In response to COVID-19, the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge will be operating remotely until further notice in order to protect the health and safety of the public and all individuals in the legal regulation system. During these challenging times, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge remains committed to efficiently and fairly adjudicating matters that have been brought before him.
The Office asks that all filings be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, Office staff will also collect mailed and hand-filed pleadings several times per week. Any urgent matters should be identified as such, and the Office will process them forthwith. Per Chief Justice Coats's "Updated Order Regarding COVID-19 and Operation of Colorado State Courts” issued on May 5, 2020, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge will hold hearings and conferences remotely until further notice. The judge will issue orders in the cases that may be affected by these new procedures.
Hearings are being held remotely until further notice. Remote hearings are open to the public. Please contact the Presiding Disciplinary Judge's office at email@example.com to request a link to observe a remote hearing. Please submit requests no later than the close of business the day before the hearing; requests submitted after that time may not receive a response until after the hearing has begun.
If you have any questions, please email the Office; you may also leave a voicemail at (303) 457-5999. We will do our best to respond within two hours on business days.
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.
1300 Broadway Street, Ste. 250, Denver, CO 80203, US
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.