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Judicial Disqualification In Civil Actions

Concerning judicial disqualification in civil actions.
2017 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Currently, under the Colorado rules of civil procedure, a party may file a motion and affidavit to disqualify a judge for specified reasons. The bill establishes a process for an automatic interlocutory appeal if the motion:

  • Is supported by an affidavit stating facts establishing grounds for disqualification; and
  • Is filed within 21 days after the assignment of the judge or the appearance of a party giving rise to the basis for disqualification.

For the interlocutory appeal of an order denying the motion, a petition for review must be filed within 7 days after the order.

The bill directs the Colorado supreme court to promulgate rules concerning the interlocutory appeal.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. P. Lundeen
Sen. B. Gardner



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details