C.A.R. 5 Rule Change Permits Limited Representation of Pro Se Clients in a Civil Appellate Proceeding

The comments to the rule change are as follows:

“The purpose of C.A.R. 5(e) is to establish a procedure similar to that set forth in Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure 121 Section 1-1(5). This procedure provides assurance that an attorney who makes a limited appearance for a pro se party in a specified appellate case proceeding(s), at the request of and with the consent of the pro se party, can withdraw from the case upon filing a notice of completion of the limited appearance, without leave of court. The purpose of C.A.R. 5(f) is to make clear that when an attorney appears for a party, whom he or she has not previously represented, in an appellate court and the proceedings in that court have concluded, the attorney is not obligated to represent the party in any other proceeding on remand or in any review of the appellate court’s decision by any other court. Nothing in this provision would prevent the attorney from entering a limited or general appearance on behalf of the party in another court (for example, on a writ of certiorari to the supreme court), if agreed to by the attorney and the party.”

(Credit to CBA-CLE Legal Connection for pointing out this change).


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One response to “C.A.R. 5 Rule Change Permits Limited Representation of Pro Se Clients in a Civil Appellate Proceeding

  1. Here are the forms to use to appear pursuant to new CAR 5(e):

    Notice of Limited Appearance by Attorney with Consent of Pro Se Party Under C.A.R. 5 (http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/renderForm.cfm?Form=830)

    Consent to Limit Appearance by an Attorney Under C.A.R. 5 (http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/renderForm.cfm?Form=831)

    Notice of Completion of Limited Appearance Under C.A.R. 5 (http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/renderForm.cfm?Form=832)


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