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Licensed Legal Paraprofessionals

Concerning a licensed legal paraprofessional's authority to represent individuals in certain domestic relations matters.
2024 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The Colorado supreme court approved the licensure of legal paraprofessionals (LLPs), which allows LLPs to represent clients and perform certain types of legal services related to domestic relations matters, including:

  • Legal separations, declarations of invalidity of marriage, or dissolutions of marriage or a civil union;
  • Initial allocations or modifications of an allocation of parental responsibility, including parentage determinations;
  • Matters involving establishment or modification of child support or maintenance;
  • Seeking, modifying, or terminating a civil protection order;
  • Matters involving a name change; and
  • Matters involving a request for an amended birth certificate to change the sex designation of an adult.

The act amends the relevant statutory provisions to align with the Colorado supreme court rule authorizing the licensure of LLPs.

APPROVED by Governor April 29, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

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