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 2020-9: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19

This General Order modifies certain dates in General Order 2020-6 and guides Court operations in the District of Colorado through June 19, 2020. All other terms of General Order 2020-3 remain in effect through June 19, 2020. Trials are continued up to July 6, 2020 as noted in General Order 2020-8. General Order 2020-9 is available HERE.

 

General Order 2020-8: CONTINUATION OF JURY TRIALS THROUGH JULY 6, 2020

The Court continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In order to provide additional information to litigants and prospective jurors, this General Order modifies certain dates in General Order 2020-6. ORDERED that all civil and criminal trials scheduled to commence now through July 6, 2020 before any district or magistrate judge in any courthouse in the District of Colorado are CONTINUED subject to further order of the presiding judicial officer. GO 2020-8 is available HERE.

 

Clerk’s Office Counter Closed due to COVID-19 (Amended 4/24/2020)

Pursuant to General Order 2020-3, the district court clerk’s office intake counter is closed to public entry beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 until further notice. Attorneys, and pro se parties authorized to file electronically, shall continue filing using CM/ECF. Filing information for parties that are not required to file electronically, and information regarding all payments not made using Pay.gov, is included in the attachment 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 2020-6: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19

This General Order modifies certain dates in General Order 2020-3 and guides Court operations in the District of Colorado through May 29, 2020. All other terms of General Order 2020-3 remain in effect through May 29, 2020. GO 2020-6 is available HERE.

 

General Order 2020-5: Electronic Transmission of Bond Reports

Provides for the electronic transmission of bond reports to the attorney for the United States and the attorney for the defendant in connection with a detention hearing. This Order will terminate ninety days from the date of issuance. GO 2020-5 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.

 

General Order 2020-3: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19

This General Order supersedes General Order 2020-2 and guides Court operations in the District of Colorado through May 1, 2020. Effective immediately and until May 1, 2020, only those persons with official court business shall enter the courthouses and U.S. Probation Offices of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. GO 2020-3 is available HERE.

 

General Order 2020-1: COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS REGARDING ENTRANCE TO COURTHOUSES OR COURTROOMS

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado announces entry restrictions for visitors to courthouses or courtrooms in the District as a result of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak. GO 2020-1 is available HERE.