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.

Court News

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, and matters involving attorney disability. There are currently 3 vacancies on the Committee. The term of each appointment is three years and will co ... read more

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 A ... read more

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the District of Colorado located in Denver, Colorado. Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland, the current incumbent, will be retiring effective February 8, 2015. A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applicants. On or before September 8, 2014, the panel shall submit a report to the Court designating those five applicants ... read more

Court facts, figures, and statistics for 2013 are now posted on the  District Statistics page .

On April 2, 2014, the district judges of the U.S. District Court  appointed Mr. David Kaplan, Esq., for a second term on the Standing Committee of the Criminal Justice Act, and he will serve as Chairman of the Committee, effective April 1, 2014.  In addition, Mr. Mitch Baker, Esq., Ms. Marci Gilligan, Esq., and Ms. Kathryn Stimson, Esq. were appointed as new members of the Standing Committee, each serving a term of three years, effective April 1, 2014.  The Judicial Officers of the U.S. ... read more

Upcoming Events

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

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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

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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.