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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

General Order 2021-11: EXTENSION OF CARES ACT FINDINGS REGARDING CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

This General Order extends the authority in GO 2020-4, as subsequently extended in GO 2020-12, GO 2020-17, GO 2020-22, GO 2021-4, and GO2021-7 that provides for video and/or telephonic conferencing of certain criminal proceedings under § 15002 of the Corona Virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for an additional 90-day period. The full text of General Order 2021-11 is available HERE.

 

Jury Trial Protocols - Revised August 9, 2021

Effective August 9, 2021 the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has adopted the following revised protocols for conducting jury and bench trials in the Arraj and Rogers Courthouses in Denver following the July 27, 2021 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the Delta variant. The revised protocols are available here.

 

General Order 2021-10: Court Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This General Order guides Court operations beginning on August 9, 2021 and supersedes General Order 2021-6. All persons are required to wear a mask or face covering that covers the user's nose and mouth when entering the courthouses and at all times within the courthouses, including common areas, elevators, hallways, stairwells, courtrooms, witness waiting rooms, and bathrooms. The full text of General Order 2021-10 is available HERE.

 

Case No. 20-mc-00064-PAB IN RE MATTER OF CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE AND CIVIL FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS

An order extending certain statutory deadlines for notice of administrative asset forfeitures and actions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full order is available HERE.

 

General Order 2020-7: COMPASSIONATE RELEASE UNDER SECTION 603(b) OF THE FIRST STEP ACT OF 2018

Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 3006A(a)(1) and (c), the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Colorado is hereby appointed to represent any defendant convicted in this District, who was previously determined to have been entitled to appointment of counsel or who is now indigent, to decide whether the defendant is eligible to petition the Court for compassionate release under Section 603(b) of the First Step Act of 2018, 18 U.S.C. §§ 3582(c) and (d), and, where appropriate, to file a motion for compassionate release. GO 2020-7 is available HERE.

 

General Order 2020-4: CARES ACT FINDINGS REGARDING CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

Provides for video and/or telephonic conferencing of certain criminal proceedings under § 15002 of the Corona Virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). GO 2020-4 is available HERE.