The United States District Court
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.

Forms and Instructions

  • Appeal Proceedings
  • Attorney/Law Student
  • Civil
  • Civil Pro Bono
  • CJA
  • Copies
  • Criminal
  • Fees/Finance
  • Prisoner/Detainee
  • Self Representation (Pro Se)
  • If you experience problems with a form, please let us know.
  •  

    Appeal Proceedings «

  • Notice of Appeal - Civil
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Notice of Appeal - Criminal
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Motion for Leave to Proceed on Appeal 1915 - Civil
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Motion for Leave to Proceed on Appeal 1915 - Criminal
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Prisoner Motion for Leave to Proceed on Appeal 1915 - Civil
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Prisoner Motion for Leave to Proceed on Appeal 1915 - Criminal
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Prisoner Motion for Leave to Proceed on Appeal in a Habeas Corpus Action 1915 - Civil
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Supersedeas Bond - Surety
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Supersedeas Bond - Cash
  • (PDF) (DOCX)

     

    Attorney/Law Student «

  • Application for Readmission/Reinstatement to the Bar
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Civil Action Entry of Appearance
  • (DOCX)  
  • Criminal Case Entry of Appearance
  • (DOCX)  
  • Law Student Appearance Form
  • (PDF) (DOCX)

     

    Civil «

  • Bill of Costs (AO 133) and Instructions
  • (PDF)*
  • Civil Case Caption and Formatting Instructions
  • (DOCX)
  • Civil Cover Sheet (JS 44)
  • (PDF)*
  • Claim of Exemption to Writ of Garnishment with Notice
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Consent/Non-Consent Form Pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 40.1(c) – Direct Assignment to Magistrate Judges
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Consent to the Exercise of Jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Instructions Regarding Notice of Availability of United States Magistrate Judge to Exercise Jurisdiction, with Proposed Order
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • E-Discovery: Checklist for Rule 26(f) Meet-and-Confer Regarding Electronically Stored Information
  • (PDF)
  • E-Discovery: Guidelines Addressing the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information
  • (PDF)
  • Joint Environmental Case Management Plan
  • (DOCX)
  • Joint Social Security Case Management Plan
  • (DOCX)
  • Notice of Lawsuit and Request to Waive Service of a Summons (AO 398)
  • (US Courts)
  • Objection to Calculation of the Amount of Exempt Earnings
  • (PDF)
  • Proposed Final Pretrial Order and Instructions
  • (DOCX)
  • Proposed Scheduling Order and Instructions
  • (DOCX)
  • Proposed Scheduling Order in an ERISA Action
  • (DOCX)
  • Proposed Scheduling Order in a Patent Case
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Registration of a Judgment in Another District Instructions
  • (PDF)
  • Satisfaction of Judgment
  • (PDF)*
  • Subpoena to Appear & Testify at a Hearing or Trial in a Civil Action (AO 88)
  • (US Courts)
  • Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects or to Permit Inspection of Premises in a Civil Action (AO 88B)
  • (US Courts)
  • Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Civil Action (AO 88A)
  • (US Courts)
  • Summons in a Civil Action (AO 440)
  • (US Courts)
  • Summons on Third-Party Complaint (AO 441)
  • (US Courts)
  • Temporary Restraining Order Information
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Temporary Restraining Order Cash Bond Form
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Temporary Restraining Order Surety Bond Form
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Waiver of the Service of Summons (AO 399)
  • (US Courts)
  • Writ of Continuing Garnishment
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Writ of Execution
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Writ of Garnishment - Judgment Debtor other than Natural Person
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Writ of Garnishment with Notice of Exemption and Pending Levy
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)

     

    Civil Pro Bono «

  • Application for Civil Pro Bono Panel (for use by attorneys to join the Panel)
  • (PDF)*
  • Notice Declining Pro Bono Appointment (for use by attorneys who are Panel members)
  • (DOCX)
  • Sample Motion for Leave to Provide Limited Scope Representation (for use by attorneys)
  • (DOCX)
  • Sample Motion for Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel (for use by non-prisoner pro se parties)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Sample Prisoner Motion for Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel (for use by unrepresented prisoners/includes limited representation request)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)

     

    CJA «

  • Application for Admission to CJA Panel
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • CJA 19 Notice to Court-Appointed Counsel of Public Disclosure of Attorney Fee Information
  • (US Courts)
  • CJA 20 Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court Appointed Counsel
  • (US Courts)
  • CJA 20 Spreadsheet
  • (XLSX)
  • CJA 21 Voucher for Expert and Other Services
  • (US Courts)
  • CJA 23 Financial Affidavit
  • (US Courts)
  • CJA 24 Voucher for Payment of Transcript
  • (US Courts)
  • CJA 26 Supplemental Information Statement for a Compensation Claim in Excess of the Statutory Case Compensation Maximum: District Court
  • (US Courts)
  • CJA 26 Form Instructions
  • (PDF)
  • CJA 30 Death Penalty Proceedings: Appointment of Authority to Pay Court Appointed Counsel
  • (US Courts)
  • CJA 31 Voucher for Expert and Other Services
  • (US Courts)

     

    Copies «

  • Copy Request Form
  • (DOCX)
  • Copy Request Form Instructions
  • (DOCX)

     

    Criminal «

  • Criminal Appearance Bond Information
  • (PDF)
  • AO 98 Appearance Bond
  • (US Courts)
  • AO 199A Order Setting Conditions of Release
  • (US Courts)
  • AO 199B Additional Conditions of Release
  • (PDF)*
  • AO 199C Advice of Penalties/Acknowledgment
  • (US Courts)
  • Checklist for Preparing Property Bonds
  • (DOCX)
  • Affidavit by Owner of Cash Bail
  • (DOCX)
  • Declaration of Ownership of Cash Bail
  • (DOCX)
  • Consent of Defendant Pursuant to Durango/Grand Junction Protocol Plea Agreement
  • (PDF)*  
  • Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge in a Misdemeanor Case (AO 86A)
  • (US Courts)  
  • Criminal Case Caption and Formatting Instructions
  • (DOCX)
  • Deferral of Prosecution
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Deferral of Prosecution (Petty Offense)
  • (PDF)*
  • Discovery Conference Memorandum and Order
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Motion for Issuance of Subpoenas in Forma Pauperis
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Plea Agreement
  • (DOCX)
  • Plea Agreement (Misdemeanor)
  • (DOCX)
  • Plea Agreement (Petty Offense)
  • (DOCX)
  • Proposed Order for Service of Subpoenas in Forma Pauperis
  • (PDF)*
  • Statement by Defendant in Advance of Plea of Guilty
  • (PDF)*
  • Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Criminal Case (AO 90)
  • (US Courts)
  • Subpoena to Testify at a Hearing or Trial in Criminal Case (AO 89)
  • (US Courts)
  • Waiver of an Indictment (AO 455)
  • (US Courts)
  • Waiver of a Preliminary Hearing (AO 468)
  • (US Courts)
  • Waiver of Rule 5 & 5.1 Hearings (Complaint or Indictment) (AO 466A)
  • (US Courts)
  • Waiver of Rule 32.1 Hearing (Violation of Probation or Supervised Release) (AO 466)
  • (US Courts)

     

    Fees/Finance «

  • Fee Schedule
  • (LINK)
  • Single Use Credit Card Authorization Form
  • (PDF)*  

     

    Prisoner/Detainee «

  • Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus 2241
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus 2241 Instructions
  • (PDF)
  • Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus 2254
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus 2254 Instructions
  • (PDF)
  • Motion Pursuant to 1915 (Waive Fee) Prisoner Complaint
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Motion Pursuant to 1915 (Waive Fee) Habeas Corpus
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence (28 USC 2255)
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence (28 USC 2255) Instructions
  • (PDF)
  • Prisoner Complaint 1983
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Prisoner Complaint 1983 Instructions
  • (PDF)

     

    Self Representation (Pro Se) «

  • Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (AO 239)
  • (US Courts)
  • Complaint (General) Format
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Complaint (Title VII) Format
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Filing a Civil Suit (General) Instructions
  • (PDF)
  • Filing a Civil Suit (Title VII) Instructions
  • (PDF)