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.

Requests for Certificates of Good Standing / Requests for Duplicate Bar Certificates

Effective July 1, 2022 – Submitting Requests for Certificates of Good Standing / Requests for Duplicate Bar Certificates through CM/ECF

Please be aware that beginning July 1, 2022, requests for Certificates of Good Standing and requests for Duplicate Bar Certificates must be submitted through the U.S. District Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system (“CM/ECF”).  Either certificate will be available as an electronic document only; the Clerk’s Office will consider requests for paper certifications under special circumstances.  The fee for either a Certificate of Good Standing or a Duplicate Bar Certificates is set by 28 U.S.C. § 1914 and reflected on the Schedule of Fees page of this court’s website.  Please note that the use of an e-mailed credit card authorization form to the Clerk’s Office will no longer serve as the method to request a form and will not be available.  DO NOT submit e-mails to the Clerk’s Office requesting certificates and DO NOT send the Credit Card Authorization form to the Clerk’s Office.

Overview:

Certificates of Good Standing are available for a fee from the court under 28 U.S.C. § 1914 and must be requested by the individual needing the certificate.  Please follow the procedures explained in the Attorney Instructions for Submitting Requests for Certificates of Good Standing / Requests for Duplicate Bar Certificates for Duplicate (Replacement) Bar Certificates.  A link to the Attorney Instructions is provided below. 

Please NOTE: for a free, informal method and version of a Certificate of Good Standing, visit the Attorney Status page and print the results of your name search if it shows you are in good standing. The Attorney Status search tool pulls data from the official roll of attorneys and is updated every hour.  It indicates an attorney’s true and current status as a member of this court’s bar.  The Attorney Status search tool is the same mechanism by which a Certificate of Good Standing is produced.  After entering your name in the search tool, you may print the Attorney Status page featuring search results as proof of your current status at no further cost.

Required Information (see the Attorney Instructions document, link provided below, for a complete walk-through of the process):

•          Your Current Name as reflected in your PACER / CM/ECF Account

•          Your “In Good Standing” Bar Status and Date of U.S. District Court Admission

•          The E-mail Address You Wish the Court to Send the Certificate

•          Have a Credit Card Ready

•          Federal Agency Attorney (Department of Justice or Other Executive Branch Attorney; Legislative Branch (GAO, House or Senate Counsel); or Judicial Branch (Federal Public Defender)?  Please contact the U.S. District Court’s clerk’s office

•          Primary Licensing Jurisdiction Bar Number

NOTE: No Refunds:

Once a request is submitted through the CM/ECF system, refunds are not available – this includes requestors who change their mind about a purchase or those who don’t check the bar status and the attorney has been administratively removed or is otherwise ineligible.

Download Attorney Instructions for Submitting Requests for Certificates of Good Standing / Requests for Duplicate Bar Certificates

Requests for Certificates of Good Standing / Requests for Duplicate Bar Certificates Correspondence to Attorneys and Law Firms  

U.S. District Court Mass Mailer of June 20, 2022 sent by CM/ECF