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 IMPLEMENTING PROPOSED LOCAL PATENT RULES

June 11, 2014 - The United States District Court for the District of Colorado on June 4, 2014, formally adopted a Pilot Program that Implements Proposed Patent Rules.  The Pilot Program is designed to facilitate the efficient management of patent cases through the use of local rules collaboratively developed with members of the local patent bar and with input from public comment. Patent cases will follow the procedures and deadlines set forth in the Pilot Project Local Patent Rules beginning August 1, 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 LOCAL PATENT RULES PILOT PROJECT

Download PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER IN A PATENT CASE (PDF)

Download PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER IN A PATENT CASE (DOCX)

  

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

Download SAMPLE NOTICE DECLINING APPOINTMENT FORM 

 

Pilot Projects Open for Comment