of Funds to Judgment Creditor” (revised 8/13)

PROTECTION ORDERS

  • JDF 395 – “Instructions for Restrained Person – Motion to Modify/Dismiss Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 396 – “Instructions for Protected Person – Motion to Modify/Dismiss Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 400 – “Instructions for Obtaining a Civil Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 393 – “Verbal Emergency Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 394 – “Emergency Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 397 – “Motion to Modify or Dismiss Temporary or Permanent Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 398 – “Citation and Temporary Civil Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 399 – “Permanent Civil Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 401 – “Incident Checklist” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 410 – “Order Modifying Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 413 – “Verified Motion for Contempt Citation” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 440 – “Mandatory Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 442 – “Information Sheet for Registering a Protection Order” (revised 8/13)

SEAL MY CASE

  • JDF 301 – “Instructions to File an Expungement Juvenile “JD” Case or Criminal “CR” Case (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 302 – “Petition for Expungement of Records” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 304 – “Order for Expungement of Records” (revised 8/13)

Click here for all of State Judicial’s JDF forms.

Forms Regarding Protection Orders and Sealing Juvenile Cases Amended by State Judicial

The Colorado State Judicial Branch released several amended forms in August 2013, in the categories of filing fees, protection orders, and sealing cases. The forms can be downloaded here, or from State Judicial’s individual forms pages.

All forms are available in Adobe PDF format, and some are also available as Microsoft Word documents and templates.

FILING FEES

  • JDF 202 – “Finding and Order Concerning Inmate Motion Requesting Waiving Prepayment of Filing/Service Fees” (revised 8/13)

PROTECTION ORDERS

  • JDF 395 – “Instructions for Restrained Person to Modify/Dismiss Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 396 – “Instructions for Protected Person to Modify/Dismiss Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 400 – “Instructions for Obtaining a Civil Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 393 – “Verbal Emergency Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 394 – “Emergency Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 397 – “Motion to Modify or Dismiss Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 398 – “Citation and Temporary Civil Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 399 – “Permanent Civil Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 401 – “Incident Checklist” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 402 – “Verified Complaint/Motion for Civil Protection Order” (revised 6/13)
  • JDF 404 – “Affidavit Regarding Children” (revised 6/13)
  • JDF 410 – “Order Modifying Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 413 – “Verified Motion for Contempt Citation” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 440 – “Mandatory Protection Order” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 442 – “Information Sheet for Registering a Protection Order” (revised 8/13)

SEAL MY CASE

  • JDF 301 – “Instructions to File an Expungement – Juvenile “JV” Case or Criminal “CR” Case” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 302 – “Petition for Expungement of Records” (revised 8/13)
  • JDF 304 – “Order of Expungement of Records” (revised 8/13)

For a complete listing of JDF forms, visit the Colorado State Judicial Branch website, or click here.

Filing Fees to Change Effective July 1, 2013, Due to Repeal of CJD 12-02

Chief Justice Directive 12-02 was created in January 2012 to temporarily reduce statutory filing fees. The Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that effective July 1, 2013, that Chief Justice Directive will be repealed, which means that filing fees will increase.

CJD 12-02 affected most civil actions, such as county court civil, small claims, district court civil, domestic relations, probate, juvenile, and water court actions. The fees reverted to the level they were at before CJD 12-02, which is a significant change. The fees for filing in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals did not change.

To see a PDF detailing the filing fees, surcharges, and costs in Colorado state courts, click here.

Secretary of State Lowers Notary Fees to $1 Starting November 1, 2012

Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced on October 30, 2012, that he would drop online filing fees for notaries public from $10 to $1 starting November 1 and continuing through the end of the fiscal year. The fee reduction is for notaries who file for the first time or renew online; it is meant as an acknowledgment of the efficiency and convenience of online filing.

The fee reduction is expected to reduce revenue to the Secretary of State’s office by $200,000. The fee reduction will continue until the end of the fiscal year, and will be re-evaluated quarterly from that point on.

The full press release is available here.

Online Submission and Payment Options Now Available for Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals announced that original proceedings may now be submitted and filing fees may be paid with a credit card using their ECF filing system.

Anyone wishing to use the new ECF system must be a registered user with the court. All documents must be in searchable PDF format and may not exceed 5 MB in size.

Directions for submitting petitions with payment using the ECF system can be found here. Directions for submitting payments are found here, and directions for submitting F.R.A.P. 5 petitions can be found here.

New Colorado Courts E-Filing System to Launch January 1, 2013

New E-Filing System: On January 1, 2013, the Colorado Judicial Branch’s new Integrated Colorado Courts E-Filing System (ICCES) will replace LexisNexis File & Serve. As of that date, all electronic filings for civil cases in the district, county, and appellate courts of Colorado will be made through the new ICCES program.

The State Judicial website has videos giving an overview of ICCES and a basic demonstration of filing a new case. Additionally, a new Pricing Model Sheet is available to review.

Pilot: On October 1, 2012, the Colorado Courts will begin the live transition from LexisNexis File & Serve to ICCES. Select judicial districts will pilot ICCES from October 1 through December 31. Pilot courts will require all e-filings be made through the ICCES system during this three-month period. Non-pilot courts will still require that all filings be made through LexisNexis. On January 1, 2013, the pilot will end and all judicial districts will fully transition to ICCES. To learn more about the pilot schedule, click here.

ICCES Account Pre-Registration: Law firms and agencies will need to register their organizations and request user accounts for ICCES. Pre-registration can be completed by clicking here.

Training: The Judicial Branch will begin ICCES training this August. Trainings will also be announced on the Judicial Branch website. To learn more about training opportunities, click here.

Stay informed about the ICCES transition by visiting the Colorado Judicial Branch’s E-Filing website, where regular updates will be posted.

E-mail ICCES-Feedback@judicial.state.co.us for any questions about the transition to ICCES.

State Judicial Revises Probate, Adoption, and Small Claims Forms and Instructions

The Colorado State Judicial Branch has issued several revised forms and instructions over the past month. Updates were made in the areas of adoption, probate, and small claims, as well as filing fees. Practitioners should begin using the new forms immediately.

Most forms are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and Microsoft Word formats; many are also available as Word and Excel templates. Download the new forms from State Judicial’s individual forms pages, or below.

Adoption

  • JDF 498“Instructions for Kinship Adoption” (revised 4/12)

Filing Fees

  • Guide“Guide for Determination of Indigency” (revised 4/12)

Probate

  • JDF 906 – “Instructions for Probate With a Will” (revised 4/12)
  • JDF 907 – “Instructions for Probate Without a Will” (revised 4/12)
  • JDF 805 – “Acceptance of Office – Guardianships and Conservatorships” (revised 4/12)

Small Claims

  • JDF 252a – “Motion and Order for Interrogatories – Short Form” (revised 4/12)
  • JDF 252b“Motion and Order for Interrogatories – Long Form” (revised 4/12)

New Instructions to Request Reduced Mediation Fees Released by State Judicial

The Colorado State Judicial Branch has issued a new Filing Fees form. The new form provides instructions on how to complete a request to reduce mediation fees under JDF 211. Practitioners should begin using the new instructions immediately.

Download the new form from State Judicial’s individual forms pages, or below.

Filing Fees

  • Instruction – “Instructions to Complete Request to Reduce Mediation Fees (JDF 211)” (3/12)

State Judicial also continues to update many forms to include the new time computation (“Rule of 7”) rules and filing fee requirements. Check the State Judicial website for the most up-to-date forms. State Judicial is reviewing all JDF forms and instructions, however it is always the Parties’ responsibility to ensure compliance with the Supreme Court rules. It is therefore important to review the time calculation rule changes prior to filing, as many of the forms have not been reviewed and changed yet.

State Judicial Updates Four JDF Instruction Forms for Domestic Relations and Two Other Forms

Colorado State Judicial updated four Domestic Relations instruction forms in March, and two other forms regarding Water and Filing Fees were updated in February. These forms were updated to incorporate fee changes and changes to the Colorado court rules regarding time computations (the so-called “rule of 7”).

State Judicial is reviewing all JDF forms and instructions, however it is always the Parties’ responsibility to ensure compliance with the Supreme Court rules. It is therefore important to review the time calculation rule changes prior to filing, as many of the forms have not been reviewed and changed yet.

Below is a list of the latest forms to be amended. Amendments can also be found here (Part 1), here (Part 2), and here (Part 3). Most forms are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and Microsoft Word formats; Word templates are forthcoming. Download the new forms from State Judicial’s individual forms pages or below.

Domestic Relations

Filing Fees

Water