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.

Forms and Instructions “(PDF)*” indicates a fillable PDF form

  • Appeal Proceedings
  • Attorney/Law Student
  • Civil
  • Civil Pro Bono
  • Copies
  • Criminal
  • Fees/Finance
  • Prisoner/Detainee
  • Self Representation (Pro Se)
  • If you experience problems with a form, please let us know.
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    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)
  • Appeal Bond – Surety (formerly Supersedeas Bond – Surety)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Appeal Bond – Cash (formerly Supersedeas Bond – Cash)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)

     

    Attorney/Law Student «

  • Application for Readmission/Reinstatement to the Bar (*Not for attorneys administratively removed from the Attorney Roll for nonpayment of biennial fees. Instead, contact cod_attorneyservices@cod.uscourts.gov)
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Attorney Motion for Panel Appointment
  • (DOCX)  
  • Civil Action Entry of Appearance
  • (DOCX)  
  • Civil Action Entry of Appearance to Provide Limited Representation
  • (DOCX)  
  • Attorney "How-To" Instruction Packet About Limited Representation
  • (PDF)  
  • Sample Motion for Leave to Provide Limited Scope Representation
  • (DOCX)  
  • Sample Motion for Leave to Withdraw from Limited Scope Representation
  • (DOCX)  
  • Criminal Case Entry of Appearance
  • (DOCX)  
  • Law Student Appearance Form
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Certificate of Good Standing Request Form
    Use the attached form for submission of a Certificate Request by credit card

    PLEASE NOTE: for an informal Certificate of Good Standing, visit the Attorney Status page and print the results of your name search if it shows you are in good standing. The Attorney Status search tool above is updated every hour and indicates an attorney’s true and current status as a member of this court’s bar.
  • (PDF)*  

     

    Civil «

  • Affidavit Requesting Foreign Mailing
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Information and Instructions for Requesting Assistance Attempting Service in Foreign Countries
  • (PDF)
  • Updated Bill of Costs Form (AO 133) and Instructions
  • Guide to Bills of Costs
  • (PDF)*
    (PDF)
  • Categories of Miscellaneous Cases
  • (PDF)
  • Civil Case Caption and Formatting Instructions
  • (DOCX)
  • Civil Cover Sheet (JS 44) [Note: If this form does not open correctly, please download it to your computer and open it locally.]
  • (PDF)*
  • Claim of Exemption to Writ of Garnishment with Notice
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Consent and Reference of a Dispositive Motion to a United States Magistrate Judge (AO 85A)
  • (US Courts)  
  • Election of Consent or Non-Consent Form to United States Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Form Notice of Change of Address or Telephone Number
  • (DOCX)
  • Instructions regarding Direct Assignment to United States Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Instructions regarding Traditional Consent to United States Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction
  • (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)
  • 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)
  • Sample Motion (Blank) and Certificate of Service
  • (DOCX)
  • 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)*
  • Attorney Motion for Panel Appointment
  • (DOCX)  
  • 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 Leave to Withdraw from Limited Scope Representation (for use by attorneys)
  • (DOCX)  
  • Civil Action Entry of Appearance
  • (DOCX)
  • Civil Action Entry of Appearance To Provide Limited Representation
  • (DOCX)
  • Sample Motion for Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel (for use by non-prisoner pro se parties/includes limited representation request)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Sample Prisoner Motion for Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel (for use by unrepresented prisoners/includes limited representation request)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Federal Court Prison Litigation Handbook
  • (PDF)

     

    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
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Affidavit by Owner of Cash Bail
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Declaration of Ownership of Cash Bail
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Notice of Lien
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Consent of Defendant Pursuant to Durango/Grand Junction Protocol
  • (PDF)*  
  • Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge in a Misdemeanor Case (AO 86A)
  • (US Courts)  
  • Criminal Case Caption and Formatting Instructions
  • (DOCX)
  • Discovery Conference Memorandum and Order
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • CJA 23 Financial Affidavit
  • (US Courts)
  • Motion for Appointment of Counsel in a Criminal Case
  • (DOCX)
  • Motion for Issuance of Subpoenas in Forma Pauperis
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Plea Agreement
  • (DOCX)
  • Plea Agreement (Misdemeanor and Petty Offense)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Proposed Order for Service of Subpoenas in Forma Pauperis
  • (PDF)*
  • Proposed Order to Produce Discovery
  • (PDF)
  • Statement by Defendant in Advance of Plea of Guilty
  • (PDF)*
  • Stipulation for Entry of Deferral of Prosecution
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Stipulation for Entry of Deferral of Prosecution (Petty Offense)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • 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)
  • Victim Address Change Form and Instructions (AO140)
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • 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)* (DOCX)
  • Audio Recording Order Form (AO 436)
  • (US Courts)

     

    Prisoner/Detainee «

  • Guide to Civil Legal Cases - for People Who Don’t Have a Lawyer
  • (PDF)
  • 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)
  • Pro Se Prisoner Handbook
  • (PDF)
  • Sample Prisoner Motion for Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel (for use by unrepresented prisoners/includes limited representation request)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)

     

    Self Representation (Pro Se) «

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are unrepresented (pro se), not a prisoner, and have a civil case, you can contact the Federal Pro Se Clinic for free, limited legal assistance. Call the Federal Pro Se Clinic at 303-380-8786 or fill out an intake form online at https://www.cobar.org/fpsc. The Clinic cannot help with prisoner, criminal or bankruptcy cases, or with appeals.

  • Where to Find Help Handout
  • (PDF)
  • Form Notice of Change of Address or Telephone Number
  • (DOCX)
  • Guide to Civil Legal Cases - for People Who Don’t Have a Lawyer
  • (PDF)
  • Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (AO 239)
  • (US Courts)
  • Complaint Form (General Complaint)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Employment Discrimination Complaint Form
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Instructions for Filing a Civil Suit (General Complaint)
  • (PDF)
  • Instructions for Filing an Employment Discrimination Complaint
  • (PDF)
  • Complaint for Review of Social Security Decision Form
  • (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Instructions for Filing a Complaint for Review of Social Security Decision
  • (PDF)
  • Sample Initial Disclosures Under F.R.C.P. 26(a)(1)
  • (DOCX)
  • Sample Motion (Blank) and Certificate of Service
  • (DOCX)
  • Sample Motion for Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel (for use by non-prisoner pro se parties/includes limited representation request)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Sample Prisoner Motion for Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel (for use by unrepresented prisoners/includes limited representation request)
  • (PDF)* (DOCX)
  • Pro Se E-filing PACER Instructions
  • (PDF)