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.

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, 2019. The links below provide access to the revised rules that will go in effect December 1, the redline version of those rules, and a summary compilation of the affected rules reflecting this cycle’s revisions.

The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure in 2019 continued its review of public suggestions and comments for improvements to the local rules. In the 2019 rules cycle the Committee efforts included the following: clarifications of the duties of magistrate judges, refinements to the notification process to the court regarding ADA accommodations, a bankruptcy matter revision, criminal motion and sentencing document refinements, further revisions regarding special assignments of criminal cases, revisions to the AP rules on Joint Case Management Plans and Social Security appeal briefing schedules, and recognition of the Federal Pro Se Clinic’s standards of conduct and student practice rules.

Download Local Rules Effective December 1, 2019

Download Local Rules Effective December 1, 2019 (Redline/Strikeout Version)

Compilation of Local Revisions effective Dec. 1, 2019

Summary of Local and Federal Rule Changes effective December 1, 2019

The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules always welcomes comments from court users, members of the bar, and the public at large. You may submit comments or suggestions for future rule additions or revisions – please send your comments or suggestions to:

Comments must be submitted by June 1 of each year to be considered for the next rules revision cycle.

Archived (Superseded) Local Rules, Summaries of Local Rules, and General Orders

Local Rules of Practice Open for Comment

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado announces proposed amendments to its local rules and invites public comment.
All comments must be submitted no later than Friday, October 8, 2021. Please e-mail comments to, or mail them to the Clerk of the Court, United States District Court, Attn: Legal Officer, Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80294. Please identify the specific local rule to which your comment(s) relate.

Thank you in advance for your input.

  • 2020-2021 Proposed Local Rule Revisions Compilation
  • 2020-2021 Redline Complete Set of the Local Rules