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.

Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF)

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado welcomes you to electronic case filing. E-filing is comprised of two separate components: a filing component known as Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) and a viewing component known as Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER). PACER users can access case and docket information online from any federal appellate, district, or bankruptcy court. With the court’s transition to NextGen software, e-filers must log into their PACER account and then select the District of Colorado’s CM/ECF system to file in this court. CM/ECF allows registered users to not only file electronically, but also receive email notice that documents have been filed in their case. With occasional exceptions for periodic maintenance, CM/ECF is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To file documents electronically using CM/ECF, a registered PACER user must first request e-filing privileges with the court. Only the court can permit e-filing privileges to a user. A PACER user does not have to register as an CM/ECF user to view documents online, but CM/ECF registration is required should the user wish to file electronically into a case.

The following resources provide insight as to how e-filers may navigate within these systems.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) for viewing documents
Suggested training material for users who wish to e-file
Local Rules of Practice
Electronic Case Filing User Manual (v. 6.1)
Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Civil cases) (v. 6.1)
Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Criminal cases) (v. 6.1) [attorneys only]
CM/ECF Frequently-Asked Questions
Non-Attorney E-filing
Pro Se E-Filer Registration
* Be sure to visit the Representing Yourself Webpage for more information!
Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) for filing documents
Attorney Transactions
Opening a Civil Case
Filing a Corporate Disclosure Statement
Accessing a Restricted Pleading
Filing a Notice of Removal
Restricted Documents
Filing a Pleading as Restricted
Accessing a Transcript
Transcript Redaction
Appealing a Case
Filing a Notice of Appeal (user guide)
Creating an Appendix (user guide)

Archived CM/ECF Electronic Documents