The United States District Court

for the

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.

Approved Pilot Projects

PILOT PROGRAM FOR DIRECT ASSIGNMENT OF CIVIL CASES TO FULL TIME MAGISTRATE JUDGES

January 17, 2014 - The United States District Court for the District of Colorado announces formal adoption of a Pilot Program for the direct assignment of civil cases to the full time magistrate judges.  The Pilot Program requires the parties in cases assigned directly to a magistrate judge to indicate, through the filing of a Consent Form by a date certain, whether they accept or decline consent.  Cases will begin being assigned to full time magistrate judges on February 3, 2014.  

The details of the Pilot Program are attached and can also be found at the U.S. District Court’s website HERE, or can be obtained at the office of the Clerk of the Court at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse Annex located at 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80294.

Download PILOT PROGRAM FOR DIRECT ASSIGNMENT OF CIVIL CASES TO FULL TIME MAGISTRATE JUDGES

Download CONSENT FORM (PDF)

Download CONSENT FORM (Word)

 

PILOT PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT A TERM OF COURT IN DURANGO PILOT PROJECT PROTOCOL

On May 9, 2013, the U.S. District Court adopted a Pilot Program which directs the implementation of a Term of Court in Durango, Colorado. The Pilot Program provides that a United States District Judge for the District of Colorado shall sit in Durango, Colorado, every other month for the time reasonably necessary to conduct any trial, hearing, or other proceeding scheduled in Durango for that term of court.

Durango Term of Court Pilot Project Protocol (Corrected)

 

COURT APPROVAL OF PILOT PROGRAM CREATING A CIVIL CASE PRO BONO PANEL

Announced Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado announces formal adoption of a pilot program that creates a panel of attorneys who have agreed to accept pro bono appointments to represent pro se litigants of limited financial means in civil cases before this Court. On June 5, 2013 the District Court approved revisions to the Civil Pro Bono Pilot Program Plan that were made in consideration of and in response to public comments.

Download CIVIL PRO BONO PILOT PROGRAM PLAN

Download APPLICATION FORM for CIVIL PRO BONO PILOT PROGRAM

 

Pilot Projects Open for Comment

INVITATION TO COMMENT: Pilot Program Implementing Proposed Local Patent Rules

On April 2, 2014 the United States District Court for the District of Colorado approved the following Pilot Program Implementing Proposed Local Patent Rules subject to public notice and comment. The period of public comment shall be thirty (30) days from the date of the public notice.

The purpose of the pilot program is to facilitate the efficient management of patent cases.

The details of the Pilot Program, including the Proposed Scheduling Order, are attached below or can be obtained at the office of the Clerk of the Court at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse located at 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80294.  All comments must be submitted no later than May 4, 2014.  Please submit e-mail comments to LocalRule_Comments@cod.uscourts.gov, or mail them to the Clerk of the Court, United States District Court, Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80294.   

Thank you in advance for your input.

Download LOCAL PATENT RULES PILOT PROJECT

Download PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER IN A PATENT CASE: (PDF)  (DOCX)