Presiding Disciplinary Judge William R. Lucero, an appointee of the Colorado Supreme Court, is charged with adjudicating attorney discipline, attorney disability, unauthorized practice of law, and certain bar admissions cases. A three-member hearing board, presided over by the PDJ, issues decisions on disciplinary and bar admissions matters after a formal hearing. Proceedings before the PDJ are governed by Chapters 18, 19, and 20 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and in particular by C.R.C.P. 251.1 - 251.34. The PDJ functions as an independent and impartial tribunal for attorney regulation proceedings, with the twin goals of protecting the public and affording due process of law to respondents.
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Attorney discipline and unauthorized practice of law hearings before the PDJ are generally open to the public. Please call the office to determine the applicable date and time.
The courtroom is housed in the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center.
The Court is open and receives filings Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Court also receives filings by email at: email@example.com.
The PDJ’s office is not equipped to receive filings via the Colorado Courts E-Filing system.
Visitors to the judicial center must pass a security check and may have to obtain a visitor’s pass. Metered parking is available on 13th Street, Broadway, and Lincoln Street.