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, 2015. The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure in the 2015 rules cycle considered 16 proposals or suggestions from the bar and the public submitted in 2015, and addressed 9 matters continued from previous years.  The Advisory Committee's work in the 2015 focused on conversion of the magistrate judge direct assignment pilot programs into corresponding local rules; and refinements to the criminal rules (sentencing and restricted documents), the AP rules (forms of pleadings and case management), and the court's attorney rules (discipline matters).

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:


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 under 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), Fed. R. Civ. P. 83(a), and Fed. R. Crim. P. 57(a).

The proposed amendments can be found below, formatted with redline/strikeout markups to indicate the proposed changes, or can be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Court at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, located at 901 9th Street, Room A-105, Denver, Colorado 80294.

  • Download Proposed Amendments (Redline/Strikeout Version)
  • Download Proposed Amendments to the Local Rules

  • All comments must be submitted no later than Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Please submit comments to or mail them to the Clerk of the Court, United States District Court, Attn: Edward Butler, Legal Officer, Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, Room A-105, 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.