The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulatory Counsel released its 2016 Annual Report and according to Jim Coyle, Attorney Regulation Counsel, the office and its impact on Colorado’s legal industry is continuing to improve.
The OARC encompasses a variety of jobs and committees that regulate the practice of law in Colorado including: attorney admissions, registration, mandatory continuing legal and judicial education, diversion and discipline, regulation of unauthorized practice of law and administrative support for the Client Protection Fund.
The office took on a more community-facing role in 2016. Within the past year, the office emphasized the objectives of its goal with the Colorado Supreme Court adopting a preamble to the regulatory rules involving the practice of law in April of 2016, which is displayed in the report.
The office also revealed a new website in the Spring of 2016 de-signed to help lawyers improve their practice and assist members of the public in navigating the legal community.