Colorado

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Colorado
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Colorado has no case processing time standards for the appellate court system.
  Colorado Time Standards

Effective Date: July 2008
State:
Colorado
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Directive 08-05
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Organizational Goals
General:
(filing to disposition)                        
90% within 1 year

County Court:
General:
(filing to disposition)                        
95% within 6 months  

Small Claims:
99% within 6 months

Benchmarks for Individual Judges
General:
80% within 18 months

County Court:
General
80% within 6 months

Small Claims:
80% within 6 months
 

Effective Date: July 2008
State:
Colorado
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Directive 08-05
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Organizational Goals
Criminal:
95% within 1 year

County Court:
Misdemeanor:
90% within 6 months
Traffic:
95% within 6 months

DUI/DWAI:
80% within 7 months

Benchmarks for Individual Judges
90% within 1 year

County Court
Misdemeanor:
80% within 6 months

Traffic:
80% within 6 months

DUI/DWAI:
80% within 7 months 

 

 

Effective Date: July 2008
State:
Colorado
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Directive 08-05
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards:

Organizational Goals
General:
95% within 1 year

Benchmarks for Individual Judges
General:
90% within 18 months

 

Effective Date: July 2008
State:
Colorado
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Directive 08-05
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards:

Organizational Goals
General:
95% within 1 year

Juvenile Delinquency:
95% within 1 year

Dependency and Neglect:
95% within 18 months

Expedited Permanency Plan:
90% within 1 year

Benchmarks for Individual Judges
General:
90% within 1 year

Delinquency:
5% within 1 year

Dependency and Neglect:
95% within 18 months

Expedited Permanency Plan
90% within 1 year

 

Effective Date: July 2008
State:
Colorado
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Misc
Implementing Authority: Chief Justice Directive 08-05
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards:

Organizational Goals
County Court: 
Infractions:
99% within 6 months

Benchmarks for Individual Judges
County Court
Infractions:
95% within 6 months

 

Monitoring Information: Colorado documents court performance relevant to time standards on a statewide level.

Reports are available to the public through open records requests, and are published in the annual reports. The clerk of court, the presiding/chief judge, the local court administrator, the state court administrator, and the AOC staff receive reports/summaries with time standards.

These reports/summaries are reviewed both monthly and quarterly.

Notes: The measure that Colorado finds to be most useful in determining court timeliness is % of cases exceeding existing time standards.

Changes were made to Time Standards in July of 2008, by the Chief Justice Directive 08-05.