Colorado Court Structure Free Legal Report

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(Court structure as of Fiscal Year 2007) Supreme Court 7 justices sit en banc COLR A CSP Case Types: Mandatory jurisdiction in civil, capital criminal, criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, disciplinary, advisory opinion, original proceeding, interlocutory decision cases. Discretionary jurisdiction in civil, noncapital criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, advisory opinion, original proceeding cases. link Court of Appeals 19 judges sit in panels CSP Case Types: Mandatory jurisdiction in civil, noncapital criminal, administrative agency, juvenile cases. No discretionary jurisdiction. IAC A

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District Court (22 districts) 153 judges Jury trials except in appeals

GJC A

Denver Probate Court District court judges serve Jury trials

GJC

Denver Juvenile Court GJC District court judges serve Jury trials CSP Case Types: Exclusive adoption, LJC custody, support jurisdiction in Denver. Exclusive juvenile jurisdiction in Denver. link

CSP Case Types: Tort, contract, real property, LJC probate/estate, civil appeals, mental health, miscellaneous civil. Exclusive domestic relations. Felony, criminal appeals. Exclusive juvenile jurisdiction except in Denver. link

CSP Case Types: LJC Exclusive probate/estate, mental health jurisdiction in Denver.

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GJC Water Court (12 courts) District court judges serve LJC CSP Case Types: Real property. link Municipal Court (206 courts) LJC ~250 judges Locally funded Jury trials CSP Case Types: DWI/DUI, domestic violence. Traffic infractions, parking, other violations. Exclusive ordinance violations.

LJC County Court (64 counties) 122 judges Jury trials except in small claims and appeals CSP Case Types: Tort, contract, real property ($0 $15,000). Exclusive small claims (up to $7,500). Felony, preliminary hearings, criminal appeals, misdemeanor. link Traffic infractions.

Legend

COLR = Court of Last Resort IAC = Intermediate Appellate Court = Appellate level GJC = General Jurisdiction Court LJC = Limited Jurisdiction Court = Trial level A = Appeal from Admin. Agency = Route of appeal


				
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