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


This year, the Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure continued its review of public suggestions and comments for improvements to the local rules. The United States District Court for the District of Colorado has reviewed and approved revisions to its Local Rules.

Local Rules effective December 1, 2023

Redline/strikeout version

Summary compilation of approved revisions

In the 2022-2023 rules cycle, the Local Rule revisions impact the following practice topics:

  • In Forma Pauperis Party & Prisoner Pleadings
  • General Authority & Duties of a Magistrate Judge
  • AP Case Management
  • Civil Pro Bono Representation

  • The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules always welcomes comments from court users, members of the bar, and the public at large. You may email comments or suggestions for future rule additions or revisions to As a reminder, comments must be submitted by June 1st of every odd year to be considered for the next rules revision cycle.

    *NEW* Public Comments

    Archived (Superseded) Local Rules, Summaries of Local Rules, and General Orders

    Local Rules of Practice Open for Comment

    There are no proposed amendments available for public comment.