OCR Resource Guide for Contractors

This page provides a quick reference to many OCR contractor resources. You can search for a keyword on this page by typing Ctrl and F at the same time (Windows) or Command and F (Mac), then type the keyword in the find field and click the arrows to view the keyword throughout this page.

Topics Links to Resources & Info
Associates
Billing
CARES
  • CARES Handbook: How to use CARES.
  • Add CARES Users: Authorize paralegals or non-case-carrying associate attorneys who do not appear in court to access CARES. (See “Change Requests” below for non-case-carrying associate attorneys who do appear in court.)
  • Add CARES Placements/Schools: Ask OCR to add a CARES placement or school.
Case Law Archive OCR’s Case Law Archive contains case law updates from the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Courts of Appeal.
Change Requests
CJD 04-06 Chief Justice Directive (CJD) 04-06 governs appointments made through the Office of the Child’s Representative.
Contact Info for GALs, CLRs, and OCR Staff Attorneys Find contact information for GALs, CLRs, Litigation Support, and Staff Attorneys on the main Attorney Center page. (Change your own info through the Change Request Form and update your court appointment notification emails by writing to CACpayments@judicial.state.co.us.)
Contract Renewal and Verifications OCR’s applications page includes information about yearly “verifications” and contract renewal for current OCR attorneys.
Court Badge OCR can provide you with a photo ID badge to grant expedited access to courts in some (but not all) judicial districts. This may also facilitate entry into schools and other locations. Contact info@coloradochildrep.org to request a badge from OCR. Include a photo if you want the badge mailed to you; otherwise you can visit Denver to take a photo and pick up your badge.
Data Access After reviewing the presentation and executing the user agreement that came with your OCR welcome email, visit https://www.jbits.courts.state.co.us/pas/pubaccess/. Choose “Request Government Account” at this link and “Government Agency Account.” Follow the instructions. Our agency name is Office of the Child’s Representative (you cannot use the same account for multiple agencies). The data access administrators will verify your request with OCR. After you have an account, direct questions to PublicAccessSupport@judicial.state.co.us.
GRID Book Learn about the GRID, download and print a PDF, or request a hard copy on OCR’s GRID page.
Listserv and Archives This 1-page guide explains how to use the OCR listserv and its searchable archives.
Litigation Toolkit (Motions Bank) OCR’s Litigation Toolkit includes sample motions, orders, electronic resources, and other documents for contractors to download on demand.
Trainings OCR’s training pages give you access to free training video archives, an upcoming training calendar, and OCR’s Training Tuesdays email bulletin for notifications of upcoming training.
Westlaw Access For free Westlaw (OCR contractors only), whether or not you have attended an optional training, execute an OCR Westlaw User Agreement at https://fs30.formsite.com/COCR/images/OCR_Westlaw_User_Agreement.pdf. Complete all fields on both pages, including signature; enter a legible email address on Pg. 2 unique to you (meaning an email address that is not shared with another User); and be careful not inadvertently delete the OCR Subscriber information on Pg. 2. Upload your completed User Agreement at https://fs30.formsite.com/COCR/WestlawOCR/index.html. After Westlaw accepts and processes your form, you will receive a registration key at the email address you provided on the User Agreement. Click Register in that email to start using Westlaw.

 
Have a question that is not covered above? Contact OCR at 303-860-1517 or info@coloradochildrep.org.