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.

District of Colorado Media Page

The Clerk's office of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, has prepared this informational guide to foster cooperation between the Court and the media for coverage of trials and hearings in the district.

The Cases of Interest page provides information on cases that have received significant public and media attention and will include any case specific information for media.

The judge presiding over a case is fully responsible for the trial in his/her courtroom, and expects the media to comply with terms that he/she may specify. Accordingly, specific information and/or procedures concerning a trial or hearing may be issued or implemented by the judge presiding over the particular matter. In some trials, media must register to obtain court issued media credentials.

No one should telephone a judge’s chambers or courtroom deputy clerk. All questions that cannot be answered by the links on this page or that cannot be answered with publicly available information may be directed to:


General Courthouse Information:

· The courthouse opens up to the public at 7:00 a.m.

· All persons entering the courthouse are subject to the courthouse security procedures. All briefcases, purses, parcels, bags, backpacks, and other items shall be passed through X-ray scanners and shall be subject to search.

· A valid government-issued photo ID such as a driver's license or U.S. Passport is required to enter the courthouse

· Unless otherwise restricted by a judicial officer, after clearing security, an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a cellular telephone, a smartphone, a laptop computer, an electronic tablet, or a personal data assistant (PDA), regardless of the technology used or the name by which the device is marketed, may be brought into any public area in the courthouse or any location in which court business and proceedings are conducted.

· A device whose exclusive or principal use is as a camera or video recorder may not be brought into or used in the courthouse or any location in which court business and proceedings are conducted. There is absolutely no photography or recording permitted anywhere within courthouse.


Press Room in Arraj Courthouse:

· Located on 2nd floor, A219, of the Arraj Courthouse at end of public corridor

· Intended to provide a daytime workspace for media representatives covering the business of the U.S. District Court

· Dedicated Wi-Fi is available

· Personal items shall not be stored here - anything left overnight may be discarded

· Stop by the Clerk's Office 1st floor front counter for the access code


General Information for the Media:

· Court records are available through PACER (fees apply).

· Opinions designated by a judge as written opinions will be made available without charge through PACER and also available through the U.S. Government Printing Office

· For more information about access to court records click here

· Transcripts: Orders for transcripts should be directed to the court reporter who produced the record. Financial arrangements for payment at the rates listed in the court's fee schedule, set by the Judicial Conference, will be made when transcripts are ordered. Click here

· Local Rules

· Points of Contact: Jeff Colwell, Clerk of Court, serves as the Court’s Public Information Officer

o Email (preferred method of communication):

o 303-335-2076