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

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

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, 2014. 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. M ... read more

The District of Colorado congratulates the dedicated men and women of the United States Marshals Service on the occasion of the 225th anniversary of its establishment.  Read more

A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review the current service of incumbent Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe, as magistrate judge and other experience, the comments from members of the bar and public, and other evidence of the incumbent’s good character, experience, ability, and commitment to equal justice under the law. The Panel shall submit their report to the Court on or before November 21, 2014 unless otherwise directed by the Court, wh ... read more

Upcoming Events

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - October 22, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - October 22, 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 October 31, 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 - November 5, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - November 5, 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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