The United States District Court
District of Colorado

Hon. Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge
Jeffrey P. Colwell Esq., Clerk of Court

Our mission is to serve the public by providing a fair and impartial forum that ensures equal access to justice in accordance with the rule of law, protects rights and liberties of all persons, and resolves cases in a timely and efficient manner.

Court News

New Magistrate Judge Nominee - November 19, 2014
The United States District Court for the District of Colorado has nominated Nina Y. Wang to replace Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland, the current incumbent, who will retire effective February 8, 2015.  Ms. Wang’s appointment is subject to a required background investigation.  To facilitate this nomination, the Court appointed a seven member Magistrate Judge Selection Panel that reviewed submissions received from 60 applicants.  From this applicant pool, the Selection Panel made its recommendation ... read more

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado reviewed and approved revisions to its Local Rules which become effective December 1, 2014. The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure continues its comprehensive review of the local rules. In the 2014 rules cycle the Committee focused on the restyling of the local criminal rules, updating the rules applicable to members of the bar, and converting pilot programs to local rules. All members of the bar and th ... read more

 Pursuant to District Court General Order 2014-2 , the Federal Public Defender for the District of Colorado has been appointed to provide an initial advisement of the application of Amendment 782 to all defendants convicted in this District who may be eligible for a reduction of sentence.  Additional information about Amendment 782 may be found on the Federal Public Defender's website at:   http://www.cofpd.org/782.html ... read more

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado announces proposed amendments to its Local Rules and invites public comment under 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 83(a). The proposed amendments can be found by visiting the link below, formatted with redline/strikeout markups to indicate the proposed changes, or can be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Court at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse Annex located at 901 9th Street, Denver, Colorado 80294. All comme ... read more

Durango Term of Court 2014-2015 - September 26, 2014
On May 9, 2013, the Court adopted a Pilot Program which directed the implementation of a Term of Court in Durango, Colorado. The Pilot Program provides that a United States District Judge for the District of Colorado shall sit in Durango, Colorado, every other month for the time reasonably necessary to conduct any trial, hearing, or other proceeding scheduled in Durango, Colorado, for that term of court. It further provides that a rotating schedule for participating district judges shall be e ... read more

Upcoming Events

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - December 3, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - December 3, 2014 from 9am to 11am in Room A142 on the 1st Floor of the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse in Denver.

The training program provides attorneys and their staff the knowledge necessary to use the electronic filing system. The presentation is oriented towards civil filings but there will be discussion on filing in criminal cases as well. Topics include:

  • How to prepare documents for electronic filing
  • How to file electronically to ECF
  • How to retrieve electronically filed documents
  • How to change your noticing options
  • What to do if you have difficulties filing electronically
  • Overview of ECF procedures including document retention, service, electronic signatures, and system requirements

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Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 17, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 17, 2014 from 9am to 11am in Room A142 on the 1st Floor of the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse in Denver.

The training program provides attorneys and their staff the knowledge necessary to open a new civil case in the Court's electronic filing system. Topics include:

  • Overview of useful documents (i.e. ECF Procedures, ECF User Manual, and Attorney Case Opening Manual)
  • Opening the case in ECF
  • Adding Civil Cover sheet information
  • Searching for and adding parties
  • Filing the initiating document (i.e. complaint, notice of removal, etc.)
  • Paying the filing fee via Pay.gov

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Naturalization Ceremony December 19, 2014 at noon
The bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes all naturalization applications and provides the Court with a list of the candidates selected to be naturalized in the Federal Court. The ceremony usually takes place in the Alfred A. Arraj courthouse (address at bottom of page) in courtroom A201 beginning at noon on the above date.