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Rule 1.5 is Alive!

If Colo. RPC 4.2 is the ethics rule every lawyer knows by heart, Rule1.5 is the rule every lawyer should commit to studying, for it concerns a subject near and dear to every attorney’s heart and financial well‑being: legal fees.

During a time in which other ethics rules – notably those concerning advertising and solicitation – have contracted, Rule 1.5 has grown exponentially. Since its adoption in 1993, it has been amended no fewer than seven times: in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2016.

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