ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE INFORMATION
Under Local Rule D.C.COLO.LAttyR 2, Standards of Professional Conduct, attorneys practicing before this Court must follow the professional responsibility standards as set forth in the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the Colorado Supreme Court on April 12, 2007, and effective January 1, 2008. With limited exceptions, those rules were adopted by the court on October 15, 2007. The limited exceptions are reflected in D.C.COLOR.LAttyR 2(b).
Attorney discipline in matters before the Court is governed by the local rules of practice of the court, specifically D.C.COLO.LAttyR 7, Complaints and Grounds for Discipline. The Court has established a Disciplinary Panel comprised of three district judges that has jurisdiction over all judicial proceedings involving disbarment, suspension, censure, or other lawyer discipline. The U.S. District Court has also established a standing Committee on Conduct comprised of 12 members of this court’s bar. The Committee is charged with receiving, investigating, considering, and acting upon complaints against members of the bar, applications for reinstatement or readmission, allegations that a member of this court’s bar is incapable of practicing law due to physical or mental disability or substance abuse, and other similar matters concerning attorneys.
Designation of Court Disciplinary Panel
Committee on Conduct Appointment Order
Under D.C.COLO.LAttyR 12(b) - Public Matters, orders by the Disciplinary Panel for admission, reinstatement, readmission, relief from the rule of good standing, disability inactive status, censure, suspension, disbarment, and dismissal after a response shall be accessible to the public and, accordingly, are published on this website. A link to individual published opinions is provided below.
Public Censure and Discipline of Attorney Douglas L. Romero
Order Denying Application for Reinstatement Re: Stuart Adam Jay
Order of Reinstatement of William J. Hunsaker
Order of Reinstatement of Marc H. Schtul
Order Denying Application for Reinstatement of Howard W. Rubinstein
A complaint against a member of the court's bar must comply with D.C.COLO.LAttyR 7, Complaints and Grounds for Discipline, and must be addressed to:
Secretary to the Committee on Conduct
Office of the Clerk, United States District Court
Alfred A Arraj Courthouse
901 19th Street, Room A-105
Denver, CO 80294-3589
Complaints should not be addressed to any individual judge or the court's Disciplinary Panel.
Procedures regarding filing complaints, and other attorney discipline rules, are located under Section V, Attorney Discipline, of the Attorney Rules for the District of Colorado, located HERE.