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 District of Colorado welcomes Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak - Friday, September 30, 2016

The District of Colorado welcomes Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak, who starts with the United States District Court on Monday, October 3, 2016. Magistrate Judge Varholak's courtroom (C205) and chambers (C254) are located in the Byron G. Rogers Courthouse. Chambers telephone number is: 303-335-2365.

 

Proposed Amendments To Local Rules And Invitation To Comment - Monday, September 26, 2016

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), Fed. R. Civ. P. 83(a), and Fed. R. Crim. P. 57(a). The proposed amendments can be found by visiting the link HERE.

 

Guide to Civil Lawsuits - Thursday, August 04, 2016

The Court expresses its great appreciation to the members of the Standing Committee on Pro Se Litigation for their development of a new "Guide to Civil Lawsuits". The Guide provides helpful information to persons who represent themselves in civil lawsuits. It explains how to get started, sources of legal assistance, terms and procedures, and provides links to important rules and documents. The Guide is available HERE.

 

Notice - Email Phishing Attack Targets Lawyers - Monday, June 20, 2016

The U.S. District Court has been notified by the Colo. Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel that it has become aware of an email phishing scam targeting attorneys in many states, including Colorado. Emails are being sent to lawyers purporting to notify them of disciplinary action.

View the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel's Notice HERE.

 

Upcoming Events

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - October 19, 2016

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - October 19, 2016 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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CM/ECF Training for E-Filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - October 5, 2016

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - October 5, 2016 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 with the knowledge necessary to use the electronic filing system. 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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