For a number of years, the Colorado Supreme Court has had a judicial directive in place which serves to seal various types of files. This includes sex offense and child abuse cases. The file is the client’s file but the Court has put restrictions on this. While I wish I could simply provide a complete copy of the client’s file to the client, under the judicial directive, I am not ethically always allowed to do this. I have sought advice on this issue. I have called the State Judicial Administrators Office to discuss this directive. Attached is the directive for you to read (it was amended in September 2014).
A client suggested this week that I should post this information on my blog. Here it is.