The Boulder County Bar Association has helped promote the fair and efficient resolution of disputes in Boulder County by sponsoring the Professionalism Committee for over twenty years. Through informal discussion, mediation, or referrals through the Bar to experienced mentors, the fifteen member committee attempts to resolve professionalism complaints received from members of the public, attorneys and judges that relate to attorneys practicing in Boulder County.
The Committee adopted the Boulder County Bar Association Principles of Professionalism, which sets forth fundamental concepts regarding the conduct of attorneys and judges between themselves and towards staff, parties, clients and other members of the public. To view, please see link below.
Thirteen local attorneys and two 20th Judicial District judges are appointed to the Professionalism Committee by the Boulder Bar Association Board of Directors. One of the attorneys is on call each week to respond to calls, and the Boulder Bar refers complainants to the on-call attorney. The judges on the committee do not take calls nor mediate disputes. The on-call schedule is available through the Boulder Bar office and is updated in the monthly Bar newsletter.
The Professionalism Committee does not handle calls related to matters that are under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation or Judicial Discipline Commission. Some attorney fee disputes are referred to the Colorado Bar Association Legal Fee Arbitration Committee.
BCBA Professionalism Committee
2013: On-Call by week beginning:
January 21 - Mark Langston (303) 440-9684
January 28 - Steve Meyrich (303) 797-2900
February 4 - Tony Dworak (303) 776-9900
February 11 - Todd Stahly (303) 440-8238
February 18 - Helen Stone (202) 442-0802
February 25 - Curt Rautenstraus (303) 666-8576
March 4 - Bruce Fest (303) 494-5600
March 11 - Mark Langston (303) 440-9684
March 18 - Lee Strickler (303) 443-6690
March 25 - Tripp DeMuth (303) 447-7775
April 1 - Todd Stahly (303) 797-2900
April 8 - Tony Dworak (303) 776-9900
April 15 - Steve Meyrich (303) 440-8238
April 22 - Helen Stone (303) 442-0802
April 29 - Curt Rautenstraus (303) 666-8576
May 6 - Bruce Fest (303) 494-5600
May 13 - Tripp DeMuth (303) 447-7775
If you would like to file a complaint against an attorney or magistrate, please contact:
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
303.866.6400/toll free 1.877.888.1370
To file a complaint about a judge, please contact:
Judicial Discipline Commission