Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project: Update

This blog recently ran an entry analyzing the Colorado Supreme Court’s proposed new set of civil procedure rules under the name Civil Access Pilot Project (CAPP). In that entry, besides dissecting certain concerns the new rules raise, this blog gave its readers information regarding the dates for both written and verbal comments to be raised at the public hearing. This short entry is meant as an update following those comments heard by the Colorado Supreme Court.

Following the first round of public comments, the Colorado Supreme Court will form a committee to review the proposed rules and possibly revise the pilot rules. The committee will review the comments and concerns raised by the public hearing and formulate recommendations regarding CAPP for the Court. Following such a review the final version will be submitted once again for public comment, after which the Court will make its final decision regarding implementation of CAPP.

The group being asked to review the comments and proposed rules will be coordinated by Justice Rice. The group is projected to include members of the original pilot proposal group, members of the civil rules committee, representatives from Bar practice groups, members from legislative branch, and other non-lawyer representatives, including doctors and court reporters.

The Court projects the review to conclude sometime in the spring with the public hearing to follow shortly after. Once more concrete dates are given and or there are any more updates to be reported, this blog will provide you with all the information it has available, keeping you apprised of the situation.
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