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Archives for October 11, 2012

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, Week of October 11, 2012

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued 13 published opinions and 31 unpublished opinions.


People v. Wilson

Hiner v. Johnson

People v. Williams

People v. Poe

People v. Samson

SDI, Inc. v. Pivotal Parker Commercial, LLC

Justus v. State of Colorado

Jacox v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.

Daniel v. City of Colorado Springs

Board of County Commissioners of Gilpin County v. City of Black Hawk

Abady v. Certain Underwriters of Lloyd’s London

Corder v. Folds

Rivera v. American Family Insurance Group

The summaries for these cases are forthcoming, courtesy of The Colorado Lawyer.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Attorney’s Limited Appearance on Behalf of Pro Se Party Allowed by Rule Change to C.A.R. 5

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the Colorado Supreme Court issued Rule Change 2012(15), containing an amendment to Rule 5 of the Colorado Appellate Rules. The amendment adds subsections (e) and (f) to the rule, as well as a comment to explain the purpose of the new subsections.

The purpose of C.A.R. 5(e) is to establish a procedure similar to that set forth in Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure 121 Section 1-1(5). This procedure provides assurance that an attorney who makes a limited appearance for a pro se party in a specified appellate case proceeding(s), at the request of and with the consent of the pro se party, can withdraw from the case upon filing a notice of completion of the limited appearance, without leave of court. The purpose of C.A.R. 5(f) is to make clear that when an attorney appears for a party, whom he or she has not previously represented, in an appellate court and the proceedings in that court have concluded, the attorney is not obligated to represent the party in any other proceeding on remand or in any review of the appellate court’s decision by any other court. Nothing in this provision would prevent the attorney from entering a limited or general appearance on behalf of the party in another court (for example, on a writ of certiorari to the supreme court), if agreed to by the attorney and the party.

The amendments were adopted October 11, 2012, effective immediately. Click here to review the red line changes to these appellate rules, outlined as Rule Change 2012(15).

July 2012 Bar Exam Results Posted

Congratulations to everyone who passed the bar exam! Results were posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012, and are available here. Over 800 attorneys passed the July bar exam, which equates to 80 percent of the test-takers. Congratulations to all of you!

Information about the mandatory Practicing with Professionalism class can be found 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.