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CHAPTER 3: OVERVIEW OF THE COLORADO COURT SYSTEM - Table of Contents

3.1 - Overview of the Colorado Court System3.2 - Overview of the Criminal Justice Program3.3 - Prosecutors and Defense Lawyers3.4 - Overview of the Civil Justice Process3.5 - Plaintiff and Defense Counsel3.6 - State Courts in Boulder County3.7 - Municipal Courts in Boulder County3.8 - 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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