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

On Monday, February 9th, 2015 an informal investiture ceremony was held for Nina Y. Wang; the newest magistrate judge for the District of Colorado. A formal investiture ceremony will be held at a later date. Magistrate Judge Wang has been assigned chambers C-254 and courtroom C-205 in the Byron G. Rogers Courthouse. Chambers telephone number is: 303-335-2600.         ... read more

The Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado take great pleasure in announcing the reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe to a third term of eight years effective February 11, 2015.   To view the announcement, please click on the link above.

A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review the current service of incumbent Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix, as magistrate judge and other experience, the comments from members of the bar and public, and other evidence of the incumbent’s good character, experience, ability, and commitment to equal justice under the law. The Panel shall submit their report to the Court on or before March 20, 2015 unless otherwise directed by the Court, whether the ... read more

The Court will continue to operate under the procedures set forth in the Durango Pilot Project Protocol (Corrected) issued on October 28, 2013. This protocol, unless replaced sooner by one implemented in accordance with the Court’s local rules, shall remain in effect until March 9, 2015. 

New Magistrate Judge Nominee - November 19, 2014
The United States District Court for the District of Colorado has nominated Nina Y. Wang to replace Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland, the current incumbent, who will retire effective February 8, 2015.  Ms. Wang’s appointment is subject to a required background investigation.  To facilitate this nomination, the Court appointed a seven member Magistrate Judge Selection Panel that reviewed submissions received from 60 applicants.  From this applicant pool, the Selection Panel made its recommendation ... read more

Upcoming Events

Naturalization Ceremony December 18, 2015 at noon
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 noon on December 18, 2015. 

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 16, 2015

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 16, 2015 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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Naturalization Ceremony November 20, 2015 at noon
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 noon on November 20, 2015. 

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - February 18, 2015

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - February 18, 2015 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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Naturalization Ceremony February 27, 2015 at noon
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 noon on the above date.

 

Annual State of the Court and When In Doubt, Count: Adding Up the Work of the District of Colorado

January 23, 2015

The Honorable Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado and The Honorable Boyd N. Boland, Lead Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado
Sponsored/Hosted by the Faculty of Federal Advocates

Program starts 3:30 – 5:00 pm, followed by a cocktail retirement reception for Lead Magistrate Judge Boland 
Location: Renaissance Hotel, 918 17th St., Downtown, Denver
For more information, click here

 

Civil CM/ECF Training - February 4, 2015

Civil CM/ECF Training February 4, 2015 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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Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - January 21, 2015

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - January 21, 2015 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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Naturalization Ceremony January 30, 2015 at noon
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 noon on the above date.

 

Civil CM/ECF Training - January 7, 2015

Civil CM/ECF Training January 7, 2015 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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Pretrial Orientation Program - November 20, 2014

Pretrial Orientation Program for defense counsel, pretrial defendants, families and friends of loved ones potentially facing federal incarceration - November 20, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm in Jury Assembly Room on the 1st Floor of the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse in Denver.

 

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Naturalization Ceremony October 30, 2015 at noon
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 noon on October 30, 2015.

 

Colorado Outfitters Association et al v. Hickenlooper

Notice to Spectators and Media: Trial in this case will begin on Monday, March 31st, 2014 in courtroom A901. Spectators/media are advised that all cell phones and electronic devises of any kind must be powered off inside courtroom A901. Overflow seating with a video feed of the proceedings will be available to the public in courtroom A201. Spectators/media desiring to use laptops or keyboards during the proceedings may do so in the overflow courtroom (A201).

 

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - January 29, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - January 29, 2014 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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Naturalization Ceremony January 31, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

Civil CM/ECF Training - November 6, 2013

Civil CM/ECF Training November 6, 2013 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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Criminal CM/ECF Training - November 13, 2013

Criminal CM/ECF Training November 13, 2013 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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Faculty of Federal Advocates Brown Bag, July 25, 2013 at Noon

The Little Black Book of Juror Comments & Tips for Effective Jury Advocacy featuring The Honorable Chief Judge Marcia S. Krieger

The Faculty of Federal Advocates is pleased to host Chief Judge Krieger who will present a thoughtful discussion on her collection of juror comments she has accumulated while on the bench. Please come learn jurors' impressions of what worked and what did not work during trials and about the legal process in general. Chief Judge Krieger will also discuss her top tips for advocating before a jury.

July 25, 2013, Noon to 1:15pm in the Jury Assembly Room at the Alfred A. Arraj U. S. Courthouse (901 19th St., Downtown Denver).

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CJA Working Group Panel Kickoff May 30, 2013

The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Standing Committee would like to invite all interested practitioners to participate on a CJA Plan Working Group.  The Working Group's goal is to examine the current CJA Plan and make recommendations to the Standing Committee to update and improve the current CJA Plan in the District of Colorado.  Issues to be examined may include but are not limited to: 1) admission/termination from the panel and term of service; 2) size of panel; 3) training and mentoring of panel members; and 4) structure of the Standing Committee, election of committee members, and selection of the Chair.

The kickoff meeting will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 12:00 ­ 1:30 pm in the jury assembly room of the Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse. Questions may be directed to the CJA Standing Committee Chair:  Pat Ridley at ridley@ridleylaw.com.

 

Court Closed for New Year's Holiday
The US District Court for the district of Colorado will be closed on December 31st and January 1st. Regular hours will resume on January 2nd. 

Court Closed for Christmas Holiday
The US District Court for the district of Colorado will be closed on December 24th and 25th.  Regular hours will resume on December 26th. 

Naturalization Ceremony January 25, 2013
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. 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - February 12, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - February 12, 2014 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 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.

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Faculty of Federal Advocates Brown Bag, February 21, 2013 at Noon
The FFA presents a panel discussion featuring Denver lawyers Mari Neman and Trip Mackintosh and our Clerk of Court Jeff Colwell. The panel will be discussing their first hand experience with the intricacies of representing detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The presentation will begin at 12:00pm and end at 1:15pm and be held in the Jury Assembly Room at the Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse. For more information contact pmurphyffa@aol.comread more ...

Naturalization Ceremony February 22, 2013
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. 

Discussion of Recent Revisions to the District Court Local Rules of Practice - February 21, 2014

The Honorable Robert E. Blackburn and the Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice

2013 witnessed significant changes to the District of Colorado's Local Rules of Practice, including the completion of a two-year project to restyle, reformat and simplify the local civil rules.

Please join the Honorable Robert E. Blackburn, Chair, and members of the Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice for a question and answer session in an open conversation about the recent changes to the rules and the methods behind the local rules revision process. The Committee will host a Town Hall meeting on Friday, February 21, 2014.

Date & Location:
February 21, 2014
Noon to 1:15, The Jury Assembly Room
The Alfred A. Arraj U. S. Courthouse
901 19th St., Downtown Denver
Contact pmurphyffa@aol.com to register  

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Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - February 26, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - February 26, 2014 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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Faculty of Federal Advocates Brown Bag, February 28, 2013 at Noon
The FFA Presents E-Discovery in Criminal Litigation: A Free Brown Bag Presentation. The presentation will begin at 12:00pm and end at 1:15pm and be held in the Jury Assembly Room at the Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse. Handouts for the presentation can be found on the FFA website. For more information contact pmurphyffa@aol.comread more ...

Naturalization Ceremony February 28, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

Naturalization Ceremony March 29, 2013
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. 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - March 12, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - March 12, 2014 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 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.

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Faculty of Federal Advocates Brown Bag, April 19th, 2013

Consent Jurisdiction - What Is It and How Does It Work in the District of Colorado?

Come learn from Magistrate Judges Boland and Hegarty about the source of consent jurisdiction, the parameters of what a Magistrate Judge can do, the Court's current rules governing consent jurisdiction, and the ins and outs and logistics of consenting.

The brown bag will be held Friday, April 19, 2013, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Please see the Faculty of Federal Advocates website or email Patricia Murphy for additional details.

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Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - March 26, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - March 26, 2014 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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Naturalization Ceremony April 26, 2013
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.
 

Faculty of Federal Advocates Brown Bag, Noon on May 16th, 2013

Ruminations of a Judge (who was also a Juror) on Jury Selection and Service

The Honorable Christine M. Arguello
As one of the few sitting judges who also has served as a juror, Judge Arguello will provide a unique perspective, as well as some tips/comments, on voir dire, jury service and trial practice.

The brown bag will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse. Please see the Faculty of Federal Advocates website or email Patricia Murphy for additional details.

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Naturalization Ceremony March 28, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

Naturalization Ceremony May 31, 2013
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. 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - April 9, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - April 9, 2014 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 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.

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The Honorable Raymond P. Moore on April 17th at Noon
Judge Moore will conduct an informal discussion and entertain questions about his initial observations from the bench and his expectations for practitioners who appear in his courtroom. 
 
Please join us for Judge Moore's engaging presentation on April 17th, 2014 from noon to 1:15pm in the jury assembly room in the Alfred A. Arraj building at 901 19th St., Denver.
 
Visit the FFA website for more details.
 

Naturalization Ceremony June 28, 2013
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.
 

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - April 23, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - April 23, 2014 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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Naturalization Ceremony July 26, 2013
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.
 

Naturalization Ceremony April 25, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - May 7, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - May 7, 2014 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 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.

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Naturalization Ceremony August 30, 2013
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.
 

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - May 21, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - May 21, 2014 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.

 read more ...

Naturalization Ceremony May 30, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

Pretrial Orientation Program - November 21, 2013
WHAT: Pretrial Orientation Program
WHEN: November 21, 2013 (1-3pm)
WHERE: Alfred A. Arraj Court House
901 19th Street
Denver, CO 80294
1st Floor Jury Assembly Room
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Defense counsel, pretrial defendants, families and friends of loved ones potentially facing federal incarceration.

This pilot program is a joint effort between the Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Probation and the Office for Child Support Enforcement which will target post-plea defendants and their loved ones. It is designed to educate families and help reduce the level of anxiety and fear associated with the possibility of federal incarceration and the criminal justice process. A panel member from each of the aforementioned agencies will provide general information regarding the federal sentencing process, voluntary surrender/designation, BOP rules, available programming, child support orders and the modification process. A question and answer session will be held at the conclusion of this program.

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Naturalization Ceremony September 27, 2013
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 in courtroom A201 beginning at noon on the above date.
 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - June 11, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - June 11, 2014 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 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.

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CANCELLED! - Naturalization Ceremony October 25, 2013

The Naturalization ceremony scheduled for October 25th has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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 in courtroom A201 beginning at noon on the above date.

 

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - June 25, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - June 25, 2014 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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Naturalization Ceremony November 22, 2013
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 in courtroom A201 beginning at noon on the above date.
 

Criminal CM/ECF Training - December 4, 2013

Criminal CM/ECF Training December 4, 2013 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 register for a class.

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Civil CM/ECF Training - December 11, 2013

Civil CM/ECF Training December 11, 2013 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 register for a class.

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Naturalization Ceremony June 27, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

Naturalization Ceremony December 20, 2013 at noon
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 in courtroom A201 beginning at noon on the above date.
 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - July 9, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - July 9, 2014 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 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.

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Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - July 23, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - July 23, 2014 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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Naturalization Ceremony July 25, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - August 6, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - August 6, 2014 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 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.

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Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - August 20, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - August 20, 2014 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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Naturalization Ceremony August 22, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - September 10, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - September 10, 2014 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 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.

 read more ...

Naturalization Ceremony September 19, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - September 24, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - September 24, 2014 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.

 read more ...

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - October 8, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - October 8, 2014 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 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.

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Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - October 22, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - October 22, 2014 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.

 read more ...

Naturalization Ceremony October 31, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - November 5, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - November 5, 2014 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 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.

 read more ...

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - November 19, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - November 19, 2014 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.

 read more ...

Naturalization Ceremony November 21, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in Civil/Criminal Cases - December 3, 2014

CM/ECF Training for e-filing in civil/criminal cases - December 3, 2014 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 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.

 read more ...

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 17, 2014

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - December 17, 2014 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.

 read more ...

Naturalization Ceremony December 19, 2014 at noon
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 noon on the above date.
 

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