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

Effective August 3, 2015, and in accordance with D.C.COLO.LCivR 40.1 and D.C.COLO.LAPR 10.3, pending and future AP case will be assigned to either Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel or Judge Robert E. Blackburn for pre-merits management.

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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 three upcoming vacancies on the Committee. The term of each appointment is three years and will commence on or about October 1, 2015. Committee members should expect to serve two terms. Applications are due by close of business on August 7, 2015.  More information and application instructions may be found here.


The Court offers the appended Guidelines and Checklist as a resource for judicial officers, attorneys and parties in civil actions involving electronically stored information. Counsel and parties are encouraged to consult and review the Guidelines and Checklist in all such actions.

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A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review the current service of incumbent Magistrate Judge David L. West, as part-time 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 August 21, 2015 unless otherwise directed by the Court, whether the incumbent is recommended for reappointment.

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A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review the current service of incumbent Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya, 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 August 21, 2015 unless otherwise directed by the Court, whether the incumbent is recommended for reappointment.

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Upcoming Events

Naturalization Ceremony August 28, 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 August 28, 2015.

 

Attorney Case Opening Training (for civil cases) - August 19, 2015

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

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Civil CM/ECF Training - August 5, 2015

Civil CM/ECF Training August 5, 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

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