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