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, 2016. The links below provide access to the current, the revised rules that will go in effect December 1, and the redline version of those rules.

The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure has completed its comprehensive review of the local rules. In the 2016 rules cycle the Committee focused on the conversion of the pilot program of local patent rules into new rules, an assortment of new administrative provisions that will contribute to more efficient case administration, and several amendments to attorney practice 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 in January 2017, the date yet 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. 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.


Local Rules of Practice Open for Comment

Currently there are no pending proposed amendments to the local rules.