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.

Court News

Case of Interest: 15-cv-1974-WJM-KLM - Mueller v. Swift etal. - Friday, July 21, 2017

Information for the public and the media interested in attending or covering this case is available HERE. PLEASE READ the Trial Decorum Order that guides the course of this trial.


Committee on Conduct Vacancy Announcement - Monday, July 17, 2017

The United States District Court is seeking applications for appointment to the court's Committee on Conduct. The Committee on Conduct presides over attorney disciplinary matters, as defined in D.C.COLO.LAttyR 6(c). The Committee investigates and acts upon complaints against members of this court’s bar, applications for reinstatement or readmission, petitions for relief from the rule of good standing, and matters involving attorney disability. There are currently two upcoming vacancies on the Committee. The term of the appointment is three years and will commence on or about October 1, 2017.  Committee members should expect to serve two terms. Applications are due by close of business on August 11, 2017.  More information and application instructions may be found HERE.


New Interpleader Funds Procedures Effective April 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts developed a central investment option, Disputed Ownership Fund (DOF), in the Court Registry Investment System (CRIS) to facilitate courts’ compliance with tax reporting requirements for interpleader funds deposited under 28 U.S.C. § 1335.

Pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 67.2, all funds shall be tendered to the court for deposit into, and disbursement from, CRIS only by court order, and movants shall provide to the clerk a copy of the order authorizing deposit or disbursement. Accordingly, two new electronic case filing events were created to support procedures for deposit and disbursement of interpleader funds:

·         Motion for Interpleader Deposit (28 U.S.C. Section 1335), and

·         Motion for Interpleader Disbursement (28 U.S.C. Section 1335).

A proposed order specifying the amount of money and identifying the funds as interpleader funds under 28 U.S.C. § 1335 will be filed as an attachment to these two motions. Proposed orders to disburse funds shall also include the payee's full name and complete address.

Please note that funds deposited and disbursed from the court’s registry which are not defined as interpleader funds under 28 U.S.C. § 1335 will continue to be filed using events:

·         Motion to Deposit Funds, and

·         Motion for Release of Funds.


Public Notice: Revised Jury Plan for Random Jury Selection Implemented March 1, 2017 - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

With approval by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court has implemented a revised jury plan. The full text of the notice may be found here. The full text of the jury plan may be found here.


Upcoming Events

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - August 16, 2017

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - August 16, 2017 from 9am to 11am in Room A142 on the 1st Floor of the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse in Denver.

The training program provides attorneys and their staff the knowledge necessary to open a new civil case in the Court's electronic filing system. Topics include:

  • Overview of useful documents (i.e. ECF Procedures, ECF User Manual, and Attorney Case Opening Manual)
  • Opening the case in ECF
  • Adding Civil Cover sheet information
  • Searching for and adding parties
  • Filing the initiating document (i.e. complaint, notice of removal, etc.)
  • Paying the filing fee via

Click here to register for a class.


CM/ECF Training for E-Filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - August 9, 2017

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - August 9, 2017 from 9am to 11am in Room A142 on the 1st Floor of the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse in Denver.

The training program provides attorneys and their staff with the knowledge necessary to use the electronic filing system. The presentation is oriented towards civil filings but there will be discussion on filing in criminal cases as well. Topics include:

  • How to prepare documents for electronic filing
  • How to file electronically to ECF
  • How to retrieve electronically filed documents
  • How to change your noticing options
  • What to do if you have difficulties filing electronically
  • Overview of ECF procedures including document retention, service, electronic signatures, and system requirements

Click here to register for a class.


Naturalization Ceremony July 28, 2017

The bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes all naturalization applications and provides the Court with a list of the candidates selected to be naturalized in the Federal Court. The ceremony usually takes place in the Alfred A. Arraj courthouse (address at bottom of page) in courtroom A201 beginning at 1:00 PM on July 28, 2017. Applicants are asked to arrive at noon.