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D2572DD96279E4F1872586400063D820 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For LLS 21-0198: UNIF COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON COLORADO COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS
Date Dec 16, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



LLS 21-0198: Unif Collaborative Law Act - To be introduced as a Commission Bill


11:10:36 AM  

The commission summarized the activity on the Act last session. It was introduced in the House (HB 20-1291) and amended to apply only to family law and passed to the Senate. The bill had broad support after it was amended to cover only family law. When the general assembly adjourned for the pandemic, the bill was side-lined and not heard in the Senate. Marie Moses, Chair of the CBA Family Law Section, stated that the CBA as a whole tends to support the Act when it is limited to family law, but there are concerns if it extends beyond that.

 

11:15:37 AM  
Terri Harrington, Family
Law Executive Committee and past president of the Colorado Collaborative
Law Professionals,
thinks it is a wonderful bill whether limited to
family law or applying to other areas of law and supports its enactment.
Colorado does need the confidentiality provisions the Act provides. Other
states use collaborative law in other areas of the law. The commission
wondered if it would be possible to establish it within family law now
and then later bring collaborative law into other areas of law as the bar
becomes comfortable with it. The commission also expressed concern that
limiting collaborative law to family law may imply that it could not be
used in other areas of law and it was suggested that a provision be added
to the bill stating that the act does not preclude the use of collaborative
law in other areas of law.  The commission thanked everyone for their
time and comments on the Act.
11:22:28 AM  
Commissioner Gardner
moved to introduce LLS 21-0198: Uniform Collaborative Law Act as a commission
bill, as amended in the 2020 session and with any technical amendments
needed. Commissioner Scott seconded and the motion passed 8-0, 1-excused.
Commissioners Tipper and Gardner agreed to find a sponsor.


11:24:27 AM
Motion Moved to introduce LLS 21-0198: Uniform Collaborative Law Act as a commission bill, as amended in the 2020 session and with any technical amendments needed.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Alicia Duran Excused
Thomas Grimshaw Excused
Donald Mielke Yes
Thomas Morris Yes
Charley Pike Yes
Sara Scott Yes
Tipper Yes
Joseph Whitfield Yes
Gardner Yes
Claire Levy Yes
YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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