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.

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


Archived CM/ECF Electronic Documents