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Matthew Marsh
Colorado State Records
Denver, CO   
DenverCO 80201
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Why Colorado Court Records are Available to the Public?

In late 1969, the Colorado State Legislature passed a law named the Colorado Public Records Act. This law is for the last changes in 1977 offer criminal justice agencies a bit of latitude in determining which records are subject to disclosure, though records of official action stay open to the public.
What Court Records Access Means To You?

The law is similar to the Colorado Sunshine Law legislates the methods by which public meetings conducted at the Colorado Public Records Act guarantees open access to all records, public events, government bodies activities, and access public resources at all state levels in the state of Colorado.
Accountability to the Public

When the legislature enacted Colorado Public Records Act, it expressively declared that access to information about the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state, Colorado FOIA Laws. Indeed, in Colorado, access to the government and court records, in particular, is a fundamental interest in citizenship and has emphasized that maxim disclosure of the conduct of governmental operations [is] promoted by the act. By promoting prompt public access to government records, the Colorado Public Records Act is to safeguard the government's accountability to the public.
How the Colorado Court Process Functions?

Most cases in Colorado courts begin in one of the 64 superior or trial courts in the state’s 64 counties.

The next level of judicial authority resides with the Court of Appeals. Most cases before the Court of Appeals involves the review of a superior court decision being contested by a party involved in the case.

The Supreme Court serves as the highest court in the state and authority to check decisions of the Court of Appeals to settle important questions of law and to resolve conflicts among the Court of Appeals.
Some differences between Civil Court and Small Claims Court below
Practice Areas:
 Legal Services
 Abuse (Child, Domestic, Sexual)
 Agencies & Administration
 Auto (Speeding, Traffic)
 Auto (Accidents, Insurance)
 Banking (Business, Mortgage)
 Bankruptcy
 Business Law
 Children (Custody, Support)
 Class Actions (Drugs, Products)
 Commercial Law and Contracts
 Commercial Real Estate
 Commerical Litigation
 Construction (Accidents, Disputes)
 Contract Disputes
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help
 Credit (Collections, Rights)
 Criminal Law
 Discrimination/Harassment
 Divorce
 Eminent Domain/Condemnation
 Employment Law
 Entertainment & Media
 Environmental Law/Zoning
 Family Law
 Financing & Taxes
 Health Care & Insurance
 Injuries & Accidents
 Insurance
 Investments (Securities, IPOs)
 Juveniles
 Landlord/Tenant
 Medical Malpractice
 Motor Vehicle Accidents
 Negligence
 Malpractice - Professional
 Mediation
 Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Parents (Elder Law, Medicare, SSI)
 Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks
 Pay and Benefits
 Personal Injury
 Probate & Contested Wills
 Product Liability
 Real Estate/Property
 Social Security
 Taxes
 Transportation
 Unions
 Immigration, Visas, Citizenship, Deportation
 White Collar Crime
 Workers' Compensation
 Wrongful Death
 Wrongful Termination
Certifications:
 Board Certified in Civil Trial Law (NBLSC)
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