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 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.

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

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, in both a clean draft and a redlined version.

A copy of the proposed amendments may also be obtained at the office of the Clerk of the Court at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse.

All comments must be submitted no later than October 19, 2017. Please submit 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.

Download Proposed Amendments to Local Rules (Redline)
Download Proposed Amendments to Local Rules (Draft)