|Openings on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the District of Colorado: Deadline: March 31, 2017 - Wednesday, February 22, 2017|
Applications are being taken for the Colorado Criminal Justice Act Panel. Attorneys appointed to the Criminal Justice Act Panels will accept appointments under the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C.§3006A) as counsel representing defendants charged with felonies, misdemeanors, or petty offenses, and unable to afford counsel. These applications are reviewed by the CJA Panel Selection Committee with appointments ordered by the Court and administered by the Office of the Federal Public Defender CJA Coordinating Attorney through the United States District Court for the District of Colorado Criminal Justice Act Plan.
Applicants must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from the Federal Defender Organization.
To apply for appointment to one of these Panels, please go to www.cocja.org or www.cofpd.org to access the application. Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2017.
|Order Adopting Standard Conditions of Supervision - Wednesday, December 14, 2016|
The Court has issued General Order 2016-1, adopting standard conditions for Probation and Supervised Release. Effective January 1, 2017, these conditions will be considered in conjunction with imposition of sentences in criminal cases. The full text of GO 2016-1 may be found HERE
|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.
|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.