The United States District Court
District of Colorado

Hon. Philip A. Brimmer, 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.

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Court News

Biennial $50 Fee

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 through Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 the U.S. District Court will begin collecting a $50.00 fee from all USDC members admitted before Oct. 1 (this includes US Bankruptcy Court bar members) that is imposed every two years. The fee will be used to continue funding the Federal Pro Se Clinic (see Aug. 16, 2018 Press Release). Please note that the fee is waived for attorneys employed by the United States government and serving in a legal capacity for it. For more information on how to pay the fee, how to determine if you are a bar member, or other bar membership matters, visit the Attorney Services Portal page of this website.


Civil Case Bills of Costs Procedures and Guide

Please visit the Bills of Costs - Guide and FAQs page HERE for the Bill of Costs Form, Instructions, and a comprehensive Hearing Officer’s Guide that explains all aspects of the procedures set by Local Civil Rule 54.1 – Taxation of Costs.


Announcement of the Reappointment of Part-Time Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher

The Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado take great pleasure in announcing the reappointment of part-time United States Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher to a third term of four years effective October 12, 2020. A Merit Selection Panel comprised of Colorado attorneys and lay persons recently solicited comments from the public relative to Judge Gallagher's job performance. The Panel returned a unanimous recommendation to the Court for his reappointment.


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