Monday, November 13, 2017
DENVER – In a one-year pilot program designed to help readers more quickly identify its holdings in published opinions, the Colorado Court of Appeals will provide brief summaries of those opinions.
Beginning Nov. 16, 2017, each published opinion will be preceded by a summary which will briefly discuss issues in the case and the Court’s holdings on those issues, similar to the headnotes included with each opinion issued by the Colorado Supreme Court.
The Court will assess the success of the pilot program after one year and will decide whether to make it a permanent program of the Court.
“Transparency and enhancing public understanding of our work are important goals we’ve set for the Court of Appeals,” said Chief Judge Alan M. Loeb. “We are pleased to be able to begin offering opinion summaries to make what we do more easily understandable and accessible.”