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

Notice - Email Phishing Attack Continues to Target Lawyers - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The U.S. District Court has been notified by the Colo. Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel that it has become aware of an email phishing scam that has reemerged in several states, including Colorado. Emails are being sent to lawyers purporting to notify them of disciplinary action.

View the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel's Notice HERE.

 

Courthouse Closure: Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 12:45 to 6 p.m. - Monday, November 28, 2016

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado in Denver will be closed for business on the afternoon of Friday December 9th, 2016 from 12:45 to 6:00 p.m. due to a law enforcement training exercise. The Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse will be closed to the public during this time period. The Byron G. Rogers Courthouse will remain open; however, no court business will be conducted during this time period. Court business in the Durango and Grand Junction courthouses will be conducted as scheduled. All electronic systems to include CM/ECF and PACER will remain in operation during this time period.

 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT LOCAL RULES REVISIONS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2016 - Thursday, November 10, 2016

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado reviewed and approved revisions to its Local Rules which become effective December 1, 2016. The Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure has completed its comprehensive review of the local rules. In the 2016 rules cycle the Committee focused on the conversion of the pilot program of local patent rules into new rules, issued an assortment of new administrative provisions that will contribute to more efficient case administration, and made several amendments to attorney practice rules.

The amendments can be found in final form and redline/strikeout versions by visiting the link below.

Visit the Local Rules page

 

The District of Colorado welcomes Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak - Friday, September 30, 2016

The District of Colorado welcomes Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak, who starts with the United States District Court on Monday, October 3, 2016. Magistrate Judge Varholak's courtroom (C205) and chambers (C254) are located in the Byron G. Rogers Courthouse. Chambers telephone number is: 303-335-2365.

 

Proposed Amendments To Local Rules And Invitation To Comment - Monday, September 26, 2016

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado announces proposed amendments to its Local Rules and invites public comment under 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), Fed. R. Civ. P. 83(a), and Fed. R. Crim. P. 57(a). The proposed amendments can be found by visiting the link HERE.

 

Upcoming Events

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 14, 2016

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 14, 2016 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 Pay.gov

Click here to register for a class.

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CM/ECF Training for E-Filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - December 7, 2016

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - December 7, 2016 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. 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.

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