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.

Local Rules of Practice


The United States District Court for the District of Colorado reviewed and approved revisions to its Local Rules which become effective December 1, 2014. The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure continues its comprehensive review of the local rules. In the 2014 rules cycle the Committee focused on the restyling of the local criminal rules, updating the rules applicable to members of the bar, and converting pilot programs to local rules.

All members of the bar and the public are advised that the Advisory Committee will conduct a community forum at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. District Courthouse sometime in January, 2015, the date to be determined. The Advisory Committee looks forward to providing an opportunity at the forum to answer inquiries about the recent rule revisions.

The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules always welcomes comments from court users, members of the bar, and the public at large. Please send your comments or suggestions to:

In the annual Local Rules cycle, the comment deadline is June 1 of every year.

Local Rules

Civil Local Rules

Criminal Local Rules

AP Rules

Attorney Rules


Local Rules of Practice Open for Comment