• Amicus curiae

    CML participates as amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” in significant cases before the appellate courts. These decisions apply across the state and can dramatically affect municipal governments by imposing new obligations or limitations on municipal authority.

    Municipal members participating in court cases can request that CML file briefs on their behalf. The CML Amicus Committee reviews the requests and determines if there is a substantial likelihood that important law will be made affecting Colorado municipalities, and then makes recommendations on whether CML should participate or not to the CML Executive Board.

  • Have a question on municipal law?

    Our legal department often helps our municipal members with general questions on state law and local ordinances; just complete the form and someone will be in touch soon. (Reminder: This assistance is not a substitute for advice from the municipal attorney. CML cannot provide a legal opinion as we do not have an attorney-client relationship with member municipalities.)

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