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Friday, November 17, 2017

     On October 2, 2017, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado (the “Court”) published proposed revisions to the Local Bankruptcy Rules to become effective December 1, 2017.  The Court appreciates the comments received from practitioners and the public on the proposed revisions to the Local Bankruptcy Rules.  


     Please be advised that the Court no longer intends to adopt proposed new L.B.R. 9010-1(a)(1) concerning “Colorado Attorneys”(including the requirement to hold a license issued by the Colorado Supreme Court) and proposed new L.B.R. 9010-1(a)(2) concerning “Out-of-State Attorneys/Pro Hac Vice Practice”at this time and during this rules revision cycle.  Instead, the Court will retain current L.B.R. 9010-1(a) concerning “Standards of Professional Conduct”and current L.B.R. 9010-1(b) concerning “Admission”with only non-substantive modifications and until further notice.  


     The Court still intends to adopt the other proposed new portions of L.B.R. 9010-1(which will be renumbered) concerning “Scope of Representation/Employment; Limited Unbundling,”“Disciplinary Matters,”“Representation of a Corporation, Partnership, or Other Unincorporated Association,”and “Entry of Appearance,”as published on October 2, 2017. 


     The final revised Local Bankruptcy Rules (to become effective as of December 1, 2017) will be published during the week of November 27, 2017.