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CLE Noncompliance

If you fail to comply with your CLE requirements, you must follow the instructions below to come back into compliance under the CLE Rules and Regulations.

CLE Guidelines for Colorado attorneys and  judges who may not have fulfilled CLE requirements for the compliance period ending this year.

If you have not complied by the December 31 deadline, but have completed your requirement by January 31 following your compliance deadline, mail in your affidavits with the appropriate late fee. The fee schedule for mailing in late affidavit is as follows:

CLE Late Affidavit Fees:

For all CLE courses completed on or before December 31, and received by mail or online on or before January 31, no late fee will be assessed.

For all CLE courses completed on or before December 31, and received by mail or online on or after February 1, there is a $100.00 late fee.

For all CLE courses completed on or before December 31, and received by mail or online on or after March 1, there is a $200.00 late fee.

Filing a Make-Up Plan:

If you do not complete your requirement by December 31, you may file a request for an extension of time. Your request should be filed by January 31 on the make-up plan form. An extension of your original compliance period may be granted only if you file an acceptable make-up plan. An acceptable make-up plan consists of the following:

  1. Listing programs or homestudy programs that have already been accredited by the Board which you intend to take to remedy your deficiency and being certain that the programs chosen offer enough CLE credits to actually make up your deficiency.

  2. Completion of the programs by no later than May 31.

  3. Sending a check for $100.00 made payable to the Board of Continuing Legal Education. (This fee must be paid even if your make-up plan is completed before January 31st.) If the make-up plan is filed after January 31, there is an additional $100.00 fee. The total due if filed after January 31 is $200.00.
A make-up plan must be accepted by the Board. If not accepted, the Board will notify you within 14 days after the receipt of the make-up plan. If the Board accepts the make-up plan, an extension until May 31 will be given. Full completion of the affiant's plan shall be reported by affidavit to the Board no later than 14 days following such 119-day period (June 15). Failure of the affiant to complete the make-up plan within such 119-day period may result in suspension of the attorney’s license.

Make-up plan Form and temporary affidavit

CLE Noncompliance:

In the event that any registered attorney or judge shall fail to comply with these rules in any respect, the Board shall promptly notify such registered attorney or judge of the nature of the noncompliance by a statement of noncompliance. The statement shall advise the registered attorney or judge that within 14 days either the noncompliance must be corrected or a request for a hearing before the Board must be made, and that upon failure to do either, the statement of noncompliance shall be filed with the Supreme Court.

Upon receipt of a statement of noncompliance upon which a hearing was not requested or upon receipt of the record of a Board hearing, the Supreme Court shall enter such order as it shall deem appropriate, which may include an order of summary suspension from the practice of law until the further order of the Court in the case of registered attorneys or referral of the matter to the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline or the Denver County Court Judicial Discipline Commission in the case of judges.

An attorney who has been issued a statement of noncompliance but not yet suspended can submit a petition for withdrawal if the attorney can demonstrate compliance showing current continuing legal education deficiency has been made up. The attorney shall file with the Board one (1) copy of a petition for withdrawal seeking, addressed to the Supreme Court. The petition shall state with particularity the accredited programs of continuing legal education which the attorney has already completed, including dates of their completion, by which activity the attorney earned sufficient units of credit to make-up the deficiency which was the cause of the issuance of the statement of noncompliance The petition shall be accompanied by a filing fee, the amount of which shall be determined by the Board annually and which shall be used to cover the costs associated with noncompliance. The Board shall file a properly completed petition, accompanied by the Board's recommendation, with the Clerk of the Supreme Court within 14 days after receipt.

Any attorney who has been suspended for noncompliance pursuant to Rule 260.6(10) may be reinstated by order of the Court upon a showing that the attorney's current continuing legal education deficiency has been made up. The attorney shall file with the Board three (3) copies of a petition seeking reinstatement, addressed to the Supreme Court. The petition shall state with particularity the accredited programs of continuing legal education which the attorney has already completed, including dates of their completion, by which activity the attorney earned sufficient units of credit to make-up the deficiency which was the cause of the attorney's suspension. The petition shall be accompanied by a reinstatement filing fee, the amount of which shall be determined by the Board annually and which shall be used to cover the costs associated with noncompliance. The Board shall file a properly completed petition, accompanied by the Board's recommendation, with the Clerk of the Supreme Court within 14 days after receipt.

CLE Petition for Withdrawal or Reinstatement