CHAPTER 3: OVERVIEW OF THE COLORADO COURT SYSTEM - Table of Contents
3.1 - Overview of the Colorado Court System • 3.2 - Overview of the Criminal Justice Program • 3.3 - Prosecutors and Defense Lawyers • 3.4 - Overview of the Civil Justice Process • 3.5 - Plaintiff and Defense Counsel • 3.6 - State Courts in Boulder County • 3.7 - Municipal Courts in Boulder County • 3.8 - Small Claims Courts in Boulder County
3.5 PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENSE COUNSEL
Attorneys who handle civil cases may be private lawyers, or work for an organization, or may work for the government. Plaintiffs' lawyers are generally in private practice, although may civil suits are brought by organizations or the government. Similarly, many defense lawyers are also private lawyers, although many defense lawyers also have loose or formal affiliations with insurance companies which are often responsible for representing defendants in civil cases.
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