University of Denver

Surveys of the Colorado Bench & Bar

On Colorado’s Simplified Pretrial Procedure for Civil Actions
Former Director of Research, IAALS

Colorado’s voluntary simplified pretrial procedure for actions seeking $100,000 or less from any one party was set up to reduce the time to disposition and reduce costs for litigants.

But our survey shows use of the rules is relatively infrequent and not widely promoted by responding attorneys and judges.