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.

Electronic Case Filing (ECF)

The United States District Court,District of Colorado welcomes you to the Electronic Document System. The Electronic Document System has two components, an electronic document filing component known as Electronic Case Files (ECF) and an electronic document viewing component, known as Public Access to Electronic Case Records (PACER). Both components may be accessed from the same login screen. Electronic Case Filing will be required on civil cases beginning June 20, 2005. Electronic Case Filing will begin on criminal cases on December 5, 2005.

The ECF system allows registered users to file and receive electronic notice of filed documents electronically over the Internet from anywhere in the world, 24hours a day, 7 days a week. The PACER system allows registered users to access electronic versions of filed court documents in real time over the Internet anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Participating in the Electronic Document System is a two-step process. To view electronic documents, a user must register and receive a login from the PACER Service Center. To file documents electronically using ECF, a registered PACER user must register with the court as an ECF user. A PACER user does not have to register as an ECF user to take advantage of viewing documents electronically. An ECF user must register as a PACER user to file documents electronically.

Please note that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court require separate CM/ECF logins. A CM/ECF login and password for the U.S. District Court will not work with the Bankruptcy Court.

File Documents Electronically

Register for the Electronic Document System
Register for a PACER Account
Register for an ECF Account- Attorney
Register for an ECF Account- Pro Se
Credit Card Collection Network
Request for PACER Exemption from Fees
General Information/Requirements
ECF Hardware/Software Requirements
Guide to Transcript Redaction
PACER Information
Use the Electronic Document System
ElectronicCase Files - Document Filing
PACER - Document Viewing
Training Information
Register for Classroom Training
ECF Online Training
ECFTraining Database (Registered Users Only)
Notice of Removal Presentation
CM/ECF Version 5.x and Restricted Documents - PowerPoint presentation material (November 2011)
Procedural Filing Guidelines Notice of Removal
User Guide - Attorney Civil Case Opening
User Guide - Filing a Corporate Disclosure Statement and Adding the Corporate Parent(s)
User Guide - Filing a Notice of Appeal and
User Guide - Creating an Appendix
Important Documents
Electronic Case Files User Manual (Version 6.1)
Policy Concerning Electronic Availability and Redaction of Transcripts
Suggested procedural filing guideline for filing a Notice of Removal and state court documents
Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Civil Version 6.1)
Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Criminal Version 6.1)
User Support
Colo Release 6.0 and 6.1 External Guide
ECF Help Desk/Contact Us
ECF Frequently Asked Questions
More ECF FAQs - August 2013
ECF Ten Most Common User Errors
ECF Quick Reference Sheet
ECF Attorney Access Instructions for Restricted Documents
Helpful Links
U.S. Courts Website
10th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
Other District Courts on ECF
U.S.Courts Privacy Policy Website
PACER Service Center

Archived CM/ECF Electronic Documents