Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

Workload Standards for Office of State Public Defender

Concerning the establishment of workload standards by the office of state public defender to prevent excessive workloads for deputy public defenders.
2024 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

No later than July 1, 2025, the bill requires the office of state public defender to implement workload standards for determining when a deputy public defender's workload is excessive pursuant to the federal and state constitutions and the Colorado rules of professional conduct.

The bill requires the office of state public defender to consult with employees of the office of state public defender in creating the standards.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Joseph, Rep. S. Vigil
Sen. D. Michaelson Jenet, Sen. D. Roberts



Colorado legislature email addresses ending in are no longer active. Please replace with for Colorado legislature email addresses. Details

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