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

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, formatted with redline/strikeout markups to indicate the proposed changes, can be found HERE, 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 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80294.

All comments must be submitted no later than October 21, 2015.  Please submit comments to or mail them to the Clerk of the Court, United States District Court, Attn: Edward Butler, Legal Officer, Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse Annex, 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80294.  Please identify the specific Local Rule to which your comment(s) relate.

Thank you in advance for your input.

The United States District Court is pleased to announce that it has appointed three new members to the Committee on Conduct to fill upcoming vacancies. These appointments become effective on October 1, 2015. The Committee on Conduct presides over attorney disciplinary matters, as defined in D.C.COLO.LAttyR 6(c). The Committee investigates and acts upon complaints against members of this court’s bar, applications for reinstatement or readmission, and matters involving attorney disability. More information and the membership of the Committee may be found HERE.

Have you paid your 2013 One-Time Fee of $50 or obtained an exemption (e.g., you are an attorney employed by the federal government and serving in a legal capacity for it) via your Attorney Services Portal account?  All noncompliant bar members will be administratively removed from the Attorney Roll on or after November 1, 2015. For more information, visit the Attorney Services Portal page by clicking here.

Area residents have received phone calls from someone claiming to be with the United States Marshal Service. Residents are told that they have failed to respond or appear on a grand jury summons and that a warrant for their arrest has been issued.

View the entire Notice

Effective August 3, 2015, and in accordance with D.C.COLO.LCivR 40.1 and D.C.COLO.LAPR 10.3, pending and future AP case will be assigned to either Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel or Judge Robert E. Blackburn for pre-merits management.

View the General Order

Upcoming Events

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - October 21, 2015

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - October 21, 2015 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

Click here to register for a class.

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