Bar Grievance and Fee Dispute Information for Colorado State Bar Complaints

The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel Website is the best starting point if you are trying to file a grievance. But do not go it alone, remember to buy Dispute It – A Layman’s Guide on How to Get an Attorney Refund & File a Bar Grievance, to greatly increase your chances with Colorado State Bar complaints.

Rules of Professional Conduct

The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct will help you to understand where possible attorney grievance violations have occurred with your lawyer.

Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement:

The Colorado Rules of Disciplinary Procedure are the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys and provides the most comprehensive explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions. When accessing this page, drill down to Chapter 20.

Disciplinary Process Flowchart:

The Colorado Disciplinary Process Flowchart is perhaps the most helpful document for the layman since it provides a visual representation of each step and the decision gates when filing Colorado State Bar complaints against attorneys.

Local Bar Offices & Websites

I would recommend you contacting your local bar office to learn more about the fee dispute program offerings for Colorado. Colorado offers a voluntary fee dispute arbitration.

Lawyer Disciplinary Agency:

After a cursory overview of the rules, contact the Lawyer Disciplinary Agency office and speak to a representative about your possible violations and the grievance process. This agency is the division that handles Colorado State Bar complaints against attorneys.

Other Information:

The 2015 Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Annual Discipline Report is another source of helpful information. It provides eye-opening statistics and a must-read for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing Colorado State Bar complaints against attorneys.