Colorado Supreme Court Rules Committees, 0222 COBJ, Vol. 51, No. 2 Pg. 70

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51 Colo.Law. 70

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Committees

No. Vol. 51, No. 2 [Page 70]

Colorado Lawyer

February, 2022


Notice of Request for Comments The Colorado Appellate Rules

Deadline for Comments: February 16, 2022 at 4 p.m.

The Colorado Supreme Court requests written public comments by any interested person on the proposed Form 1905 and Rules 1,2,3,3.4,4,4.1, 5,7,10,21,26,28,28.1,29,30,32,39.1,41,42,51, 52,53, and 55 of The Colorado Appellate Rules.

Public comments may be submitted in letter format addressed as follows: Colorado Supreme Court, 2 E. 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80202. If submitting a public comment by email, please attach your submission as a separate document to your email in Word or PDF format and email to:

Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 16, 2022. Written comments will be posted on the Colorado Supreme Court's website at the URL listed below.

By the Court:

Richard L. Gabriel

Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

The proposed amendments can be found on the Court's website at https://www.courts.state. cfm

Rule Change 2021(23)

Rules Governing Admission to the

Practice of Law in Colorado

Appendix to Rule 201 [Repealed]

Rule 203.4. Applications for Admission by Colorado Bar Examination


(2) Colorado bar examination applications must be received on or before the first day of November preceding the February bar examination; or on or before the first day of April preceding the July bar examination; or at such other times as may be designated by the Supreme Court.

(3) By the time of the examination, Colorado bar examination applicants must have received:

(a) a J.D. or LL.B. degree from a law school approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association; or

(b) a J.D. or LL.B. degree from a state-accredited law school, provided that such applicant shall have been admitted in another jurisdiction of the United States and shall have been primarily engaged in the active practice of law, as defined by C.R.C.P. 203.2, for three of the five years immediately preceding application for bar examination admission in Colorado.

(4) An applicant who receives an LL.B., J.D., or equivalent degree from a school of higher education in a nation other than the United States can be exempt from the requirements of section (3) in this rule provided that such applicant meets all of the requirements of at least one of the following three eligibility categories: (a) the applicant:

(i) has completed a course of study at a foreign law school that is accredited in die jurisdiction where it is located, and the course of study is based on the principles of English common law and substantially equivalent in duration to a J.D. legal education program provided by an ABA-accredited or state-accredited U.S. law school;

(ii) is...

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