Court Business, 1121 COBJ, Vol. 50, No. 10 Pg. 60

AuthorMonica M. Marquez, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
PositionVol. 50, 10 [Page 60]

50 Colo.Law. 60


No. Vol. 50, No. 10 [Page 60]

Colorado Lawyer

November, 2021


Monica M. Marquez, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Comments Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law in Colorado

Deadline for Comments: November 15, 2021, at 4 p.m.

Deadline to request to Speak at Public Hearing: November 17, 2021, at 4 p.m.

The Colorado Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing on die proposed Rule 203.4 of the Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law in Colorado listed below on December 7, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. The Court also requests written public comments by any interested person on the proposedrule. 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 Comments and speaking requests may be emailed to supremecourtrules@

The proposed amendments can be found on die Court's website athttps://www.courts.state. cfm. Written comments will also be posted at this URL.

Rule Change 2021(18)

Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct

Rule 1.5. Fees


(b) Before or within a reasonable time after commencing the representation, the lawyer shall communicate to the client in writing:

(1) the basis or rate of the fee and expenses for which the client will be responsible, except when the lawyer will continue to charge a regularly represented client on the same basis or rate; and

(2) the scope of the representation, except when the lawyer will perform services that are of the same general kind as previously rendered to a regularly represented client.

The lawyer shall communicate promptly to the client in writing any changes in the basis or rate of the fee or expenses,

(c)-(h) [NO CHANGE]



[2] In a new client-lawyer relationship, the scope of the representation and the basis or rate of the fee and expenses must be promptly communicated in writing to the client, but the communication need not take the form of a formal engagement letter or agreement, and it need not be signed by the client. It is not necessary to recite all the factors that underlie the basis or rate of the...

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