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


Note: Federal Rule Changes for 2018 are effective Dec. 1, 2018. See the attached Memorandum from the clerk's office describing what those changes are, and that they do not impact this court's local rules

Download 2018 Federal Rules Revisions Memorandum

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado reviewed and approved revisions to its Local Rules which become effective December 1, 2017. The links below provide access to the revised rules that will go in effect December 1, the redline version of those rules, and the current rules effective until Dec.1, 2017.

The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure in 2017 continued its review of public suggestions and comments for improvements to the local rules. In the 2017 rules cycle the Committee efforts included refinements to the initial review process for unrepresented parties and prisoners; the making of further adjustments to the limited representation procedure made available for all parties in 2016; an assortment of new administrative provisions that will contribute to more efficient case administration; and several amendments to attorney practice rules.

Download Local Rules Effective December 1, 2017

Download Local Rules Effective December 1, 2017 (Redline/Strikeout Version)

Summary of Local and Federal Rule Revisions effective Dec. 1, 2017

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 early 2018, 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. The next rule revision cycle will take place in 2019.

Local Rules of Practice Open for Comment

There are no proposed local rules open for public comment at this time.