This entry of appearance checklist and list of best practices is part of my Colorado Litigation Checklist approach to litigation knowledge management and litigation strategy. In Colorado, an appearance must be entered pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 11.1.A (Federal Court) or C.R.C.P. 121 Section 1-1 (State Court).
Checklist (covers both state and federal requirements):
- Appearance may be entered by pleading, motion, or any other personally signed paper. Entry of appearance in open court allowed for in federal rules only.
- Must be signed, thought facsimile shall have the same effect as original signatures, but you must maintain original signature page.
- Must state: identity of party for whom the appearance is made; attorney's office address; attorney's phone number; attorney's email address; attorney's registration number (state courts only)
Thoughts & Best Practices:
- Consider tactical advantage of entering appearances of multiple attorneys working on case immediately, or at a specific later date.
Jeff Vail is a business litigation attorney in Denver, Colorado. Visit www.vail-law.com for more information.
This entry of appearance checklist and list of best practices is part of my Colorado Litigation Checklist approach to litigation knowledge management and litigation strategy.