Advocacy & Legal



Policy Statement

2021-2022 Policy StatementCML's 2022-2023 Policy Statement guides the CML Executive Board, Policy Committee, and advocacy team during the legislative session.




Laws Enacted

2022 Laws Enacted Cover Page2022 Colorado Laws Enacted Affecting Municipal Governments is now available. Past editions are available here.  




Statehouse Report

Click here to view the most recent Statehouse Reports.



 Bill List

Click here for all 2022 legislation CML is following. 



Legal Services

CML's legal team provides a broad variety of legal support to its members including trainings, an amicus curiae program, publications, an attorney listserv, model ordinances and policies, and general inquiry support. Read more about CML's legal services here.


Amicus Library


CML advocates in support of municipal interests in state and federal courts. The CML legal team maintains an amicus curiae program. You can also visit our amicus brief library dating back to 1950.


Amicus Update

June 16

By Robert Sheesley, CML general counsel

The Colorado Court of Appeals will be considering whether Section 204(3)(a) of the Colorado Open Records Act requires that public record subject to the attorney-client privilege or the deliberative process privilege must be disclosed to a third party who is discussed in those records as a “person in interest.”


Legal Corner

Aug 26 newsletter

CML's legal team provides regular commentary on municipal legal issues in CML's biweekly newsletter. Read CML's legal corners here.



Municipal Law Update

muni law update thumbnailCML's legal team provides members with a monthly summary of state and federal legal decisions, administrative rulemakings, and legal news involving municipalities. Reach out to Makenna Sturgeon if you would like to receive the Municipal Law Update.