Attorneys Help Center

AppointmentEligibility Lists

Below are OCR’s official attorney appointment eligibility lists. A judge or magistrate must appoint OCR attorneys to court cases.

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Find contact info for your OCR Staff Attorney Liaison by Colorado judicial district.

Chris Henderson

District 2: Denver

Sheri Danz

District 3: Las Animas, Huerfano
District 8: Jackson, Larimer
District 13: Logan, Morgan, Washington, Yuma, Kit Carson, Phillips, Sedgwick

Ashley Chase

District 5: Eagle, Lake, Clear Creek, Summit
District 9: Garfield, Rio Blanco, Pitkin
District 14: Moffat, Routt, Grand
District 19: Weld
District 20: Boulder
District 21: Mesa

Cara Nord

District 4: El Paso, Teller
District 15: Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, Baca
District 16: Bent, Otero, Crowley
District 18: Arapahoe, Elbert, Lincoln, Douglas

Anna Ulrich

District 6: Archuleta, La Plata, San Juan
District 7: Gunnison, Ouray, Delta, San Miguel, Montrose, Hinsdale
District 11: Park, Chaffee, Fremont, Custer
District 12: Alamosa, Costilla, Rio Grande, Conejos, Saguache, Mineral
District 22: Montezuma, Dolores

Katie Hecker

District 1: Jefferson, Gilpin
District 10: Pueblo
District 17: Adams, Broomfield

Nicole Lyells

Colorado Springs Office of the Guardian ad Litem Staff


Please navigate to Additional Resources ( and click on the heading "Colorado Lawyer Wellbeing Program" for a wealth of up-to-date supports.

Chief Justice Directive 04-06 governs all appointments made through OCR. Find a link to the current version in What We Do.

Search the CARES Help Center (this link or simply "Help" in the main left side menu in CARES) for an introduction to OCR's billing and case management system, tutorials about each essential feature from entering cases to invoicing, streamlining tips, and expert answers to your questions.

  • See OCR’s billing policies, which include policies regarding staff in your office.
  • Use the "Add Staff" button in CARES found in the left-side menu User Settings > My Office.

Learn how to apply for an OCR attorney contract on our Get Involved page.  OCR posts open applications there each March.  Find information about the contract renewal and verification processes in the Applications Timeline at the top of the Attorneys Help Center.

  • Use the Change Request form to notify OCR of contact or billing information changes, request to change case types or districts, or stop taking OCR appointments.
  • Email to update your court appointment notification email address. OCR does not administer these emails.

This one-page guide explains how to use the OCR listserv and its searchable archives. Remember that emails sent from unregistered email addresses or emails containing "out of office" keywords or attachments over 3MB are automatically blocked to protect others' inboxes. If your message is blocked, try resending it from the email address you requested OCR to use for the listserv (or request a change here), be sure to cut large attachments, and delete any "out of office" text anywhere in the body of the email you are sending.

Find contact information for GALs, CFY, CLRs, Litigation Support, and Staff Attorneys above in the Attorneys Help Center, and see Change Requests above to change your contact information.

Use this one-pager to learn all about how OCR contractors (those with their own direct contract with OCR) can bill for up to 10 hours of in-person, OCR-hosted training each fiscal year by June 1st. Visit Billing & Reimbursement to find the official form to submit your annual training certification with this optional billing.

Visit Billing & Reimbursement to find the Litigation Support Form to request an expert, second chair, or collateral representation after consulting OCR's Billing Policies and Procedures on these matters.

Click here for an overview of the collateral representation program (through CHLP) and contact information for it, and visit Billing & Reimbursement to make a preapproval request using the Litigation Support Form (if preapproval is needed).

OCR maintains a contract with the Spring Institute for in-person and phone interpretation services. To request an interpreter, complete the request form and email it to the Spring Institute. The OCR will be billed for these services so you will not receive an invoice.

Find the Appellate & Litigation Support List above in the Attorneys Help Center. Be sure to consult your contract and OCR's Billing Policies and Procedures on appellate matters.

Navigate to this website's GRID page to find the Guided Reference in Dependency (GRID) book.

  1. For free access to Westlaw (OCR contract attorneys only), execute an OCR Westlaw User Agreement here, being sure to "Finish" at the end.  You must use an email unique to you (meaning an email address that is not shared with another Westlaw user).
  2. After Westlaw accepts and processes your finished 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.

Current OCR attorneys may use the steps below to request their first OCR account and to register a new/different email address (please note that the old email will lose access).

  1. Current OCR attorneys may visit
  2. Choose “Request Government Account” at this link and “Government Agency Account.”
  3. Follow the instructions remembering that only current OCR attorneys will be granted access. 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 and will regularly audit system usage.
  4. After you have an OCR account, direct questions about using the system to

OCR can provide contractors (individuals who have their own direct contract with OCR) 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 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.