The United States District Court

for the

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

Court facts, figures, and statistics for 2013 are now posted on the  District Statistics page .

On April 2, 2014, the district judges of the U.S. District Court  appointed Mr. David Kaplan, Esq., for a second term on the Standing Committee of the Criminal Justice Act, and he will serve as Chairman of the Committee, effective April 1, 2014.  In addition, Mr. Mitch Baker, Esq., Ms. Marci Gilligan, Esq., and Ms. Kathryn Stimson, Esq. were appointed as new members of the Standing Committee, each serving a term of three years, effective April 1, 2014.  The Judicial Officers of the U.S. ... read more

This plan governs the management and expenditure of attorney admission funds maintained locally by the court (“the funds”). The funds are non-appropriated funds held in trust by the court. This plan is established pursuant to the Guide to Judiciary Policy, Volume 13, Chapter 12, and supersedes the previous plan approved on July 11, 1994.  

On April 2, 2014 the United States District Court for the District of Colorado approved the following Pilot Program Implementing Proposed Local Patent Rules subject to public notice and comment. The purpose of the pilot program is to facilitate the efficient management of patent cases.  The period of public comment shall be thirty (30) days from the date of the public notice. Visit the Pilot Projects page for more details. ... read more

This is a request for OPEN PRICING .   All items should be quoted F.o.b. Destination, Within Consignee’s Premises. Quotes may be faxed to, 303-335-2240, or e-mailed directly to Christina[underscore]Brunetti-Moore[at]cod[dot]uscourts[dot]gov no later than April 9 th , 2014 close of business. View the Request for Quote. Visit the Procurement page. ... read more

Upcoming Events

Naturalization Ceremony April 25, 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.
 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - May 7, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - May 7, 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

Click here to register for a class.

 read more ...

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - May 21, 2014

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

Click here to register for a class.

 read more ...