Colorado Department of Law — Annual Report 2009
In managing the appellate caseload, attorneys also performed the following issues:
Monitored and responded as necessary to ongoing pleadings in hundreds of cases in the preliminary stages of the appellate process.
Opening and Answer Briefs Filed 1062 opening briefs, answer briefs, and answers to orders to show cause (126 more than in 2008).
Appeared at 111 oral arguments to present
the State’s position and answer questions from the judges. In most instances, panels of three or more division attorneys review the briefs and serve as judges in mock arguments to prepare the attorney handling the case for argument.
Petitions for Rehearing Filed 46 petitions for rehearing to correct matters that were wrongly decided by the courts.
Petitions for Certiorari Asked the State Supreme Court to conduct further review in 19 cases that would otherwise have an adverse impact on law enforcement.