On Friday, March 8, 2024, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Colorado approved a stipulation suspending attorney Jolein Harro.

The case is entitled “People v. Jolein Harro,” with case no. 24PDJ071.

According to the stipulation, Harro committed multiple rule violations in her representation of several clients. In one domestic relations case, Harro unsuccessfully pursued the opponent’s financial records through a special master but then failed to timely respond to correspondence regarding a nondisclosure agreement. She later did not adequately detail the missing discovery or support her own fee request. As a result, her client had to pay over $1,700 in opponent’s fees.

In another matter, Harro did not respond to a client’s emails or provide requested legal advice or an accounting of fees paid. The client had to repeatedly ask for the accounting before receiving it three months later. Harro also failed to properly handle an appeal of a protection order for a third client. She did not advise the client that an appeal bond was required or request payment, resulting in the dismissal of the appeal.

Additionally, in a domestic case, Harro failed to disburse the ordered funds of $33,566.11. Despite a court order in January 2022 to pay the opposing party, she delayed payment until prompted for contempt on March 8, 2022. Harro then attempted to withhold $3,000 for her fees without legal basis, which the court denied.

Through these actions, the stipulation found that Harro violated rules requiring diligence, prompt communication with clients, promptly responding to information requests, and properly distributing third-party funds held in trust. As a result, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved a six-month suspension, with three months stayed upon completion of a one-year probationary period. The suspension takes effect April 12, 2024.

According to avvo.com, Ms. Jolein Harro is a divorce & separation attorney in Littleton, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado-Boulder and was licensed to practice in Colorado in 1987.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.