Rule Change 2022(03)
Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure Chapter 30 Colorado Municipal Court Rules of Procedure
January 6, 2022
Rule 257. Rules of Court
All municipal court local rules, including local municipal procedures and standing orders having the effect of municipal court local rules, enacted before February 1, 1992, are hereby repealed. Each municipal court, by a majority of its judges, may from time to time propose municipal court local rules and amendments of municipal court local rules. Proposed rules and amendments shall not be inconsistent with the Colorado Rules of Municipal Court Procedure or with any directive of the Supreme Court regarding the conduct of formal judicial proceedings in municipal courts. A proposed local rule or amendment shall not be effective until it is approved by the Supreme Court. To obtain approval, three copies of any proposed local rule or amendment shall be submitted to the Supreme Court through the Clerk of the Supreme Court. Reasonable uniformity of municipal court local rules is required. The Supreme Court’s approval of a municipal court local rule or local procedure shall not preclude review of that rule or procedure under the law or circumstances of a particular case. Nothing in this rule is intended to affect the authority of a municipal court to adopt internal administrative procedures not relating to the conduct of formal judicial proceedings as prescribed by the Colorado Rules of Municipal Court Procedure.
Amended and Adopted by the Court, En Banc, January 6, 2022, effective immediately.
By the Court:
Richard L. Gabriel
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court