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

New Interpleader Funds Procedures Effective April 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts developed a central investment option, Disputed Ownership Fund (DOF), in the Court Registry Investment System (CRIS) to facilitate courts’ compliance with tax reporting requirements for interpleader funds deposited under 28 U.S.C. § 1335.

Pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 67.2, all funds shall be tendered to the court for deposit into, and disbursement from, CRIS only by court order, and movants shall provide to the clerk a copy of the order authorizing deposit or disbursement. Accordingly, two new electronic case filing events were created to support procedures for deposit and disbursement of interpleader funds:

·         Motion for Interpleader Deposit (28 U.S.C. Section 1335), and

·         Motion for Interpleader Disbursement (28 U.S.C. Section 1335).

A proposed order specifying the amount of money and identifying the funds as interpleader funds under 28 U.S.C. § 1335 will be filed as an attachment to these two motions. Proposed orders to disburse funds shall also include the payee's full name and complete address.

Please note that funds deposited and disbursed from the court’s registry which are not defined as interpleader funds under 28 U.S.C. § 1335 will continue to be filed using events:

·         Motion to Deposit Funds, and

·         Motion for Release of Funds.


Public Notice: Revised Jury Plan for Random Jury Selection Implemented March 1, 2017 - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

With approval by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court has implemented a revised jury plan. The full text of the notice may be found here. The full text of the jury plan may be found here.


Openings on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the District of Colorado: Deadline: March 31, 2017 - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Applications are being taken for the Colorado Criminal Justice Act Panel. Attorneys appointed to the Criminal Justice Act Panels will accept appointments under the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C.§3006A) as counsel representing defendants charged with felonies, misdemeanors, or petty offenses, and unable to afford counsel. These applications are reviewed by the CJA Panel Selection Committee with appointments ordered by the Court and administered by the Office of the Federal Public Defender CJA Coordinating Attorney through the United States District Court for the District of Colorado Criminal Justice Act Plan.

Applicants must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from the Federal Defender Organization.

To apply for appointment to one of these Panels, please go to or to access the application. Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2017.


Order Adopting Standard Conditions of Supervision - Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The Court has issued General Order 2016-1, adopting standard conditions for Probation and Supervised Release. Effective January 1, 2017, these conditions will be considered in conjunction with imposition of sentences in criminal cases. The full text of GO 2016-1 may be found HERE

Notice - Email Phishing Attack Continues to Target Lawyers - Tuesday, December 06, 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 that has reemerged in several 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) - May 24, 2017

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - May 24, 2017 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.


CM/ECF Training for E-Filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - May 3, 2017

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - May 3, 2017 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. 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.